Factor-Sales: free market comparison tool for motor factors & retailers

Posted: 21-03-2014

MAM Software teams up with Factor-Sales to provide the aftermarket with the first comprehensive market measurement tool

MAM Software has partnered with Factor-Sales, a specialist data business, to provide a web-based analysis tool to the automotive aftermarket. Free to motor factors and retailers, the service provides comprehensive information on the aftermarket allowing automotive businesses to compare their performance against a national pool of competitors.

Factor-Sales is a specialist data business founded by Peter Seagroatt, a pioneer of the data broking concept with over 30 years of experience in the collection and reporting of key industry information.

“We’re delighted to work with MAM Software with their vast experience in working with the automotive industry,” said Peter Seagroatt, Founder and Director of Factor-Sales. He added: “MAM’s experience, together with our expertise in data collating and marketing, ensures the service will bring significant benefits to motor factors around the UK.”

Factor-Sales is the first comprehensive market measurement data tool available for the automotive aftermarket in the UK. A ‘Total Market’ report provides details of market, part and category size. The information, available in graphical or tabular form, enables motor factors to exploit strengths and rectify weaknesses.

Peter continued: “Businesses are able to see how their performance compares with the national average. They can also analyse trends in sales for specific automotive parts. For example; how many brake pads were supplied this year versus last? What is the national average price? As the service develops and gains popularity there will be more detailed analysis available, such as data breakdowns by region.”

The service is available free of charge to motor factors, providing they allow MAM to add their data to the national pool. Daily data from a large sample of motor factors will be collected and stored from product category down to every single component. Confidentiality for the individual motor factor is guaranteed – only they will be able to see their own specific data.

Nigel Clemett, Commercial Director at MAM Software, said: “We’re pleased to team up with Factor-Sales to be able to offer this free tool to the automotive aftermarket. Peter and his staff are experts in specialist analysis data and our partnership will provide an invaluable service to motor factors. Now they will be able to see how their performance compares with that of the pool and adjust their stock according to national trends.”

“This is a big step forward for the automotive industry as a comprehensive data analysis service has never been available to these businesses on a national scale,” continued Nigel.

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If you have any questions, our would like to discuss the solution in detail, please call Ian Penny at Factor-Sales on 01943 889303

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