Digitization in the Automotive Industry
INCONY provides support in various aspects of digitalization related to your product data. The ANTEROS software allows you to maintain product data far more efficiently and even internationally (with PIM and MAM) as well as to create professional online shops, online catalogs, apps, catalogs, data sheets, labels, and much more.
Challenges of Digitization in the Automotive Industry
Product data is becoming increasingly important in the course of digitization. People are already referring to this as the new corporate gold.
And yet, many vehicle parts manufacturers and dealers still have product data scattered across several "islands": some product data is in the ERP system, other data may be prepared for TecDoc or, for specific industries like marine or construction machinery, in a separate database, and even more data and images are kept in files for catalogs or data sheets or are in online store databases.
In addition, more and more requests for product data from customers in different languages and formats are coming in.
If you too still maintain your product data on multiple islands, then keeping the data up to date on all islands can take a lot of time. Errors can also easily creep in if, for example, you update the data on one island, e.g. the data sheet, and forget to do so on the other islands.
ANTEROS-Automotive Plays an Important Role in Digitalization
ANTEROS Automotive helps you to maintain product data centrally and efficiently, to set up professional online stores, online catalogs and apps, to output print catalogs at the push of a button and in any excerpts, and to import and export in various formats or to connect other systems via interfaces.
What Benefits Does ANTEROS Automotive Offer?
“INCONY has impressed us with their flexible software, professional product engineering, an extremely high level of commitment, technical expertise and excellent service.”
How can ANTEROS-Automotive help you?
You can efficiently maintain product data, product experiences and product assignments to the appropriate vehicles. TecDoc can be used as vehicle masters, or you can create your own vehicles, models and generic articles, e.g. for vehicles from the agricultural sector, for boats or motorcycles.
Import existing product data from other systems or suppliers in various formats and export the enriched data for customers and partners in TecDoc, Aces / Pies, XML, CSV, Excel and more. Additional interfaces are available to systems such as ERP, CAD, PLM, store systems and more.
The innovative print engine in ANTEROS allows you to generate data sheets, labels and even complex automotive catalogs with application pages and automated data summarization 100% automatically. The summarization rules and the generated layout can be individually adapted to your requirements.
Media management allows you to manage media efficiently and make it accessible for web-based searches. At the same time, the media can be easily searched for and downloaded by sales staff, customers and partners via the media portal.
With ANTEROS you can implement professional, fully integrated online stores featuring comfortable search via vehicles, vehicle criteria, product criteria etc., adapted to your corporate design.
ANTEROS enables you to automatically generate product labels from your centrally maintained product data. The barcodes can be generated automatically from EAN/GTIN and QR codes from URLs.
You can use your own test reports to check the quality of your product data, e.g. which parts have not yet been assigned to vehicles or do not have a picture. The reports are presented in the dashboard in order to clearly identify potential for improvement in the data and to make targeted improvements.
ANTEROS Android and iOS apps enable customers to search for and order your products using vehicles, vehicle criteria, product criteria, etc.
“Thanks to ANTEROS by the technological leader, we can maintain our complex product data very easily across many countries and in a well-structured manner. The responsibilities of the different employees are clearly regulated via user roles, rights and workflows. We save a lot of time thanks to ANTEROS while still having significantly better data quality and a significantly reduced complaint rate.”
Efficient Central Data Maintenance for All Product Data in the PIM
A PIM system (PIM = Product Information Management) stores product-related information in a central database. The technology-leading PIM system ANTEROS allows you to transfer data from other systems (such as ERP, PLM, TecDoc) into the PIM and enrich it with additional data such as marketing texts, translations, vehicle links, cross references, images, etc. The PIM is used internally as a knowledge pool and externally for customer exports, online stores, catalogs, etc. Data maintenance is based on your industry's needs and goes beyond the TecDoc standard; in particular, it is open to other target markets.
The following lists some important PIM functions of ANTEROS that may be relevant to you:
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Professional Online Catalogs, Online Shops, Information Portals and Apps
Digitalization has changed customers' shopping behavior. More and more, products are being sought out via online catalogs, portals and apps, and purchased in online stores. As a result, web solutions like these provide an interesting market channel for many companies, where they can offer their products with extensive product data and images to a wide audience.
ANTEROS.web enables you to implement professional online stores, information portals or web catalogs featuring the following advantages:
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Print Catalogs at the Touch of a Button
You can use ANTEROS to generate catalogs, price lists, data sheets or labels 100% automatically and in various languages in PDF format, whether for print or digital use. With just a few clicks, you can also generate any excerpts, such as new products or customer catalogs.
You benefit from the following advantages:
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ANTEROS has Many Satisfied Customers from the Automotive Industry
Data Maintenance Geared to Your Needs
When maintaining data, you can not only maintain data on your products, but also assign them to the appropriate vehicles, using the familiar TecDoc structure with manufacturers, model series and models. However, you are not limited to TecDoc's manufacturers, models and vehicles, but can maintain your own or additional master data with ANTEROS - because many automotive suppliers have a broader product range that also extends into other industries. You can import and export master data and product data in TecDoc format, but also connect other systems such as ERP, CRM, CMS, etc. via interfaces - so that you can maintain the data very efficiently and not multiple times in different systems.
User Reports on the ANTEROS Software
We have compiled three case studies for you in which automotive suppliers report on their ANTEROS projects.
Profit from the experiences of other companies!
PIM for Commercial Vehicles
Maintain data in the PIM system for the commercial vehicles aftermarket
Stores in Multiple Countries
International online stores with direct connection to TecDoc and SAP
Automated TecDoc Catalog
Automatically create catalogs from TecDoc data
PIM for the Best Data in your Online Store
Standardize TecDoc and company data in the online store
Product Data Maintenance (Motul)
International data maintenance with TecDoc export and generation of catalogs and data sheets