FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Sky Souza
ASA Tire Systems Enhances TireMaster® Software with Comprehensive
Activant® Auto Parts eCatalog, Service Estimating Solution
Addition of Activant Integrated Service Estimator™ Enables Users to Dramatically Expand
Range of Services, Accelerate Repair Process
LAS VEGAS, NV (November 3, 2009) - ASA Tire Systems announced today that its popular TireMaster business management software now features a comprehensive auto parts electronic catalog, sourcing and estimating solution that will help users dramatically expand their services, produce faster and more accurate repair estimates and source parts from a significantly larger network of suppliers.
These new capabilities are made possible through the Activant® Integrated Service Estimator™ (ISE) solution, a proven Web-based system that enables tire dealers and other users to access the information and parts needed to complete virtually any common automotive repair.
"Business owners rely on their ASA TireMaster software to help drive profitable growth through exceptional front-line efficiency. The integration of Activant's ISE solution takes the value of the TireMaster platform to an entirely new level by helping users successfully expand into new service areas while maintaining a highly streamlined workflow," said ASA Tire Systems' President Wayne Croswell.
The Activant ISE solution provides fast, one-click access to an extensive array of features and functionality, including the industry-leading Activant PartExpert® database of 7.9 million parts covering approximately 148.5 million applications.
Other features of the ISE solution are the Activant Cover-to-Cover® eCatalog module, containing millions of detailed product images, specifications, OE cross-reference list, and other content; LaborExpert® aftermarket flat rate labor guide; EZWrite™ database of popular repair and maintenance services pre-mapped to parts and labor requirements; InterChange® cross-reference tool featuring more than 16 million OE-to-aftermarket and aftermarket-to-aftermarket listings; Service Intervals Plus™ database of OEM-recommended scheduled vehicle maintenance items; and automatic VIN decoding tool to unlock a vast array of vehicle specifications and related information.
About the new interface, Mr. Croswell said, "this integration with Activant takes TireMaster to a whole new level. Dealers are performing an increased level of service work and this feature provides them with increased efficiency at point-of-sale." In addition to these multiple data resources, the Activant ISE solution includes integrated parts pricing and sourcing through thousands of North American replacement parts distributors as well as the www.iapshop.com eStore operated by Internet AutoParts, Inc. All parts, labor and pricing information generated in the Activant ISE solution is automatically transferred into TireMaster estimates, work orders and invoices, enabling the service writer to eliminate common errors and help optimize workflow.
"The enhanced TireMaster platform is an excellent solution for tire dealers and auto service locations seeking new sales and profit opportunities without adding complexity to their business operations,' said Thomas V. Aliotti, senior vice president, automotive, Activant Solutions Inc. 'The addition of the extensive parts and labor data, electronic sourcing and other value-added features of the Activant ISE solution will help ASA customers capture new sales and margin through their existing operations."
About ASA Tire Systems
Headquartered in Nashua, N.H., ASA Tire Systems develops and builds enterprise-wide software solutions, delivers support and services, and enables leading independent tire dealers to achieve a maximum return on their information technology investment. ASA's software tools help tire dealers and retreaders manage all facets of their businesses and can be tailored to suit the e-commerce, order processing, accounting and business management needs of any size retail, wholesale, or retread operation. You can find them online at www.asatire.com
About Activant Solutions Inc. -
Activant Solutions Inc. is a leading technology provider of business management solutions serving small and medium-sized distributors and specialty retailers. Activant provides customers with industry-specific software, professional services, content, supply chain connectivity, and analytics. Over 30,000 customer locations use Activant to manage their day-to-day operations. Activant's systems are designed to help customers increase sales, boost productivity, operate more cost-efficiently, improve inventory turns and enhance trading partner relationships. Headquartered in Livermore, California, Activant has operations in Texas, Colorado, Illinois, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Utah, Canada, Ireland, and the United Kingdom. For more information, please visit www.activant.com.
Activant, the Activant stylized logo design, Activant Cover-to-Cover, InterChange, and LaborExpert are registered trademarks, and EZWrite, Integrated Service Estimator and Service Intervals Plus are trademarks, of Activant Solutions Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
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