8-Mar-2013 Source: ATP
ATP today introduced the PartsConnect™ Hub App, the only parts inventory and ordering solution that is fully integrated with ATP’s extensive, single-source offering of OEM technical publications in the industry leading ATP Aviation Hub™ Online Service.
“Through ongoing discussions with our customer, we realized that most aviation maintenance operations today are still hand writing parts requests and manually entering information into disconnected systems, or sometimes just spreadsheets,” said Jeff Seiler, ATP Director of Product Management. “We developed the PartsConnect™ Hub App to meet our customers’ demands for a more efficient process that simplifies and accelerates the parts inventory and ordering process, and reduces the risk of errors that can occur with disconnected parts systems.”
The PartsConnect™ Hub App supports the entire part management lifecycle. Users create work orders and lists of parts necessary for a maintenance job within the OEM manuals. Notifications of new parts lists are sent electronically to the Parts Manager. The Parts Manager can then view parts inventory and availability, track work orders, and convert parts lists to Requests for Quote (RFQ) and Purchase Orders (PO). When parts arrive, they can be received into inventory – all within a single system.
ATP partner OEMs can have the capability of providing real-time parts availability and pricing to subscribers within the PartsConnect™ Hub App. When OEMs take advantage of this feature they will have direct access to ATP’s subscribers at the exact moment parts information is needed. By providing real-time availability and pricing, ATP partner OEMs will help speed up the parts ordering process for aviation operations.
The features of the PartsConnect™ Hub App are designed to support any size operation, from small, single location businesses to very large FBOs with multiple locations. Subscribers can create custom permissions that control what information their users can access. Subscribers also have the ability to customize how the App appears and behaves so that it complements their current business processes.
The PartsConnect™ Hub App is available in the ATP Aviation Hub™ Online Service through an annual subscription. The integration of this new solution provides a seamless and consistent user experience for ATP customers, making the service easy to adopt and use. Activation of the service for current ATP Aviation Hub subscribers only requires a phone call to an ATP representative.
The PartsConnect™ Hub App adds to the growing suite of productivity tools available through the ATP Aviation Hub™ Online Service. The ATP Aviation Hub™ Online Service is an online portal offering a wide array of valuable Apps to empower users with functionality applicable to their specific business. Delivered over the World Wide Web using the Software as a Service model, the ATP Aviation Hub™ Online Service combines innovative technology, industry expertise and expedited information access to promote safety and compliance.
Hub Apps are specific features that can be accessed within the ATP Aviation Hub™ online service. The various Hub Apps may be included with a subscription to the ATP Aviation Hub™ Online Service, or may be subscribed to separately depending on the the needs of the business.