The Motorcycle Industry Council’s Powersports Standard Protocol (PSP), aimed at streamlining many industry sales and ordering functions, continues to gain ground in the industry and has added a number of users in recent months.
In December, Ideal Computer System Inc. became the latest dealer management system company to join PSP. 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 powersports dealers access to the Web service functions PSP provides.
Helmet House has also 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.
Dealerships using c-Systems’ PSP-enabled dealership management software were the first to integrate PSP in July 2006. Kawasaki Motors Corp. U.S.A. was the first motorcycle distributor to use PSP in August.
The PSP 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.
The MIC will help maintain the specifications, develop additional transactions and also provide testing and certification services to PSP adopters.
Other original equipment manufacturers, aftermarket distributors and dealer service providers that are adopting PSP include American Honda Motor Co. Inc., American Suzuki Motor Corp., Custom Chrome, Motorcycle Stuff and Southern Motorcycle Supply.
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