solution* with added value for the British garden machinery
Due to popular demand, our British sales partner has
launched an attractive ASP solution called PlusParts
ASP Gardening Edition UK for wholesalers and importers
that cannot afford a custom-designed PlusParts system
due to the costs involved. This edition is specifically
designed, in terms of its technology and content, to
cater for the needs of the British garden machinery
In addition to receiving the tried-and-tested PlusParts
technology, customers will also be given a content package
that contains spare part data and diagrams of the most
important products and brands available on the UK market.
The PlusParts UK Gardening Edition now features more
than 10,000 parts diagrams for 4000 pieces of equipment
from approximately 30 different brands.
The ASP customers themselves can put together their
portfolio according to brand name, i.e. in the backoffice,
they determine which of the brands from the standard
range the system will display to their customers.
The content, of course, is continually updated. As soon
as a manufacturer releases new data pertaining to spare
parts for a piece of equipment, this data is updated
centrally and immediately accessible to all participating
dealers. Customers therefore never need to worry about
updating the content of their spare parts system.
PlusParts ASP Gardening Edition UK is a stand-alone
web application that can be linked to any existing website.
Contrary to the standard PlusParts application, the
spare parts search and ordering process is not incorporated
completely into the webpages as an integral part of
the customer's website. However, the storefront layout
can be adjusted to match the basic corporate identity
by including the company logo and an appropriate colour
set. Users will be able to see the entire parts diagram
in the best possible resolution thanks to the optimised
relative layout of the online catalogue.
The prices the system displays are standard and correspond
to the manufacturer's recommended retail price. However,
ASP customers can replace these with their own prices
and add individual discount rates, postage and packing
costs, general terms and conditions and despatch conditions.
It is also easy to enter and update all customer data
in the backoffice. You can even access and edit all
current orders that are stored in the system using the
order management menu.
In addition to PlusParts' core function of identifying
spare parts, the PlusParts UK Gardening Edition also
features an optional warranty application module that
includes a standard warranty application form and a
quotation generator. There is also an interface that
enables you to undertake a stock availability check
for the articles selected and then lets you immediatly
import this order into the ERP system. This interface
is available for Map4 and Ibcos gold, the leading ERP
systems for the British market and specifically this
Two of Britain's most important garden machinery distributors,
Handy Distribution and F.G. Adamson & Son have already
opted for the PlusParts ASP Gardening Edition UK.
ASP (Application Service Providing). This is where an
Application Service Provider (ASP) supplies the customer
with an application (e.g. PlusParts) that they are able
to use via a public network such as the Internet. The
ASP looks after all the administration, such as creating
backup files, importing patches, etc. This means that
the customer does not have to worry about e.g. operating
the server or ensuring that the system is working properly.