Electronic Parts Catalog (EPC) new system - access to old EPC ends 14th December

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Electronic Parts Catalog (EPC) new system - access to old EPC ends 14th December

Post by pastelgrey300D » Tue 04 Dec, 2018 11:39 am

Hello all,

Have just seen this notice when I logged into the EPC this morning. They are moving over to a new system next year and access to the old EPC will be discontinued in 2 weeks time.
This service will be discontinued on 14.12.2018. For details please check the introductory text of this page.
The explanation from MB is as follows:
Dear Mercedes-Benz Club Members,

Most of you may be familiar with the Electronic Parts Catalogue (EPC for short), which is freely accessible to members of the officially recognised Mercedes-Benz brand clubs via our ClubLounge.

Daimler AG has decided to replace the EPC with the all-new XENTRY Portal for institutional users (branches, dealers, etc.) to ensure a streamlined, up-to-date offering for various different user groups around the world as we move forward. For individuals and other users the SAI-Portal was launched, including the ISP Parts Information as all new application replacing the EPC.

Following the successful launch of the XENTRY Portal during the course of the year, technical support for the predecessor EPC system can now no longer be maintained and the Electronic Parts Catalogue will be discontinued on 14.12.2018.

The EPC will therefore no longer be accessible via our ClubLounge starting 14.12.2018.

To ensure that you can access the new SAI-Portal for individuals in future, we are maintaining close contact with the respective specialist departments. Since the new system is subject to the latest legal regulations regarding data protection and security requirements, it is not possible to use the SAI-Portal via the ClubLounge without entering personal SAI-Portal registration and user login details as for the previous EPC offering.

This is why we are working hard on implementing personalised SAI-Portal registration for club members via our ClubLounge. The goal is to go online by the end of January 2019 with a corresponding SAI-Portal registration tool in the ClubLounge. All club members looking to use the SAI-Portal in future can sign up as users via the aforementioned registration tool. Personalised SAI-Portal access will be enabled starting in early February.

The process described will ensure that all system-side requirements for the SAI-Portal are met and is currently the only way of offering the required services to club members.

As such, you will not be able to access the new SAI-Portal and the ISP Parts Information when the EPC is taken out of service until after you have successfully completed the SAI-Portal registration procedure.

Following your SAI-Portal registration, however, the ISP Parts Information will be available to you around the clock with personalised access and you can push ahead your repair and restoration works for the 2019 classic car season.

Notwithstanding the above you are always invited to contact your trusted Mercedes-Benz branches and dealers in case of any spare part issues.

We will inform you promptly about all further steps when we go online with SAI-Portal registration in the ClubLounge, which is scheduled to take place at the end of January.

Until then, we hope that the days leading up to Christmas are not all too stressful, that you enjoy the holiday season and enter the new year with a happy, healthy fresh start!

Your Mercedes-Benz Classic Club Management
So from what I understand, until the new system goes live "starting in early February", you will be unable to look up part numbers etc between 14th December and that date. So for those of you working on any projects over xmas etc, now would be a good time to access the EPC and get your part numbers before it's taken offline. Fingers crossed we will continue to have access to this as before, for me this has been one of the most handy aspects of being an official MB club member - I would happily pay my $48 per year membership just for the ability to access the EPC!
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Re: Electronic Parts Catalog (EPC) new system - access to old EPC ends 14th December

Post by Aegean » Tue 04 Dec, 2018 7:25 pm

Yes, pain in the butt ! And you can almost guarantee it will not be smooth sailing in 2019 when the new system is up and running. $48/year ? You are obviously not in NSW, where we are slugged $95.00/year.
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Re: Electronic Parts Catalog (EPC) new system - access to old EPC ends 14th December

Post by Wag230 » Tue 07 May, 2019 10:44 pm

A couple of years ago I bought the EPC and WSM (workshop manual) from Emanualonline https://www.emanualonline.com/

Both have come in extremely handy
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Re: Electronic Parts Catalog (EPC) new system - access to old EPC ends 14th December

Post by CraigB » Wed 08 May, 2019 8:55 am

I thought i would check how much that was and put Mercedes epc into their search...... you must have a OM352 engine because that's the only thing that came up! Seriously though, what did you get and what models did it cover?
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Re: Electronic Parts Catalog (EPC) new system - access to old EPC ends 14th December

Post by Wag230 » Wed 08 May, 2019 11:31 am

CraigB wrote:
Wed 08 May, 2019 8:55 am
I thought i would check how much that was and put Mercedes epc into their search...... you must have a OM352 engine because that's the only thing that came up! Seriously though, what did you get and what models did it cover?
I'm guessing that this is directed at me, anyway that's my car in my avatar (minus the photoshopped bullbar :smile: ) a 2014 CLK240 W209 and I think the engine is 112.912.

The parts catalogue seems to cover all models. From the main screen you have a choice of either picking from one of the illustrated models or entering your VIN.
I've mainly used it for my car but I did look up some part numbers for a friend who has a sprinter.

Their after sales service is also extremely good. I had trouble printing pages from an earlier version a couple of years ago but they sorted it very quickly.

Try putting EMO_96 or Mercedes Electronic Parts Catalogue in the search box, it should come up with this.....................

Hopefully the pic shows up below
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Re: Electronic Parts Catalog (EPC) new system - access to old EPC ends 14th December

Post by CraigB » Wed 08 May, 2019 12:22 pm

Excellent, thankyou! That's very reasonable and great to know the company is good. I always get nervous with any of that stuff having had 'bots' or whatever they call them installed after downloads.
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