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Tips To Choose The Best Automotive Software

by MARK ALFRED

June 28, 2021

Tips To Choose Automotive Software

Garage Management Software is essential for running a proficient and profitable auto shop. Business owners and managers know the importance of this. The trouble lies in figuring out which program best fits their shop needs and challenges. There are ‘x’ number of programming out there all with software features changing constantly making it difficult to know where to begin. Below are a few hints for determining the right software for your auto business.

Adaptability to new innovations can mould your business with the use of new or updated technology so I would encourage you to embrace it - is the way of the future.

There are so many little things to keep track of, remember, and follow up. One mistake can lead to another and if you miss a reminder it can have a snowball effect which could result in a poor customer experience.

Why risk it when comprehensive Automotive software enables you to control your shop to become more efficient and competitive in today’s world. It isn't easy to run a service business without a powerful automotive tool that supports every aspect of your business.

Integrates with Your Entire Toolkit

Implementing the right auto repair software to your business will seamlessly synchronize all the critical systems of your workflow. The software blends technical and non technical processes in your business such as customer relationship management, purchase, sales, marketing and accounting with useful integrations of Xero, Quickbook, and MYOB.

All your data is safely connected and secured in the cloud environment where you can access all your data on the go, eliminating the need to be in one location and minimising disruptions in business.

Visual Data

The best auto repair software must have a dashboard that visually displays the data highlighting a snapshot of your business. The dashboard highlights different parts such as job tracking, invoices & payments to name a few. This allows you to make informed decisions and to make changes if necessary giving you total control from start to finish.

‘One-Click’ Customer Management

When you have satisfied customers, your business is stress-free and you can set new goals to move forward. Yes, customer satisfaction is the key, with quick messaging via sms, email and in-app your customers will love hearing from you. Communication is key and having this function to communicate with them at different stages of the process is vital. One click messaging makes a massage different during your busy day but leaves a long lasting impressionable feeling for your customer.

Your business takes a professional approach without needing to spend extra money or have your business overstaffed.

Simple Invoicing

Simple invoicing offers great control over your cash flow which is a crucial part of any service business. Simple, fast and transparent invoicing reflects authenticity and gains trust from your customers.

It would be best to have efficient invoicing that tracks accurate debtor and creditor data, and integrates to accounting.

Automated Service Reminders

Imagine having a virtual marketing assistant work 24/7 to convert your leads, increase your service booking and improve customer relationships with automatic reminders on service due dates. The right auto repair software must have an automated virtual assistant at your service to bring back your repeat and satisfied customers to your business.

Efficient Customer Inspections

Digital Inspection is easier than ever before with 5iQ garage management software, they deliver hassle-free inspections without any paperwork all inspections are managed digitally which makes the process 5 x faster and there is no need to re-enter the data. Quotation to completion is made simple and efficient.

5iQ Software’s auto compiling inspection sends a quote to your customers based on the inspection failure points that need to be repaired or replaced. The quotes are sent to the customer’s mobile via email or in-app with hyperlinks which the customer can review and approve in real time.

Technician Productivity Tracking

An important part of your business is the software’s ability to track technician hours of work. The ability to clock in & out of job will track performance and increase your billable hours. Technician time clocking maximizes productivity on the workshop floor and manages technician tasks on a daily basis making your workshop a high performance business.

Increased productivity and performance bring more business and generate higher profits lifting your business to new horizons.

Let's get the basics right in choosing the right automotive software for your auto shop.

Write down your business needs

Choosing the right garage management software is crucial to your business. There is no doubt the software will have an impact and probably change the dynamics of your workshop. Before you go on a hunt for the best automotive software, you and your staff will need to understand the challenges your workshop may be facing and list them in priority.

Note the areas that need the most attention like improving technician productivity, efficient stock management and effortless invoicing.

The right choice

Now that you have a list of items that you want to solve for your workshop take a look at 5iQ software, you will see it is the culmination of the above points and many more based on the latest upcoming updates.

Our team is continually working on fine-tuning the software to deliver an easy and simple solution for you and your team.

Request a time for testing

Reach out to the team and ask for a demo and if you like what you see simply request a free trial use a trial period to understand its functions. Schedule a day and time where your professional team can assemble and get trained in the basics and dynamics of 5iQ Automotive Software.

Key Takeaways

5iQ Automotive software offers the best solutions to cater to every need of your workshop. Our Auto repair shop management software integrates and streamlines your workflow efficiently to promote growth.

5iQ automotive software powerfully manages digital vehicle inspection, sending quotes, and receiving approval from your customers, along with automated reminders and emails, it is easy to maintain your CRM.

Furthermore, it assists in invoicing with precision, improves your team's productivity, all in one platform. Contact us to know more about the software we’re just a call away.