Getting started – What to do when you sign up

For some users it can be bewildering to see the many options when first logging in, for this reason we have created this short video to get you up and running with our auto repair shop in no time.

The first thing you will want to do after logging in is to update the Settings for your business, where you can add your contact details, logo, set tax rates and other options required for running the software per your requirements.

To clear the intro screen, you simply click the red Continue button which will bring you to the regular login dashboard, giving you an overview of outstanding invoices and upcoming bookings.

Once you are all setup with your company information, you can begin adding clients, and then invoices once you have created a client.

There is also a link to this video on the welcome screen after you login for the first time after registration.

 

New features: Client account statements now available

Firstly, thanks to the folks who contributed bug reports and feature suggestions for our auto repair invoicing software over the months, we take all comments into consideration and always have more on the way!

Numerous bugs in navigation have been resolved, searching for clients by name has been fine tuned, as well as some issues on the Bookings management.  We have revamped our Repair Order screen, many felt this was cluttered, it is now much clearer and improved upon, as well bringing as-you-type part prediction, which we also will be implementing soon for labor items on repair orders.

By far the largest request in recent times has been for client statements, to print of an overview of a client’s account, with all transactions on their account, i.e. invoices sent, cash, checks, paypal payments received, and any adjustments to payments on the account. For auto repair shops that have large clients with much repeat work will find this useful, as will your clients that may require such for expenses and accounting purposes.  Our client statement feature is in it’s infancy, and there will be upcoming refinements in coming weeks, including PDF, and down the line a custom statement generator, which can be spread over date range and also combine multiple vehicles that belong to one client, as ever, Stay Tuned!

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Be Ready for Digital Payments, Get Paid with Paypal

When emailing an invoice to a customer, or handing them a printed copy, there is a link for the customer to pay you directly via a link on the invoice, which will take them to PayPal, where they can pay for the due invoice.

With checks on the decline, and more are going digital with paying for goods and services, you can now offer this option to your customers also, without the expense of card readers and other hassles with accepting credit cards, we want to make it as easy as possible for you to get paid from your clients.

Each Invoice also has a link to make a booking for next service or general booking.

See the video below for how easy it is for your customers to pay you!

Easy time management, Repair Order clock in/out

Repair Order clock-in and clock-out is available on web app and our smartphone app for auto repair invoicing.

After you create a new RO, you can manage from RO dashboard on web or phone, or alternatively printed RO’s also have a QR code, that can be scanned to check in.

Below is the web app RO dashboard.  The green clock is to clock in to RO and begin work, this will update to the current time, similarly the red clock out icon clocks out and marks the current time.

 

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Also, you can use our mobile app to clock in and clock out, by select Work Orders from the app navigation:

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Additionally, printed copies of RO’s are available with barcodes that can be scanned to clock in/out.

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Updated Android app for auto repair invoice

We are happy to announce the updated release of our android app for auto repair invoicing, please note that is a compliment to our web app, not a replacement, and still requires an active subscription to be of any use.

The mobile app allows you to quickly look up any client to see what invoices and owed and how much, make new bookings, create a new invoice, view existing invoices.

Our mobile app make time management a breeze using the QR codes on printed Repair Orders, or alternatively using the clock-in and clock-out feature directly in the app.

In this version, you can now add a new client of the go, very useful when you want to create a quick booking or invoice while on the go.

You can download now for free from Google Play.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.autorepairbill

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