New Software Created to Help Jobbers Drive Sales

Epicor Software Corp. has released the latest version of Epicor Eagle for the Aftermarket business management software for automotive parts distributors and jobbers. The software was designed to help parts distributors and jobbers of automotive and commercial vehicle replacement parts increase productivity and profitability and features dozens of additional features.

“Parts distributors and jobbers are faced with more and more time constraints, and having a software solution that is easy to upgrade is critical. We’ve built in powerful new capabilities in this release that are immediately accessible-thanks to the streamlined download process,” said Scott Thompson, senior vice president of automotive and business services for Epicor. “We’re continuing to demonstrate our commitment to helping our customers grow beyond their current business model by adding features like the ability to implement and build complex promotions or dealer loyalty programs, process pro-rated returns, and increase their service offering through customizable service and repair categorization.”

Among the new capabilities available through the latest Eagle for the Aftermarket software update are improvements at the point of sale (POS), in purchasing, receiving and in other areas. The latest Eagle software release was designed to help motor vehicle replacement parts businesses apply the latest best practices, including establishing and running tiered or complex parts promotional programs or the ability to process pro-rated returns, according to the company. The pro-rated returns feature prevents consumers from returning goods for the full purchase price when purchased at a discounted rate and tied to a larger sale.

Eagle software users also will find the ability to implement loyalty and rewards programs based on buying frequency and other sale characteristics.

The software also improves vendor payment processing by allowing users to pay vendors through electronic bank transfers, according to programmers. Epicor Eagle software users also will be able to debit steer to reduce credit card processing fees by prompting customers to use a pin-based debit card for transactions above a specified dollar amount.

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