AutoPower's Strategy Series: Surviving Inflation and The Supply Chain Crisis
As you know, VIPAR members are facing stiff headwinds due to inflation, supply chain disruptions, and general market volatility.
At the 2022 VIPAR Heavy Duty Annual Business Conference, we’re presenting a timely series of four strategies—all driven by enhancements to the AutoPower system, and all designed to help you weather today’s serious challenges and secure your continued business success.
Leading up to VIPAR 2022, we are outlining each strategy plan:
Strategy 1. Regaining control over pricing:
Learn how AutoPower’s integrated Price Management Module will empower you to keep your prices ahead of accelerating inflation and preserve your profit margins.
Strategy 2. Transforming you own data into a powerful growth engine:
See how AutoPowerBI Data Analytics Services can enable you to leverage your sales data to power through uncertain times–by anticipating customer needs, detecting competitor encroachment, improving inventory management, and much more.
Strategy 3: Empowering customers to improve your cash flow:
Discover how the integration of BillFire’s powerful VALET click-to-pay option provides an easy transition to the convenience of digital A/R—to streamline accounting processes and reduce costs for you and your customers.
Strategy 4: Turning your technology from a burden to a competitive advantage:
Technology can be a force multiplier in a competitive market—if you can keep it current and secure. Learn how AutoPower’s Hosting Center places you firmly at the cutting edge while freeing you from the burden of system management.
We invite you to request a detailed presentation and discussion on one or more of these critical strategies at the VIPAR conference. We look forward to seeing you in Marco Island.
AutoPower unveils powerful Business Intelligence for Heavy Duty Aftermarket Distributors
AutoPowerBI - Sales Analysis solution instantly transforms valuable data gathered by the AutoPower System into dynamic insights across key performance indicators
Orlando FL, March 15: AutoPower today announced the availability of AutoPowerBI Sales Analysis – a new cloud-based solution leveraging Microsoft’s PowerBI business intelligence platform. According to AutoPower, President Mike Mallory, the solution has exceeded expectations in trial deployments and is now ready for general release.
He explained that Sales Analysis is just the first of at least six AutoPowerBI solutions, all of which will operate with daily interface to a customer’s database residing in the AutoPower System—the company’s flagship integrated business system that is specifically designed for distributors in the heavy-duty truck parts aftermarket.
Ross Baldwin, AutoPower Director of E-Business Solutions and architect of AutoPowerBI, stated that a demo of the Sales Analysis Solution can be viewed at www.autopowerbi.com. It offers a menu of advanced reports with powerful dynamic functions in an easy-to-use intuitive interface. This solution is designed for the Heavy-Duty and Automotive aftermarket industry to help distributors track sales and profitability performance across all its sales reps, customers, vendors, and even individual products. “This is an advanced reporting and business intelligence tool that gives distributors total visibility into their sales operations”, said Baldwin. “Now they can manage more effectively because they clearly see sales trends by customer, vendor and products. Numerous interactive visual reports will illustrate specific metrics with drill-down capabilities that uncover details typically difficult to identify. These visualizations display profit margin patterns, contrast declining and improving sales activities over any period of time.”
Once deployed, AutoPowerBI Sales Analysis will immediately deliver insights into every aspect of the sales process. According to Baldwin, additional solutions for AutoPowerBI are scheduled for release over the course of 2019. These will include; Inventory Analysis, Accounts Receivable Analysis, Accounts Payable Analysis, General Ledger Analysis and Shop Services. Additionally, the Sales Analysis solution will be extended into the Company's very popular SalesPower mobile ordering tool. Sales representatives will have access to sales reports specific to their customers.
About AutoPower Corporation
For more than four decades, AutoPower has been the leader in providing “ Profit by Intention” integrated business systems for the Aftermarket Distribution and Service Industry. The Company’s solutions provide new levels of supply-chain efficiency necessary for the profitable heavy-duty and automotive parts distributor. AutoPower’s applications provide single and multi-branch functions along with powerful technologies to optimize business effectiveness and profitability. Headquartered in Lake Mary, Florida, AutoPower Corporation serves a nationwide customer base of single and multi-Branch heavy-duty truck and automotive aftermarket warehouse distributors, heavy-duty vehicle service and repair centers, assembly rebuilders, and truck and equipment installers.