In order to make optimal use of an electronic market such as the Used Machine Market consistent records must be kept particularly regarding the mechanical and production information. In order to provide a simple exchange of information between customers and sales representatives a broad and widely accepted classification system must be developed.
It is the responsibility of Machine Management to support the Used Machinery market. To that end the management system must classify and sort the used machines into appropriate categories. Possible categories which may be of interest to customers include: manufacturer machine type construction possible applications technical data and how long the machine has already been in use. Additionally machine management should be able to connect the requests from potential customers with the offers provided by various vendors. In this manner someone looking for a machine which is 30 months old would be offered not only machines with this particular age but also machines which have also been in use for a range of 25-35 months as well. Therefore it would be advantageous if vendors could enter their machines' information electronically on a standardized platform.
In addition to being able to search for machines with specific qualities and features vendors would be able to upload photographs of their products as well as exact information regarding each used machine. In this way the optimized machine management system would provide more exact data for both customers and vendors alike.