Parts Inventory Control

Store entire price books with every available vendor part number!  Indicate which items you stock by just adding quantities to these pre-loaded price books.  We keep all your parts prices current for Mercury, Yamaha, Evinrude, Volvo Penta, Yanmar, Honda and all your major aftermarket suppliers too, such as Land n Sea, Kellogg, Port Supply, Donovan, etc.  The Cross Reference feature will show which items can be substituted and will show comparative pricing.

  • Available cost fields are Last Cost, Average Cost, Package Cost and Reorder Cost
  • List Price and 9 more calculated List Price fields are available for every part item
  • Bin locations are stored for every stocked item
  • Every part contains part number, Vendor number, alternate number and UPC number
  • Includes cross references with comparative pricing
  • Can search and locate any part by number, partial number, description, UPC, vendor number or alternate part number – by keypad or by using a bar code scanner

marine price files

  • A & M Marine
  • Alumicraft Boats
  • Ancor Marine
  • Benrock
  • Boating Lifestyle – AU
  • Bombardier
  • Bowman
  • Caterpillar Marine
  • CDI Repair
  • Chris Craft
  • Coast Distribution
  • Coast Marine – Canada
  • Coast RV
  • Coast RV – Canada
  • Detroit Diesel
  • Diversified Marine
  • Donovan Freshwater
  • Donovan Marine
  • Ellett Bros
  • Evinrude & Johnson
  • Evinrude & Johnson – Canada
  • Fasco Fastener
  • Fisheries Supply
  • Four Winns Marine
  • Fox Marine
  • Fox Racing
  • GLM Products
  • Highliner Trailer – Canada
  • HO Sports
  • Honda Outboard
  • Honda PWC
  • Houston Marine
  • Hutchings Marine
  • Indmar
  • Jabsco
  • Jerrys Marine
  • Johnson Pump
  • Keller Marine
  • Kellogg Marine
  • L & L Marine
  • Land & Sea
  • Lewis Marine
  • Livorsi Marine
  • Llewellyn
  • Lorenz & Jones
  • Mallory Marine
  • Marine Wholesale
  • Marysville Marine
  • McDurmon
  • Medart
  • Mercury – Australia
  • Mercury – Canada
  • Mercury – Latin America
  • Mercury – USA
  • Mesco Marine
  • Mid South Marine
  • Morgan Rec. Supply
  • MV Augusta – USA
  • Outboard Jets
  • Perkins Diesel SW
  • Pleasurecraft
  • Portsupply
  • Pro Marine
  • Pronautic
  • San Diego Marine Ex.
  • Sea Pro Marine – Canada
  • Sierra Marine
  • Southern Marine
  • Suzuki Marine
  • Suzuki Marine – Canada
  • Tohasu Marine
  • US Distributing
  • V & V Marine
  • Volvo Penta
  • Volvo Penta – Canada
  • Volvo Penta – Europe
  • Westerbeke
  • Western Products
  • Yamaha Marine
  • Yamaha Marine – Canada
  • Yanmar – Canada

more . . . parts inventory control

Everyone knows that handwriting parts invoices and work orders is definitely not the way to go.  And using generic off-the-shelf software is always a dead-end exercise. The key is to have all the Marine parts price databases available to you so you never have to manually enter part numbers, descriptions or prices yourself. Otherwise, you end up turning into a typing clerk instead of running a marine business. So why do you need the Commander business management software? It’s very affordable. It’s easy to use. And it interfaces with your QuickBooks financial software.

Commander has countless marine-specific features that make this software a winner within the boating industry. For example, integration to electronic microfiche programs, such as Mercury’s MercNet, ARI’s PartSmart and PartsManagerPro.  The electronic purchase order uploads to vendors like Mercury, Yamaha, Honda, Volvo-Penta, Land n Sea, Diversified and Kellogg make ordering accurate and painless.

Our Marine repair and POS software connects you with parts price updating for over 600 vendors. Update all your prices and add new model part numbers to your system automatically. No more accidental sales below retail or at cost. These automatic price updates help to improve your bottom line and ensure that you’ll be selling at the most current prices. You can have every line item available from ALL YOUR VENDORS – automatically added to your inventory of available items!

Following are a few of the popular vendors that supply parts price files.  If we don’t have your vendor in our library, just ask and we’ll customer convert your favorite vendor’s text file to Commander.

Mercury Honda
Volvo-Penta Yamaha
Suzuki Outboard Yanmar
Tohatsu Diversified
Donovan Land n Sea
Medart Kellogg
Port Supply

Point of Sale (POS)

Create fast and accurate parts invoices and quotes with Commander.  Built-in barcode recognition speeds checkout and our cross-reference feature helps find alternate part options when you’re trying to make a sale.

  • Scans, Prices, extends, taxes, totals and prints a parts invoice in as little as 7 seconds
  • Interfaces to popular Electronic Catalogs – such as Mercury MercNet EZParts5, Yamaha, Volvo Penta, ARI PartSmart and PartsManager Pro,  permitting “tag & drop” of parts to an invoice – No typing of part numbers
  • Even interfaces to the aftermarket cross reference from Huggins Outboard computer programs
  • Sends special order parts automatically to a “PO” pad – a staging area for PO’s
  • Processes credit card transactions  directly from the POS screen – no more stapling credit card receipts to your parts invoice.

more . . . Point of Sale - POS

Parts sales represent a good portion of the average dealer’s total revenue.  It’s crucial that parts invoicing transactions are quick, smooth and accurate.  The experience customers have at your parts counter will either make them a customer for years to come or drive them to the guy down the street.  Commander creates accurate estimates and invoices with lightning fast speed allowing you to focus your attention where it belongs – on your customers.

