Andreoli & Associates, Inc. (A&A), a cloud-based point-of-sale auto service and tire shop software developer, is celebrating 30 years in business in 2015.
The company was founded in 1985 when the J.H. Heafner Tire Co., a regional wholesale tire distributor, exited the retail point-of-sale software business it started for its retail dealer clients. Mike Andreoli, who worked for Heafner at the time, continued offering software as an independent company.
“You could say that I was in the right place at the right time,” says Andreoli, who is president of A&A. “It was a great opportunity and I remain appreciative of what Ann Gaither, Mr. Heafner’s daughter, and Bill Gaither, his grandson, afforded me.”
The company attributes its longevity to its consultative strategy. Andreoli says, “We have always endeavored to advise potential clients as though we worked for them.”
The company has never been better positioned to capitalize on opportunity, according to Andreoli. “Our cloud strategy has enabled us to be more efficient, improve customer service, and channel more revenue into product development. We have several major initiatives in the works and all indications are that 2015 could be our best year ever.”
The company is currently beta testing its own parts and labor system, which it claims will provide rapid access to multiple parts vendors and will rival the functionality of solutions costing thousands more. A new website rolled out in December provides video overviews of the point-of-sale software, HITS BPOS.