AutoZone evaluated several third-party eProcurement integration and data management providers. Key criteria included:
- Project and account management skills
- B2B integration experience
- eProcurement cXML TradeCentric experience
- Automotive aftermarket experience
- Customization experience
Other considerations were professional service and support, experience with AutoZone’s eCommerce platform, and the ability to accelerate the onboarding process. Following an intensive vetting process, AutoZone chose TradeCentric to expand the capabilities of AutoZone ConnectSM, a program that helps organizations leverage their infrastructure to facilitate and manage eProcurement integrations.
The TradeCentric technology was configured and deployed with the AutoZone ConnectSM program in just 30 days. This one-time integration adapted the TradeCentric Platform to AutoZone’s standard cXML integration, enabling AutoZone to integrate with TradeCentric systems with any cXML or OCI methodology. Not only does this extend support for orders, it also enhances shipping notices and invoicing.