PRESS RELEASE – July 2nd, 2019
M.E.S.A.(Mobile Electronics Specialists of America) member Audio Express chooses Fuse5 Automotive Software (FAS)
Coralville, Iowa. – Fuse5 Automotive Software (FAS), a US based provider of Business Management Solutions for the Automotive Aftermarket, is proud to announce that it has signed Audio Express of Richmond, Virginia on the industry’s first cloud-based solution for the Automotive Aftermarket: Fuse5 Automotive Software.
“We needed a solution that would tie our processes together and bring all of them under the control of one software solution. For many years, we were forced to use three separate systems to manage inventory, point of sale, payroll and the installation work we do here.” explained Andy Bagwell, President of Audio Express.
For over 40 years, Audio Express has served the Richmond area as a driving force in automotive electronics and vehicle restyling. Audio Express has been around for decades and is much more than your average car stereo store. Doing everything from high end car, motorcycle and marine audio, professional grade leather, heated seats, remote starts, powered sun roofs, and much more, similarly to Fuse5 Audio Express does it all, and when it came time for them to choose a new ERP solution, they knew that Fuse 5 Automotive Software (FAS) would be the perfect partner. Given that both companies focus on the future of and enhancements in technologies in the automotive industry it is a match made in heaven. Audio Express Focus’ on the physical improvements of the vehicles and utilizes FAS to track, capture, invoice, efficiently process, and schedule all of the work to be done.
Mr. Bagwell continued, “I was referred to Fuse5 Automotive Software by several members of my industry group. Many of our processes had to be duplicated on several systems and we were unable to find a solution that could bring it all together. Couple that with multiple locations, you can start to realize how frustrating this would be. Inputting entries into multiple systems is tedious and inefficient. I had enough and needed something better. With FAS, we will be able to speed up everything that we do. We will be better able track our results, both sales and installation and keep our inventory at optimum levels to provide faster, more accurate service to our customers. Finding Fuse5 Automotive Software has opened my eyes to the possibilities a system like FAS can provide a business like ours. We needed a solution and FAS has provided that.”
“Audio Express approached us with the task of bringing all of their current processes ‘under one roof’ so to speak. It was important to Mr. Bagwell that the system he selected could handle the business as it is today, tomorrow and beyond. It was equally important that the system allowed for growth or other changes in the business so that it could grow with them as their business changes and expands. We are excited to have them join the Fuse5 Automotive Software Family.” Said John Bunting, COO of Fuse5 Automotive Software.
Automotive Software continues to improve to meet the demand for solutions that will make independent businesses technologically relevant in an increasingly competitive environment. FAS is a complete, true Cloud Business Management System and Enterprise Resource Planning tool. It allows customers to vastly improve their inventory efficiency, forecasting, price-points, sales strategies, and more all adding to increased profitability. This is done by implementing a true cloud environment. When operating in the cloud, you can use any device, anywhere and still be able to handle all the important aspects of your business. So, if you need to get important information while on a new location site visit right from your cell phone, or if a sales person on your team needs to write up a customer order right from that customers location, this call all be done quickly and easily from any smart device, tablet, laptop, etc. with no extra VPN’s, phone calls back to the office, or remote desktop connections needed. This level of flexibility is one of the many reasons why Audio Express chose Fuse5.
Fuse5 Automotive Software was built from the ground up to combine all aspects of the Automotive Aftermarket from Accessories & Installers, Shops, Service Centers, eCommerce only, Jobbers, Two Steppers, Warehouse Distributors, Manufacturers and Remanufactures – and all automotive businesses in between. This has not been possible with the limitations of legacy hardware. With Fuse5 Automotive Software, you have it all right at your fingertips, from any device that has access to the internet. We continue to strive to offer the best, most seamless business management platform possible for our customers.
Automotive is All We Do.