ATLANTA – Auto Auction Services Corp. (AASC), providers of AutoIMS inventory management software, brings a new level of service to the auto remarketing industry using AASC technology. Electronic Data Interchange, (EDI) is a computer-to-computer exchange of structured information in a standard, computer process-able format. AutoIMS created a common auction-client connection so that once a client connects to AutoIMS they are immediately connected to 250+ auctions.
Data integration does involve the need for internal IT assistance. A client-side developer must spend a couple weeks to identify common data elements and create the EDI connection with AutoIMS. Clients who have moved data integration up on their priority lists have seen immediate benefits to save time, energy, and have data further upstream to be proactive. When data flows, and isn’t backed up awaiting manual entry, remarketers can focus on their core business, according to AASC.
AutoIMS has also connected repossessions electronically to agents, thereby collecting information further upstream that flows directly to auctions and assists clients in moving vehicles between recovery and remarketing. Conversely, reporting encompasses the entire process into one transaction.
“One client determined their need for EDI by calculating the number of assignments they manually enter on the web each month,” says Keely Smith, customer service manager of AASC. “High-volume clients stand to gain the most with system integration. Clients can then assign directly to auction, add inventory, delete and update vehicles records, add notes, send pricing information to auctions, and much more.”