Archive for July, 2009

PRESS RELEASE: TCS Software Acquires Internet Technology Company ThirstyPixel

Tuesday, July 28th, 2009

(Cookeville, TN July 28, 2009) Tire Company Solutions, software provider for the tire and automotive industries, announced today their acquisition of Utah-based ThirstyPixel (www.thirstypixel.com), an enterprise-level web development company.

“Dynamic internet technologies is an integral part of a successful tire and automotive services business,” explained TCS owner Barry Reese. “Expanding our technology footprint by bringing on a team of seasoned web developers gives us and our users a great competitive edge and greatly enhances the products and services we can provide to our customers.”

In addition to web site development, experts at ThirstyPixel have also successfully completed other large-scale custom projects in the spectrum of computer and internet technologies including portable OS (Operating Systems), ACH (Automated Clearing House), custom eCommerce systems, automated Loan Decisioning systems, and Flash-based dynamic data collection & processing.

Moving under the tire and automotive services umbrella is a perfect fit for the ThirstyPixel team, as they have over 10 years extensive experience in automotive markets with significant cross-over applications including vehicle sales & marketing, shipping, trucking and LTL (less-than-load) applications.  ThirstyPixel has launched several enterprise level web applications whose short list of features include; Inventory Control, ACH and Internet Marketing Management.   At the time of the acquisition, ThirstyPixel and TCS are in the final stretch of developing a paradigm-shifting complete software system that will change the roadmap of the Tire and Automotive industry.

“We are excited to be able to assist TCS’ customers in enhancing their sales revenues in exciting new ways, including ways the customer might not have realized were possible,” said Kenny Pratt, President of ThirstyPixel.  “Becoming a part of TCS is a great opportunity and prepares us to achieve our long-term goals” he went on to say.

The new super-charged TCS has already begun the roll-out of new custom technologies possible with this merger with over 20 customers on-board in the first few weeks.

This acquisition underscores how TCS is focused on the future of technology in the tire and automotive industry. For more information on the TCS brand and strategy, visit them on the web at www.tcstire.com or call (888)449-8473 to speak with one of their Sales and Support team members.

About Tire Company Solutions

Tire Company Solutions, a Microsoft Certified Partner, develops and markets both off-the-shelf and custom software solutions, support and consulting services to independent tire and automotive service companies.

In business within the Windows environment for over 15 years, TCS has created information technology solutions for tire and automotive centers with one focus: making them more profitable.  In addition to the software, TCS offers ecommerce solutions, consulting services and website creation for its customers.  For the latest news, information or an online demonstration, visit the company’s website, www.tcstire.com or call 1-888-449-8473.

The Company is headquartered in Cookeville, TN.

CONTACT:

Molly Reese
TCS – Tire Company Solutions
888-449-8473
sales@tcstire.com
http://www.tcstirepower.com

PRESS RELEASE: TIRE COMPANY SOLUTIONS ANNOUNCES EXPANSION TO SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT TEAM

Wednesday, July 8th, 2009

Tire Company Solutions, a tire and automotive service industry software provider, announced today the recent hire of Andy Stapleton to join their programming team as Senior Developer.

TCS is a leader in the tire and automotive service industry with its Tire Power Software, which includes POS, inventory, accounting, eCommerce and retail websites.

Mr. Stapleton has a degree in Computer Science from UTSC Texas and over 25 years of business experience in the technology industry. An expert in SQL he comes to us from San Antonio, Texas where he has an extensive background in desktop software and web development.  Mr. Stapleton is a well known icon in Clarion and SQL development groups, frequently writing articles for the language’s user groups. He is an original founder and member of Team TopSpeed, a developer of Clarion client server templates and conversion specialist in converting Clarion to utilize SQL and web-based technology.

In partnering with Microsoft, TCS has cemented the longevity and growth of its product, Tire Power, by switching to Microsoft’s SQL database.  Mr. Stapleton plays a vital role in this incredible ‘under the hood’ or ‘engine’ change for Tire Power users. It shows the product to be in direct agreement and development with the leader in technology advancement – Microsoft. It allows TCS to grow faster and easier, providing even more features for the constantly changing tire and automotive industry. Now dealers of any size can reap the benefits of a stable and secure windows based business management solution.

“I am thrilled to be a part of such a passionate team.  TCS is devoted to the growth of both their tire dealers as well as the tire industry and I am eager to assist in the progress and success of Tire Power and future TCS products.” said Andy Stapleton.

“We are excited to have Andy join our team of developers,” said Terry Mullican, Director of Programming. “With big projects in the works, his extensive knowledge and experience will add to the Company’s strength and growth.”

About Tire Company Solutions

Tire Company Solutions, a Microsoft Certified Partner, develops and markets both off-the-shelf and custom software solutions, support and consulting services to independent tire and automotive service companies.

In business within the Windows environment for over 15 years, TCS has created information technology solutions for tire and automotive centers with one focus: making them more profitable.  Its newest product, Tire Power 7.0, delivers on the promise of a fully integrated POS, inventory management, and accounting package in a simple, easy to use application.  In addition to the Tire Power software, TCS offers ecommerce solutions, consulting services and website creation for its customers.  For the latest news, information or an online demonstration, visit the company’s website, www.tcstirepower.com or call 1-888-449-8473.

The Company is headquartered in Cookeville, TN.

CONTACT:

Molly Reese
TCS – Tire Company Solutions
888-449-8473
sales@tcstire.com
http://www.tcstirepower.com