Users of Epicor Software Corp.'s Integrated Service Estimator (ISE) now can access Bridgestone's TireConnect sourcing tool.
"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," say Epicor officials.
"Now used in more than 3,800 business locations, the ISE solution enables service writers to complete comprehensive, accurate mechanical repair estimates – and then source all required parts – in a fraction of the time required by many other solutions. This data can then be imported to any of more than 50 popular automotive point-of-sale systems.
"General repair businesses, oil and lube shops, transmission businesses, exhaust specialists and other service businesses using the Epicor ISE solution can access the TireConnect by Bridgestone tool to easily expand into in-store and online tire sales."
TireConnect is "integrated integrated with leading tire wholesalers and manufacturers, eliminating the need to refer to print catalogs or use the telephone to gather information needed to complete a quote."
“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,” says Suellyn Sprague, senior director, automotive product development, Epicor.