MILWAUKEE, Feb. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ARI Network Services, Inc. (OTCBB: ARIS), a leader in creating, marketing, and supporting SaaS and DaaS solutions that connect consumers, dealers, distributors, and manufacturers in selected vertical markets, announced today that it received Powersports Business magazine's 2013 Nifty 50 Award. Winners of the Nifty 50 Awards were selected by the editors from Powersports Business and its sister consumer magazines in the powersports industry.
AccessorySmart™ is ARI's new fitment-powered Aftermarket Parts, Garments and Accessory (PG&A) lookup solution for the dealer parts and service counter. Launched at the 2013 Dealer Expo, AccessorySmart helps dealers save time and increase sales by empowering them with quick and easy access to more than 500,000 SKUs, 1,400 manufacturers and $71 million worth of PG&A products from leading distributors in a single online application.
"This is the 14th year that Powersports Business has selected 50 newly released products and services that we believe will enhance dealership operations," said Dave McMahon, Editor in Chief of Powersports Business. "Dealers are always in search of efficient ways to find parts, garments and accessories from leading distributors. ARI's AccessorySmart certainly fits that requirement and was deemed worthy of Nifty 50 status by our editorial team."
"Having AccessorySmart selected as one of the top 50 new products at Dealer Expo is a great honor," said Brad Smith, Director of Product Management and General Manager of Aftermarket at ARI. "AccessorySmart is the only PG&A lookup solution for the dealer parts and service counter of its kind. We're confident that it will revolutionize the way dealers do business and help them to Sell More Stuff!™"Dealers who attended Dealer Expo in Indianapolis, Ind. had the opportunity to meet with ARI team members for a first look, hands-on demonstrations and to purchase AccessorySmart as well as other award-winning ARI products and services. In 6 out of the last 7 years ARI products have won Nifty 50 awards – including Customer First™, WebsiteSmart™, FootSteps™, SearchEngineSmart™, and PartStream™. About Powersports Business Magazine Powersports Business is the first place the powersports industry looks for breaking news. The magazine gives dealers, distributors, and manufacturers timely business news and analysis every three weeks. Beyond the magazine and powersportsbusiness.com, Powersports Business produces an annual Dealer Directory and Market Data Book. Additional resources include our twice-weekly e-newsletter, regular e-white papers and exclusive industry data.