CCC Pinnacle Yard Management

CCC has acquired the assets of Actual Systems of America (ASA) and the Pinnacle software solutions.

The transaction advances CCC’s auto parts strategy, creating the CCC Pinnacle Yard Management™ solution, a powerful system for yard management, repair management and parts eCommerce. The integration of the CCC ONE, CCC TRUE and Pinnacle solutions will provide the collision repair industry with an unprecedented level of efficiency and productivity when buying and managing recycled parts. The acquisition grows the power and reach of CCC TRUE, the industry’s only collision parts network for OE, aftermarket, and recycled parts suppliers to electronically sell their parts to repairers when writing the estimate.

The current processes for data transfer and parts procurement are manual and lack integration, which can negatively impact cycle time, data accuracy and cost. The acquisition creates a single place for recyclers, repairers and insurers to interact, transact, and proactively manage the recycled parts process.

What Does this Mean For Me?

Existing Pinnacle Customers

  • Existing Pinnacle Pro customers will now be able to automatically show, quote and sell their inventory right inside the CCC ONE system.
  • Pinnacle Professional and CCC ONE currently work well together, but within a few months their integration will be even more seamless and enable recyclers to show up-to-the-minute inventory, customized pricing, delivery times, and part grades to repairers and insurers who use CCC ONE.
  • It will also provide buyers and sellers of recycled parts with powerful eCommerce capabilities, such as online parts shopping and electronic invoicing, to decrease phone calls and eliminate redundant data entry.
  • CCC is committed to providing long-term stability and investment in Pinnacle Pro.
  • Development will continue to be driven by CCC & Pinnacle users ensuring solutions by Recyclers for Recyclers.
  • In a separate agreement, CCC and URG – a leading recyclers association – have committed to work together to ensure that all future Pinnacle Pro solutions will continue to be developed “by recyclers, for recyclers”.

OE and AM Suppliers

  • The acquisition grows the power and reach of CCC TRUE, the industry’s only collision parts network for ALL suppliers to electronically sell their parts to repairers when writing the estimate.
  • Over the last year, electronic parts ordering by the 4,800 CCC ONE Repair Workflow shops has doubled.
  • As more suppliers join CCC TRUE, the momentum, supplier coverage, and network effect of CCC TRUE and CCC ONE will drive more collision repairers to electronically order their parts through this single, highly efficient electronic parts ordering network.
  • Ultimately this momentum and growth will make the CCC TRUE Parts Network a highly active and lucrative channel for OE and AM suppliers to sell their parts.

Collision Repairers

  • Repairers using CCC ONE Repair Workflow will get immediate access to more recycled parts choices from within their existing system.
  • Integrated functionality will allow shops to view available parts, request live quotes and purchase and receive invoices for recycled parts.
  • Repairers will have the ability to select preferred suppliers from a broad list of national and local recyclers. Access to this recycler community also includes LKQ, which is directly connected to CCC ONE.
  • Reduces need for phone calls/faxes and creates a more accurate, efficient parts management process.
  • Extends CCC’s existing parts offering which today includes aftermarket suppliers and will include OE parts in the future.

Insurance Carriers

  • Insurers using CCC solutions will see and have access to a secure stream of real-time recycler data via their existing CCC solutions.
  • Insurers access to real steel in real time will improve estimate accuracy and reduce supplements.
  • Currently recycled parts are an inventory of one; a broader network promotes choice and part availability.
  • Insurers will now have access to an integrated solution and data governed by CCC’s data policy.
  • Extends CCC’s existing parts offering which today includes aftermarket suppliers and will include OE parts in the future.