Two New ALLDATA Products Help Auto Shops Unplug, yet Stay Connected. Press Release
Mobile and cloud-based technologies offer new flexibility, efficiency and revenue opportunities to auto repair shops.
Elk Grove, California – November 4, 2013 – At the 2013 Automotive Aftermarket Industry Week trade shows in Las Vegas, ALLDATA LLC, the leading provider of manufacturers’ automotive repair information and solutions for the professional automotive service and collision repair industries, will showcase its new ALLDATA Mobile app and cloud-based ALLDATA Manage Online shop management system.
“ALLDATA was an innovator from the very beginning,” said ALLDATA President Jeff Lagges. “We were first to market with manufacturers’ repair data in electronic form, and we are still developing technologies designed to help automotive repair shops thrive. Industry Week is the perfect time to showcase what we have been working on. The new ALLDATA products being debuted at the shows are part of our longer-term strategy of creating practical, easy-to-use tools that improve shop operations and profitability.”
ALLDATA Mobile is now available as an iPad® app and will soon be introduced on the Android® platform. With ALLDATA Mobile, technicians can access ALLDATA’s vast database of vehicle manufacturers’ diagnostic and repair information. They can also connect to vehicles through the OBD port, read VIN information and pull standard P Codes, which are linked to specific manufacturers’ repair articles.
ALLDATA Manage Online, a cloud-based shop management system, will also be introduced during Industry Week. ALLDATA Manage Online is a streamlined, browser-enabled application. Because of this, a service writer can have access to ALLDATA Manage Online anywhere within a Repair Shop that has WiFi – even from tablets/mobile devices. As an online product, there is no installation, and backups and updates are automatic.
“We are focused on workflow based solutions using mobile platforms,” explained ALLDATA’s Lagges. “I invite everyone at SEMA and AAPEX to stop by and test drive and pre-order ALLDATA Mobile and ALLDATA Manage Online.”
For more information and demonstrations of these and other ALLDATA products, visit booth #11119 at the SEMA Show, November 5-8, 2013 and booth #5042 at AAPEX 2013, November 5-7, 2013 in Las Vegas. Attendees are also encouraged to join the ALLDATA focus group at AAPEX on November 6-7 in the Sands Convention Center, Room 301, anytime between 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
For more information about ALLDATA and its products, please visit www.alldata.com or call 800-697-2533.
ALLDATA, founded in 1986, with more than 80,000 automotive repair and collision shop subscribers, is the leading provider of manufacturers’ service and repair information, shop management software and customer relations tools for the automotive repair and collision industries. Professional automotive repair shops across North America depend on ALLDATA for their automotive repair information needs and to purchase parts from more than 3,400 AutoZone Commercial program locations.
ALLDATA Collision® S3500 is the single source of OEM collision repair information delivering unedited and regularly updated information for structural repairs, mechanical and diagnostic information. ALLDATA Repair® S3000 is the leading provider of comprehensive, factory-correct repair information for the automotive industry. Also available are: ALLDATA® ManageTM, a strategic shop management system; ALLDATA® Market, a web-based shop marketing tool to bring in new and repeat business and the AutoZone® Aftermarket Parts Catalog and AZ PartsConnect® program for aftermarket parts estimating and electronic ordering. ALLDATAdiy.com provides consumers with repair articles, factory technical service bulletins, and illustrations for a specific vehicle, along with a link to ALLDATA-approved repair shops. Visit www.alldata.com for more information.
As of August 31, 2013, AutoZone sells auto and light truck parts, chemicals and accessories through 4,836 AutoZone stores in 49 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico in the U.S., 362 stores in Mexico and three (3) stores in Brazil for a total store count of 5,201.
AutoZone is the leading retailer and a leading distributor of automotive replacement parts and accessories in the United States. Each store carries an extensive product line for cars, sport utility vehicles, vans and light trucks, including new and remanufactured automotive hard parts, maintenance items, accessories, and non-automotive products. Many stores also have a commercial sales program that provides commercial credit and prompt delivery of parts and other products to local, regional and national repair garages, dealers, service stations, and public sector accounts. AutoZone also sells the ALLDATA brand diagnostic and repair software through www.alldata.com. Additionally, we sell automotive hard parts, maintenance items, accessories, non-automotive products and subscriptions to the ALLDATAdiy product through www.autozone.com, and our commercial customers can make purchases through www.autozonepro.com. AutoZone does not derive revenue from automotive repair or installation.