Technologue, Inc. Launches OEM and Aftermarket Web Based E-Cat and Information System

Apr 18, 2001, 01:00 ET from Technologue, Inc.

    WEST CHESTER, Pa., April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Technologue Inc., announced
 plans to launch the first of its kind, Web-based OEM and Aftermarket --
 Electronic Catalog and Information System.  For the first time customers  will
 be able to access OEM parts information by product line based in  AAIA's
 e-catalog industry standards.  The system also features, The Polk Company's
 Vehicle Registration Data, IMR's Failure Rate Information, TECfacts Technical
 Service Bulletins (TSB's), Competitive Interchanges, Competitive Pricing, and
 Free e-CAT Maintenance & Export Programs.
     A recent survey conducted by Technologue of the National Catalog Managers
 Association (NCMA) members confirmed the need for OEM parts information on the
 Web.  Also scoring high were competitive interchanges and the ability to
 regulate them.  Quality was very important, followed by vehicle registration
 figures and help with electronic cataloging.
     "In the past getting information from industry data specialists were
 perceived as expensive and difficult to assimilate so it often went ignored.
 Crucial marketing, inventory and production decisions were made in the hopes
 that success came by making more good decisions than bad ones.  The
 Technologue e-CAT / Information System will change that forever," said Nick
 Porrini, President of Technologue.  "It's not just a matter of convenience,
 today more then ever this information is essential to succeed in business.
 We've all seen or heard the effects of poor decisions -- there are warehouses
 full of them."
     NCMA members will preview the Technologue e-CAT / Info System website in
 May during their annual conference in Phoenix.  A fully operational site is
 targeted for early Fall with the arrival of the 2002 vehicle models.
     Industry response to the new system has been overwhelming according to
 Porrini.  "The accessibility and accuracy of such data can greatly increase
 the efficiencies of all our jobs," said Lee Wilson of Mighty Dist. of America.
 "Catalog departments are under great pressure to cut costs.  This could help,"
 said Mark Seng, Manager-Product Services of Federal-Mogul Corp.
 
     About Technologue
     Since 1984 Technologue has been the industry leader in OEM parts research
 and database management for the automotive aftermarket.  Clients include;
 ACDelco, Cardone Industries, Dana Corp., Delphi Automotive, Federal-Mogul,
 Siemens, Tenneco Automotive, Visteon, etc.  Technologue's management team has
 over 100 combined years in the automotive parts industry and are active
 members of the Automotive Parts Rebuilders Association (APRA), the National
 Catalog Managers Association (NCMA) and the Automotive Aftermarket Industry
 Association (AAIA).  Technologue is a member of AAIA's Electronic Commerce
 Committee and one of three companies under contract by AAIA to develop and
 maintain e-commerce (catalog) standards for the automotive parts industry.
 
     CONTACT: Nick Porrini, or Keith Wurzer both of Technologue,
 610-430-0104, or info@technologue.com
 
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SOURCE Technologue, Inc.
    WEST CHESTER, Pa., April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Technologue Inc., announced
 plans to launch the first of its kind, Web-based OEM and Aftermarket --
 Electronic Catalog and Information System.  For the first time customers  will
 be able to access OEM parts information by product line based in  AAIA's
 e-catalog industry standards.  The system also features, The Polk Company's
 Vehicle Registration Data, IMR's Failure Rate Information, TECfacts Technical
 Service Bulletins (TSB's), Competitive Interchanges, Competitive Pricing, and
 Free e-CAT Maintenance & Export Programs.
     A recent survey conducted by Technologue of the National Catalog Managers
 Association (NCMA) members confirmed the need for OEM parts information on the
 Web.  Also scoring high were competitive interchanges and the ability to
 regulate them.  Quality was very important, followed by vehicle registration
 figures and help with electronic cataloging.
     "In the past getting information from industry data specialists were
 perceived as expensive and difficult to assimilate so it often went ignored.
 Crucial marketing, inventory and production decisions were made in the hopes
 that success came by making more good decisions than bad ones.  The
 Technologue e-CAT / Information System will change that forever," said Nick
 Porrini, President of Technologue.  "It's not just a matter of convenience,
 today more then ever this information is essential to succeed in business.
 We've all seen or heard the effects of poor decisions -- there are warehouses
 full of them."
     NCMA members will preview the Technologue e-CAT / Info System website in
 May during their annual conference in Phoenix.  A fully operational site is
 targeted for early Fall with the arrival of the 2002 vehicle models.
     Industry response to the new system has been overwhelming according to
 Porrini.  "The accessibility and accuracy of such data can greatly increase
 the efficiencies of all our jobs," said Lee Wilson of Mighty Dist. of America.
 "Catalog departments are under great pressure to cut costs.  This could help,"
 said Mark Seng, Manager-Product Services of Federal-Mogul Corp.
 
     About Technologue
     Since 1984 Technologue has been the industry leader in OEM parts research
 and database management for the automotive aftermarket.  Clients include;
 ACDelco, Cardone Industries, Dana Corp., Delphi Automotive, Federal-Mogul,
 Siemens, Tenneco Automotive, Visteon, etc.  Technologue's management team has
 over 100 combined years in the automotive parts industry and are active
 members of the Automotive Parts Rebuilders Association (APRA), the National
 Catalog Managers Association (NCMA) and the Automotive Aftermarket Industry
 Association (AAIA).  Technologue is a member of AAIA's Electronic Commerce
 Committee and one of three companies under contract by AAIA to develop and
 maintain e-commerce (catalog) standards for the automotive parts industry.
 
     CONTACT: Nick Porrini, or Keith Wurzer both of Technologue,
 610-430-0104, or info@technologue.com
 
     This release was issued through DigitalWork -- The Leader in Enabling
 eServices.
     For more information visit: http://www.digitalwork.com .
 
 SOURCE  Technologue, Inc.