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AASA Channel Excellence Award Application

AASA Channel Excellence Award Application

Thank you for your interest in applying for this award. The award is unique in that it requires suppliers and channel partners to work collaboratively to achieve greater results than they could achieve alone. The award is presented by Epicor, a long-time provider of technologies to the aftermarket. The finalists and winner will be announced during the 2019 AASA Vision Conference (April 3 - Dearborn, MI).

Award Criteria

Deadline for submission: January 15, 2019!

Your initiative/program must:
  • be created, owned and/or executed by a collaborative effort between an aftermarket supplier (manufacturer) and channel partner (retailer, e-tailer, distributor, repair facility, national service chain);
  • be innovative and utilize technology, data analytics, robotics, artificial intelligence, machine learning, AR/VR and/or digital business processes;
  • advance the aftermarket, increase sales, reduce costs, help prepare the aftermarket for becoming more digital or competing in the digital world, significantly enhance efficiencies, and/or support the independent repair community’s ability to compete and service advanced vehicles; and
  • have been launched within 18 months prior to the application submission date.
To be considered:
  • Supplier must be an AASA member in good standing and
  • Your application must be completed in full, adhere to all the requirements and include demonstrated results.
Three finalists will be selected from all valid entries received. Each finalist will be asked to submit a short video (maximum of two minutes) to use in selecting the winner. Videos will be posted to the AASA and Epicor websites and will be presented at the 2019 AASA Vision Conference on April 3, 2019. All finalists are expected to attend the Vision Conference to be recognized.


Key Dates in the Channel Excellence Award Selection Process

Jan. 15, 2019: Deadline for application submissions

Jan. 30, 2019: Selection Committee identifies three finalists

Feb. 1, 2019: Finalists notified

Feb. 27, 2019: Deadline for finalists’ videos

Apr. 3, 2019: Finalists’ videos shown; winner announced at AASA’s Vision Conference 


If you are interested in applying for this prestigious award, please review all criteria completely in advance. When you have gathered all your materials, we invite you to apply.