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ALLDATA Manage Online Now Includes Five New Parts Catalogs and Powerful Scheduling Features

ELK GROVE, Calif., March 26, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ALLDATA LLC, the leading provider of manufacturers' automotive repair information and solutions for the professional automotive service and collision repair industries, announced that multiple new features and product catalogs have been added to ALLDATA Manage Online. ALLDATA Manage Online users can now order parts from AutoCat+, Epicor (IAP), Federated Autoi, TurboParts (DST) and WHI directly from Manage Online. Users can also better manage bay productivity with the Advanced Scheduler and enhance profitability with new Price Matrix features and Job Authorization prompts.

"ALLDATA Manage Online is a fantastic tool to help shop owners streamline operations and increase profitability," said Jeff Lagges, President, ALLDATA,"With the addition of enhanced scheduling and new parts catalogs, ALLDATA Manage Online is now even more powerful and beneficial to users. And this is just the beginning—we look forward to continuing to enhance the features and functionality of Manage Online to meet customer needs."

ALLDATA Manage Online users have always been able to order parts from AutoZone. Now, users can also order parts from AutoCat+, Epicor (IAP), Federated Autoi, TurboParts (DST) and WHI directly from Manage Online. Search and find the parts you need, add them to your cart, use the information to create an estimate and order what you need when your customer approves the estimate.

The new Advanced Scheduler offers enhanced functionality and personalization to make it simple and intuitive to manage bay and technician scheduling. Simply create a work order, select a few parameters (customizable to your shop's needs) and drag-and-drop to the calendar. The length of time needed for the diagnosis or repair is automatically booked, and you can select the bay or tech to assign it. Color coding shows where the vehicle is in the process—diagnosis, repair, parts on site, vehicle on site—whatever designations best smooth your workflow. And you can see at a glance what days are booked solid and which days have time available, allowing you to quickly notify customers of timing for drop offs and pick-ups.

Users can also enable a Job Authorization prompt to ensure customers have agreed to estimates and authorized work. Enhanced pricing options are now available through the new Price Matrix, allowing shops to better manage pricing and profitability.

ALLDATA Manage Online is a cloud-based shop management system that offers quick, convenient access to manage your shop anytime and anywhere you have access to a web browser. It offers fast and easy quotes, estimates, repair orders and invoices; access to comprehensive service records; a customizable calendar to book appointments and technicians; integrated parts catalogs; online parts ordering from five companies directly from ALLDATA Manage Online; a tire module; registration number lookup; repair times and technical data; price and availability lookup; free database conversions; and automatic backups. ALLDATA Manage Online users can protect profit margins, boost productivity and manage the customer experience anytime, anywhere.

For more information about ALLDATA and ALLDATA Manage Online, please visit http://www.alldata.com/alldata-manage-online or call 800-697-2533.

About ALLDATA

ALLDATA, founded in 1986, with more than 80,000 automotive repair and collision shop subscribers, is the leading provider of manufacturers' service and repair information, shop management software and customer relations tools for the automotive repair and collision industries. Professional automotive repair shops across North America depend on ALLDATA for their automotive repair information needs and to purchase parts from more than 3,400 AutoZone Commercial program locations.

ALLDATA Collision® S3500 is the single source of OEM collision repair information delivering unedited and regularly updated information for structural repairs, mechanical and diagnostic information. ALLDATA Repair® S3000 is the leading provider of comprehensive, factory-correct repair information for the automotive industry. Also available are: ALLDATA® ManageTM, a strategic shop management system; ALLDATA® MarketTM, a web-based shop marketing tool to bring in new and repeat business and the AutoZone® Aftermarket Parts Catalog and AZ PartsConnect® program for aftermarket parts estimating and electronic ordering. ALLDATAdiy.com provides consumers with repair articles, factory technical service bulletins, and illustrations for a specific vehicle, along with a link to ALLDATA-approved repair shops. Visit www.alldata.com for more information.

About AutoZone:

As of February 14, 2015, AutoZone sells auto and light truck parts, chemicals and accessories through 5,042 AutoZone stores in 49 states plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico in the U.S., and 411 stores in Mexico and five stores in Brazil and 18 IMC branches for a total count of 5,476.

AutoZone is the leading retailer and a leading distributor of automotive replacement parts and accessories in the United States. Each store carries an extensive product line for cars, sport utility vehicles, vans and light trucks, including new and remanufactured automotive hard parts, maintenance items, accessories, and non-automotive products. Many stores also have a commercial sales program that provides commercial credit and prompt delivery of parts and other products to local, regional and national repair garages, dealers, service stations, and public sector accounts. IMC branches carry an extensive line of OE quality import replacement parts. AutoZone also sells the ALLDATA brand diagnostic and repair software through www.alldata.com. Additionally, we sell automotive hard parts, maintenance items, accessories, and non-automotive products through www.autozone.com, and accessories and performance parts through www.autoanything.com, and our commercial customers can make purchases through www.autozonepro.com. AutoZone does not derive revenue from automotive repair or installation.

CONTACT: Media Contact Information: ALLDATA Tanushree Sircar at 916-478-3312 Fax: 916-684-6933 tanushree.sircar@alldata.com AutoZone Contact Information Media: Ray Pohlman at 866-966-3017 ray.pohlman@autozone.com Financial: Brian Campbell at 901-495-7005 brian.campbell@autozone.comSource:ALLDATA, LLC