New & improved Sales Reporting and Inventory Management

July has been a busy month here as we roll out some nifty new features and improvements.  Our new Sales Reporting suite is now a lot more comprehensive, and includes a long requested feature of being able to view sales data over a date range, but we decided to take it a step further and give you a little more.

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Our new Sales Reporting also shows your tax liabilities, and can be calculated for any range of time you need. Our auto repair software now also the addition of the new parts sales and profit reporting, currently in beta, the parts sales are calculated on pre-markup and pre-tax figures and profits are calculated with addition of labor costs to profit on markup of parts.

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Our Inventory system has seen some refinements and usability improvements, you can see the total cost tied up in stock, including by vendor or search, so you can easily  see everything in stock any way you like it.

Vendor management now has the much needed and requested ability to edit, sorry about the delay on this one folks!

NEW! See your tax due on Sales Reports

We are making our way through our many planned upgrades this summer, and getting  through some of the more popular user requests for upgrades to our auto repair software. We are happy to announce the launch of reporting on sales tax for the current and previous month on the Sales Reports.

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The tax liability area shows two totals for the current and previous month, on the left is the total for all invoices created in the period and on the right there is the total for payments received in that period.

NEW: Updated record storage for historical data

Many requests from customers have been to store historical mileage data on invoices.  This was previously managed by the vehicle log, and did not maintain a historical mileage record on individual invoices. This has now been changed so that all mileage information is now stored per invoice individually at the time of invoice creation.

We will be adding this to quotes and repair orders soon also.

Another aspect of our auto repair software we are looking at giving an overhaul is our inventory system, which is getting a review also, and we will be introducing a more feature rich tracking of cost of sales and profits on parts, other features we are considering here are part purchase dates. As always please get in touch with any suggestions you may have to improve the experience!

NEW: Updated & Improved support for multiple vehicles

Once again we are happy to respond to user demand and trouble spots, managing multiple clients  had been cumbersome for many new and existing users.  The system of linking clients was a little awkward in retrospect, but thankfully laid the ground work for us to step with this upgrade, preserving all your existing linked client data.

Newly added clients with the replaced Add client feature, will as always be displayed and searchable through your master client list.  Please notice we are no longer listing by licence plate, as many users do not enter this info, in place of this we have added a more sensible Car Make , Model , Year selection as an overview of the vehicles belonging to a client.

This is probably easier demonstrated than explained, so we have prepared a short youtube video to show how easy it is to add multiple vehicles with our new UI tweaks.

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NEW: Improved inventory and markup on parts

We are happy to bring you even more functionality to our inventory and  parts sub system, you may notice on invoice creator that you can now add the markup percentage you wish to apply to a given part.

The Inventory system of our auto repair software has been updated to efficiently handle multiple markup options, you can enter a markup for part in your inventory that will be automatically applied when you invoice out that part from stock.

It is also possible to set a vendor markup rate, applying this markup rate to all parts from this vendor when a part is invoiced.

Upcoming updates will provide stock reporting on Inventory in PDF format for stock taking or general review.

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QuickBooks integration is here!

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Requests for integration with QuickBooks has by far been the most requested feature from our users and interested parties, topping the polls consistently.

We are happy to bring you a fully functional QuickBooks Online integration which went live in the early hours of last night.

Our initial implementation currently only supports the QuickBooks Online service, and we are working to get a solution for the Desktop version in the coming week or two.

So, what can you do with our auto repair software and QuickBooks Online?

  • A one-time activation must be done with QuickBooks Online to authorize Auto Repair Bill to manage your QuickBooks data.
  • All newly created invoices and customers on Auto Repair Bill will be sent in realtime to your QuickBooks Online account.
  • New users can import their existing customers from QuickBooks Online into Auto Repair Bill, and have a starting set of clients to work with after signing up.
  • Existing users can export all their historical client and invoice data from Auto Repair Bill into QuickBooks Online, using a one click process.

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!