updated 2/28/2011 11:16:56 AM ET 2011-02-28T16:16:56

ELK GROVE, Calif., Feb. 28, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ALLDATA LLC, the leading provider of vehicle manufacturers' service and repair information for professional repair shops, has enhanced the integration of parts ordering with its parent company, AutoZone (NYSE:AZO), in its ALLDATA Manage 4.9 shop management software designed to help repair shops manage their business. These improvements will save shops time when it comes to ordering parts through greater ordering accuracy and streamlined ordering workflows.

Electronic parts ordering is a critical business operation for repair shops with an impact on profitability and customer satisfaction. By using ALLDATA Manage, repair shops can lookup parts, check availability and order directly from AutoZone and import the parts into the customer repair order.

New features include:

  • Improved Order Accuracy
  • Real-time product availability and pricing within the AutoZone Network
  • Ability to view, zoom and print any image of an AutoZone part
  • Enhanced Search & Mapping Capabilities to Improve Productivity
  • Vehicle Mapping– when looking up labor times and Original Equipment (OE) parts the appropriate AutoZone parts are displayed.
  • Smart Jobs and Maintenance Schedules - are automatically mapped to the AutoZone catalog to narrow your selection.

ALLDATA provides shop management solutions to thousands of shops today. "ALLDATA knows that efficient electronic ordering is a vital component to a shop's ability to quickly and accurately provide customer repair estimates and drive improved customer satisfaction. ALLDATA Manage 4.9 maximizes performance of part ordering and estimation capabilities with AutoZone on a state of the art technology platform," said Jeff Lagges, President, ALLDATA.

"AutoZone is committed to improving the productivity and profitability of its commercial customers through the development of easy-to-use online ordering tools and solutions. This exciting new online ordering solution brings our extensive inventories of quality products directly to the customer's desktop, which saves time by eliminating the need to use a paper catalog or pick up the phone,"  said Larry Roesel, Senior Vice President, AutoZone Commercial.

For more information on ALLDATA and ALLDATA Manage, please visit www.alldata.com /manage or call 800-697-2533.

About AutoZone and ALLDATA

About AutoZone:

As of November 20, 2010, AutoZone sells auto and light truck parts, chemicals and accessories through 4,404 AutoZone stores in 48 U.S. states plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico and 241 stores in Mexico.

AutoZone is the leading retailer and a leading distributor of automotive replacement parts and accessories in the United States. Each store carries an extensive product line for cars, sport utility vehicles, vans and light trucks, including new and remanufactured automotive hard parts, maintenance items, accessories, and non-automotive products. Many stores also have a commercial sales program that provides commercial credit and prompt delivery of parts and other products to local, regional and national repair garages, dealers, service stations, and public sector accounts.  AutoZone also sells the ALLDATA brand diagnostic and repair software.  On the web AutoZone sells auto and light truck parts through www.autozone.com , and as part of our commercial sales program, through www.autozonepro.com

AutoZone does not derive revenue from automotive repair or installation.

About ALLDATA:

ALLDATA is an AutoZone company. With more than 80,000 repair shops as subscribers, ALLDATA is the leading provider of manufacturers' service and repair information, shop management software and customer relations tools for the automotive repair and collision industries.

CONTACT: Media: Ray Pohlman at 866-966-3017,
         ray.pohlman@autozone.com
         Financial: Brian Campbell at 901 495-7005,
         brian.campbell@autozone.com
         ALLDATA: Helene Ton at 888-892-2332,
         press.relations@alldata.com

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