TecAlliance certifies Volo eCommerce ERP to offer fully connected aftermarket eCommerce to the UK and Ireland

TecAlliance certifies Volo eCommerce ERP to offer fully connected aftermarket eCommerce to the UK & Ireland

Monday July 1, 2024 | Posted at 8:41 am | By Harriet Pritchard
July 1, 2024 @ 8:41 am

Volo is the first certified UK ERP with TecCom integration and the first ERP to integrate all four TecCom modules

Cheltenham, England, Monday 1st July – eCommerce ERP provider Volo Commerce, together with automotive marketplace solutions provider Emotiv Corp, today announced the TecAlliance certification for having fully integrated TecCom solutions into their customers’ systems environment, to further automate eCommerce business processes. This is the first such integration into an ERP in the UK and Ireland, and the first anywhere to integrate all four TecCom modules. Volo partners with Emotiv Corp to provide complete aftermarket eCommerce.

Volo eCommerce ERP is now a certified TecCom Solution Integrator (TCSI), as part of the TecAlliance Partner Programme. Many Emotiv and Volo customers already enjoy a range of TecCom functionalities, and the integration will help deliver improved productivity and accuracy. TecCom continuously revalidates its certified partners to secure the latest technical standard for all customers and identifies Certified ERP and Webshop Systems through the “TecCom inside” branding.

Volo is the first ERP system anywhere which fully integrates all four modules from the TecCom solutions portfolio for its customers across parts dealers/resellers, parts manufacturers and workshops:

  • Order, covering request, order, order communications, dispatch advice and invoice data
  • Returns, covering warranty claims, returns and stock clearing
  • E-Invoicing, covering paperless and tax compliant invoices in a structured format, invoice archiving and continuous transaction control
  • CMD, covering data on parts and pricing, as well as parts availability

Ajai Chauhan, founder and head of Arks Global, who is an early adopter of the TecCom integration within Volo, commented, “As a successful online business, the big game-changer for us is the amount of drop-ship orders and stock orders that are automated, which is 70% to 80% of what we used to do on a manual basis. I invite other sellers in the wider community to get involved and get the productivity boost that we’ve seen.”

Mark Rudge, PACT Director – Sales TecCom UK & Ireland, added, “Users of the Volo ERP system now connect seamlessly with their trading partners, through TecCom’s unrivalled services and functionalities. As a result, TecCom’s real-time enquiry, ordering, invoicing and returns can effectively become the backbone of their business.”

Christina Meier, Sales and Partner Manager for TecCom, TecAlliance, said, We are pleased to have worked with Volo these last few months to validate and certify Volo eCommerce ERP and Emotiv Online as TecCom Partners. With the integration of TecCom solutions our respective customer ecosystems can now get a significant benefit through the automation of their whole process chain.”

Andrew Rowson, Founder and Chairman of Emotiv Corp, commented, “This news means that automotive parts resellers have fully connected access to hundreds of aftermarket suppliers for true end-to-end automation, a first in the UK, about which I’m particularly excited.”

Paul Dilger, CEO of Volo Commerce, added, “The time our dedicated team took to fully connect the TecCom modules is testimony to the depth of integration that our customers will now be able to benefit from. Our commitment to the project is also a reflection of the number of both TecCom and non-TecCom customers that we’ll be able to help scale their business profitably.”

Brands, resellers and existing online sellers who are manually placing orders and updating their stocks and listings can better develop business by connecting their stock, order, returns and invoicing systems, thereby streamlining their workflows and operations. This will enable them to automate their whole selling process, from listing, through to ordering and dispatch.

About TecAlliance & TecCom

For 30 years, TecAlliance has been the world’s leading data specialist connecting the digital automotive aftermarket. In addition to up-to-date vehicle and spare parts data based on the TecDoc Standard, the TecAlliance portfolio includes comprehensive repair and maintenance information as well as integrated solutions and consulting services for digital order handling, fleet management and market and data analysis in the automotive aftermarket.

Today, around 900 qualified TecAlliance employees from 26 nations are working around the world, using their profound technical and business knowledge of the automotive aftermarket to make data and processes more efficient. 

TecCom is the industry solution for automated order-to-invoice processing in the independent automotive aftermarket. More than 280 suppliers and over 35,000 buyers use the platform worldwide. With the automation and digitisation of parts data, ordering, invoice and returns processes, TecCom helps the IAM community to trade aftermarket parts in the easiest and most efficient way.

About Emotiv Online (part of Emotiv Corp)

Emotiv Online are the world’s automotive parts marketplace experts, helping to control brands on marketplaces such as eBay and Amazon and make them non-conflicting channels. With over thirty years of experience, Emotiv Online advises and works with some of the world’s leading automotive brands and sellers on their online selling strategies. Having managed over $250 million in automotive sales and $40 million-plus in online listings, they are very proud of the multiple industry awards they have earned for performance and delivery. Operating in six countries, Emotiv Online offer truly global services and work with 40% of the world’s top automotive companies. For partial solutions such as optimising data, store management or a full end-to-end business services solution, they can help. Trusted by multiple household brands and the go-to partner for many marketplaces, Emotiv Online are certain they have a solution to help companies grow their business.

Emotiv Online is part of Emotiv Corp. Other businesses within Emotiv Corp are Emotiv Data, Emotive Events and Online Marketplace Control. 

About Volo Commerce

Volo provides an end-to-end eCommerce software platform, a reporting suite and services to grow sales and profits on marketplaces like Amazon and eBay and web stores like Shopify and Magento. Volo is eCommerce ERP, for businesses and organisations to scale up their eCommerce by centralising and streamlining their multichannel operations. Dedicated professional expertise, working with a highly comprehensive system that maximises automation, data quality and efficiency, enables its customers to achieve long term profitable growth. The core platform is Volo Origin and the reporting suite is Volo Vision.

The embedded Volo eCommerce ERP system allows resellers to control their end-to-end operations, including purchasing and supply/supplier management, warehouse management, inventory management, order management, shipping management, connections to TecCom solutions and full integrations to online marketplaces and eCommerce webstore platforms.

Volo Commerce is owned by FOG Software Group, part of Constellation Software Inc., a publicly traded international provider of market leading software and services to a select number of industries, both in the public and private sectors. The FOG mission is to acquire, manage and build market-leading software businesses that develop specialised, mission-critical software solutions to address the specific needs of its particular industries.

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