ECHO Bear Cat Selects ARI’s Cloud-Based eCatalog Solution

Roy W. Olivier,          ARI President & CEO

Roy W. Olivier, ARI President & CEO

Solution to Streamline Parts Lookup for Manufacturer’s Dealers and Distributors.

Milwaukee, Wis., May 21, 2014 – ARI Network Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARIS) announced today that ECHO Bear Cat will implement ARI’s leading online eCatalog solution on its dealer portal to allow ECHO Bear Cat distributors and dealers to quickly and easily identify, locate and buy replacement parts.

“ECHO Bear Cat joins the growing number of manufacturers utilizing ARI’s eCatalog solutions to provide online access to accurate, up-to-date parts data plus online ordering from their dealer portal, ” said Roy W. Olivier, President and CEO of ARI. “We welcome the opportunity to work with ECHO Bear Cat to help their distributors and dealers improve productivity, increase customer satisfaction and, of course, Sell More Stuff!™”

In support of its strategy to better serve its global distribution network, ECHO Bear Cat sought out a cloud-based solution to streamline the parts lookup and online ordering process. Prior to ARI’s solution, dealer portal users could not visually research or identify parts.

“We recognize the importance of providing distributors and dealers with the tools they need to be successful, ” said Tim Martin, Business Unit Leader, ECHO Bear Cat. “Industry leading companies work with ARI to streamline their parts process, gain efficiencies and increase customer satisfaction. We are confident that our distributors and dealers will experience the same results, which will help them increase sales and grow profits.”

About ECHO Bear Cat/Crary Industries, Inc.
Located in West Fargo, North Dakota, ECHO Bear Cat is a product line of Crary Industries, Inc. Since 1988, ECHO Bear Cat has been a leading manufacturer of high quality, reliable outdoor power equipment and service parts. To learn more about ECHO Bear Cat, please visit www.bearcatproducts.com or call 888.625.4520.

Crary Industries, Inc. is a subsidiary of ECHO Incorporated, a manufacturer of professional-grade hand-held outdoor power equipment based in Lake Zurich, Ill. For more information on ECHO, Inc. please visit www.echo-usa.com.

About ARI
ARI LogoARI Network Services, Inc. (ARI) (NASDAQ: ARIS) offers an award-winning suite of data-driven software tools and marketing services to help dealers, equipment manufacturers and distributors in selected vertical markets Sell More Stuff!™ – online and in-store. Our innovative products are powered by a proprietary data repository of enriched original equipment and aftermarket electronic content spanning more than 10.5 million active part and accessory SKUs, 469, 000 models and $1.7 billion in retail product value. Business is complicated, but we believe our customers’ technology tools don’t have to be. We remove the complexity of selling and servicing new and used vehicle inventory, parts, garments and accessories (PG&A) for customers in the automotive tire and wheel aftermarket, powersports, outdoor power equipment, marine, home medical equipment, recreational vehicles and appliance industries. More than 22, 000 equipment dealers, 195 distributors and 1, 500 manufacturers worldwide leverage our web and eCatalog platforms to Sell More Stuff!™ For more information on ARI, visit investor.arinet.com.

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For media inquiries, contact:
Colleen Brousil, Director of Marketing, ARI, +1.414.973.4323,  Colleen.Brousil@arinet.com

Investor inquiries, contact:
Steven Hooser, Three Part Advisors, +1.214.872.2710, shooser@threepa.com

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