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And the winning team is Elcome

A great day by par!

A great day was enjoyed at this year's IAAF Golf Day, Worsley Park, Manchester, topped off by the fact that the Elcome team delivered a winning performance!

Another Great Day of Golf

with the IAAF

Elcome were delighted to once again sponsor the golf balls and tees at this year's IAAF Golf Day, Worsley Park Manchester.

Improving 'Part Number- by status' reports in XChecker

Helping you analyse your product data better

We're constantly seeking to improve the reporting environment for our users in XChecker. Our latest release enhances the 'Part Number - by status' report so that you can now select 'All Statuses', making it easier to analyse your product data.

Congratulations to our Long Service Award Recipients

Recognised at our recent 18th Anniversary Celebrations

Our Managing Director, Tim Entwistle recently took the opportunity, at Elcome’s 18th Anniversary celebrations, to recognise a respected group of employees thanking them for their years of service and for their contribution in helping to build Elcome into the company it is today.

Happy Birthday Elcome!

We're celebrating our 18th Anniversary

Elcome, has officially come of age! We  recently celebrated our 18th anniversary with a birthday themed staff meeting, complete with giant balloons, photo memories display and birthday cake!

Data Analyst Wanted

Latest Job Opportunity Released

A Data Analyst is required on a permanent basis to join our team and work with automotive data for vehicle applications and parts.

Reinforcing Our Beliefs

With a new look for Elcome

As the pioneers and architects of delivering all outputs using a single source of product and application information within the Global Automotive Aftermarket, Elcome believes, and is passionate about, Do It ONCE™, Use It Many Times and it's at the core of everything we do.

We're heading to the Lone Star State!

For this years ACPN Knowledge XChange

Elcome is delighted to be attending this year's ACPN Knowledge XChange for a second year and we hope we'll be seeing you there again too!

Going Live!

Changes to automatically generated emails in Catalogue Creator

We are making some small, but important changes in Catalogue Creator that will help regiment our processes for all users.  

Are you GDPR Ready?

Now is the time to act

May 2018 will see the first comprehensive overhaul and replacement of European Data Protection Regulation in twenty years. If you haven’t already done so - now is the time to take action in order to achieve compliance. Find out more about these new rules and how this might affect you as a data collector.

Achieving the Highest Quality Data

is easier thank you think!

As car production continues to increase and older models stay on the road, application data for parts is continually changing, making accurate and up-to-date catalogue data hard to come by.

Discover how you could be on the road to achieving the highest quality data with the 7 simple and straightforward implementation steps of a XChecker system.

Enhanced Log-In Security in XChecker

Latest Development Release

A new development has been released to enhance the overall security of XChecker, affecting password entry and multiple incorrect login attempts.

Two Product Support Agents Required

To Join the Elcome Team!

Due to continued growth, Elcome requires two Product Support Agents to provide first line support to customers using our products. The roles are permanent and will form a job share, with negotiable hours, Swindon based.

New Year, New XChecker Improvements

Helping you work smarter in 2018

It's the beginning of a new year and the Elcome team have been working hard to deliver features in XChecker that will improve visibility and ease of operation.

Happy New Year!

from the Elcome Team

Wishing you a very Happy New Year from the whole team here at Elcome.

Seasons Greetings from all of us!

What's on your wish list for 2018?

It's that time of year when we all begin to look forward to the holiday break, but does the thought of returning in the New Year fill you with optimism or dread? Find out how Elcome can help you look forward to 2018!

6 Reasons why E-Commerce is disrupting the Automotive Aftermarket

And why you should invest in your own platform

The increasing influence of digital transformation is reshaping the global automotive aftermarket, and the provision of an up-to-date, user friendly web catalogue is rapidly becoming an essential sales and marketing tool for parts manufacturers and distributors.

Congratulations to Mahle

Winners of the Elcome Car Supplier of the Year Award

A fantastic evening was had by all at this year's IAAF Awards Dinner, with particular congratulations going to Mahle, winners of the Elcome Car Supplier of the Year Award.

Product Support Executive

New Vacancy

A new opportunity has arisen for a Product Support Executive to join our team. Primarily investigating and resolving issues related to Elcome’s core software products, managing related background processes, and maintaining supporting information and data around them, all with the aim of ensuring the best possible experience for our users.

Sending data to TecDoc & MAM? STOP wasting time!

