NEW: Check labor rates by ZIP code

We are glad to announce the arrival of labor rate lookups. You can look up your local labor rate by ZIP code in the United States.

You can currently find the labor rate calculator in the Settings screen under System Settings. In the coming weeks we plan to introduce automatic labor calculations for repair orders and invoices, this will be done using a system setting, which can be the local labor rate for your ZIP, or a value you may wish to decide yourself.  You will also have the option to override the default labor on any document if needs be.

We have also added the option to show or hide your TAX ID on display for invoices.  Other minor additions to settings include ability to remove QR codes from repair orders from documents on our auto repair shop software.

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NEW: Servicing Guides for Northern America

We have recently introduced a raft of vehicle data information, from VIN decoder, service history and plate lookups to our auto repair shop software.

You can now also look up service guides for vehicles in North America, including servicing schedules, frequency.

It will also tell you the required labor time and required parts, as well as part costing.

We soon plan to tie this in with pre-calculated labor rates to automatically add labor to invoices and repair orders.

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New improved Settings screen

Wee have revamped our settings screen on our auto repair shop software to make it easier to navigate and make the relevant options clearer.

The settings are now divided into tabs, comprising Company Settings, System Settings and Financial Settings.

The revised system settings now also has more settings and control over the information display on documents such as invoices and repair orders. We plan to add further customizations here in the coming weeks.

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Repair Order overview now displayed on client dashboard

The client dashboard has always given a good overview a client’s account, from vehicle details and customer information to bookings, invoices and transactions on the account.

We have now made it easier to see at a glance the most recent repair orders for a vehicle, and also conveniently edit, view or clock in and out for an RO, all from the  client dashboard.

On a side topic, another frequently requested feature for our auto repair shop software has been to calculate labor rates; we are looking into this and hope to have a solution in the coming weeks, it will implemented for US customers and will use data from Edmunds Developer Network to apply their suggested labor rate for your ZIP code. More details on this to follow, so stay tuned folks!

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NEW! Add images to Repair Orders

Once again in response to user requests, we are responding with one of your latest requests.  Many people had noted two issues with the RO Writer, the lack of ability to edit an RO, and no option to upload photos  to attach to RO. We have addressed both these issues now. Another refinement to the RO Writer in our auto repair shop software is auto-prediction now also works for labor items, and not only parts alone, as was the case until now.

You can now easily revisit, edit, and update an RO as you carry out your work. The photo uploader is fast and flexible, and there is no limit on how many photos you can upload for a repair order.  We will be updating our mobile app in due time, to allow photos to be taken with our app and directly uploaded.  For the moment the web app can take photos by clicking Add Files on the Repair Order writer page, on Android, clicking this button will allow you to select the device camera to upload an image.

Please see the short video below to see how easily you can attach images to a new or existing Repair Order:

 

NEW: Vehicle spec lookup and service history checks

We have added new features to the homescreen that allow you to quickly and easily look up vehicle spec data, or service history using just plates, VIN, or even make, model and year.

You can do this without needing to first create a new client, so if  a new customer comes into the shop, you can immediately and easily lookup the service history and spec on that vehicle using the plate number or VIN.  These new tools in our auto repair shop software also offer a valuable source of reference data for sourcing parts or knowing the exact model of a vehicle, as well as records as work carried out, and other valuable information, e.g. recalls or write offs.

The following short video shows the new features in action: