Zafco Implements MAM Software at Five ZDEGREE Tire Dealerships in Dubai and Abu Dhabi to Increase Revenue

Posted: 05-14-2014

VAST point of sale solution now running at 16 Zafco locations, including Martino Tire Stores in the US

MAM Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAMS), a leading provider of business management solutions, announced Zafco, a global provider of automotive products based in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has implemented VAST Enterprise Retail point of sale software at four ZDEGREE facilities in Dubai and one in Abu Dhabi.  The VAST solution has dramatically improved the customer estimating process from four to five hours down to less than ten minutes at these service centers.

Zafco has eleven Martino Tire stores running VAST software in the US and wanted the same efficiencies for their stores in the United Arab Emirates. Prior to installing VAST, the tire procurement process was manual.  The old system required a team of eight tire procurement people who would search tires and pricing on spreadsheets. The process was time consuming and often inaccurate. With VAST, personnel can now instantly look up availability of tires, sizes, brands, cost and profit all on one screen.

VAST Enterprise Retail is a sophisticated point of sale and management system designed for tire dealers and auto service shops. The solution helps ZDEGREE increase revenues and generate incremental profits, while enhancing customer service and productivity. An integrated parts catalog and labor guide help the company accelerate the estimating process while ensuring all jobs are profitable.

“We’re excited, and our people are excited about VAST,” said Ken Arnold, General Manager for ZDEGREE. “Prior to installing the system, our employees couldn’t even imagine writing up an estimate for a customer as they were talking to them. The sales person would write down the information and then it would take four to five hours to locate the proper tires, decipher pricing manually and create an estimate.  Now the whole process takes two minutes and is accurate.  We’re grateful for the positive change to our business.”

“We’re always glad to hear about customers’ experiences with VAST,” noted John Fischer, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for MAM Software.  “The fact that so many businesses are installing VAST at multiple locations lets us know we’re doing something meaningful for an industry we care about.  We look forward to seeing how Zafco and ZDEGREE continue implementing the software.”

Based on the impressive results it has received, Zafco plans to implement VAST Enterprise Retail at family owned businesses in Saudi Arabia.

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About ZDegree

ZDEGREE is an automotive maintenance company serving customers with the highest service standards. Based in Dubai, U.A.E., ZDEGREE services all types of individual and fleet passenger cars, SUV & 4x4, vans, light commercial vehicles and trucks.  With four service centers already open and operational in Dubai, ZDEGREE offers exceptional full automotive services including tires, brakes, batteries, mechanical, electrical, and parts. For more information, visit

About Zafco

Founded in 1993, Zafco is a leading importer & exporter of automotive tires, batteries and lubricants to over 800 customers in 85 countries. Headquartered in the UAE, Zafco has one of the world's biggest warehousing networks with a combined average inventory of more than 1 million tires. The company owns a state-of-the-art distribution center in Dubai's Jebel Ali Free Zone and boasts the largest tire distribution center in the Middle East region. For  more information, visit

About MAM Software

MAM Software is a leading global provider of on-premise and in-cloud business management solutions for the auto parts, tire and vertical distribution industries. The company provides a portfolio of innovative software (SaaS) and data (DaaS) services that enable businesses to intelligently manage core business processes, control costs and generate new profit opportunities. MAM's integrated platforms provide a wealth of rich functionality including: point-of-sale, inventory, purchasing, reporting, data and e-commerce. Wholesale, retail and installer business across North America, the UK and Ireland rely on MAM solutions, backed by dedicated teams of experienced service and support professionals. For more information, visit

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