Epicor Integrated Service Estimator Promotion

Epicor is happy to announce the winners of the January 2018 Epicor ISE drawing—an ongoing sweepstakes promotion for automotive service providers using the Epicor Integrated Service Estimator (ISE) solution. The contest is co-sponsored by Innova Electronics Corporation. The January first-place prize winner, Dan Pennington of Express Oil Change & Tire Engineers, Tampa, Fla., will receive an Innova 5160 CarScan PRO scan tool, and second-place prize winner Christopher Price of Flagship FastLube, Pearl City, Hawaii, will receive an Innova 5100 CarScan ABS/SRS tool.

“The Epicor Integrated Service Estimator sweepstakes is a great incentive for shops to take full advantage of the ISE solution for every mechanical repair and preventive maintenance job,” said Stephen Gannon, senior director, automotive product management and product development, Epicor. “ISE can help shops of all sizes increase revenue and business efficiency by eliminating time-intensive manual and phone-based estimating and sourcing processes. Congratulations to Dan and Christopher as our latest winners of professional-grade diagnostic tools from Innova.”

Through the promotion, which continues through May 31, 2018, businesses automatically earn one free sweepstakes entry with each order generated and completed through the ISE solution. Epicor will award a professional-grade Innova scan tool to each of two Epicor ISE customers per month. Visit www.epicor.com/ISEsweeps for program rules and alternative form of entry.

Used by thousands of tire dealerships, oil-and-lube facilities, transmission service business, tune-up specialists, and general repair shops, Epicor ISE supplies users with all the necessary information to identify, price, and source any of thousands of replacement parts and accurately estimate labor for virtually any repair or maintenance service job—all without picking up the telephone.

The Epicor ISE solution is powered by the Epicor industry-leading replacement parts database, as well as popular repair and maintenance packages, an aftermarket flat-rate labor guide, OEM-recommended vehicle service intervals information, a VIN decoder, cross-reference parts database, and more. In addition, an optional, mobile “Smart Inspection” feature is designed to improve service bay productivity by allowing technicians to record the condition of key vehicle systems and components during comprehensive, guided inspections. The solution can be used in conjunction with most leading shop management systems or as a standalone business-building tool.

To learn more about the ISE solution and the sweepstakes promotion, contact your Epicor representative or visit www.epicor.com/ISEsweeps.

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About Encompass Solutions

Encompass Solutions is a business and software consulting firm that specializes in ERP systems, EDI, and Managed Services support for Manufacturers and Distributors. Serving small and medium-sized businesses since 2001, Encompass modernizes operations and automates processes for hundreds of customers across the globe. Whether undertaking full-scale implementation, integration, and renovation of existing systems, Encompass provides a specialized approach to every client’s needs. By identifying customer requirements and addressing them with the right solutions, we ensure our clients are equipped to match the pace of Industry.


Integrated Service Estimator Solution Winners

Congratulations to the first two winners of professional-grade Innova scan tools for their participation in the Epicor Integrated Service Estimator Solution Sweepstakes! The first-place prize winner, Darrin Gilliam of Express Oil Change & Tire Engineers, Daphne, Ala., will receive an Innova 5160 CarScan PRO scan tool. The second-place prize winner, Randy Wilkens of Kwik Kar Automotive, Kansas City, Mo., will receive an Innova 5100 CarScan ABS/SRS tool.

“We congratulate Darrin and Randy for winning the first of 12 Innova scan tools in our six-month promotion,” said Stephen Gannon, senior director, automotive, product management and product development, Epicor Software. “Epicor ISE is a powerful business tool that helps shops grow their mechanical repair volume by streamlining the estimating and parts sourcing processes. Service writers and technicians who rely on ISE can save time and provide a higher level of customer service while earning free chances to win an Innova scan tool. It’s a win-win opportunity for every shop that relies on ISE to drive business growth and improved margin performance.”

The Epicor promotion, which continues through May 31, 2018, will award a total of 12 premium Innova scan tools to Epicor Integrated Service Estimator Solution customers via monthly drawings. Businesses using the web-based solution will automatically earn one free entry with each order generated and completed through the solution. Epicor will randomly select two winners each month to receive either an Innova 5160 CarScan PRO (First-Place Prize) or an Innova 5100 CarScan ABS/SRS (Second-Place Prize). Visit www.epicor.com/ISEsweeps for program rules and alternative form of entry.

Used by thousands of tire dealerships, oil-and-lube facilities, transmission service business, tune-up specialists, and general repair shops, the Epicor Integrated Service Estimator Solution enables users to write comprehensive, accurate repair estimates and identify, price, and source replacement parts in a fraction of the time normally required through manual processes. Parts, labor, and pricing information can automatically be imported into estimates, work orders, and invoices, simplifying the workload for shop service writers. In addition, an optional, mobile “Smart Inspection” feature helps to boost service bay productivity by allowing technicians to record the condition of key vehicle systems and components during comprehensive, guided inspections.

