Chevin Innovation Boosts Parts Spending Visibility
An innovative integration between FleetWave and NAPA IBS is helping mutual clients lower costs and streamline parts management.
Chevin’s enterprise level fleet and asset management software, FleetWave, is able to integrate with the National Automotive Parts Association (NAPA) Integrated Business Solutions (IBS) point of sale system: The integration is helping fleets increase their efficiency when processing, managing and tracking parts and gain enhanced visibility over parts usage and spending.
The innovative integration between FleetWave and NAPA IBS has been developed to enable a more effective parts management capability for mutual customers.
Ron Katz, Chevin senior vice president, North American Sales, explains:
“By integrating NAPA IBS with our FleetWave fleet management software, we are 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 administrative burden by ensuring all parts are assigned to work orders, and improve shop and technician productivity.”
The FleetWave integration with NAPA IBS 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 electronically send parts requests from work orders within FleetWave.
The automated process drives inventory replenishment, helping maintain correct stocking levels from multiple vendors. This process can also help improve shop productivity by allowing technicians to increase their focus on maintenance and repair activities.
The integration also streamlines management processes by automatically and accurately recording parts usage, warranty and returns, without the need for redundant data entry. The IBS integration, by linking parts used to a particular vehicle, ensures accurate data is available in FleetWave for cost and specification analyses as well. With IBS, an on-site parts room staffed by NAPA provides customized and dedicated inventory for fleets. NAPA IBS currently manages nearly 400 parts rooms across the U.S. for government, construction and utility fleets.
Jett Kuntz, vice president, NAPA IBS, said:
“Public and private fleets that use FleetWave have found our integration with Chevin Fleet Solutions to be of tremendous value in managing their operations.
“Fleet customers make important commitments when they select management software, so it’s important that we have business partners that share the same principles of quality, service and value. Our integration with FleetWave is an important part of our business offerings, and we stand ready to develop any integration solution for any customer that chooses Chevin’s software for their operation.”