Heavy duty aftermarket data services provider OptiCat has upgraded its award-winning Load Sheets service, adding the appropriate data structures to meet the custom needs for more than 30 leading distributors, the company reported.
The Load Sheets service was designed to simplify the process for suppliers to deliver unique new item setup data and other information to meet the needs of individual data receivers.
More specifically, Load Sheets address the needs of distributors who require product information that is not accommodated by the industry standard Auto Care Association PIES data fields. This service is ideal for securely handling unique data fields and types such as internal product line codes, distributor specific pricing, unique country codes, direct ship information, buyer designations, and others, according to OptiCat. Any type of unique product information can be securely shared between suppliers and distributors using Load Sheets, and distributors can also use Load Sheets for their own internal and external secure communications of information.
The Load Sheets tool is fully integrated into OptiCat’s OnBoard Pro (for suppliers) and OnDemand (for distributors) portals as a high-value additional service. It also includes automated communications of changes and can include data validation based on the distributor’s custom specifications.
This means that once the supplier maps the specific data formats needed by each data receiver in the OnBoard Pro system and populates the information fields (all the fields are already identified for each of the 35 distributors), given any custom validation needed by the distributor, the data will be automatically distributed to the supplier’s approved data receiver portals in one convenient action, along with the supplier’s other automatic product data deliveries, as appropriate.
And, since the data is resident in the OnBoard Pro system, it is always available for reference when the data receiver requires new information or fields, or the supplier desires to make changes.
For more information, contact OptiCat at 801-542-0560 or [email protected].