DST In The News…

LAKE FOREST, Calif., Nov. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — Ford Motor Company has selected Distribution Service Technologies, Inc. (DST) as its exclusive partner to provide Ford Authorized Distributors (FADs) with a Motorcraft-branded eBusiness portal called eCounter.  Built on DST’s industry-leading TurboParts eCommerce engine, eCounter will feature exclusive content and functionality to allow FADs to do business with their customers 24/7/365.

For more information, please see full press release at:  http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/ford-selects-dst-as-exclusive-aftermarket-technology-partner-for-motorcraft-and-quick-lane-tire-and-auto-center-e-commerce-solutions-106453403.html.

ACDelco to Preview All-New, Online GM OE Service Parts Catalog for Aftermarket at AAPEX

The browser-based catalog, being developed for ACDelco by DST Inc. of Lake Forest, Calif., is partly based on one currently used at GM dealers.

GRAND BLANC, Mich., November 1, 2010 – ACDelco will demonstrate an upcoming, all-new online catalog of ACDelco GM OE Service parts for the aftermarket this week at AAPEX (Booth No. 4638).

“This is an aftermarket-friendly catalog designed to deliver the speed, confidence and integration our customers want and need when they are searching for GM OE Service parts,” said Steve Sigg, ACDelco e-business manager. “This is the only true GM OE Service catalog designed for the aftermarket.”

The browser-based catalog, being developed for ACDelco by DST Inc. of Lake Forest, Calif., is partly based on one currently used at GM dealers. The new catalog allows customers to search for a component three different ways: by the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN), by illustration or by year, make and model. One of the unique features of the catalog is a mouse-over interface that takes a user from the vehicle to the vehicle subsystem to illustrations of subsystem components that show what additional related parts (with part numbers) may be needed to complete the repair.

The new online catalog will not include ACDelco parts for non-GM applications or non-OE lines, such as the Professional and Advantage lines. It will be made available to ACDelco wholesale distributors as well as independent service centers and ACDelco WISE Internet Program (WIP) systems users.

“We are continually striving to develop innovative, industry-leading e-business tools that make ACDelco the first choice, go-to solution for parts,” said Sigg. “We think our customers who try out the catalog at AAPEX will like what they see.”

“We’re using the most advanced web design techniques combined with the best application information ACDelco has to offer,” said DST CEO Stan Gowisnock. “This unique combination will result in an unprecedented enhancement to ACDelco’s catalog presence in the marketplace.”

The catalog will also be available through catalog providers. Additional details on how to obtain the catalog will be announced when it officially launches.

AutoZone Partners with DST eCommerce on an Integrated Commercial Ordering Solution

AutoZone, America’s leading retailer and a leading distributor of automotive replacement parts and accessories, announces that it has formed a technology partnership with DST, Inc., to provide AutoZone commercial customers with  best -in-class electronic ordering solution.  DST is an IBM® Business Partner and leading provider of automotive eBusiness solutions.

According to Stan Gowisnock, DST president and chief executive officer, the company’s TurboParts® next generation eCommerce solution will enable nearly any connected local, regional or national repair business, fleet operation or public sector customer to significantly reduce the time required to identify, locate, order and receive repair parts from AutoZone.  TurboParts® also offers a new way for commercial customers to electronically check AutoZone parts availability and prices, as well as place an order through leading shop management systems, including Mitchell SE, Turboshop, and many others.

“AutoZone is committed to improving the productivity of its customers through development of easy-to-use electronic ordering tools into solutions that customer’s use everyday to manage their business.  This exciting new online ordering solution brings our extensive local and regional inventories of quality branded products directly to the customer’s desktop, which saves time by eliminating the need to use a paper catalog or pick up the phone,” said Larry Roesel, senior vice president of AutoZone Commercial.

“We are excited to partner with AutoZone to provide their customers with the one of the fastest, easiest electronic ordering tools available,” Gowisnock said.  “TurboParts® will enhance AutoZone’s current eCommerce capabilities, increasing supply chain efficiency and helping ensure the continued growth and success for AutoZone and its commercial customers.”