Why do a job twice? When you can do it ONCE

If preparing catalogue data is preventing you from getting other things done then you need to speak to Elcome about ONCE™, the one stop solution that finally links your K-Type to MMI.

Add Vehicle Registration Matching to your XChecker

Available Now

For customers with UK Vehicle Registration Matching enabled in their E-cat, the option to add VRM Search to XChecker is now available, providing an alternative, time-saving route to finding vehicles accurately. 

Software Developer - Automotive

Competitive salary, Swindon based (UK)

A Software Developer is required to develop and support our future and historical core product.  The Developer will be reporting to the Development Manager, and will be working closely within a small development team of varying skill sets and experience levels, while being supported by the Development Manager.

We're Hiring

We're looking for an exceptional Business Development Manager to join our team

Elcome's continued success, and year on year growth has led to an opportunity for an additional Business Development Manager to join our highly motivated team. For the right candidate, we're offering a competitive basic salary plus fully expensed company car and management bonus.

Elcome Announces Quarter Million Pound Investment

To Meet Increasing Customer Demand

Elcome is delighted to announce it has invested over £¼ Million to provide additional capacity required to meet business growth. This includes significant investment in both people and infrastructure at its headquarters, located along the M4 corridor in Wroughton, south of Swindon, Wiltshire.

NEW Time-Saving Features in XChecker

Quicker, Easier Management of Cross References and Applications

We're delighted to announce that we’ve introduced major, new time-saving features to Supersessions in XChecker, designed to speed up and simplify the way you manage your Cross References and Applications.

Improving the way you create, adjust and view Watermarks

in Image Manager

New improvements to Image Manager have been released, making it easier to create, adjust and view Watermarks. The improved Preview function and increased Composite Method options will help you to achieve a better finished result.

Control the Criteria You Publish

In TecDoc's Immediate Display

If you'd like to have greater control over the initial information viewed on TecDoc, find out more about the optional function that exists within XChecker which can be activated at your request.

Top 5 Reasons Why Digital Assets are Essential

And why you should be investing in your own asset management library

Download our Top 5 Reasons why Digital Assets are essential for today's Automotive Aftermarket Manufacturers, and why you should invest in your own asset management library.

Autocat Submissions

Latest Update - MAM Server Migration

We will be reactivating ARC and customers will be able to submit data to MAM for publishing on Autocat from 8.00am GMT tomorrow morning (Tuesday 12th September).

MAM System Maintenance

Important notice affecting Autocat submissions

MAM have advised us that they will be upgrading and improving their servers over the next two weeks, and as a consequence this will require downtime for ARC

ARC (Autocat Ready Centre)

Your easy route to achieving v8

Find out more about ARC (Autocat Ready Centre), an enhanced feature of ONCE™, Elcome's complete cataloguing and fulfilment solution, that makes it easy to clean, translate and format your data in order to achieve MAM's v8 standard.

Teerriffic Time

at the IAAF Golf Team Challenge 2017

Once again, Elcome was delighted to sponsor and supply the golf balls and tees at the second IAAF Golf Team Challenge this year..

Data Analyst Vacancy

Entry level, salary negotiable (DOE), Swindon

An entry level Data Analyst is required on a permanent basis to work with automotive data for vehicle applications and parts.

We're Hiring!

Integration Tester - Automotive

An integration tester is required to come in and help us to create, develop and maintain a new automated testing environment for our suite of online products.


IAAF Golf Day Challenge, Manchester

Find out all the results from this year's Northern event.

New Improvements in XChecker Coming Soon!

Elcome is pleased to announce that the following enhancements will soon be made available to you in XChecker:

Parent/Child and Branding

Product criteria in Parent/Child will be grouped together into their own collapsible area making it easier to read and maintain Parent/Child relationships.

Images in XChecker

Images in XChecker will show directly from Image Manager, without making copies resulting in a more accurate and change responsive display.


Changes to the submission screen mean that you will no longer spend time re-submitting information if an export is still underway with MAM, for easier, clearer and more efficient working.

Elcome Training Gets The Thumbs Up!

90% Customer Satisfaction for Clarity, Engagement & Level of Training

It's a resounding thumbs up for the training provided by Elcome. So far, all candidates who have completed the training have rated both the level of instruction and the knowledge shared as Good to Excellent.

Your new contact address for Elcome queries


Here at Elcome, customer support is not an afterthought, it’s first and foremost. Because of the significant growth in our range of solutions and services, we now recognise that our Support Team no longer handle queries only about XChecker. Which is why, with immediate effect, we are changing our customer support contact address to:

Ready, Steady, Go!

