Six months after the implementation, Tim Thielke says, “F9 financial reporting software is better than we imagined! After the initial template setup we are now working with twice as many stores, doing the same things in 25% of the time or less!”
NAVIGATING THE HIGHWAY TO SUCCESS
Servicing 2.5 million vehicles each year and providing the driving public with car care education for personal safety and environmental health, Precision Tune Auto Care is a global player with 340 professional service facilities in 7 countries.
TIME FOR A TUNE-UP
Most Precision Tune Auto Care stores are franchisee owned. Recently, however, Precision Tune Auto Care began to acquire corporate owned stores.
Each month Tim Thielke, the Senior Staff Accountant at Precision Tune Auto Care was exporting the income and expenses for each corporate owned store by segment to an Excel spreadsheet. He then made changes to the reports using the Lookup and Replace function in Excel. This process approximately took 15 minutes per store.
Acquiring new corporate owned stores was great for business; however the employees at Precision Tune Auto Care were spending approximately two full working days each month exporting financial information from their accounting system (Sage Pro Series) to an Excel spreadsheet.
“We were repeating this process monthly for every company. After acquiring our 25th corporate store, it became critical to find a solution that would reduce the time we spent on reporting the income and expenses of our corporate owned stores” said Tim Thielke.
VISIT YOUR SERVICE PROVIDER
Tim Thielke contacted Dennis Bock, the VP of Sales at WAC Consulting Group to find an automated solution that would allow them to export all the stores at one time. After understanding Precision Tune Auto Care’s reporting needs, Dennis Bock recommended F9 (Financial Reporting Software) to the employees at Precision Tune Auto Care because he knew the solution would save them time, meet their reporting needs and prove to be cost effective.
After talking to Dennis and viewing the product demo, Precision Tune Auto Care implemented F9 Financial reporting software at their organization. The employees also signed up for two hours of training with Mary Clark, the F9 software expert at WAC Consulting Group.
CRUISING AT TOP SPEED
Six months after the implementation, Tim Thielke says, “F9 financial reporting software is better than we imagined! After the initial template setup we are now working with twice as many stores, doing the same things in 25% of the time or less!” Tim Thielke really likes F9’s ease of use. “The documentation was easy to understand, and with just one hour of training with Mary Clark, Mark Francis, the Chief Financial Officer at Precision Tune Auto Care was ready to begin using F9 for consolidated financial reporting”, said Tim Thielke.
Mark Francis is pleased with the way F9 has sped up and enhanced their accuracy in reporting their monthly P&L statements to the President and Operations Managers of the corporation.
“Dennis was a helpful resource throughout the process, as everyone in the WAC Consulting Group has been all along. Elizabeth and Dane at Source Consulting (WAC Consulting Group Partners) have been superstars for our Sage Pro needs, and Dennis and Mary have hit another one out of the park for WAC Consulting Group, by getting us up and running with the F9 Reporting product”, said Tim Thielke.
Precision Tune Auto Care is excited to use F9 to roll together their several subsidiaries and monthly custom reporting requirements through Sage Pro. Tim Thielke said, “I’ll take a sales job for F9 any day! Everyone who has Sage Pro Series and needs custom Excel reports, should own F9!”