AUTOconnect: Bid Response Management

Unlock Greater Business Value

Automotive suppliers are responsible for managing many processes, including RFQ responses, sales proposals, multi-period forecasting, product design, production planning, financial analysis and more. At the same, they’re expected to proactively discover ways to cut costs, win more bids, and create accurate forecasts…which can be overwhelming at the very least.

To unlock new business value and manage processes effectively, Auto Suppliers need dynamic manufacturing solutions to connect equipment, analyze data, visualize information and integrate people and processes to be empowered to make educated, immediate business decisions.

The Solution

Our Automotive Supplier solution, AutoCONNECT™ for Bid Response Management, manages sales, finance, and manufacturing needs within a single, modern automotive solution built on the Microsoft Dynamics 365 platform.

Supporting business processes critical to auto suppliers, AutoCONNECT™ provides capabilities and workflows specific to automotive industry requirements.

AutoCONNECT™ is built within Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Sales and is critical to helping sales teams optimize their bid response process for quicker responses and more bids won. Eliminate the manual processes and complex spreadsheets by allowing our solution to manage it all.

The Results

20% Increase in Efficiency
Less time spent managing processes

10% Increase in Bid Wins
Quicker, more accurate responses increase your close rate

40% Fewer Meetings
The system does all the work of keeping people up-to-date

The Benefits

Win More Bids

Speed-up and better manage the RFP process, ensuring you receive the proper approvals as you go

Cut Manufacturing Costs

Streamline the APQP process, reduce dependence on engineering resources & continually adjust costs and timelines

Create Accurate Forecasts

Leverage industry forecasting to parse industry information and OEM planning data to see individual inventory forecasts


  • Forecasting Capacity Planning
  • Automotive Extension to Dynamics 365
  • CRM Bid Response Management Solution
  • IoT & Analytics Reporting

Why Choose AutoCONNECT for Bid Response Management?

Manage the window between bid and production with better preparation for program launch.

Centrally manage bid documentation and data while managing spreadsheets, email tracking, and reduction of meetings.

Optimize manufacturing resources to maximize shop floor capacity.

Gain greater insight with connect shop floor system.

Why MCA Connect?

Microsoft is leading the digital transformation revolution and has invested billions of dollars in building a worldwide cloud computing infrastructure that enables their modern business application solutions capable of replacing legacy systems. When you combine Microsoft software with MCA Connect’s expertise, your technology becomes a strategic asset that sets you apart from competition.

MCA Connect is the 2021 Microsoft Dynamics US Automotive Partner of the Year Winner! By combining a dedicated team, 20+ years of industry experience, and certified Microsoft professionals, only MCA Connect can consistently deliver innovative solutions that help automotive suppliers realize their vision.

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Client Success

“I remember the day that we decided to incorporate AutoCONNECT into our model. It has been an absolute game changer for our business and really put us on a straight path to success. Previously, what we had done, was really based on in-house knowledge of leads and opportunities and AutoCONNECT has put a lot more industry intelligence behind us.”

Paul Lospinuso, Global Director of Business Systems

Litens Automotive

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“MCA Connect offers in-depth experience within the automotive industry.”

Al Alvarez, General Manager

Cataler Corporation

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“Now, all relevant information is in one place for people to make decisions. We’ve configured Dynamics to support our processes. By being proactive, we can provide better offerings to benefit our customers.”

Sebastien Chambert, GM of Business Operations


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“MCA Connect feels like part of our team. Their consultants are great at what they do, very professional and organized, but also warm and friendly.”

Codi Nichols, Project Lead


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