For Automechanika, Birmingham 2017

Elcome are looking forward to attending Automechanika in Birmingham (6-8th June) this week. If you are going too, it would be great to take advantage of this chance to meet up and talk about ONCE™, Elcome's online global cataloguing solution.

Ciao Autopromotec!

Elcome attends show in Bologna, Italy

Meet with us and find out more about ONCE™, Elcome's online global cataloguing solution.

New Functionality Available Now in Image Manager

Improved visibility for your images

As part of our ongoing commitment to continuous improvement, Elcome is pleased to announce the release of new functionality to all Image Manager Users. These developments will provide better visibility for your images, particularly those within Export Sets, and enhanced flexibility when using Watermarks.

Principles of Good Cataloguing Training

Denso team complete inaugural session with flying colours!

The Elcome Whirlwind Hits Kansas!

At the ACPN Knowledge Exchange Conference

Stewart Cartman, Elcome’s New Business Manager has been whipping up a storm in Kansas, USA where he is attending this years’ ACPN Knowledge Exchange Conference, the largest gathering of catalogue professionals, vendors and solution partners in North America.

Elcome all set for the Sunflower State, USA

Attending the ACPN Knowledge & Exchange Conference this month

Elcome’s Stewart Cartman is pleased to announce his attendance at this year’s ACPN Knowledge Exchange conference and exhibition event in Kansas City, Missouri USA from 23rd – 26th April.

You Asked, We Acted!

Bulk Image Downloads Now Made Even Easier

At Elcome we’re constantly listening to your views and ideas, shaping our products and services to meet your needs. Following recent customer feedback, we’ve made an improvement to Image Manager that now makes downloading files even easier.

NEW Intermediate XChecker Training

Available to Book Now!

Elcome are pleased to announce that we are expanding our XChecker training programme to provide experienced users with:
-          An enhanced knowledge of the XChecker system
-          Hints, tips and tools to help you work faster and more efficiently
-          Open up further functionality so you can do more

Software Developer Vacancy - Automotive

Software Developer Required for Market Leading Provider of Automotive Aftermarket Solutions

A Swindon based Software Developer is required to contribute to our success as a market leading provider of Automotive Aftermarket Solutions.

We work in conjunction with multi-national automotive corporations supplying all of their data management needs including, print catalogues, websites, online tools and electronic catalogues. 

The Role

A Software Developer is required to develop and support our future and historical core product. The Developer will be reporting to the Development manager and will be working closely within a small development team of 9 other developers of varying skill sets and experience levels while being supported by the development manager. 

Looking for cost-effective catalogue print options?

Elcome’s expertise on catalogue production is not just about data preparation and page production. It is also complemented by our long-established relationships with a variety of printing companies, meaning we can source competitive quotes for all your catalogue print jobs, whatever the specification.

Comline upgrades catalogue data to v8

Working within their XChecker catalogue data management system and together with Elcome’s Data Team, Comline have recently achieved v8 status for their Autocat catalogue content. Meeting the KPIs and standards necessary for v8 approval will result in more first-time VRM matches, fewer duplications and better-described criteria and notes.

TecAlliance confirm Elcome as a Solution Partner

Following TecAlliance’s re-structure of their TecCom, TecDoc and TecRMI divisions under the one umbrella, the organisation has also set out the companies they officially co-operate with in order to offer solutions to optimise their Data Supplier’s daily activities.

XChecker Training Pathway

As previously communicated, Elcome is investing in expanding its popular XChecker training programme into new areas to reflect the increasing sophistication and capability of the system.

Footsore in Frankfurt!

Automechanika Frankfurt 2016 continued to be an exceptional show for Elcome to attend. We approach it in an unusual style that really works for us and our customers, although walking all that distance every day is not great for the feet!


Elcome invests more in XChecker Training

As XChecker has grown over the years, the requirement for training has grown in tandem, both in scope because of the increasingly broad range of functions to cover and in numbers due to the flourishing band of users out there. In order to keep improving its training offer, Elcome is investing in two ways.

XChecker readies itself to improve MAM catalogue

Elcome’s continuing drive to support high quality data on MAM’s market leading Autocat+ catalogue will bear fruit this week with the release of the first phase of XChecker’s new Autocat+ Readiness Centre (ARC).

