ARI Announces Upgrade and Free Trial of Its Award-Winning PG&A Lookup Solution AccessorySmart

Exciting new content, integration and fitment coverage helps powersports dealers Sell More Stuff!™

Roy W. Olivier,          ARI President & CEO

Roy W. Olivier, ARI President & CEO

Milwaukee, Wis., August 15, 2013– ARI Network Services (OTCBB: ARIS), a leading provider of website, software and data solutions that help dealers, distributors, and manufacturers Sell More Stuff!™, announced today that it has upgraded its award-winning AccessorySmart™ aftermarket parts, garment and accessory (PG&A) lookup solution for powersports dealers.

“As the only provider of a fitment-powered aftermarket PG&A lookup solution in the industry, we are committed to helping powersports dealers increase sales, ” said Roy W. Olivier, President and CEO of ARI. “This upgrade includes greater dealer management system integration, new distributor and OEM content, key unit specifications and tire fitment information.”

ARI is offering all powersports dealers the opportunity to try AccessorySmart free for 30 days at www.TryAccessorySmart.com/Free-Trial.

Highlights of the upgrade include:

  • Expanded Library of Manufacturer and Distributor Catalogs Streamlines the Lookup Process  
    ARI has added Helmet House, including up-to-date warehouse availability and pricing. In addition, Honda and Suzuki Genuine Parts and Accessories catalogs are now available.
  • Full Fitment Data Provides Broader Coverage than Paper Catalogs
    Searches now include full fitment information for tires, chains, and spark plugs, making it easier for dealers to instantly confirm compatibility with a customer’s vehicle.
  • Display of Key Unit Specifications Narrows Dealer Search for Parts  
    Key specifications, including tire sizes, chain length and spark plug type, are now displayed with direct links when a dealer searches for parts by fitment.
  • Enhanced Integration with ADP Lightspeed Enables Dealers to Seamlessly Check Store Prices and Availability
    Expanded connectivity with ADP Lightspeed makes it easier for powersports dealers to check store prices and availability and sell more parts, garments and accessories.
  • New ARI-Powered User Tools Improve the Consumer Experience and Increase Sales
    Power user tools now enable dealers to select parts via part number, fitment and type to allow dealers to quickly select a known part number without requiring fitment entry. In addition, new reverse part fitment lookup enables dealers to see all of the units where a particular part fits to move on-hand inventory.

About ARI
ARI LogoARI Network Services, Inc. (“ARI”) (OTCBB: ARIS) creates award-winning software-as-a-service (“SaaS”) and data-as-a-service (“DaaS”) solutions that help equipment manufacturers, distributors and dealers in selected vertical markets Sell More Stuff!™ – online and in-store. Our innovative products are powered by a proprietary library of enriched original equipment and aftermarket content that spans more than 10.5 million active part and accessory SKUs, 469, 000 models and $1.7 billion in retail product value.  We remove the complexity of selling and servicing new and used inventory, parts, garments, and accessories (“PG&A”) for customers in automotive tire and wheel, powersports, outdoor power equipment, marine, RV and white goods industries. More than 22, 000 equipment dealers, 195 distributors and 140 manufacturers worldwide leverage our web and eCatalog platforms to Sell More Stuff!™. For more information on ARI, visit http://www.arinet.com/investors/.

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For More Information, contact
Jon M. Lintvet, Chief Marketing Officer, +1-414-973-4300,  Jon.Lintvet@arinet.com; or
Gregory V. Taylor, CFA, Three Part Advisors, +1-214-295-8370,  gtaylor@threepa.com

 

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