Boost parts-spending visibility
Chevin Fleet Solutions has announced the integration of its enterprise-level fleet and asset management software FleetWave with the National Automotive Parts Association (NAPA) Integrated Business Solutions (IBS) point-of-sale system. It aims to help fleets increase efficiency when processing, managing, and tracking parts -- while gaining enhanced visibility over parts usage and spending.
The integration between FleetWave and NAPA IBS has been developed to enable a more effective parts management capability for mutual customers.
By integrating the two, Chevin says it's providing a new way for mutual clients to streamline inventory management, including purchasing and accounting practices. The integration also helps eliminate wasteful paper-based processes, lower the administrative burden by ensuring all parts are assigned to work orders, and improve shop and technician productivity.
The integration creates a three-way connection between fleet management, technicians, and parts personnel. A direct link with the proprietary point of sale system is used to send parts requests electronically from work orders within FleetWave.
The automated process drives inventory replenishment, helping maintain correct stocking levels from multiple vendors, improving shop productivity.
The integration also streamlines management processes, says Chevin, by automatically and accurately recording parts usage, warranty, and returns, without the need for redundant data entry.