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!

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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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.

COMING Soon! Easy RO/Invoice creation with our QUIK Service

We have been quietly working on some major upgrades in the shadows, and are now almost ready to release the fruits of our efforts!

Labor Rates

Firstly, many of you had asked about labor rates and time costing in the past. We are happy to announce that this has been addressed now. You can enter your invoice time as either time or cash value for your labor, similarly when creating Repair Orders, you can enter labor in hours and automatically calculate labor cost.

For labor cost calculations to function you must enter your labor rate in Settings, you can also conveniently look up the local labor rate in your area by ZIP code.

QUIK Service

Creating a QUIK Service is a breeze. Basically, you go about creating an RO or Invoice as per normal.  Given that the vehicle VIN is supplied, then you see a list of service items, and can refine by mileage and time since last service.  This is a massively time saving function, please see the video above for a demonstration of QUIK Service in our auto repair software.

Pick the service items you wish to add to RO or Invoice, and viola, a fully created, costed and calculated document is produced in seconds!

You can create an invoice using the QUIK service in  a very similar fashion as to creating an RO using QUIK Service.

These new updates are expected to be released later this week, so as ever, stay tuned and watch this space.