HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. — Compu-Power Inc., developer of the TRACS retail business software, is leaving the tire industry and has designated Andreoli & Associates Inc. to be the preferred software provider for TRACS.
Andreoli was founded in 1985 and has been providing software to the tire and auto service industry since 1986. Compu-Power started developing software for the tire industry in 1993.
"The tire industry is in the midst of unprecedented consolidation," Compu-Power President Paul Claffy said. "After careful consideration, we decided it was in the best interest of our clients and Compu-Power that we exit this segment of the software industry at the end of 2017,"
"We felt an obligation to establish a migration path to another software provider that shares our core principles," Mr. Claffy said. "Andreoli has a reputation for integrity, consultative customer service and first-class software solutions. We are confident that our clients who evaluate and select an Andreoli solution, will be well-served."
Mike Andreoli, president of Andreoli & Associates, said, "Compu-Power is one of the most respected software providers (and pioneers) in the industry. We are honored to have the opportunity to work with them and their clients."
The companies are developing data conversion capabilities to maximize data retention and minimize operational disruptions for Compu-Power clients who elect to transition to software solutions from Andreoli. Compu-Power will consult Andreoli through 2017 on the technical and functional characteristics of TRACS.
Mr. Andreoli said his firm services clients similar to the ones using TRACS. And when they don't overlap on functionality, he said the firm "will add enhancements and integrations to fill voids. Our overall goal is to make changing software as 'frictionless' as possible for Compu-Power's clients."
Among the features of the TRACS tire management software listed on Compu-Power's website:
Supports full range of sales situations; offers a range of sales-processing features, including charge sale processing similar to cash sale processing; rapid quotations; two-step order system that considers credit/returns, deposits/down payments; counter payments; and miscellaneous point-of-sale transactions; service reminder processing; and an option tire guide database.