Multiple OEM Parts Libraries selected to support National Retailer Channel
Milwaukee, Wis., March 19, 2012 – ARI Network Services, Inc. (OTCBB: ARIS), a leading provider of technology-enabled DaaS and SaaS business solutions that help dealers, distributors and manufacturers increase revenue and reduce costs, announced today that Fidelitone Inc, located in Wauconda, Ill., has licensed DataStream™ for a national retailer with 1, 800 locations nationwide.
Under the multi-year agreement, ARI will provide Fidelitone with electronic parts catalog data for multiple leading outdoor power manufacturers, including Ariens, Briggs & Stratton Corporation, MTD and Toro.
“We selected ARI and DataStream based on ARI’s more than 30 years of experience and expertise in converting disparate manufacturer data into a normalized, easy-to-use format, ” said Josh Johnson, President of Fidelitone. “Working with ARI will allow us to quickly and cost-effectively deploy accurate parts catalogs into our customer’s channel to help them support their service efforts.”
“We’re excited about the opportunity to stream real-time, enhanced parts data to Fidelitone that will allow their business alliances to look up and order parts, ” said Roy W. Olivier, President and Chief Executive Officer at ARI. “This relationship aligns perfectly with our core strategy of leveraging our comprehensive library of parts data from more than 125 of the leading manufacturers in the outdoor power, powersports and marine industries to help our customers sell more whole goods and PG&A.”
About Fidelitone Inc.
Fidelitone Inc. is an industry leader in 3PL and supply chain performance that delivers value-added solutions for business partners and their clients. A privately-held company headquartered near Chicago, Fidelitone Inc. has more than 28 locations and 500 employees worldwide.
An an innovator within the logistics industry since 1929, expertise includes: Supply Chain Management, Inventory Planning, Warehousing, Fulfillment, Last Mile Delivery, Reverse Logistics, and Parts Logistics. To date, more than 2.5 million shipments are managed by Fidelitone Inc. each year for a variety of customers ranging from Fortune 100 companies to start-up organizations.
For more information on Fidelitone, please visit www.fidelitone.com.
ARI Network Services (OTCBB: ARIS) is a leading innovator of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and Data-as-a-Service (DaaS) solutions that serve several vertical markets with a focus on the outdoor power, powersports, marine, RV, and appliance segments. Solutions include eCommerce‐enabled websites, lead generation/lead management services, search engine marketing, and electronic catalogs (parts, garments, and accessories). ARI markets its products and services through multiple sales channels and geographic markets and currently serves approximately 18, 000 equipment dealers, 125 manufacturers, and 150 distributors worldwide. ARI has customers in more than 100 countries with the primary market being the Americas served by multiple U.S. offices. The company also maintains sales and service operations in the Netherlands serving the EMEA and APAC markets.
For more information on ARI, please visit our Website at www.arinet.com.
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