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The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation

TecAlliance – improving suppliers’ data security

Date: Thursday 05 April 2018

As a result of a long-term agreement signed between TecAlliance and MAM Software, TecDoc&rsquo,s official data suppliers can simplify the data conversion process into MAM format, confident in the knowledge that it will be carried out efficiently and with the necessary precision.

TecDoc is the world&rsquo,s leading electronic parts catalogue and identification system, which is why ensuring the quality of data remains at the highest level and is essential for all TecDoc data suppliers, as well as TecAlliance stakeholders. However, pre-agreement, maintaining this standard when converting TecDoc data into other formats, such as MAM for the UK market, had historically caused difficulties.

&ldquo,This has been a challenging project undertaken at the request of a number of TecAlliance suppliers that need to make their standardised data available to MAM for the UK market,&rdquo, explains Shaun Greasley, commercial director for TecAlliance UK &, Ireland.

&ldquo,Our suppliers&rsquo, data is a precious resource and data processing is a complicated activity. Inaccuracies or mistakes affect their credibility and are potentially costly. However, by coming to an agreement with MAM Software, the two parties responsible for their respective datasets, have made it possible for suppliers to find a safe third-party solution, should they not have the internal resource to undertake the process in-house.

&ldquo,The solution covers passenger car and light commercial vehicle applications for the UK and Ireland, and the procedure allows the reliable manipulation of our TecDoc data into the format necessary for the MAM platform. This arrangement ensures a smooth conversion process and improves accuracy to the mutual benefit of all parties.&rdquo,

"We are delighted to announce this agreement, which will allow us to offer simplified data maintenance programmes to the many component suppliers who submit information to both catalogues. We have already performed conversions for a number of high profile suppliers, and the results are extremely positive," said Nigel Clemett, general manager at MAM Software.