The Motorcycle Industry Council’s Powersports Standard Protocol, designed to streamline industry sales and ordering functions, continues to gain ground in the industry.
Ideal Computer System, Inc. became in December the latest dealer management system company to join. The company joins DMS suppliers ADP Lightspeed, c-Systems Software and MIC Systems & Software, Inc. Integrating the PSP solution into Ideal’s dealer management system will give the company’s dealers access to the Web service functions PSP provides.
Helmet House also has joined the ranks of aftermarket distributors adopting PSP. Using PSP, Helmet House dealers will be able to check parts availability and place orders from within their DMS.
The Powersports Strandard Protocol is a standard for dealer management systems to connect with suppliers. After implementing PSP, dealers no longer need to log into different supplier systems or phone or fax information that has to be keyed back into their business software. Any returning information, such as back orders, will automatically update dealer business systems without double entry. The MIC plans to add product registration and warranty claims abilities to PSP in the future.