We’ve found that many businesses start with a software system like QuickBooks that works great for financial management, but was not designed for a parts department in your industry.  As a result, part numbers, descriptions and prices must be manually added before they are sold – these additions usually take place at the parts counter while your customers wait.

In an attempt to avoid manual parts entry in front customers, many dealers have spent countless hours adding part numbers and prices to their current system.  They soon discover that all their prices are out of date and they still have to manually add special order parts they’ve never stocked before.Commander gives you access to all OEM and aftermarket pricing and keeps this information up-to-date.    .

Commander’s Parts Invoicing program will shorten your line at the parts counter, impress your customers and inject profit into your Parts Department.  Check out some of the other Parts Invoicing features in Commander Software:

• Prices, extends, taxes, totals and prints a parts counter ticket in as little as 7 seconds!
• Permits emailing invoices and quotes.
• Interfaces to popular Electronic Catalogs – such as PartSmart© – permitting “tag & drop” of parts to an invoice.
• Invoices print to a narrow paper slip printer or laser printer.
• Handles multiple payments on a single ticket, such as cash, credit card, check, gift cards
• Handles and tracks layaway parts sales.
• Purchase orders are easily created for special ordered parts.
• Sends special order parts directly to a “PO” for editing and transmitting to vendors.
• Interfaces to X-Charge for direct high speed credit card processing.
• Invoice history is stored for every customer.
• Provides fast and efficient bar code processing and parts pricing.
• Parts pricing is fully customizable so you can create your own unique selling prices.
• Stores your customer information and calculates special discounts.
• Can link a picture of your customer directly to his customer record.
• Supports unlimited sales tax scenarios and all complex tax situations.

Parts Price Updates

Parts prices are always changing!  Commander keeps price current for not only the most popular marine vendors like Mercury, Yamaha, Honda, Volvo-Penta, Land n Sea, Diversified, Kellogg, West Marine Pro etc. but also many other OEMs and aftermarket vendors too numerous to list.  Price updates are done over the internet to keep your prices accurate and up to date.

While it IS possible to price parts one at a time by going to the vendor’s web site or thumbing through a paper price list, that is a HUGE time grinder.  Keeping prices current is our specialty here at MIC Systems!  We have a whole department that works hard to convert popular price files to Commander.  If you have a favorite vendor not on our list, just ask and we will show you how to use a conversion utility that enables you to make any number of custom parts price files yourself – or we’ll convert it for you for a small fee.

more . . . parts price updates

If you’re still making manual price adjustments to your inventory, one part at a time or constantly doing price checks throughout the day, time to switch to Commander.  Your Commander database will contain all the popular marine price books with every available vendor part number, cost and selling price.  Our price updates keep all your parts prices current, as prices change.

  • Commander  updates your vendor’s part pricing via the internet
  • Most vendors update prices monthly so you’re always up-to-date on your cost and selling prices.  Mercury updates every week!
  • Complete price books in Commander contain not just your stocking items but ALL AVAILABLE OEM PARTS
  • Cross references between many popular vendors point toward compatible parts and often to better pricing.

EPC Microfiche Integration

Commander interfaces/connects to your Electronic Parts Catalogs (EPC). That connection means you can tag part numbers in your EPC and drop them directly to your Parts invoice or Service RO in Commander – NO retyping ANY part numbers!  This is a BIG time-saver!

Commander integrates with ARI PartSmart, Mercury EZParts5, Yamaha, Honda iN, Volvo Penta to name a few.

EPC systems have been in use for over ten years. They were a big upgrade to paper books and put parts images at your fingertips – right on your computer screen at the parts and service counters. But adding integration to your EPC gets you that “tag and drop” functionality, which automatically transfers part numbers from your EPC to your invoices and ROs.


Special Orders & Stock Orders

When you place parts on an invoice or RO, Commander automatically knows which of the parts are IN stock and which ones will have to be special ordered. These non-stocking parts are automatically moved to a “PO Pad”.  When reviewing your daily PO Pad list, just sort and highlight the parts to order and drop them onto your vendor’s electronic purchase order.  No re-typing of part numbers! It’s easy, accurate and organized !  Stock Orders can be automatically created based on Minimum and Maximums or on seasonality.

  • Built-in Special Order System automatically manages POs
  • Electronically places orders with your vendors
  • Automatically updates your on hand quantities when parts are received
  • Simultaneously prints bar code labels for the received parts
  • Generates special order reports and determines which customers need to be notified to pick up their parts.
  • Allows price adjustment before receiving purchase orders.
  • Generates suggested stock orders based on minimums/maximums or seasonal ordering.

Barcode Scanners & Printers

Today, many stocking items come “pre-barcoded”, making scanning a great feature to have in your POS system! The Commander barcode system is built in to the software. It scans barcodes and UPC’s quickly and accurately, which dramatically reduces the time required to create an invoice or RO.

When a purchase order is received and some items need a barcode, Commander can automatically print barcodes for any items on the PO.

more . . . barcode scanners & printers

You can shorten the line at your parts counter and run your marine operation with just as much efficiency as the grocer down the street who scans products at the cash register and has barcodes on everything.  Inventory barcode software comes standard on all our Commander inventory control software systems.

Using this barcode technology dramatically reduces checkout time and improves pricing accuracy.  This shortcut makes it possible to scan items and print an invoice in as little as 7 seconds.

To make this handheld inventory control scanner and barcoding technology affordable, we assemble barcode kits and make them available to new Commander Customers at wholesale pricing.  The kit consists of a handheld scanner, barcode printer, and labels.  It’s our way of encouraging our customers to use barcoding and scanning to get the most out of their new Commander System.