At a Glance

American Honda, Torrance, Calif. (www.honda.com)

Customer: American Honda, Torrance, Calif. (www.honda.com)

Size: 1,300 dealerships

Business: Automobiles

Business Need: Bottom-up MRP and inventory control

Solutions Provider: Syncata

Hardware: Compaq server, IBM RS/6000

Software: Microsoft Visual Basic, Sybase 11, Unix/C

Deal Maker: Existing relationship

Results: Faster inventory turns, more customized cars