Motor Factor praises “excellent” functionality of Autopart Online

Posted: 26-11-2015

Derby Auto Electrical benefits from “superior” features and cloud technology of cloud-based business management software

Derby Auto Electrical says that it would recommend Autopart Online “without hesitation,” after migrating to MAM Software’s cloud-based solution earlier this year. The Derbyshire based motor factor has praised Autopart’s extensive functionality and cloud technology in particular, after the system helped it to optimise its business processes and make its staff more efficient.

Established in 1985, Derby Auto Electrical is one of the leading motor factors in the Derbyshire region. A GROUPAUTO member, it provides a range of services including MOTs and servicing, and supplies some of the leading car part and tyre brands in the automotive aftermarket.

In need of a modern system to help it make the transition from electrical factor to motor factor, Derby Auto decided to employ Autopart Online following thorough market research. As Managing Director Tony Ross explained: “We had been on our previous system since the early nineties, and it hadn’t progressed.

“There were numerous points of frustration with our old system and we knew we needed a change. After speaking to various companies in the market, we found that they all recommended Autopart, so we decided to go ahead and migrate to the system.”

Since going live on Autopart Online in July, the business has taken advantage of several of the solution’s many benefits. In particular, the Derby Auto highlighted Autopart Online’s invoicing capabilities as a standout feature. 

“The system’s invoicing features are great,” Tony continued. “We can now email our invoices to our customers and look into invoice history more easily. Plus, as Autopart Online is superior and much quicker compared with our previous solution, we save a huge amount of time carrying out everyday tasks. This allows our staff to focus on other areas of the business, and makes us more efficient.”

Speaking about the solution’s cloud technology, Derby Auto admits that even though it wasn’t aware of cloud computing before moving to Autopart Online, the business has been impressed by its features. 

“The cloud stood out to us straightaway,” said Tony. “It’s a great platform that I imagine other businesses will adopt in the future. We no longer have to worry about data backups which we used to carry out twice a day, and similarly we have no fears about our system crashing. We also don’t have to worry about maintaining our servers. Cloud technology is definitely the way forward.”

“We’re delighted that Derby Auto Electrical is already reaping the rewards from its move to Autopart Online, despite only using the system for a short space of time,” said Mark Kendall, National Sales Manager at MAM Software. “Autopart Online has a range of features that Derby Auto will be able to take advantage of as it moves forward with the system. We’re excited to see how the company can further benefit from the solution in the future.”

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