Officials with United Equipment Dealers Association (UEDA) recently announced the group’s new, interactive United OPE Flat Rate Guide is now available for annual subscription enrollment. This new online tool provides dealers with a web portal and secure API to find and report power equipment flat rate repair times with more current accurate information than what is provided by OEMs. With this information, dealers can increase their productivity and profits and improve customer relations.
The new system, developed in partnership with and powered by Charter Software, Inc., and with data incorporated in conjunction with Bob Clements International, includes an API that will work with most Dealer Management Software Systems. UEDA will provide interested business system vendors access to the flat rate API (at no charge) so they can build integration, allowing work orders in their software to access and report on the flat rate information.
Repair information is included for these manufacturers with additional manufacturers to be added as demand dictates: AGCO, Allis Chalmers, Briggs & Stratton, Craftsman mowers and garden tractors, Craftsman snow throwers, Cub Cadet, Exmark, Honda, Husqvarna, John Deere, Kawasaki, Kohler Engines, Massey, MTD (et al), New Holland, Poulan, Scag, Simplicity, Toro and Weed Eater. During the next several months UEDA will be adding data for compact and utility tractors as well as RTVs and UTVs.
According to Kim Rominger, UEDA Executive Vice President/CEO, “This is the only industry resource that factors actual dealer times into the flat rate calculation used to determine job pricing.” He adds that the project benefits not only UEDA members, but all dealers who carry those lines.
For more information or to subscribe to the OPE FRG, contact Dennis Alford, 800-606-6332, [email protected].