Repair Order overview now displayed on client dashboard

The client dashboard has always given a good overview a client’s account, from vehicle details and customer information to bookings, invoices and transactions on the account.

We have now made it easier to see at a glance the most recent repair orders for a vehicle, and also conveniently edit, view or clock in and out for an RO, all from the  client dashboard.

On a side topic, another frequently requested feature for our auto repair shop software has been to calculate labor rates; we are looking into this and hope to have a solution in the coming weeks, it will implemented for US customers and will use data from Edmunds Developer Network to apply their suggested labor rate for your ZIP code. More details on this to follow, so stay tuned folks!

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NEW! Add images to Repair Orders

Once again in response to user requests, we are responding with one of your latest requests.  Many people had noted two issues with the RO Writer, the lack of ability to edit an RO, and no option to upload photos  to attach to RO. We have addressed both these issues now. Another refinement to the RO Writer in our auto repair shop software is auto-prediction now also works for labor items, and not only parts alone, as was the case until now.

You can now easily revisit, edit, and update an RO as you carry out your work. The photo uploader is fast and flexible, and there is no limit on how many photos you can upload for a repair order.  We will be updating our mobile app in due time, to allow photos to be taken with our app and directly uploaded.  For the moment the web app can take photos by clicking Add Files on the Repair Order writer page, on Android, clicking this button will allow you to select the device camera to upload an image.

Please see the short video below to see how easily you can attach images to a new or existing Repair Order:

 

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:

CarFax Service History Reports now available

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For the past few weeks we have been busy working with our US data supplier, CARFAX, to bring customers in North America service history reports for any vehicles registered with Carfax.

Carfax is a popular service for both mechanics and motorists, for whom which a mobile app is available also.  We are glad to add service history reporting to our auto repair shop software. If you wish to sign up to receive service history reports from Carfax, you can sign up through Auto Repair Bill by activating from any client details screen, you will now see an Activate link in green under where it says SERVICE HISTORY REPORT.

By signing up for Carfax, your invoices will be uploaded daily to Carfax servers, to ensure future services include your work carried out, please do provide accurate information so that everyone can benefit from the Carfax platform, and also we would appreciate if you find false data in service history reports, that you please take the time to let Carfax know about incorrect data.

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Updates and new features

As always we are busy working on customer requests, and have a fresh batch of updates available is response for extras  wanted in our auto repair shop software.

New features in this release include easier document management, with an improved estimate editor, and the ability to delete estimates from the  system. You can now also delete Repair Orders too. You will be warned before deleting a document, but it is irreversible once you do, this feature has been added for ease of use when mistakes are made, a document can be deleted and a replacement document created.

Previously the client dashboard did not display the vehicle year, this has been corrected, and you can now also edit and update the  car year.

Thanks to the users who took the time to send us their feedback, suggestions and comments, we always appreciate some constructive criticism!

We hope to bring you Service History Reports for our Northern American customers in the next week or two, we are finalizing details with our data partner.

Foreign currency support

We are happy to announce that all world currencies as listed on xe.com/symbols have now been implemented in our auto repair invoice software.

The full list is as follows:

