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The update introduces Web-based market and category intelligence services. Automotive aftermarket distributors can create location-specific inventory models based on actual parts demand by vehicle, brand and other criteria. The tool also offers an array of new data-visualization applets, designed for use on distributor sales representatives' mobile devices. Epicor Vista helps distributors to create customized market basket assortments by vehicle, across categories and brands, specific to each store location. Advanced analytics identify buying patterns and emerging trends by combining transaction information, including store sales and regional rankings by part, with eCatalog fitment data available through Epicor's PartExpert database of replacement parts. The data is also filtered through Polk's Vehicle in Operation records and Vista replacement-rate information, to create stocking recommendations across each part category.
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