AUSTIN, Texas — Users of Epicor Software Corp.'s Integrated Service Estimator (ISE) solution now have optional access to the TireConnect by Bridgestone tire-sourcing tool, Epicor said recently.
The TireConnect tool provides, on a single screen, all the information needed for service writers and online customers to make informed tire purchases based on a range of buying criteria, the company said.
TireConnect is integrated with several tire wholesalers and manufacturers, eliminating the need to refer to print catalogs or use the telephone to gather information needed to complete a quote, Epicor said.
Epicor ISE is a cloud-based mechanical estimating and sourcing solution that helps automotive service businesses strengthen sales and improve margin performance in a full range of maintenance and service categories. The application is used in more than 3,800 business locations, Epicor said.
The ISE solution enables service writers to complete comprehensive mechanical repair estimates and source all required parts. This data can then be imported to any of more than 50 popular automotive point-of-sale systems.
"The integration of Epicor ISE with the TireConnect solution can be a game-changer for shops that historically have derived most of their revenue from mechanical repairs or other services," Suellyn Sprague, Epicor's senior director, automotive product development, said.
"Together these solutions can help service providers position themselves as tire experts and become the one-stop service partner many of today's vehicle owners are looking for."