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Repair Software Firm Buys B2B E-Commerce Software Firm

April 05, 2012
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Retail and services software maker Epicor Software Corp. has acquired Internet AutoParts, which provides of business-to-business e-commerce software for replacement parts distributors, jobbers and vehicle repair businesses.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

With the acquisition of IAP, Epicor claimed it is “now a leading automotive aftermarket integrated B2B e-commerce and connectivity provider, with a comprehensive offering of reliable, robust and easy-to-use solutions for parts distribution businesses, shop management system providers and automotive service dealers.”

“IAP is a perfect complement to our growing range of powerful product research, estimating and sourcing solutions,” said Pervez Qureshi, president and CEO of Epicor. “The IAP platform is a leader in the industry in terms of total connected distributors and service dealers, daily transactions, transaction size and the number of integrated shop management systems.”

Established in 2000 through a collaboration that included Activant Solutions Inc. (now Epicor), IAP serves more than 18,000 parts distribution locations and over 148,000 registered automotive service dealers. IAP e-commerce software, the company said, is integrated with virtually every major repair shop business management system.