ASA Automotive Systems Inc. will launch its TireMaster GTX software for nationwide use on Jan. 1, 2018. But dealers attending the 2017 Global Tire Expo in Las Vegas got a sneak peek of the business software Oct. 31 through Nov. 3 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
TireMaster GTX can be used by any size dealership, although its many features make it particularly useful for larger, multi-purpose dealers. It fills in what Executive Vice President Dave Vogel said are "missing pieces" in traditional tire dealer software offerings.
1. Marketed as an all-in-one business software, TireMaster GTX can be used with retailers, wholesalers, commercial dealers and retreaders -- and dealers who are all four. At a press conference, GTX Product Manager Justin Chalk also referred to it as a hybrid because it doesn't have to be used in a cloud-based environment.
2. A key feature is ASA's "Integrated Accounting" program. "Ours is not pushed out to another system," said Vogel.
In addition to centralized accounting, it has localized point-of-sale and in-depth reporting tools.
ASA said the software was designed to give tire and auto service centers "real-time visibility into how the company is doing as a whole." At the same time, TireMaster GTX "provides the tools necessary to drill down into individual locations, specific promotions and products to better manage profitability. It has a modern, intuitive interface, multi-location controls, centralized business management, and a very comprehensive eLearning function."
ASA also announced scheduled releases for its TireMaster 9.2 version (December 2017) and TireMaster Enterprise 4.4 software (January 2018); both include the new mobile interface, G4 POS.
Many of the enhanced features in the latest versions of the TireMaster business management suite were developed as a direct result of user input gathered during workshops at the most recent ASA user conference.
“By listening to our customers and analyzing market needs, we continually introduce next-generation products while advancing the features and benefits of our current systems,” said President Marc Belanski.
Other requested enhancements for TireMaster 9.2 include a refreshed jump page with customizable menus; multi-filter inventory searches; and more flexible email options.