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Issue 53
March 2012
Hello Fast Parts® Users!

I would like to thank all of you who called last month with questions about Partmate™, CrashLink™, thermal printers, and Car-Part services like websites and Car Part Pro™. Keep those calls coming! I received some questions about our Checkmate® inventory management system. Most recyclers want to know the differences between Fast Parts® and Checkmate. With Fast Parts, we have a system that meets the needs of most small and medium sized auto recyclers and the system is easy to learn with a few options to study. Checkmate, on the other hand, is all about options. When considering Checkmate, consider these questions: How do you run your business? Which employees need access to which programs? How many vehicles are processed and what are your procedures when buying vehicles?

The Checkmate system has many features to assist the busy recycler run a fast-paced auto dismantling business more smoothly and profitably. One of the features unique to Checkmate is Order Trakker™. This program tracks your parts from the time you take the order and create a work order all the way to the parts delivery to the end user. You not only know where your part is in the sales process, but you are able to track how efficiently your business handled the sale.

Another Checkmate product is Bidmate™. This portable buying tool allows you to download an auto auction inventory and calculate which vehicles are most valuable to your business. The tool uses your sales history and customer requests to formulate the value of the vehicles up for bid. You may even be able to tap into the statistics for information on vehicles you have not had before. After winning the bid, you can export information directly into your Partmate inventory tool and you are that far ahead on the inventory process. Checkmate is all about having all the options you need to run your business.

If you would like to talk more about the many Checkmate features, please give me a call. We have worked hard to make the conversion from Fast Parts to Checkmate fast, complete, and effortless. Our conversions include on-site installation with most of your data transferred so your business doesn't skip a beat in the change. Not every Fast Parts user needs this powerful tool; however, when you are at a point where you want to upgrade to something more powerful, you need to know we are ready with the best product at the best price. One of the best places to compare Fast Parts and Checkmate is at the Car Part Industry Conference, which will be held this year on August 9-11.

Our Fast Parts computer engineers have just about put the finishing touches on a program that will fix that pesky problem of adding more models to the model file. If you would be willing to do beta testing on the new program, let me know and I will pass that along to the developers.

Thank You!

boB Clark

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