Country and Currency Currency Code Graphic Image Font: Code2000 Font: Arial Unicode MS Unicode: Decimal Unicode: Hex
Albania Lek ALL Lek Lek 76, 101, 107 4c, 65, 6b
Afghanistan Afghani AFN ؋ ؋ 1547 60b
Argentina Peso ARS $ $ 36 24 info
Aruba Guilder AWG ƒ ƒ 402 192
Australia Dollar AUD $ $ 36 24
Azerbaijan New Manat AZN ман ман 1084, 1072, 1085 43c, 430, 43d
Bahamas Dollar BSD $ $ 36 24
Barbados Dollar BBD $ $ 36 24
Belarus Ruble BYR p. p. 112, 46 70, 2e
Belize Dollar BZD BZ$ BZ$ 66, 90, 36 42, 5a, 24
Bermuda Dollar BMD $ $ 36 24
Bolivia Boliviano BOB $b $b 36, 98 24, 62
Bosnia and Herzegovina Convertible Marka BAM KM KM 75, 77 4b, 4d
Botswana Pula BWP P P 80 50
Bulgaria Lev BGN лв лв 1083, 1074 43b, 432
Brazil Real BRL R$ R$ 82, 36 52, 24 info
Brunei Darussalam Dollar BND $ $ 36 24
Cambodia Riel KHR 6107 17db
Canada Dollar CAD $ $ 36 24
Cayman Islands Dollar KYD $ $ 36 24
Chile Peso CLP $ $ 36 24 info
China Yuan Renminbi CNY ¥ ¥ 165 a5 info
Colombia Peso COP $ $ 36 24
Costa Rica Colon CRC 8353 20a1
Croatia Kuna HRK kn kn 107, 110 6b, 6e
Cuba Peso CUP 8369 20b1
Czech Republic Koruna CZK 75, 269 4b, 10d
Denmark Krone DKK kr kr 107, 114 6b, 72 info
Dominican Republic Peso DOP RD$ RD$ 82, 68, 36 52, 44, 24
East Caribbean Dollar XCD $ $ 36 24
Egypt Pound EGP £ £ 163 a3
El Salvador Colon SVC $ $ 36 24
Estonia Kroon EEK kr kr 107, 114 6b, 72
Euro Member Countries EUR 8364 20ac
Falkland Islands (Malvinas) Pound FKP £ £ 163 a3
Fiji Dollar FJD $ $ 36 24
Ghana Cedi GHC ¢ ¢ 162 a2
Gibraltar Pound GIP £ £ 163 a3
Guatemala Quetzal GTQ Q Q 81 51
Guernsey Pound GGP £ £ 163 a3
Guyana Dollar GYD $ $ 36 24
Honduras Lempira HNL L L 76 4c
Hong Kong Dollar HKD $ $ 36 24 info
Hungary Forint HUF Ft Ft 70, 116 46, 74
Iceland Krona ISK kr kr 107, 114 6b, 72
India Rupee INR info
Indonesia Rupiah IDR Rp Rp 82, 112 52, 70
Iran Rial IRR 65020 fdfc
Isle of Man Pound IMP £ £ 163 a3
Israel Shekel ILS 8362 20aa
Jamaica Dollar JMD J$ J$ 74, 36 4a, 24
Japan Yen JPY ¥ ¥ 165 a5 info
Jersey Pound JEP £ £ 163 a3
Kazakhstan Tenge KZT лв лв 1083, 1074 43b, 432
Korea (North) Won KPW 8361 20a9
Korea (South) Won KRW 8361 20a9
Kyrgyzstan Som KGS лв лв 1083, 1074 43b, 432
Laos Kip LAK 8365 20ad
Latvia Lat LVL Ls Ls 76, 115 4c, 73
Lebanon Pound LBP £ £ 163 a3
Liberia Dollar LRD $ $ 36 24
Lithuania Litas LTL Lt Lt 76, 116 4c, 74
Macedonia Denar MKD ден ден 1076, 1077, 1085 434, 435, 43d
Malaysia Ringgit MYR RM RM 82, 77 52, 4d
Mauritius Rupee MUR 8360 20a8
Mexico Peso MXN $ $ 36 24 info
Mongolia Tughrik MNT 8366 20ae
Mozambique Metical MZN MT MT 77, 84 4d, 54
Namibia Dollar NAD $ $ 36 24
Nepal Rupee NPR 8360 20a8
Netherlands Antilles Guilder ANG ƒ ƒ 402 192
New Zealand Dollar NZD $ $ 36 24
Nicaragua Cordoba NIO C$ C$ 67, 36 43, 24
Nigeria Naira NGN 8358 20a6
Korea (North) Won KPW 8361 20a9
Norway Krone NOK kr kr 107, 114 6b, 72
Oman Rial OMR 65020 fdfc
Pakistan Rupee PKR 8360 20a8
Panama Balboa PAB B/. B/. 66, 47, 46 42, 2f, 2e
Paraguay Guarani PYG Gs Gs 71, 115 47, 73
Peru Nuevo Sol PEN S/. S/. 83, 47, 46 53, 2f, 2e info
Philippines Peso PHP 8369 20b1
Poland Zloty PLN 122, 322 7a, 142
Qatar Riyal QAR 65020 fdfc
Romania New Leu RON lei lei 108, 101, 105 6c, 65, 69
Russia Ruble RUB руб руб 1088, 1091, 1073 440, 443, 431 info
Saint Helena Pound SHP £ £ 163 a3
Saudi Arabia Riyal SAR 65020 fdfc
Serbia Dinar RSD Дин. Дин. 1044, 1080, 1085, 46 414, 438, 43d, 2e
Seychelles Rupee SCR 8360 20a8
Singapore Dollar SGD $ $ 36 24
Solomon Islands Dollar SBD $ $ 36 24
Somalia Shilling SOS S S 83 53
South Africa Rand ZAR R R 82 52
Korea (South) Won KRW 8361 20a9
Sri Lanka Rupee LKR 8360 20a8
Sweden Krona SEK kr kr 107, 114 6b, 72 info
Switzerland Franc CHF CHF CHF 67, 72, 70 43, 48, 46
Suriname Dollar SRD $ $ 36 24
Syria Pound SYP £ £ 163 a3
Taiwan New Dollar TWD NT$ NT$ 78, 84, 36 4e, 54, 24 info
Thailand Baht THB ฿ ฿ 3647 e3f
Trinidad and Tobago Dollar TTD TT$ TT$ 84, 84, 36 54, 54, 24
Turkey Lira TRY info
Turkey Lira TRL 8356 20a4
Tuvalu Dollar TVD $ $ 36 24
Ukraine Hryvnia UAH 8372 20b4
United Kingdom Pound GBP £ £ 163 a3
United States Dollar USD $ $ 36 24
Uruguay Peso UYU $U $U 36, 85 24, 55
Uzbekistan Som UZS лв лв 1083, 1074 43b, 432
Venezuela Bolivar VEF Bs Bs 66, 115 42, 73
Viet Nam Dong VND 8363 20ab
Yemen Rial YER 65020 fdfc
Zimbabwe Dollar ZWD Z$ Z$ 90, 36 5a, 24

CARFAX integration coming soon

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Many customers have expressed an interest in integration with other services.  We are happy to announce in the coming weeks we will be implementing this, after talking with the guys at Carfax, we hope to be up and running by the end of the month.

Existing customers and new customers will have the option of choosing whether or not to participate in the program, to access service history records you will need to make your completed work orders available to Carfax to feed back into their systems, this will not affect how you use the software, only the terms and conditions will be updated, and if you are not using Carfax, you will be able to have the option of opting out from this service.

We believe this will be a valuable addition to our auto repair shop invoice software, and look forward to any other suggestions our users have for us!

Support for more currencies

Due to many user requests for different currencies, we are currently working on implementing the full list of currencies, as maintained by xe.com.

The currencies we will be including, with appropriate symbol, the following list below.  Most Unicode fonts will be compatible with your browser regardless of OS locale settings.

We aim to have this new feature in our auto repair shop software ready towards the end of June.

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