Over the past several years, CDK and Interchange Inc. have provided parts cross-reference information to users of the CDK dealership management system through the loading of interchange data files on each dealership’s local IBM server.
Although the information is of considerable value, the processes involved in providing the data to be loaded and the local storage consumed offered CDK an opportunity to create a better and more efficient product for our customers.
New Features and Benefits
We have been working with Interchange to improve access to the parts cross-reference information maintained by them. This new procedure will permit CDK users to use their Internet connection to perform an online lookup of cross-reference details from the CDK availability screen. The function key access, direct link provides up-to-date cross reference information from within the CDK parts availability screen, eliminating the need to wait for and load updates on your local system. No disk space is consumed on the server! The interface charge is a one-time cost from CDK for the software required to provide the link to Interchange, Inc.