April 13, 2020

For Immediate Release

OptiCat introduces “Load Sheets” for Unique, Non-Standard Distributor data

South Jordan, Utah – OptiCat, a leading supplier of data services for the Automotive, Heavy-Duty aftermarkets and other markets, has introduced a powerful and revolutionary new solution that helps parts and accessories suppliers and distributors communicate distributor specific custom data fields easily and efficiently.

The new OptiCat product is called “Load Sheets”, which is designed to simplify the process for suppliers to deliver unique new item setup data and other information to individual data receivers, based on their custom needs. 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 new product 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. Literally 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 new “Load Sheets” tool is fully integrated into OptiCat’s OnBoard Pro and OnDemand portals as a high-value, fee based 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 sets up the specific data formats needed by each data receiver in the OnBoard Pro system and populates the information fields, given any custom validation needed, the data will be automatically distributed individually to the supplier’s data receivers in one convenient action. 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. The flexibility and simplicity of this system coupled with the reliability, simplicity and speed-to-market of the OnBoard Pro system makes this a revolutionary solution for suppliers in meeting their customers’ unique data needs.

For more information, contact OptiCat at 801-542-0560 or info@OptiCat.net.

About OptiCat:

OptiCat LLC, (www.OptiCat.net) provides a “Network” of secure product data validation, distribution, and assessment programs designed to optimize Suppliers' data and its secure distribution to the marketplace. These programs help Suppliers improve trading partner relationships, eliminate catalog errors, reduce information processing costs and speed cataloging information to global markets in “near real time”, thereby “Helping Everyone Sell More Parts”! OptiCat also supports North American suppliers in their desired to “go global” via the availability of global data tools supported by TecAlliance GMBH, the leading supplier of global data in the automotive aftermarket outside North America. OptiCat also maintains the fastest, most responsive and most current industry standard On Line Parts Research Catalog at www.OptiCatonline.com (now featuring “attribute search”), as well as its OptiCat Global Catalog

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(featuring worldwide data) and its Spanish Language, TecAlliance Mexico Catalog, both of these in cooperation with TecAlliance GmbH.