CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- MAM Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAMS), a leading provider of business management solutions, will demonstrate its VAST Business Management Software for automotive service providers at Meineke Car Care Center's International Franchisee Convention on October 7th at Boca Raton Resort and Club in Boca Raton, Florida. Franchisees will learn how VAST has helped fellow Meineke center owners manage daily business operations, including estimating, sales, order processing and extensive business reporting.
The demonstration coincides with VAST's upcoming version release. Arriving at the end of October, the new release will provide a host of new features, including integrations with Full Slate and CARFAX to further streamline manual processes, improve the customer experience and better maintain accurate data in one system.
The integration with Full Slate will enable VAST users to accept customer appointments online at www.meineke.com, allowing for greater customer satisfaction and increased business thanks to non-business hours functionality. Since its partnership with Meineke in 2012, Full Slate has become a fundamental part of each center's business, making its VAST integration essential to competitive advantage.
Users will also benefit from the customer intake procedure that employs CARFAX to populate the vehicle's year, make and model simply by entering a license plate number. CARFAX provides automotive shops with immense value by allowing employees to quickly search for a vehicle's history using a vehicle identification number (VIN). Shops can also use CARFAX for easier parts look-up and ordering, ensuring they get the right part the first time.
"We're excited for Meineke Convention attendees to get a 'first glimpse' of our new integrations in action," said Bill Klepeiss, President of MAM Software's VAST Division. "Many businesses are moving toward services like Full Slate and CARFAX to manage their operations more easily, so it's important that our customers - that include over 100 Meineke centers - rely on us to deliver technology that will keep supporting them in the future."
Meineke franchisees that use VAST business management software achieve benefits like:
- Faster processing of vehicles to get customers through faster
- Automated decision processes that eliminate employee guesswork, ensuring accurate margins are applied
- Automated parts ordering gives immediate information on availability and the best price on goods
- Less time on the phone and Internet chasing down parts give employees more face-time with customers
- Improved productivity lets staff view supplier parts inventory and place orders in seconds
- Detailed and customizable reports that identify trends and increase sales
VAST also includes an integrated parts catalog and labor guide to accelerate the estimating process while ensuring all jobs are profitable.
The Meineke International Convention is the largest gathering of Meineke franchisees, vendors and partners, and takes place from October 6th – October 8th, 2013. For more information and registration details, visit Meineke.
Founded in 1972 Meineke Car Care Centers has expanded its menu of product offerings to meet the demands of a changing marketplace. Steady growth both nationally and globally with locations in Canada, Mexico, South Korea, the Mid-East, China has seen new openings in the Caribbean and Chile. The American Association of Franchisees & Dealers recognized Meineke in 2001 as its first automotive industry Franchisor to earn the coveted Fair Franchising Seal. For more information, please visit the company's website http://www.meineke.com. To find a Meineke Car Care Center near you, visit www.meineke.com or www.facebook.com/meinekecarcareusa.
About Driven Brands
The Driven Brands family of automotive companies (www.drivenbrands.com) headquartered in Charlotte, NC, serves as parent company for the separate businesses: MAACO® , "America's Body Shop"; Meineke Car Care Centers® service and repair shops; Econo Lube & Tune; AutoQual®, Aero-Colours® and Drive N Style®.
About MAM Software
MAM Software is a leading global provider of on-premise and in-cloud business management solutions for the auto parts, tire and vertical distribution industries. The company provides a portfolio of innovative software (SaaS) and data (DaaS) services that enable businesses to intelligently manage core business processes, control costs and generate new profit opportunities. MAM's integrated platforms provide a wealth of rich functionality including: point-of-sale, inventory, purchasing, reporting, data and e-commerce. Wholesale, retail and installer business across North America, the UK and Ireland rely on MAM solutions, backed by dedicated teams of experienced service and support professionals. For more information, visit www.mamsoftware.com.
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