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Sandhills Publishing Partners with SmartEquip to Provide Critical Parts & Service Information & Streamline Orders

LINCOLN, Nebraska — July 27, 2018

Sandhills Publishing has partnered with SmartEquip, an internet-based parts and service support system, to provide fast access to technical information and integrated procurement solutions. The partnership extends access to critical systems and information to Sandhills Publishing’s global customer base of manufacturers, dealerships, brokers, auctioneers, and other sellers. With the partnership, the Nebraska-based tech company—whose brands include Machinery Trader, CraneTrader, TractorHouse, Truck Paper, RentalYard, AuctionTime, and FleetEvaluator among others—will develop and integrate workflow processes that streamline access to parts and service information and automate ordering, tracking, and procurement.

SmartEquip provides easy access to complete and up-to-date technical documentation sourced directly from manufacturers, including interactive, serial-number-specific parts diagrams. Integrated parts procurement solutions embed into fleet workflows and back office systems to ensure seamless ordering and invoicing and substantially eliminate duplicate entry and errors. As a clear industry leader, SmartEquip supports over 350 OEM brands, 2,000 dealership locations, and 4,000 fleet locations. Its user base is more than 40,000 technicians strong, with well over $2 billion in transactions over the network to date.

With the partnership, SmartEquip will become seamlessly integrated into the Sandhills Cloud, a suite of web-based business applications available to sellers in the construction, agriculture, transportation, and aviation industries. These solutions are designed specifically for sellers in these markets, and include tools that streamline and simplify asset valuations, inspections, advertising, inventory management, customer relationship management, invoicing, and more. Integrating SmartEquip applications into the Sandhills Cloud provides users quick access to a simple parts lookup interface, and the ability to complete and track orders in one central location alongside all the other tools that power their businesses. “SmartEquip presents equipment sellers with the distinct advantage of being able to quickly and easily look up, order, and invoice parts through a single, fully integrated solution,” explains Sandhills’ Director of New Products Evan Welch. “In doing so, equipment sellers eliminate errors, reduce downtime, and maximize profitability.”


“The partnership with Sandhills Publishing provides the perfect platform to bring our SmartEquip Connect technology to thousands of customers,” adds Fernando Pinera, SmartEquip’s president and chief operating officer. “By connecting fleet owners with their dealers and OEMs, we will have the ability to provide serial-number-specific product support information that will help drive up-time, equipment utilization, and profitability.”