Multi-Location Shop Management
COSTAR Shop Management Software is designed specifically for Tire and Automotive Repair Shops. COSTAR Enterprise is your complete single store, multi-company, multi-branch (including a mix of Retail and Wholesale), and franchise environment solution. COSTAR Enterprise is the perfect solution for medium to large automotive repair or tire shops with one location or many locations. COSTAR Enterprise provides the flexibility that competitive shop management solutions simply can’t provide. COSTAR Enterprise also provides the stability in inventory management and accounting that sets it apart in the industry. Large Corporations and Retail chain operations deploy COSTAR Enterprise as a complete solution to handle their Retail POS requirements as well as their upstream Wholesale Distribution needs. COSTAR Enterprise can provide a complete solution from Head Office to Warehouse to Retail operation that is unique in the industry. COSTAR Enterprise is highly configurable to meet the needs of more complex organizations, franchises and corporate structures, while at the same time maintaining its ease of use, reliability and scalability.
We do tires better!
When comparing shop management software for your tire business you won’t find a more complete solution. Tire industry specific details are what set COSTAR apart. Features include a fully integrated tire fitment guide, powerful searches by tire size, brand, model, rim, manufacturer and more. Managing Tire and Wheel inventory is a breeze with COSTAR – using our tire catalogs, import wizard and product types. Need tire storage or cap and casing / retread tracking functions? COSTAR has it all. Tire industry specific pricing & purchasing including: direct integration to tire suppliers, booking orders, fleet pricing, national accounts and tire consignment. At COSTAR we consider ourselves to be in the tire business and we have 40 years of experience.
Complete Accounting and Ultimate Inventory Control
COSTAR’s completely integrated applications include Retail Point-of-Sale, Shop Management, Service Scheduling, Customer Follow-up, Wholesale Order Entry, Inventory Control, Purchasing, General Ledger & Financials, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, and complete customer account & document history. COSTAR Enterprise has a completely customizable General Ledger so your Chart of Accounts, Balance Sheet and Income Statements look exactly as they need to. Configurable customer and master data databases provide ERP functionality across any size organization.
Flexible & Extendible
System configurations may vary from single site computers to remote distributed processing with centralized accounting and automatic polling of branch locations, to a Terminal Server or Citrix environment with Thin Clients or PC’s and Centralized Servers. COSTAR Enterprise scales from a single user system in an independent repair/tire shop up to 100’s of users across multiple locations. Costar is written in Microsoft .net and C#, utilizes SQL Express or SQL Server and runs on Microsoft Operating Systems. The software is bilingual (English and French).
COSTAR Enterprise features & benefits
• COSTAR select workflow: from check-in to invoice
• Automatically generates Repair Orders and Invoices
• Detailed Estimates / Quotations and Appointments
• Complete customer and vehicle history
• Complete inventory management
• Productivity levels / bay efficiencies at a glance
• Real time sales reporting
• Maintains gross profit margin on parts
• “Range based” pricing and catch-all pricing for Parts
• Package & Kit functionality
• Appointment scheduler
• Web appointment scheduler for your website (Optional)
• Follow-up and reminders (CRM)
• Tire Guide Fitment data – included
• Integrated telephone book look-up (Optional)
• COSTAR VIN Decoder service (Optional)
• Labour Guide integrations include: Alldata & Mitchell1
• Part supplier integrations include: Napa, Carquest, Uniselect, Autovalue, Worldpac and many more!
• Nexpart Parts integration (Uniselect – DAVE, LORDCO and more!)
• Tire Supplier Integrations include: All COSTAR Distribution customers, NTD and Point-S
• Signature capture (Optional & hardware required)
• Epicor ISE integration includes: connection to all Epicor parts jobbers and Epicor catalog
40 years experience
COSTAR Enterprise provides solutions to the industry’s unique problems. System operation is arranged logically around the tasks that are required to successfully run your business. Easy to use and understand, the software will operate in both a Retail and Wholesale environment. You may use the Retail or Wholesale separately or run both within one operation. COSTAR systems are completely integrated software products that require only a single point-of-entry to complete your sale, inventory, accounting and service history processes. COSTAR Software products are designed, built and supported in Canada since 1975. COSTAR does not use any off-shore or 3rd party development allowing us to tightly control quality and be very responsive to our markets and customer base. Contact COSTAR today
and do a live demonstration of the software. We are confident that you will find COSTAR software the best tool for the job!