Zotye's new cloud platform will simplify operations for dealers
Zotye USA, the producer aiming to become the first company to sell China-built vehicles in the U.S., is touting what it calls the industry's first all-cloud digital ecosystem, which integrates a broad range of functions from sales to dealer management systems to call centers.
Zotye and parent HAAH Automotive Holdings of Irvine, Calif., said in a news release it is partnering with Oracle Netsuite on a platform that will provide its dealers a single view into the entire supply chain, from production to delivery and inventory management.
«This unified one-platform, one-cloud-based-solution system will provide the automotive industry with unprecedented simplicity, transparency and ease of use for customers, dealers, employees and the distributor. Nobody has done anything like this before in [the]automotive field, as most OEMs have traditional models with legacy systems and disparate data silos that fall short of end-to-end processes across functional business areas» HAAH Chairman Duke Hale said.
A HAAH spokesman said a group of dealers will soon see demos of parts of the system, and HAAH will get feedback on improvements it can make.
Last month, Zotye USA said it has chosen retailers in 100 markets as it plans to launch sales of its first vehicle in 2021. It expects to have 250 dealers by the time its first vehicle, the compact, gasoline-powered T600 crossover, goes on sale in 2021.
The company has said the T600 will be followed by a second utility and a car.