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WHI Solutions makes it easy for third-party integrators to collaborate with partners on the Nexpart network. See the application programming interface list below to find the specifications that best meet your needs. License restrictions apply. Contact your WHI Solutions sales representative for more information.

NEXLINK

Mainly used by Shop Management Systems, the NEXLINK specification enables end users to punch out to Nexpart directly from a third-party application, making Nexpart an integrated ordering tool for their users who purchase parts. The punch out process allows third party applications to include part information or vehicle information such as the AAIA vehicle ID or VIN so that the vehicle need not be re-identified in Nexpart. In turn, part numbers, part descriptions, pricing, and other order details are sent back to the third-party application, saving the end user from manual entry. NEXLINK is also used by Distribution Management and Point of Sale Systems, enabling users with Nexpart Counter Catalog functionality, where all the features of Nexpart’s modern Catalog technology can be used by customer service personnel.

SPARKLINK

All the pricing and quantity information that displays in Nexpart is stored in the inventory control systems administered by the distributor selling the parts. If your inventory control system isn’t compatible with Nexpart, you can use the information in the Sparklink specification to get integrated. The Sparklink specification outlines the interaction that happens between Nexpart and your inventory control system to communicate real-time pricing, real-time quantity on hand, order placement, order history information, and so forth.

ORDERLINK

If you’re looking to place orders to a part supplier in the Nexpart network, but wish to do so independent of the Nexpart user interface, Orderlink is the answer. The Orderlink specification outlines the interaction needed to create functionality in a third-party application for part pricing, part availability, and order placement.

CATLINK

Catlink is a specification that allows software integrators to create their own Catalog interface outside of Nexpart. Integrators can develop applications that query for vehicle information and part terms including year, make, model, and engine, as well as part groups, part subgroups, and part types. Since the WHI Solutions Catalog data is stored on WHI servers, there is no need to host large amounts of application data and no need to process time consuming updates. Simply make queries to the Catalog data stored on WHI servers and display it in your own application.

ACES Part Select Server

Similar to Catlink, the ACES Part Select Server specification allows software integrators to create their own Catalog interface outside of Nexpart. Integrators can develop applications that query for vehicle information and part terms including year, make, model, trim and engine, as well as part groups, part subgroups, and part types. Since the WHI Solutions Catalog data is stored on WHI servers, there is no need to host large amounts of application data and no need to process time consuming updates. Simply make queries to the Catalog data stored on WHI servers and display it in your own application. ACES PSS also offers options for additional data elements such as labor guide, specifications, fluid capacity, tire specifications, and more.

Interchange and Buyers Guide specifications

WHI Solutions offers specifications that make the Interchange and Buyers Guide available in third-party applications. Since the Interchange and Buyers Guide data is stored on WHI servers, there is no need to host large amounts of application data and no need to process time consuming updates. Simply make queries to the data stored on WHI servers and display it in your own application.