Here you will find answers to the most frequently asked questions about SpareParts 365, our service and support offer and about us, the creators of SpareParts 365.
SpareParts 365 - General, functionality & more
You can use SpareParts 365 to create and publish spare parts catalogs and to sell spare parts via the Internet. Users (customers, own service staff) can easily identify the right spare parts online via a portal and order them directly. The catalogs can also be used offline on mobile devices.
Spare parts catalogs created manually in Excel, Word or PDF format can be sufficient for pure documentation purposes. However, they are not suitable for a professional solution for identifying and selling spare parts on the Internet.
Find out more about why you should choose SpareParts 365: SpareParts 365 for first-time users of electronic spare parts catalogs.
The established solutions are partly based on 20-year-old concepts and technologies that are now outdated. Our decades of experience in the field of electronic spare parts catalogs enable us to meet the current requirements with modern tools and to offer a powerful, cost-effective solution that is easy to implement and intuitive to use.
Of course, there are features of established products that SpareParts 365 does not (yet) include, especially at the beginning. However, many of these functions are only part of the traditional solutions for historical reasons or are not required by the majority of companies. They increase complexity and make it difficult to learn and use the software.
If you miss any features in SpareParts 365 that are relevant to you, please contact us - maybe already have the functions in the planning stage. We are continuously developing our solution.
For the go-live of SpareParts 365, we limit ourselves to the range of functions which, in our experience, should be sufficient for a large number of use cases. We consciously refrain from feature lists with lots of buzzwords and cloudy announcements.
The further development of SpareParts 365 largely depends on your feedback and your requirements. Of course, we have lots of our own ideas for further developments.
SpareParts 365 - Areas of application
SpareParts 365 is aimed at manufacturers and suppliers of durable, high-quality industrial goods - companies where service and spare parts sales make a significant contribution to business success. We provide SpareParts 365 in various expansion stages and operating scenarios - choose according to your needs.
SpareParts 365 is an industry-neutral solution and is suitable for use in machine, vehicle, device or plant construction as well as in agricultural technology.
SpareParts 365 is the right solution when it comes to quickly and easily identifying spare parts and offering suitable spare parts for sale. These can be series products as well as individual products (typically in mechanical engineering).
SpareParts 365 is a German quality product that can be used internationally. Spare parts information can be processed in any language; the user interface is available in several languages and can easily be translated into other languages.
SpareParts 365 - Benefits
As an integrated portal solution, SpareParts 365 can be used quickly without a great deal of preparation.
It is intuitive in operation and ideal for use on mobile devices (tablets, smartphones). This is achieved, among other things, by restriction to the scope of functions actually required - i.e. by avoiding unnecessary ballast - and using the latest technologies. These are just a few of the many benefits that SpareParts 365 offers.
With SpareParts 365, you can not only view spare parts catalogs via browser, but also create them. This also allows you to operate SpareParts 365 completely in the cloud - by us if you wish, so that you don't have to worry about "IT".
For offline use of spare parts catalogs, SpareParts 365 offers mobile apps for the popular platforms Android, Apple iOS and Windows.
SpareParts 365 supports you as a catalog creator with functions that are intuitive to use, for example when setting up import files. A powerful hotspot tool automates and simplifies the creation of hotspots in assembly drawings.
As a catalog user, you will quickly find your way around both the online catalog and the apps for smartphones and tablets - without special instructions or help.
Our motto: Simplify! We achieve this, for example, by deliberately avoiding the "reuse of assemblies", which in practice causes more problems than brings benefits. SpareParts 365 does not require the generated of any so called “header records” - as a rule, the data from upstream systems can be read directly via standard import.
SpareParts 365 - Switching from another solution
Even solutions that were once good have an "expiry date" because they are based on technologies that are now outdated, carry legacy issues with them due to outdated requirements and do not optimally fulfill current tasks. In addition, the aging software is complex to operate, use and maintain. By switching to SpareParts 365 you can save time and money.
Learn more about why you should switch to SpareParts 365: SpareParts 365 for changeovers.
If you are already using a professional spare parts solution, you have probably already taken the most important step. Because you provide the relevant data in an organized and consistent manner for automated processing. Your data - either from the source systems or from the catalog software - can then be transferred to SpareParts 365 either directly or with little adjustment effort.
With our high-performance software based on the latest technologies, you may benefit from lower running costs and lower internal expenses. You get a future-proof solution, supplemented by our competent, attentive and fast service.
Find out more here about the benefits of switching to SpareParts 365: That's is why SpareParts 365 is better than comparable solutions.
Special cases such as the interactive editing of catalog data, the creation of complete catalog databases for Windows ("CD catalogs") or the display of 3-D graphics are currently not possible with SpareParts 365.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if these functions are important to you.
SpareParts 365 - Security
If you use the cloud operating variant we offer, your data will be hosted by a well-known German provider in a data center certified in accordance with DIN ISO / IEC 27001. The strict European data protection regulations are met at all times.
With the free entry-level version of SpareParts 365, you can start without risk and convince yourself of the performance of our solution. If you then opt for our subscription model, there are no investment costs. You have a three-month notice period and the option to export all imported and processed catalog data for further use.
Of course, we cannot predict the future. However, we can assure you that we will continue to develop SpareParts 365 as our core product and expand it in step with customer requirements. And we can say: Our software is based on the latest technologies and open standards.
Service & Support
That depends entirely on your specific requirements.
If your initial data is of good quality, you can set up and use SpareParts 365 independently using the documentation.
As a rule, however, we would recommend that you take a few days of advice to help you get started.
If your requirements are on a more demanding level, our complete package of services is available to you, from support with the requirements analysis to project-specific adaptations or extensions of our software.
We usually support you "remotely", i.e. in the context of web meetings, e-mails, telephone calls or remote maintenance.
When switching from a previous system to SpareParts 365, the first step will be to check which data can be transferred from the previous system.
We will of course support you with the migrating this data and importing it to SpareParts 365.
If there are specialties in your existing system, such as connections to third-party systems, we can of course also implement these for you.
The creators of SpareParts 365
As a former long-time employee of a leading software provider in the field of electronic spare parts catalogs and with our own companies, we have built up extensive experience and broad know-how. We know the concerns, needs and requirements of industrial companies in the spare parts business and know how to develop and implement tailor-made solutions.
We demonstrate the advantages of our solution in a free entry-level version. Convince yourself of the performance of our solution and the benefits for your company! Put our software through its paces - easily and risk-free, with your own data or the test data provided by us.