Sale Control now supports an additional sale type value, 8 – Aftermarket. An aftermarket transaction consists entirely of the purchase of aftermarket products without a vehicle sale transaction.
The following list describes important attributes about an aftermarket deal in Sale Control.
- An aftermarket deal has a sale type value of 8.
- The aftermarket sale screen is identical to the retail screen; although there are many fields that do not apply to aftermarket purchases, the familiarity of the standard retail screen was deemed more important than introducing a new screen layout just for aftermarket deals that would require more user training.
- A custom sale screen is available for aftermarket deals.
- The SuperDesk and MultiPay screens are not available for aftermarket deals.
- Several additional function operations are disabled on aftermarket deals.
- All customer operations perform the same as they do for other sale types.
- The vehicle in an aftermarket deal is not in inventory; it is automatically assigned a stock number, but it cannot be found in Advent’s current inventory.
- The vehicle in an aftermarket deal can be copied from a vehicle in a previous deal, or from a previously sold vehicle.
- The vehicle in an aftermarket deal may be created by the user if no related deal or inventory item is on file in Advent.
- An aftermarket sale vehicle cannot have vehicle adds.
- Newly created aftermarket sale vehicles do not appear in the Accounting Vehicle Posting list, they are not inventory so they should not be pushed to the integrated DMS.
- Sale reports are configured by default to exclude aftermarket deals; because aftermarket deals are not vehicle purchases, their inclusion in standard sale reports would overstate the unit sold counts. Reporting of aftermarket deals will be addressed on an on-going basis as clients begin to use the new aftermarket deal process.