Designing components that are compatible with any given environment lead to an efficient system to exist. Data management solutions that hire programming services need to achieve certain degree of interoperability. Interoperable environments deliver a high value to the system. “Interoperability refers to the architecture or standards that make it possible for diverse systems to work compatibly in a true information network” by healthit.gov. Integration of a system to another system of information would require interoperability to deliver a solution. The next generation of data management solutions for automotive aftermarkets would aggregate the manufacturer, supplier, retailer, repair shops & consumer into one single platform such that all parts & services required are made available. As data becomes exceptionally mobile need arises to address mobility issues when interacting with a vendor or a consumer in real-time. Benefits of interoperability; brings systems & applications together, lowers the cost of doing business, real time integration of multiple systems delivering time-sensitive information to those who need it, quick incorporation of other solutions into enterprise’s information technology solution in case of mergers or acquisition.
In the automotive aftermarket industry where accuracy of data is important for the parts to sell bring in scope for various data validation tools to deliver interoperability. Additionally, the real time update of information requires for high degree of interoperability to exist between communicating systems, tools and applications. The shift of automotive aftermarket from traditional brick and mortar shops to e-commerce asks for integrated solutions. The ability of the system to work together is referred to as interoperability, from automotive aftermarket perspective the compatibility of parts and components available with the motor vehicle would determine the interoperability.