ThoughtLab has engaged with Advance Auto Parts on two separate projects - both involving a software program that helps mechanic shops to automate their operations. In the most recent engagement, their existing labor data database was maintained by a third party data service center that was expensive and outdated. ThoughtLab built a JSON parser application to parse 4.5 GB's of data into a database with the required schema, imported the data into a new database, and developed a WCF service to host the data. Overall, it increased shop efficiency and helped them in importing and refreshing their old database with new labor data. MotoShop now hosts their labor service within their premises which has significantly reduced their previous costs with the third party.