Android App licence plate scanner

Our Android app had been neglected for some time due to an issue with our licence plate scanner, which thankfully has now been resolved.  We are happy to introduce the new plate scanner which will scan a plate, read the number, then once you select the State, it will attempt to auto fill VIN, Make, Model and Year, all to save you a little more time everyday! We think this will make our mobile app a more useful compliment to our web app when it comes to incoming new clients.

You can now directly dial or send a text message, or email to client from the app on the view client screen.

Other general bug fixes have been applied, including updated permission handling for Android Marshmallow, we are also working on a general redesign which will be on the way shortly too.

We are looking to add service history checks to mobile app also, but we will first need to check with CarFax terms if this is okay to do.

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Happy New Year

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Thanks to all our customers and their support in 2016, and wishing you all a happy and prosperous new year!

We have plenty planned for 2017, so be sure to stay tuned as always! We will be posting more detail on upcoming upgrades in the next few weeks, and will be contacting our users for a short survey to help us improve our product, as you all know, we love feedback here!

 

Black Friday Sale Now On!

We hope everyone is starting to get into the festive spirit, and of course we can’t have that without Black Friday now can we!

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Please enjoy our 20% discount on all unlimited plans, 20% off first payment for an annual or monthly unlimited plan.

You can get your first year of our full unlimited subscription for a mere $199.99 ($249.99/year there after)

Or you can get your first month for $19.99 (£24.99/month there after)

Our usual deal of 3 months for 2 is still available during Black Week, please do not enter the voucher code if you wish to claim this offer.

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Sign Up today! And our free demo is there for you to evaluate our auto repair software before deciding to purchase.

NEW: Use local Inventory for autocomplete

Our autocomplete feature saves a lot of time but the list has grown and has many duplicate entries as our user base has grown.  We recently added improved local inventory support, and are now taking this a step further.  You can still choose to use the global list to build your local inventory, as you select parts they will be copied to your local inventory.

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Other updates include being able to completely switch off global autocomplete and manage your stock independently. In this case any new parts added on an invoice, or on the Inventory screen, will be added for use in your local inventory and autocomplete.

If you are using the global autocomplete and stock management, you need to ensure you are selecting the corresponding part that has previously been added to your local inventory, admittedly this can get confusing, so it may be easier to decide on using global and switching it off after Inventory is built up with your most used parts.  The global list will still be useful to new users.

NEW: Add client notes and reminders

You can now add internal client notes and reminders to your clients.  You can do this from the revised client dashboard screen as below.

 

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You can enter simple notes and reminders here for internal use, this information is not shown to your customers it is an internal note on auto repair software.

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: 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.

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.