June 29 2014 — Merrimack, NH

Hundreds of ASA Customers Increasing Parts and Service Revenue with Latest Version of Epicor ISE

ASA Automotive Systems, the industry leader in providing software systems and services to independent tire dealers and automotive service centers, has announced that hundreds of tire and general automotive service locations using its TireMaster™ software now have enhanced capabilities to increase vehicle parts and service revenue and gross margin through the latest release of the Epicor® Integrated Service Estimator™ (ISE) solution.

The Web-based Epicor ISE solution enables users to quickly capture all of the parts and labor information needed to estimate and complete virtually any common automotive repair. The software provides ‘one-click’ access to the industry-leading Epicor PartExpert® database of more than 10 million parts, 7,800 manufacturer product lines and 27 million interchanges. The solution also provides seamless access to OE-recommended service intervals, an aftermarket flat-rate labor guide, repair jobs database, parts interchange, and VIN decoder. Additionally, users can quickly access parts availability and pricing information from local providers. All parts, labor and supplier pricing information is then automatically uploaded to estimates, work orders and invoices generated by ASA system users.

Highlights of the new Epicor ISE features realized by ASA TireMaster™ software users include:

  • New ALLDATA Integration - Unique UI within Epicor ISE for navigating ALLDATA information.
  • Custom or Non-Catalog Parts Pricing – Calculates the selling price for custom parts with the same calculation used for catalog parts.
  • Supplier + Tab - Vendors with online shop/tool supply catalogs can now provide Epicor ISE users with access to these products in addition to the standard parts catalogs.

“ASA customers are finding increased success identifying and closing profitable service opportunities using Epicor ISE,” said Dave Vogel, vice president of sales for ASA Automotive Systems. "Epicor ISE helps our customers to drive revenue, efficiency and customer satisfaction at their service counters by streamlining and automating the entire process to make their service writers more productive and eliminating errors."

“Tire dealers who integrate Epicor ISE into their TireMaster software have the ability to more efficiently and profitably expand into dozens of additional service categories,” said Scott Thompson, vice president, automotive, retail distribution solutions for Epicor. “Gone are the hassles, extra time and potential errors involved in manually looking up parts or calling multiple suppliers to find and price the parts you need.”

About ASA Automotive Systems
Headquartered in Merrimack, NH, ASA Automotive Systems is part of the Friedman Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Constellation Software, Inc. (“Constellation”, TSX: CSU). ASA develops and builds on-premise and Cloud-based software solutions, delivers support and services, and enables leading independent tire dealers and automotive repair shops to achieve a maximum return on their information technology investment. ASA’s software tools help tire dealers and auto repair shops manage all facets of their businesses and can be tailored to suit the order processing, accounting, e-commerce and business management needs of any size retail, commercial, wholesale, or retread operation.

Epicor and PartExpert are registered trademarks, and Epicor Integrated Service Estimator a trademark, of Epicor Software Corporation.