Over 100 brands now supplying data in Autocat v8 format

Posted: 25-08-2016

Growing number of suppliers now provide catalogue data in v8 format to improve lookup accuracy

MAM Software is pleased to announce that 119 supplier brands are now providing catalogue data in MAM's Autocat v8 format.  These suppliers are being recognised in a new 'certified supplier programme' that MAM is launching today.

The programme recognises suppliers that reference their product data against MAM's new Autocat v8 Make Model Index (MMI). This new MMI empowers suppliers to submit product information that is more closely matched to vehicle registration numbers.

MAM has been working with suppliers to help them remap their data to the new MMI, which also includes four new fields (Power, No. Doors, No. Gears, Transmission). In doing so, suppliers are able to provide closer links between their products and a vehicle's registration number.

Certified suppliers are able to provide factors and workshops the reassurance that product data featured in MAM's Autocat v8 parts catalogue is accurate and up-to-date. Because of the improved matching process, users are presented with fewer parts choices per lookup. This increases their ability to supply the correct parts first time, thereby reducing returns, cutting overheads and increasing customer satisfaction.

"Improving the overall quality of the data within Autocat was a key objective in our v8 project and we are pleased with the progress we have made," said  Mike Jamieson, CEO at MAM Software. "Accurate catalogue data presents significant benefits to users and we will continue to work with our supplier partners to achieve this. Many of the popular brands are already supplying data in v8 format and we will to add new brands as they become compliant."

For more information on the new Autocat v8 data structure and its benefits, please download MAM's free 'Data Evolution' presentation.

For a full list of Autocat v8 compliant supplier brands, please visit this link.

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