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OEConnection Parts e-Commerce Platform Now Available to Honda and Acura Dealerships

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RICHFIELD, OH--Aug. 23, 2011: OEConnection LLC announced today that OEC 2.0, a comprehensive parts e-commerce platform, is now available to Honda and Acura dealerships throughout the U.S. †Released earlier this year to U.S. General Motors and Ford dealerships, OEC 2.0 is designed to provide automotive dealer franchises with the most productive, efficient and cost-effective solution for managing their wholesale parts businesses.

With OEC 2.0, dealers can manage replacement parts inventory and trade with other dealerships, body shops, independent repair facilities, and fleets using just one solution. †OEC 2.0 encompasses the most widely-used parts sourcing and marketing tool in the industry as well as online parts ordering and fulfillment solutions for collision and mechanical replacement parts. †In addition, OEC 2.0 features data mining and reporting tools that allow dealerships to analyze their wholesale parts business information and capitalize on opportunities to drive parts revenue and profit.

"We are pleased to offer Honda and Acura wholesale parts businesses a value-added solution for improving efficiency, parts sales and customer service," said Charles Rotuno, President & CEO of OEConnection. "Dealerships using OEC 2.0 are finding that it gives them a distinct competitive advantage in today's aggressive replacement parts marketplace."

Specifically, OEC 2.0 gives over 1,300 Honda and Acura dealers numerous opportunities to enhance their customers' experiences thanks to seamless integration between OEConnection's core applications. ¬†A dealer that receives an order via OEC 2.0 for collision parts not in stock, for example, simply clicks the D2DLink parts locator tool to find and order missing parts from the closest available dealer. †Within minutes the dealer can respond to the customer with pricing and availability. †In another scenario, a dealer receives an online order for hard-to-find mechanical parts on an older model vehicle. †Without leaving the application, the dealer is able to access the idle inventory reduction tool to locate the exact parts -- at discounted prices -- and pass the savings on to its independent repair shop customer.

OEC 2.0 also widens the pool of available replacement parts by allowing Honda and Acura dealers to locate parts from either OEM franchise. † With more than 42,000 parts shared by the two automakers, Honda and Acura dealers will have greater opportunities to locate, purchase and sell OE parts, and do it all from one online solution.

About OEConnection LLC

OEConnection is the leading Online Parts & Service Exchange (OPSX) in the automotive industry and beyond, serving over 24,000 dealership and repair customers. †Customers use OEConnection products over 5 million times each month to market, manage and move original equipment parts, facilitating an estimated $12 billion in annual replacement parts trade. †The company is headquartered in the greater Cleveland area at 4205 Highlander Parkway, Richfield, Ohio, 44286.