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.

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:

Video Tutorial: Product tour for your new account

This video has been prepared for users who are new to our automotive invoice software, this will guide you through from the first time after logging in after creating an account on autorepairbill.com, and how to proceed after you have signed up for your new account.

This guide will show you the software basics as an introduction, highlighting the primary features.  Topics covered include guide to navigation in the software, how to perform basic tasks like creating invoices, making payments, bookings, client management and Repair Order management, and an overview of the sales reporting module.

Getting started – What to do when you sign up

For some users it can be bewildering to see the many options when first logging in, for this reason we have created this short video to get you up and running with our auto repair shop in no time.

The first thing you will want to do after logging in is to update the Settings for your business, where you can add your contact details, logo, set tax rates and other options required for running the software per your requirements.

To clear the intro screen, you simply click the red Continue button which will bring you to the regular login dashboard, giving you an overview of outstanding invoices and upcoming bookings.

Once you are all setup with your company information, you can begin adding clients, and then invoices once you have created a client.

There is also a link to this video on the welcome screen after you login for the first time after registration.

 

Be Ready for Digital Payments, Get Paid with Paypal

When emailing an invoice to a customer, or handing them a printed copy, there is a link for the customer to pay you directly via a link on the invoice, which will take them to PayPal, where they can pay for the due invoice.

With checks on the decline, and more are going digital with paying for goods and services, you can now offer this option to your customers also, without the expense of card readers and other hassles with accepting credit cards, we want to make it as easy as possible for you to get paid from your clients.

Each Invoice also has a link to make a booking for next service or general booking.

See the video below for how easy it is for your customers to pay you!

Video Tutorial #3: Easily convert an Estimate to an Invoice

We have updated our Estimate and quote tool to now allow you to edit existing quotes using our auto repair invoice software, and also when a job is finished, an invoice can be created directly from a quote with a single click! See it in action in the video below, you still have the option to edit the invoice before committing the final copy of the invoice.

Video Tutorial #2: Easily create Repair Orders

Our updated Repair Order management and time management has been implemented on both our web app and mobile in our repair shop software. You can now easily create RO’s using the same part prediction as used in our invoice and quote creator. Our revamped user interface now makes it much easier to work with and create repair orders.

There are many time tracking option for Repair order completion, printed repair orders have barcodes that can be scanned with a smartphone to clock in or clock out of a job.  Furthermore, and more conveniently repair order time management can be done through our smartphone app to clock in and out of jobs also.

Video Tutorial #1: Easily create an invoice in seconds

Watch the following video highlighting how easy it is to create auto repair invoices with our invoice creator.  Features include an intelligent, crowd sourced parts database, providing better and better parts descriptions as time goes by and more people actively use the software.

All totals on invoice are calculated on realtime on the creator screen, so you can see exactly how much your invoice is adding up to as you go and type.