No. The process is designed to be as smooth as possible. Snap-on EPC 5 will be immediately usable by those familiar with electronic parts catalogs, and is easily learned by new parts counter associates.
Introducing the EPC 5 Tips FeatureDate: 02/20/2018
EPC 5 now provides detailed information about some of the EPC's most important features. Select Ford EPC 5 Tips from the Information menu to access the tips page:
Click a topic icon to view the information you want:
The EPC 5 for Ford WebsiteDate: 12/04/2017
The EPC 5 for Ford website provides many resources that can help you get the most out of EPC 5. For example, you can:
- Scroll through this page for valuable information about various EPC 5 features
- Click a video link to the right to view specific tutorials
- Use the links to the left for answers to frequently asked questions and other information
- Click the Support link at the top of the page for additional information, or to contact our award-winning, US-based support technicians.
The Parts List Filtering Feature Adds Power to EPC 5 SearchesDate: 10/04/2017
The EPC 5 parts list filtering feature makes looking up specialized parts, such as rear axle parts for older trucks, remarkably easy. An advanced filtering algorithm allows EPC 5 to use decoded VIN information to significantly narrow the range of parts displayed on the parts list.
The result? As you can see, when the filtering feature is on, you see only the parts you need.
Click here to learn more about how parts list filtering can improve your efficiency.
Multiple Jobs Feature Adds Power to EPC 5Date: 03/14/2017
How often do you get interrupted while looking up a part? With the Multiple Jobs feature in EPC 5, you can work on multiple vehicles at once, without losing your place or opening a new window!
You can keep as many jobs open as you like, each with its own tab. And, you can build a separate picklist for each job! Click on a tab to open its job:
Renaming a Job
To rename a job, right-click on a job tab, then select Rename:
Type a new name, then click Save:
The new name will appear on the job tab:
Closing a Job
When you are finished with a job, click the X on the top right corner of the tab to close the job.
Please note that when you close EPC 5, all job tabs are closed.
Advanced Search Capabilities Power EPC 5 for FordDate: 01/24/2017
The Search field in EPC 5 can deliver a surprising level of power. You can tap into this power enter by entering more than a part number or part name to begin a search. For instance, you can begin a search by typing any of the following:
- Base number
- Part number
- Engineering number
- Part name
- Axle ID number
- Multiple base numbers
- Partial part number
- Partial engineering number
- Motorcraft number
- Calibration ID number
In the example below, we navigated to a 2015 Ford Fusion and entered base number 2200:
Clicking the Search button will take us directly to the Rear Brake Discs and Calipers page for the vehicle, with the 2200 Brake Shoe Kit highlighted:
Viewing Previous Search Results
You have a couple of options for viewing previous search results. Clicking the Search box arrow displays a list of recent search criteria:
If you complete a search, then close the Search Results window, you won’t lose your search results. Simply click the Search button to re-open the window, which will display the results of your most recent search. From there, you can select another part, or begin a new search.
Bill of Materials Now Available for EPC 5 for FordDate: 10/28/2016
Did you know that Bill of Material (BOM) information for medium and heavy duty Ford trucks is now included in EPC 5 for Ford? This data is accessible by all Ford dealerships. BOM makes parts specification easier for medium and heavy duty trucks since it contains the build sheet for the vehicle. BOM data is a one to one match of the engineering number to the service number placed on the vehicle at time of production.
When you enter a VIN for a medium duty truck that has a BOM, the BOM - BILL OF MATERIALS group appears at the top of the Group Index.
Click the BOM group to open the related Illustration Index:
Continue navigating until you find the part or illustration you need.