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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Introducing TopUp bundles

We have added the option of purchasing TopUp Bundles for those of you who may find you are running short of invoices towards the end of your monthly cycle, to make life easier we have introduced TopUp Bundles, which will allow you to purchase 10, 25 or 50 invoices to get you by until your next subscription cycle.

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You can purchase additional invoices without the need to upgrade your subscription service, giving you on-demand access to extra invoicing as and when you need it, it is as easy and flexible as that!

To purchase a TopUp, click on My Account in the top menu of our auto repair invoice software.

Pricing for Bundles:

  • $9.99 / 10 invoices
  • $19.99 / 25 invoices
  • $39.99 / 50 invoices

This is paving the way for our soon to be introduced Pay As You Go service, where a subscription will not be required to use the software, we are very excited about this as there are no other auto repair invoicing services that offer this option, so as always folks, stay tuned!

Coming soon: Pay As You Go

We appreciate that many people would like an invoicing product for their auto repair shops, but may not wish to commit to a subscription service, and we wish to make life a little easier for those who only have an occasional need to produce invoices, or simply may wish to fully evaluate our product before taking up a monthly or annual subscription.

There will be three packages to choose from, invoices will be sold in prepay bundles of 10, 25 or 50 invoices, valid for 30 days from date  of purchase.  Also, purchasing an invoice bundle will also unlock the rest of the software to create any type of other document for free, this includes Estimates, Booking and Repair Orders.  Prepay bundles will start from $9.99 for 10 invoices.

Prepay bundles can be used by subscription customers when they run out of invoices in their monthly allowance.  This means when you run out before the end of the month, you can top-up with 10,25 or 50 invoices, without the need to upgrade the package you are signed up for.  We think this gives our auto repair invoice software customers a great deal of flexibility to manage their invoicing needs in a fair and cost effective way.

NEW! Retain access to your data with an inactive account

We never want to lose our financial data, or access to it, and many other online services cut you off completely after non-payment, we don’t agree with this.  From now on, even after your account has expired, you can still login, view and download your data and documents.  If you decide you wish to have full access to your account again, you can simply go the Billing page and select a new payment plan to re-activate the rest of your account.

With an inactive account, you will see a message letting you know and a link to the Billing page to re-activate, please note you cannot create any new documents such as invoices, quotes, bookings, or repair orders until you make payment on your account with a renewed subscription to our auto repair invoice software.

New: VIN Decoder for Northern America

We are happy to once again bow to user requests, and add support for VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) decoding.  Using this is a simple process, when you are entering a new client record you can specify the VIN number, you can leave blank of course when you do not have this information to hand at the time, and use the update client link to add the VIN at a later time.

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We anticipate that many of you may wish to see this in a print-friendly format, we working on a PDF document that can be printed and this is planned for sometime this week, as always, stay tuned for more!

New: Order parts from your local motor factor

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You can now order parts directly from our auto repair invoice software, the parts you have used will appear on the Inventory screen, to get started you need to create one or more vendor profiles.  You can then set stock levels, and set the threshold for ordering new parts.  You simply enter the Re-order amount, make any required changes to part name, and an email will be sent to the vendor for you to pick up parts at a later arranged time. When sending email for parts order to the motor factors, you will also receive a CC of the email sent for your own records, or for printing.