Alliance Automotive Group (AAG) distributes a wide variety of car parts to retailers and end-customers in the Benelux. With a supply of 2 million items, continuously tracking and updating prices across different supplier portals is vital to ensure accurate product information – however it’s also burdensome and time-consuming. Yarado helps AAG to monitor and immediately update prices in their Product Information Management (PIM) system – Product360 – as soon as new pricing lists are published.
Hour saved on every price list update
Quicker price change implementation
Prices automatically updated within the PIM system
Accurate and reliable management information
Reporting capability added in BI tools (QlikView)
Increased productivity as a result of freeing up one full-time employee
With over 100 various suppliers, AAG received new price lists on a weekly basis, which meant that processing price updates became a hugely repetitive and erroneous activity. To account for price changes, a dedicated employee had to manually retrieve the new price list from the destined supplier portal and compare it with the existing price list in Product360, their PIM system. Even the slightest delay caused prices to be outdated, leading to inaccurate reporting of financial transactions, inventory costs, cash positions and sales activities.
Before partnering with Yarado, a full-time employee was responsible for keeping price lists up-to-date. This was a repetitive, manual task that diverted the focus from more strategic work.
The Yarado robot fully automated the whole process, having immediate impact on AAG's operations. Lightning fast and making zero mistakes, software robot Yara took over the mundane task, freeing up the employee and ensuring greater accuracy in price lists. Moreover, Yara also generated a more reliable and accurate management information through automatic reporting in QlikView. This enabled AAG to steer their operations more effectively with clear KPIs.