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SOURCE ARI Network Services
Lightspeed brings ARI's award-winning aftermarket PG&A solution to its more than 2,500 dealers
MILWAUKEE, March 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ARI Network Services (OTCBB: ARIS), a leader in creating, marketing, and supporting software, SaaS and DaaS solutions that connect consumers, dealers, distributors, and manufacturers in selected vertical markets, announced today that ADP Lightspeed of Salt Lake City, Utah and ARI have signed a multi-year reseller agreement. ADP Lightspeed is the industry-leading powersports Dealer Management System provider and creators of NXT and EVO.
Under the terms of this agreement, ADP will integrate ARI's AccessorySmart with its Dealer Management System and will resell AccessorySmart Essentials and Professional to its customers in the powersports industry.
"The sale of aftermarket parts, accessories and clothing has become a huge opportunity for powersports dealers to improve client service and dealer profitability," said Gregory Smith, Vice President and General Manager at ADP Lightspeed. "ADP Lightspeed is proud to partner with ARI as the first Dealer Management System provider to offer integration to this exciting new product."
AccessorySmart is the only fitment-powered aftermarket part, garment and accessory (PG&A) lookup solution of its kind. It provides dealers with accurate, up-to-date vehicle fitment, product SKUs, price, description, specifications and images in an easy-to-use, online interface. It saves dealers time and increases sales by empowering them with quick and easy access to more than 500,000 SKUs, 1,400 manufacturers and $71 million worth of PG&A products from leading distributors.
"Delivering integrated solutions will help dealers grow their business and Sell More Stuff!™," said Jon Lintvet, Chief Marketing Officer and Vice President of Product at ARI. "Bringing together AccessorySmart and ADP Lightspeed's Dealer Management System is a win for our dealers. Quickly and accurately finding the right part the first time, including availability and pricing across multiple distributors and on-hand inventory, just got a lot easier," added Lintvet. "We believe demand for the integrated solution will be high among ADP Lightspeed's more than 2,500 powersports dealers. We look forward to working with ADP Lightspeed and their dealers."
About ADP Lightspeed
ADP Lightspeed is part of the ADP Dealer Services division, a Fortune 500 company recognized for its financial strength and resources. As the number one provider of Dealer Management Systems in automotive, heavy truck, and powersports markets, ADP understands the unique challenges that dealers face everyday. The ADP network includes nearly 25,500 dealers across the world. ADP Lightspeed develops, implements and supports innovative Dealer Management Software and data solutions that help increase lasting profitability across dealership operations for the powersports, marine, marina and RV industries.
ARI Network Services, Inc. ("ARI") creates award-winning software-as-a-service ("SaaS") and data-as-a-service ("DaaS") solutions that help equipment manufacturers, distributors and dealers in selected vertical markets Sell More Stuff!™ – online and in-store. Our innovative products are powered by a proprietary library of enriched original equipment and aftermarket content that spans more than 10.5 million active part and accessory SKUs, 469,000 models and $1.7 billion in retail product value. We remove the complexity of selling and servicing new and used inventory, parts, garments, and accessories ("PG&A") for customers in automotive tire and wheel, powersports, outdoor power equipment, marine, RV and white goods industries. More than 22,000 equipment dealers, 195 distributors and 140 manufacturers worldwide leverage our web and eCatalog platforms to Sell More Stuff!™.
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For more information, contact:
Jon M. Lintvet, Chief Marketing Officer
ARI Network Services, Inc.
Phone: (414) 973-4300
Joe Dorame, Robert Blum, Joe Diaz
Lytham Partners, LLC
Phone: (602) 889-9700
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