At Kubota’s annual dealer meeting in Atlanta, Charter Software and Kubota Tractor Corporation announced new integrations between Kubota’s various systems and Charter Software’s flagship business management system, ASPEN.
The key features allow dealers to perform powerful Kubota-specific parts functions from within ASPEN, eliminating the need to leave ASPEN to log into a portal. The end goals are to save Kubota dealers time, reduce duplicated efforts and data entry errors, and serve customers faster and more effectively.
From virtually any ASPEN parts, point-of-sale or work order screen, dealers can check parts availability at Kubota parts’ depots, as well as other Kubota dealers. Dealers can submit parts orders to Kubota from within ASPEN’s parts order screen without any log in or additional steps, and with the sophisticated Kubota parts orders search function, dealers can find prior orders and check the status of orders. All of this integration piggybacks well with Charter’s existing integration with Kubota’s K-PAD electronic parts catalog system that allows the dealer to create picklists in K-PAD and drop them onto invoices, work orders and/or parts orders.
“I am so proud of our development team for working so well with the Kubota team on this project,” said Anne Salemo, president/CEO of Charter Software. “We’ve established something special here with Kubota and a true partnership for the future that will benefit Kubota dealers for decades!”
The results of this endeavor support Kubota’s initiative to work with leading business management systems closely to provide the tools that their dealers need to compete and grow.