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Epicor to Show Off Augmented Reality eCatalog

Epicor Software Corporation, a global provider of industry-specific enterprise software to promote business growth, will demonstrate the “Catalog of the Future”, an augmented reality (A/R) electronic catalog interface for motor vehicle parts and service professionals, during the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX).

Epicor Software Corporation, a global provider of industry-specific enterprise software to promote business growth, will demonstrate the “Catalog of the Future,” an augmented reality (A/R) electronic catalog interface for motor vehicle parts and service professionals, during the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX).

The proprietary new interface enables parts professionals and technicians to use a tablet computer or wearable device to inspect vehicle systems, access and visualize critical parts and service information, and source replacement components directly from the service bay.

Demonstrations of the system will be available in the Epicor booth (#2238) for visitors to perform guided inspections of an automotive suspension and brake system. As the user points the mobile device at the vehicle system, a list of replacement components—along with corresponding pricing, availability, and other information from connected suppliers—is automatically generated via the Epicor PartExpert electronic catalog and Epicor Parts Network connectivity. Users can also view available technical service bulletins and installation instructions, and order parts—all without leaving the service bay.

In addition, the A/R interface offers automated VIN and license plate lookups for access to all required vehicle information, including specific conditions such as engine and wheelbase. The application enables the technician or other user to capture mileage, part/system condition and other information.

“Although we’re calling it the ‘Catalog of the Future,’ Epicor can already deliver this level of product and repair intelligence directly to end users in appropriately equipped service bays across North America,” said Scott Thompson, vice president, automotive, analytics and content, Epicor Software. “In an industry where every minute counts—especially for repair professionals, whose livelihoods depend on completing as many jobs as possible each day—this integration of available technologies could be revolutionary.”

Replacement components to be used in the A/R display will be provided by Federal-Mogul Motorparts’ MOOG steering and suspension and Wagner brake brands.

To learn more about Epicor content and connectivity solutions for the vehicle replacement parts and service industry, visit www.epicor.com.

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