Aston Barclay has streamlined its online offering in the first phase of substantial investment in its IT infrastructure and online systems throughout 2016.
The vehicle remarketing group’s refreshed and redesigned website now functions as a central gateway for its online routes to market, with a single log-in for all services making data easier to access.
A statement from the business said that new and updated servers can now comfortably handle the simultaneous downloading of data-heavy information demanded by users accessing ever-increasing levels of data and vehicle imagery.
This allows all Aston Barclay services to operate seamlessly, especially when handling high levels of traffic, minimising downtime for customers, Aston Barclay claims.
Glenn Scarborough, managing director of Aston Barclay plc, said: “This is just the first step in significantly upgrading our IT infrastructure over the coming year.
“Our aim is to ensure all of our services continue to run seamlessly, complement activity on the auction floor and help to provide the unique and flexible service that has seen us become one of the UK’s leading remarketing providers.”
Aston Barclay LIVE – where members of the motor trade can bid on vehicles online – has also been heavily enhanced as part of Aston Barclay’s website changes, thanks to the updated servers.
Buyers and sellers can continue to bid using the service at all times, even in the unlikely event of disruption to IT systems.
This allows customers to enjoy seamless and uninterrupted bidding, even if they can’t make it to the sale, from anywhere in the world.
The vehicle search facility has been completely redesigned, with larger images enabling users to better inspect the vehicles they are searching for.
The website also provides an all-in-one hub for key services, such as vehicle appraisals, reports and the IMS reporting portal, giving all customers total oversight and transparency of auction activity across Aston Barclay’s auction centres.