Elcome announces partnership with Kentico

Elcome is pleased to announce it has entered a partnership with Kentico Software (http://www.kentico.com), the Web Content and Customer Experience Management provider, to provide customers with high quality websites.  

New Ivor Searle website launches

Elcome are delighted to have been heavily involved with such a significant project as the huge, new Ivor Searle website and E-Cat that went LIVE this week. The new on-line presence means the company are being presented to the world better than ever before!

Image Manager upgrade

Elcome’s Image Manager product has recently been upgraded with new functions to make it more user-friendly and efficient.

Software Developer Required

A Software Developer is required to develop and support our future and historical software solutions for our internal teams and customers.

New Feature in XChecker 3.1

Responding to user feedback, Elcome has released an improvement to how important and mandatory criteria management works in XChecker 3.1.

Elcome Help Motaquip on to TecDoc

From the beginning of 2016, Motaquip’s catalogue data has been successfully incorporated into TecDoc’s on-line WEB CATALOG, publishing for the first time during February. Working closely with Elcome’s Data Team and the XChecker system to deliver the data to TecDoc enabled Motaquip to benefit from the experience and expertise that Elcome has as a market leader in data delivery. 

WAI Global join the XChecker bandwagon

After a long and detailed assessment process – including a significant meeting at AAPEX Las Vegas last November – WAI Global are moving to XChecker to manage their UK and European catalogues and data deliveries.

New Sales & Marketing Team

For 2016, Rob Clulow has been appointed to head up Elcome’s Sales & Marketing team with a brief to continue improving support to existing customers as well as gaining extra business from new clients. 

Elcome’s Las Vegas Show

Every November the main players in North America’s auto parts and tuning community congregate in Las Vegas for two of the largest and most important aftermarket events in the calendar, namely the AAPEX and SEMA shows. 2015 saw Elcome attending for the first time as we continue to spread our wings and develop our global product offering. 

Delta Auto Parts moves to XChecker

The Delta Auto Parts brand (part of Foreign Trading Solutions of London) has migrated its full product range to XChecker for catalogue data handling as stage one, with stage two being a website and eCat build. Expect to see the website live sometime in Q1 2016.

Elcome take on two Apprentices

With an eye on the future, Elcome are keen to support the apprenticeship scheme and as such we are pleased to announce the arrival of our very first apprentices, Callum Neate and Lewis Parkinson.

Elcome Expands in-house Development Team

Elcome is pleased to announce the addition of a new member to its Development team, Pedro Barbosa. Pedro has been hired for the position of lead programmer for its web to print solution, Catalogue Creator. 

Japan Parts XChecker

Japan Parts fully trained on XChecker

Japan Parts are now fully trained and up-to-speed with Elcome's XChecker 3.1. To find out more information about XChecker.

XChecker training BM CATS

New XChecker Manuals

4 More XChecker training Manuals will be making their way to BM Cats tomorrow as Sophie, our XChecker Guru and Ian, our new business Development Manager head to their offices to train them up on XChecker. 

XChecker 3.1 Upgrade

Corteco Upgrade for better functions

Corteco have today completed their XChecker 3.1 training, making them completely up-to-date with XChecker’s functionalities.

Elcome's New Business Development manager

Elcome Welcomes Ian Dore

Elcome recently named Ian Dore as its new Business Development Manager.  Elcome are pleased to welcome Ian, who will join from the 16th March, to this key position on its growing team. 

Elcome at Shanghai Automechanika

Our New Business Development Manager will fly to Shanghai to visit the 2nd largest international trade fair for automotive parts, accessories, equipment from the 9-12th December.


Elcome Data Services is hiring

Elcome Data Services, a provider of automotive data to the aftermarket brands, is currently looking to employ 15-20 personnel at varying levels to support a very exciting and unique cataloguing service.


Elcome & Headline are proud to announce a new partnership that will harness the power of Competitor Information and Car Parc statistics.

Elcome’s application RAS (Range Analysis System) is a versatile and intuitive data analysis tool that, amongst numerous other qualities provides users with an extensive range of reports to analyse, understand and improve their market position. Coupled with Headline’s fully specified (70+ vehicle attributes) Global Car Parc data – spanning 70 countries worldwide – and a diverse range of aftermarket product groups with TecDoc linkages, the RAS system will become the greatest tool in this competitive automotive market.


16th - 19th September

Elcome and Elcome Data Services will be attending Automechanika Frankfurt from 16th-19th September. For product demonstrations, or more information...