QuickBooks Integration, the low down

One of top user requests has been for QuickBooks support, and we have been beavering away getting this in place since the new year.

We are happy to say that we now have a functional implementation with QuickBooks Online in place now, still in ‘sandbox’ development, you may have seen QuickBooks appear and disappear in parts of the UI in the past few weeks, this is just a peak of what is yet to come.

Currently, when activated, all new invoices and clients will be exported into QuickBooks.

For existing users, there exists an ability to export all your Auto Repair Bill customers and invoices to QuickBooks Online.

New users can import all there customers from QuickBooks online into Auto Repair Bill.

Our integration will need to be reviewed and approved by QuickBooks before we can make this feature can go live on our app.

SERVER MIGRATION FRI 12 FEB 8pm-10pm EST

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Speed is everything when a customer is waiting, and we are moving our app to a new blazing fast server based in Michigan, USA.  As an Irish based company we had so far enjoyed giving our business to local hosting providers.  To better serve our US customer base, we are relocating our primary servers to a data center located in Michigan.

Our new US data center will see massive speed improvements, we have invested in more CPU power and RAM, as well as increased bandwidth.  All this translates to our auto repair software having super fast page loading and PDF generation.

This will benefit our users in USA and Canada the most, but users worldwide will see massive speed increases also due a co-located server solution.

SERVER UPGRADE: FRIDAY 12 FEB 8pm – 10pm EST
Please note that while the upgrade takes place, the app will be briefly unavailable intermittently.

Quickbooks support coming soon

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QuickBooks support is another highly requested feature, and we are finally getting around to implementing a seamless solution for our auto repair software.

Initial support is planned for QuickBooks Online, and be fully integrated with any action you take on Auto Repair Bill that needs to be uploaded and recorded.  We may add support for the Windows QuickBooks version in the future, if there is a demand for this.  Please do get in touch if you are a user  interested in using with Windows version.

We expect to have this online in a few weeks, as always stay tuned and watch this space!

What’s new for Auto Repair Bill 2016?

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As our users know, we love feedback!  In 2015 we brought many new features and upgrades including service histories, servicing guides, improvements to invoicing and repair orders.

We are working our way through the current set of requests we have received, and the following features are planned in the coming months:

  • Price markup on parts, from inventory or settings, and can be overridden on invoice creator
  • Further flexibility on invoice creation with more options and customisations
  • QuickBooks integration
  • Mobile/Tablet app development and improvement
  • Integrate with parts ordering online services
  • Client import from CSV, Excel file, possibly also from Google Contacts.
  • Backups to cloud services including Google Drive and Dropbox, OneDrive
  • Integration with bookings and Microsoft Calendar
  • More detailed reporting and possibly an Activity Stream to show recent actions  on the software

We would like to thank all those who took the time make suggestions and critique our software, and always welcome more, so if you have anything in mind you would like considered, please drop us a line or leave a comment!

New invoice templates in development

We are taking on board the combined requests of our customers over the last few months to develop new and more flexible invoice templates.  For users that are happy with the way things are, there will be no change.  For those who want more options, we will be adding a second, and possibly more invoice templates in the coming days.

In the meantime, this is what we have so far, but we are still tweaking!

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Auto Repair Invoice

Any feedback that our customers would like to share, would be very much appreciated, you can  leave any suggestions in the comments on this post please.

Our new homepage

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We would like to present our newly redesigned website for our auto repair software.

It has been developed to be more mobile friendly and work across a wider range of devices more easily.

This is part of a larger effort of making our backend web app fully mobile friendly also, we will post updates here as usual, so stay tuned.

Also, users of our Android app please note that recent bug reports have been addressed and should be working as normal now.

NEW: Update mileage & service date when creating invoice

This has been another common request from users of our auto repair software to be able to update the mileage and last service date on a vehicle at the time of creating an invoice.

This can now be easily done, on the create invoice screen, there is now a link to show options to update mileage and last service, the service date will default to the current date, but can be easily changed to the date you need.

Previously this could only be updated by going into the client dashboard and updating details from here, we hope this will streamline and make updating these details more efficiently by offering the feature to update these details at time of invoice creation.

Please note that this new feature, along with several others currently under final testing, will be released in free upgrade to all customers this Thurday 15/10/15.

As always, keep those suggestions coming, and thank you for those who have made requests.