Electronic Microfiche, also known as Electronic Parts Catalogs (EPC), have been in use for the past ten years. They put parts images at your fingertips - right on your computer screen at the parts and service counters. This EPC technology has taken the industry a long way since paper catalogs were used. Even the more recent film-type microfiche cards and viewers became obsolete when electronic parts catalogs came into wider use.
PowerTrac interfaces to Electronic Microfiche and various suppliers' on-line ordering. That means you can tag part numbers in your OEM microfiche images and drop the part numbers down to your Parts invoice or Service RO in PowerTrac.
Here's how it works: suppose you have a customer at your parts counter. Once you choose the parts you need on the microfiche images - two key strokes transfers all the parts to a Parts Invoice or Repair Order in PowerTrac. There's no re-typing of ANY part numbers whatsoever!
This increases both efficiency and accuracy, because you can locate the part number on the electronic microfiche and then invoice the part without ever typing or writing down a part number.