Based in Holland, the Stara division of SAF-Holland, manufactures and distributes automobile parts to European dealers. The company is a leader in a volatile industry that is highly susceptible to changing economic conditions. The auto parts industry is directly impacted by changing trends in the automotive industry, including the move to reduce emissions and increase digitization and automation. Additionally, as more vehicles are sold around the world and the average age of cars on the road increases, demand for parts used for routine maintenance has steadily increased.
Case for Change
The company sought to upgrade their software to a better B2B ecommerce solution for distributors, with more robust functionality to streamline their operation and make ordering simpler for their clients as well.
✓ EXCEL INVENTORY MANAGEMENT
Stara adds new inventory and updates existing inventory records constantly. Yet they don’t have an ERP to sync with. So their staff needed a way to simplify this process. Now, Cloudfy’s Excel inventory import feature allows their staff to streamline the process of adding stock to their existing inventory records, creating inventory for new products, and creating multiple inventory records at one time with a fast and easy file upload.
✓ CUSTOMER RECORDS UPLOADS
Stara also updates their customer records using an Excel template, uploaded to their Cloudfy portal. Existing data is checked to verify whether there similar information already exists in the system. This process makes it easier than ever for their employees to update their customer records because they can just upload their Microsoft Excel file instead of making adjustments to each and every individual customer’s record.
✓ PRODUCT LISTS
An accurate list of available products keeps Stara competitive in their market. To update product lists, they use yet another Excel template. This upload process helps save time and free up their staff for higher priority projects.
If you’re looking for an ecommerce platform to help streamline your workflows, contact us now to schedule your complimentary Cloudfy demo.