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Friday January 25

OEConnection Introduces D2DLink Parts Locator

RICHFIELD, Ohio -- OEConnection, LLC has announced the release of its second product designed to improve the productivity and performance of automotive dealerships' genuine parts business. This new product, D2DLink, is a powerful parts sourcing and order management tool that allows dealerships to quickly locate parts available at other dealerships and simplifies the process of managing dealer-to-dealer sales transactions.

OEConnection used extensive customer surveys, focus groups, and field-testing during the development of D2DLink. "OEConnection's objective with D2DLink is to provide dealerships with access to the most detailed, accurate, and timely parts inventory data possible, and at the same time facilitate the complete end-to-end order process," stated Chuck Rotuno, President & CEO of OEConnection.

"D2DLink is the parts locator I have been looking for. Daily parts updates will ensure a high degree of accuracy, and the online capabilities will help save time," commented Ray Cerni, Parts Manager for Crossroads Lincoln Mercury in Independence, Ohio.

Like OEConnection's first product, CollisionLink(TM), the new D2DLink offering will first be available for dealerships of its founding partners. Ford Motor Company dealerships will be able to purchase D2DLink beginning in February, with General Motors and DaimlerChrysler dealerships following thereafter. OEConnection will also make D2DLink available to dealerships franchised by other automakers in the future.

D2DLink is built on the same transaction platform that powers CollisionLink(TM) These two OEConnection products form a comprehensive set of software tools to improve the parts sales and procurement processes for both a dealership's collision shop customers and its dealer-to-dealer business. The D2DLink product will be available and demonstrated to dealerships at the National Automotive Dealers Association (NADA) tradeshow in New Orleans.

OEConnection is the venture created by DaimlerChrysler, Ford Motor Company, General Motors and Bell & Howell that provides automotive dealerships and their wholesale parts customers with online products and services for their parts and service information needs.

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