News - 02/19/2010

Federated Adds Nexpart to its

Suite of Installer eCommerce Tools

STAUNTON, Virginia, February 19, 2010 - Federated Auto Parts and WHI Solutions will be working together to facilitate electronic commerce between Federated WD/jobbers and their installer customers.

"Federated is committed to improving efficiencies for our members, our professional installer customers and the industry at large," said Rusty Bishop, CEO of Federated Auto Parts. "We believe that Nexpart provides opportunities to significantly improve processes within the supply chain. We are pleased to add Nexpart to our suite of ecommerce tools as we strive to create technology products that will ensure the long-term success of our members and their customers."

Federated members run on a variety of business system platforms. Federated and WHI will be working closely with those business system providers to enable integrated processes for all Federated members. Federated will continue to support established industry initiatives, including the Aftermarket Catalog Enhanced Standard (ACES) and the Product Information Exchange Standard (PIES).

"Federated is a leader and an innovator in the aftermarket, so this is an exciting opportunity to help increase sales and profitability for their members," said Bryan Murphy, CEO of WHI Solutions.� "This relationship allows us to offer Federated members Nexpart; simply the best way to sell parts."

About WHI Solutions

One of the fastest growing technology companies in America, WHI provides solutions to over 1600 customers. WHI Solutions include Distribution Management, eCommerce, Electronic Parts Catalog & Business Intelligence. Products are specialized to increase the sales and profitability of parts sellers and service providers. Investors in WHI Solutions include Polaris Venture Partners, MidMark Capital, Goldman Sachs and Starboard Capital. Learn more at

About Federated

Federated Auto Parts, headquartered in Staunton, Virginia, is one of the largest auto parts distribution and marketing organizations in North America.� Federated is dedicated to supporting its customers with quality name brand parts, programs designed to grow their businesses, and experienced counterpeople who are knowledgeable in today's evolving automotive technology.

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