The solution is powered by the Epicor industry-leading replacement parts database, as well as popular repair and maintenance packages, an aftermarket flat-rate labor guide, OEM-recommended vehicle service intervals information, a VIN decoder, cross-reference parts database, and more. To learn more about the solution and the sweepstakes promotion, contact your Epicor representative or visit www.epicor.com/ISEsweeps. For more information about Innova tools and accessories, visit www.pro.innova.com.

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About Encompass Solutions

Encompass Solutions is a business and software consulting firm that specializes in ERP systems, EDI, and Managed Services support for Manufacturers and Distributors. Serving small and medium-sized businesses since 2001, Encompass modernizes operations and automates processes for hundreds of customers across the globe. Whether undertaking full-scale implementation, integration, and renovation of existing systems, Encompass provides a specialized approach to every client’s needs. By identifying customer requirements and addressing them with the right solutions, we ensure our clients are equipped to match the pace of Industry.


Automotive service providers thriving in today’s challenging
economic climate often have one thing in common – a drive to pursue continuous
improvement
. Successful shops are always looking for ways to increase salesan image of the new Epicor integrated service estimator on display. and
revenue and give customers more reasons to remain loyal.  Shop professionals can see a powerful new
solution to this challenge in the Epicor booth at this week’s Automotive
Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) in Las Vegas. That solution is the Epicor Integrated Service Estimator.

Epicor Integrated Service Estimator (ISE)

Epicor is expanding its presence in the automotive service
sector with each new generation of the powerful Epicor Integrated Service
Estimator (ISE)
web-based service estimating and parts sourcing solution. This
business-building tool provides shop professionals with instant, one-click
access to automotive parts information, pricing and local availability, as well
as labor information, OE service intervals and other critical information
needed to boost mechanical repair sales and bay productivity.

Epicor Integrated Service Estimator Expansion

By extending the Epicor Integrated Service
Estimator 
efficiency benefits to
technicians, the optional “Smart Inspection” mobile tool helps
service providers instantly capture and communicate the results of comprehensive,
guided vehicle inspections. This innovative new feature lets technicians use
tablet computers to photograph and record the condition of key vehicle systems
and components. They can then deliver this information to the customer in a
customized report and import the results to their shop’s point-of-sale system.

By providing quick access to more than 11 million parts from
over 7,800 manufacturer product lines, Epicor Integrated Service
Estimator 
allows users to expand into virtually any mechanical service category and create professional job estimates in as little as one minute. With the addition of our new Smart Inspection feature, the tool has become that much more powerful by giving technicians a way to help eliminate manual data input and offer consumers the information needed to make more informed decisions.

Already, ISE is helping thousands of automotive service, tire, and oil-and-lube businesses increase productivity and boost mechanical sales by allowing them to quickly and efficiently import parts, labor and pricing information into their estimates, work orders and invoices. And the new Smart Inspection tool is indicative of what many successful automotive service businesses already know – there is always room to improve.

Top 10 Benefits Of The Epicor Integrated Service Estimator

Automotive repair shops receive substantial benefits when utilizing the full potential of the Epicor Integrated Service Estimator™, which include.

  1. Expansion into virtually any mechanical service category through instant access to information on more than 10 million parts from over 7,800 manufacturer product lines
  2. Drive sales of high-value/high-margin jobs through an integrated database of OE-recommended service intervals
  3. Enabling service writers fast, confident and effective recommendations when providing add-on services by putting more information at their fingertips
  4. Save time on every estimate with one-click access to part details, photos, pricing, and local availability
  5. Elimination of estimating errors with documented parts and labor requirements for each job
  6. Closing more sales and impressing customers by quickly producing accurate, professionally printed mechanical estimates
  7. Completing estimates and repair orders in as little as one minute by eliminating the need to rekey parts and labor information
  8. Increasing bay and technician productivity by electronically confirming part availability through local suppliers
  9. Quickly creating comprehensive, accurate estimates on complex mechanical repairs through more than 400 custom job packages
  10. Avoid time-consuming software maintenance with a cloud-based architecture that ensures you’re always running the latest and best version Learn more about Integrated Service Estimator.

About Encompass Solutions

Encompass Solutions is a business and software consulting firm that specializes in ERP systems, EDI, and Managed Services support for Manufacturers and Distributors. Serving small and medium-sized businesses since 2001, Encompass modernizes operations and automates processes for hundreds of customers across the globe. Whether undertaking full-scale implementation, integration, and renovation of existing systems, Encompass provides a specialized approach to every client’s needs. By identifying customer requirements and addressing them with the right solutions, we ensure our clients are equipped to match the pace of Industry.