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Software Enhancement Saves Man Hours, Improves Physical Counting

Huntersville, NC (October 22, 2013)– Andreoli & Associates, Cloud-based point-of-sale provider, has enhanced its HITS BPOS software to use a specially formatted spreadsheet that improves physical inventory count efficiency. Rather than using printed counts sheets or expensive hand held devices, actual counts are edited off-line to the spreadsheet on a laptop in the warehouse. The edited spreadsheet is later accessed and adjustments are made automatically by the software.

Wes Tatum of Leete Tire, Petersburg, VA, an Andreoli client, spoke to the improvement of using the spreadsheet format for their physical counts, “We have a large inventory in two warehouses. Using three laptops we cut our normal inventory count time by 48 man hours. Not only did we save having to print hundreds of pages of counts sheets, we posted all the corrections in less than a minute”.

Mike Andreoli, President of Andreoli stated, “Until all tires come with consistent barcoded tire labels, dealers will continue to take physical inventory counts using the traditional ‘count, record, correct’ method. The modifications we made to our software to read the completed spreadsheet simply enables more rapid, accurate counting and extremely fast updating”.

Tatum added, “Prior to using the new method, it would take until late Saturday afternoon to finish taking physical counts. Using this new method, we finished counting late Friday night. Our staff was thrilled and I posted all the adjustments without re-keying a single product number”.

About Andreoli & Associates, Inc.
Completing its 28th year in December, Andreoli & Associates is a leading cloud-based provider of innovative business management and point of sale solutions for growth-oriented tire retail and automotive service centers and wholesale tire distributors. The company can be found on the Web at www.aasys.com.

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