Over the past 15 years we have grown from an idea to an organization whose mission is to create voluntary industry standards that reduce cost and complexity for dealers, while increasing innovation and returns for all members.
As the STAR organization grows, so does its portfolio of standards, guidelines, and member implementations. These accomplishments and the momentum that STAR is gaining are a direct result of, and attributed to, the participation of our membership. Each member organization brings with it subject matter experts, business process knowledge, and most importantly, it’s commitment and support of industry standards.
As a member of STAR, you will have the opportunity to help develop voluntary industry information technology (IT) standards, which can improve the operational performance, effectiveness, timeliness and competitiveness of your company and it’s business partners.
In addition to the numerous general benefits listed below, STAR offers solutions to the unique issues faced by Manufacturers (OEMs), Retail Service Providers(RSPs), and Dealers.
Maintaining the standards implementation momentum achieved in the past year
Improving accuracy, completeness, and timeliness of ongoing standards development
Improving support for the growing number of standards projects (e.g., XML Messaging)
Creating stronger commitment to common Data Transfer Specifications
Enhancing IT standards within the auto industry as an independent standards organization
Improve business agility – reusable standards, faster results!
Improve operational efficiency
Multi-industry benefits: Cars, Trucks, Power Sports, Construction Equipment and Marine
STAR standards supports global implementations
Standard XML/DTS message for RSP/DSP to third party providers
Use of common standards allows OEMs to easily integrate with multiple vendors
By using STAR Standards there is less re-work and one-off solutions, thus resulting in cost savings over time
Access to development workgroups managed by full-time staff
Defining the standard XML messages for dealer-to-OEM business transactions (i.e.: Parts Order, Sales Lead, Credit Application)
Defining a standard IT infrastructure to support the messaging between dealers and OEMs
Standardizing the IT infrastructure at dealerships
Standard XML/DTS messages for dealer-to-OEM transactions
Access to STAR's XML IDE Tool Kits
Access to the STAR Workbench - The STAR Workbench is an XML Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for STAR Members to use during creation, testing and implementation of STAR BODs
Access to draft standards - begin testing and implementing STAR Standards before they are made public to non-members. Beneficial to STAR Members by giving them a 6 month - 12 month lead in the industry