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Thursday Breakout Sessions


Thursday afternoon saw the return of the popular breakout sessions, giving attendees the opportunity to learn more about specific industry topics and trends.

Bob Frayer of NSF.
Bob Frayer of NSF.
  • Dave Boden of CCC Information gave an overview of their CCC ONE online parts ordering system, which integrates with their estimating system and a body shop’s accounting system. Dave noted statistics that show electronic ordering reduces parts return rate by 15-30%. He also said that parts ordering has become a 24/7 activity, with 15% of orders being placed after normal business hours on on weekends.
  • Bob Frayer of NSF International covered his organization’s detailed parts certification process, and also explained their efforts to certify parts distributors and repair shops.
  • April Nelson of More Visibility discussed trends in online marketing, including “pay-per-click” search engine marketing techniques.
  • Jeff Shroder of Car-Part.com gave an overview of his company’s newest marketplace, Car-Part PRO, which is currently serving 40,000 customers.
  • Dave Gneiser and Skip Barnes of Aktion Associates led a lively talk on IT strategy, including the need to have a detailed disaster recovery plan for hardware and data.
  • Ken Weiss of PartsTrader provided guidance on how to maximize success on quoting and selling parts on the PartsTrader system.
April Nelson of More Visibility.
April Nelson of More Visibility.
Dave Boden of CCC Information Systems.
Dave Boden of CCC Information Systems.

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