HORSHAM, Pa., Dec. 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- AAMCO, the world's largest chain of transmission specialists and leader in total car care, today announced it has adopted a new point of sale (POS) system to provide greater transparency for local shop owners. The new POS system began rolling out to AAMCO centers in December and is expected to be in all AAMCO shops nationwide in 2017. The POS system is just the latest in a string of technology upgrades the brand has invested in to continue to ensure its tools are the best available to franchisees.
"Our goal is to drive higher sales and profitability for AAMCO franchisees by allowing them to improve the in store customer experience, drive efficiency in their business, and capture valuable data to identify and realize opportunities," said Jim Gregory, CFO of AAMCO Transmissions, Inc. "We're developing an industry leading suite of integrated technology products including the new Consumer Finance platform, Franchise Relationship Management system, and Customer Relationship Management platform that all launched in 2016. We have an exciting roadmap planned for 2017 to meet our goal of investing in technology to drive improved customer experience and higher franchise revenue and profit."
Through its partnership with ALLDATA LLC, an AutoZone company and the leading provider of manufacturers' automotive repair information and solutions for the professional automotive service and collision repair industries, AAMCO's tailored system creates estimates and invoices for customers much easier and faster, driving revenue for franchisees. The POS system is cloud-based and links to AAMCO's existing Customer Relationship Management and Franchise Relationship Management systems to help franchisees seamlessly monitor, analyze and manage their business.
Jeff Szekely, a franchisee operating 5 successful AAMCO locations in the Pacific Northwest, is one of the franchisees involved in the early deployment of the new point of sale. "We now have a POS system that brings our operations up to speed with emerging technology. We have the ability to run the shop, build estimates, and order parts more effectively and more easily," said Jeff. "I think the technological advances made by AAMCO in 2016 have set us up to continue to drive the business and provide superior customer service for many years to come."
AAMCO's suite of tools will continue to grow and evolve over the next year with a mobile component to go hand-in-hand with the POS system, as well as enhanced analytics. The new mobile tablets will expedite service before a customer even steps foot inside the center. With the integration of this new technology, AAMCO will be providing local owners with one of the most comprehensive toolsets available today in order to simplify operations and grow their businesses.
For over 50 years, AAMCO's locally owned and operated independent service centers have employed the latest technology. Expert technicians diagnose a repair, fix it right the first time, and back it with a nationwide warranty. Known as the world's leading transmission expert, the company has evolved into a total car care brand providing a variety of services including brake repairs, tune-ups, shocks and struts, routine maintenance and more. AAMCO was named to Entrepreneur's 2016 Franchise 500®, ranking at the top of the transmission repair category. Based on system size, growth rate and financial strength, the brand also earned a spot on Entrepreneur's "Best of the Best" list.
With nearly 650 centers across North America, AAMCO is actively seeking single- and multi-unit operators who are passionate about the brand and committed to providing the highest quality service. Interested candidates should have a minimum net worth of $250,000 and liquid assets of at least $65,000 per unit. Depending on the real estate site selected, franchisees can expect the total investment to be approximately $227,400 – $333,000 with a $39,500 initial franchise fee. Reduced franchise fees are available for honorably discharged veterans.
AAMCO is the world's largest chain of transmission specialists and a leader in total car care services. AAMCO has nearly 650 automotive centers throughout the United States and Canada. Established in 1963, AAMCO centers are proud to have served more than 45 million drivers. For more information, visit aamcouniversity.com, aamco.com or www.aamcoblog.com.
ALLDATA, founded in 1986 with more than 100,000 automotive repair and collision shop subscribers, is the leading provider of manufacturers' service and repair information, shop management software and customer relations tools for the automotive repair and collision industries. Professional automotive repair shops across North America depend on ALLDATA for their automotive repair information needs and to purchase parts from more than 3,400 AutoZone Commercial program locations.
ALLDATA Repair® is the leading provider of comprehensive, factory-correct repair information for the automotive industry—and it includes expert repair support in ALLDATA Community. ALLDATA Collision® is the single source of OEM collision repair information, delivering unedited and regularly updated information for structural repairs, mechanical and diagnostic information. The ALLDATA Mobile app, combined with a tablet, makes vehicle information and ALLDATA Repair available right at the vehicle to speed repairs. ALLDATA®Manage OnlineTMis a comprehensive shop management system that offers anytime, anywhere access to create quotes and invoices, electronically order parts, manage bays and technicians and track shop profitability. ALLDATA Tech-Assist provides one-on-one assistance by phone from ASE Certified Master Technicians to help diagnose and solve tough repairs. Visit www.alldata.com for more information.
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