DST Simplifies eCommerce for Parts Sellers with Enhancements to TurboParts

     DST, the US business unit of Solera Holdings Inc. and a leader in parts eCommerce ordering technology,
     today announced the release of TurboParts Select, an enhancement to its award-winning eCommerce tool
     TurboParts.
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DST Announces Acquisition by Solera Holdings

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
DST ANNOUNCES ACQUISITION BY SOLERA HOLDINGS

Lake Forest, CA – December 12, 2013 — DST, Inc. has confirmed that it has entered into a definitive merger agreement with Solera Holdings Inc. a global provider of software and services to the automotive and related decision support industries. DST’s technologies will strengthen Solera’s “North American Parts Platform” for automotive supply chain connectivity. The Solera companies leverage each other to develop and deliver the latest technologies, market intelligence and best practices to over 75,000 client customers in nearly 60 countries; helping those customers to resolve over 25 percent of the 100 million repair claims and $150 billion spent on repair costs around the world.

The management team along with the current DST Staffing will remain in place and DST will continue operations from their current offices in Lake Forest, California and Memphis, Tennessee. DST provides customized cloud-based solutions that connect buyers with sellers while maximizing digital assets for effective marketing. They are also a leading provider of distribution management and service management solutions that maximize productivity. The core mission of DST will remain intact but will also be enhanced by the unparalleled strength and breadth of Solera.

“This is an exciting time for DST and the customers we serve” said DST President and CEO, Stan Gowisnock.  “DST can now capitalize on Solera’s global footprint, connecting all facets of the Automotive, Heavy Duty and OE markets, providing best in class solutions for parts distribution everywhere.”

About DST:
Lake Forest, CA-headquartered DST, Inc. has been providing proven eCommerce and Supply Chain technology solutions for over 25 years.  DST’s product offerings include TurboParts, a comprehensive e-commerce suite, TurboShop shop management solutions, TurboPrise distribution management solutions and TurboSight, business analytics solutions. Through its cloud-based procurement solutions, DST connects mechanical aftermarket, heavy-duty and OEM parts suppliers with repair shops, dealerships and fleet consumers, driving revenues and lowering operating costs.
DST products are based on open technologies to allow companies to maximize their existing infrastructure while still taking advantage of the latest in eBusiness tools.  For more information, please visit www.dstinc.com .

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Contact Information:
DST, Inc.: Sandy Taylor
Phone: 949-614-8873
E-mail: sandytaylor@dstinc.com
Web: www.dstinc.com 

Executive Interview – Stan Gowisnock on AftermarketNews.com

Today’s Executive Interview features Stan Gowisnock, president and CEO of Distribution Service Technologies (DST). In the interview, Gowisnock talks about the trends he is seeing when it comes to the role of technology and e-commerce in the automotive aftermarket today.

http://www.aftermarketnews.com/Item/105601/executive_interview_with_stan_gowisnock_president_and_ceo_of_dst.aspx

Pep Boys Partners With DST eCommerce on Integrated Commercial Ordering Solution

PHILADELPHIA, PA, February 8, 2012 — The Pep Boys – Manny, Moe & Jack (NYSE: PBY), the nation’s leading automotive aftermarket service and retail chain, has selected Distribution Service Technologies, Inc. (DST) as its exclusive partner to provide an on-line order placement service for its Pep Express eCommerce customers using www.pepexpress.com.

Pep Boys Partners With DST eCommerce on Integrated Commercial Ordering Solution.pdf

Progressive Automotive Systems, Inc. Expands e-Commerce Offerings By Integrating its R.O. Writer® Software with DST TurboParts™

Itasca, IL – January 10, 2012 – R.O. Writer® Shop Management Software for automotive repair, quick lube and tire shops, used by thousands of shops across the United States, is being integrated with DST TurboParts, a leading aftermarket e-Commerce engine.

