June 19, 2012, Huntersville, NC– Cloud-based point-of-sale developer Andreoli & Associates, Inc, (A&A) announced today that it has integrated its HITS BPOS software with Tiremetrix’s TPMS Manager Powered by TIA. Subscribers of TPMS Manager who use A&A’s POS now have 1-click access to the industry’s leading resource of TPMS information.
“We are pleased to have Andreoli on-board as an early adopter of our software,” states Joe Donehue, President of Tiremetrix. “By having critical information directly available at the Point of Sale, we feel it’s a perfect fit for tire repair shops to get the information they need instantly.”
Mike Andreoli, President of A&A, summarized his company’s decision for integrating with TPMS Manager, “Tiremetrix’s easy to use interface, rich content, and integration of TIA’s award winning training materials empowers progressive dealers with the tools needed by their staff to ensure proper servicing of TPMS based vehicles. We are pleased to integrate with this important service and safety resource from within our point-of-sale application.”
The integration includes ‘TPMS Quick Check’, which advises service writers and technicians if a vehicle is equipped with a TPMS system. The quick check function uses the VIN# or YMM of the current vehicle being accessed in the POS. Alternately, A&A BPOS users signed up for CarFax’s QuickVIN, can enter a License Plate, obtain the VIN# or YMM, and perform the ‘TPMS Quick Check’ in seconds.
Terry Swisher of Peoria Plaza Tire, Peoria, IL, (a client of both Tiremetrix and Andreoli) who assisted with the integration testing stated, “We use TPMS Manger every day. Having it integrated with our Andreoli point-of-sale enables us to serve our customers faster since vehicle information is automatically passed to TPMS Manager.”
Donehue of Tiremetrix indicated that other integrations are in the works and the company’s goal is to make TPMS Manager as common place in tire point-of-sale systems as is tire fitment software.
Roy Littlefield, Executive Vice President of TIA added that the association’s involvement with Tiremetrix is a matter of service to the industry and public safety, “Proper training of tire industry related procedures is a core function of TIA. Working with Tiremetrix, we can further fulfill our commitment to the industry’s educational needs, enhance and increase benefits and services for our members, and contribute to overall motoring safety.”
Tiremetrix has created an exclusive ‘try-before-you-buy’ program for A&A BPOS customers. The program provides the complete TPMS Manager Powered by TIA (Tire Industry Association) including TIA’s TPMS shop training, “tech tips”, and video relearn procedures.
About Andreoli and Associates
Located in Huntersville, NC, A&A has over 26 years’ experience serving the tire industry. They are a leading customer-focused, cloud-based developer and provider of innovative business management technology and point-of-sale software solutions for growth-oriented tire retailer, automotive service center, or wholesale tire distributor. More information about A&A can be found at www.aasys.com.
About Tirematrix LLC
Tiremetrix LLC is a Michigan based software company that developed TPMS Manager. TPMS Manager is software-as-a-service product designed to help tire businesses better understand, service and profit from tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS). Launched in Q4 2011, TPMS Manager is used by both small and large tire dealers throughout the United States and Canada. For more information on TPMS Manager Powered by TIA, visit http://www.tpmsmanager.com/TIA.
The Tire Industry Association, with a 90-year history representing all segments of the national and international tire industry, is the leading advocate, as well as, instructor in technical training of tire service technicians. For more information, visit www.tireindustry.org or call 800-876-8372.