Chilton & Delmar - Cengage Learning

Chilton adds real-time parts pricing and inventory to programs


Chilton, part of Cengage Learning and an established leader in reference sources for automotive professionals and Do-It-Yourself (DIY) automotive enthusiasts, today announced an agreement with WHI Solutions to provide updates to Chilton's ChiltonPRO and ChiltonEstimating products. Through this new agreement, all ChiltonPRO and ChiltonEstimating users with WHI/Nexpart credentials will now have the ability to create estimates using real-time parts prices and have access to distributor's inventory.

Now the industry standard, Nexpart from WHI Solutions has accelerated Internet parts ordering and allows service dealers, car dealerships, fleets, national accounts, government agencies and distributors to order parts quickly and easily over the Internet from their parts suppliers. This service, now incorporated into ChiltonPRO and ChiltonEstimating, allows customers to obtain immediate parts pricing and inventory to include in customer estimates. Chilton customers will simply need to add their WHI/Nexpart credentials (provided by distributors) into the administration page of ChiltonPRO or ChiltonEstimating to access these new features.

"We are excited to incorporate the proven technology of WHI Solutions with two of our best-selling products," said Greg Clayton, vice president, Cengage Learning. "We work hard to continually add content and increase the functionality of our products – in this case ChiltonPRO andChiltonEstimating. Users will find that it is now easier than ever to diagnose, repair and create accurate estimates for their customers, with these new features from WHI Solutions."

ChiltonPRO is a cost-effective, electronic repair information system for professional technicians.The product provides Chilton's entire suite of content including technical service bulletins (TSBs), repair information, diagnostics, maintenance schedules, labor times and estimating. Similarly, ChiltonEstimating is a convenient online tool to aid professional automotive technicians with estimates, work orders and invoices, using Chilton's trusted labor times. It provides easy access to current labor times with all content available online and can be easily accessed through any web-enabled computer. Both of these products will now also feature integrated, streamlined parts pricing and distributor inventory through Nexpart.

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