Progressive Automotive Systems Expands e-Commerce By Integrating R.O. Writer Software With DST TurboParts.pdf

DST In The News…

LAKE FOREST, Calif., Nov. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — Ford Motor Company has selected Distribution Service Technologies, Inc. (DST) as its exclusive partner to provide Ford Authorized Distributors (FADs) with a Motorcraft-branded eBusiness portal called eCounter.  Built on DST’s industry-leading TurboParts eCommerce engine, eCounter will feature exclusive content and functionality to allow FADs to do business with their customers 24/7/365.

For more information, please see full press release at:  http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/ford-selects-dst-as-exclusive-aftermarket-technology-partner-for-motorcraft-and-quick-lane-tire-and-auto-center-e-commerce-solutions-106453403.html.

ACDelco to Preview All-New, Online GM OE Service Parts Catalog for Aftermarket at AAPEX

The browser-based catalog, being developed for ACDelco by DST Inc. of Lake Forest, Calif., is partly based on one currently used at GM dealers.

GRAND BLANC, Mich., November 1, 2010 – ACDelco will demonstrate an upcoming, all-new online catalog of ACDelco GM OE Service parts for the aftermarket this week at AAPEX (Booth No. 4638).

“This is an aftermarket-friendly catalog designed to deliver the speed, confidence and integration our customers want and need when they are searching for GM OE Service parts,” said Steve Sigg, ACDelco e-business manager. “This is the only true GM OE Service catalog designed for the aftermarket.”

The browser-based catalog, being developed for ACDelco by DST Inc. of Lake Forest, Calif., is partly based on one currently used at GM dealers. The new catalog allows customers to search for a component three different ways: by the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN), by illustration or by year, make and model. One of the unique features of the catalog is a mouse-over interface that takes a user from the vehicle to the vehicle subsystem to illustrations of subsystem components that show what additional related parts (with part numbers) may be needed to complete the repair.

The new online catalog will not include ACDelco parts for non-GM applications or non-OE lines, such as the Professional and Advantage lines. It will be made available to ACDelco wholesale distributors as well as independent service centers and ACDelco WISE Internet Program (WIP) systems users.

“We are continually striving to develop innovative, industry-leading e-business tools that make ACDelco the first choice, go-to solution for parts,” said Sigg. “We think our customers who try out the catalog at AAPEX will like what they see.”

“We’re using the most advanced web design techniques combined with the best application information ACDelco has to offer,” said DST CEO Stan Gowisnock. “This unique combination will result in an unprecedented enhancement to ACDelco’s catalog presence in the marketplace.”

The catalog will also be available through catalog providers. Additional details on how to obtain the catalog will be announced when it officially launches.

AutoZone Partners with DST eCommerce on an Integrated Commercial Ordering Solution

AutoZone, America’s leading retailer and a leading distributor of automotive replacement parts and accessories, announces that it has formed a technology partnership with DST, Inc., to provide AutoZone commercial customers with  best -in-class electronic ordering solution.  DST is an IBM® Business Partner and leading provider of automotive eBusiness solutions.

According to Stan Gowisnock, DST president and chief executive officer, the company’s TurboParts® next generation eCommerce solution will enable nearly any connected local, regional or national repair business, fleet operation or public sector customer to significantly reduce the time required to identify, locate, order and receive repair parts from AutoZone.  TurboParts® also offers a new way for commercial customers to electronically check AutoZone parts availability and prices, as well as place an order through leading shop management systems, including Mitchell SE, Turboshop, and many others.

“AutoZone is committed to improving the productivity of its customers through development of easy-to-use electronic ordering tools into solutions that customer’s use everyday to manage their business.  This exciting new online ordering solution brings our extensive local and regional inventories of quality branded products directly to the customer’s desktop, which saves time by eliminating the need to use a paper catalog or pick up the phone,” said Larry Roesel, senior vice president of AutoZone Commercial.

“We are excited to partner with AutoZone to provide their customers with the one of the fastest, easiest electronic ordering tools available,” Gowisnock said.  “TurboParts® will enhance AutoZone’s current eCommerce capabilities, increasing supply chain efficiency and helping ensure the continued growth and success for AutoZone and its commercial customers.”