Workshop Software Update November 2014 … and some exiting things around the corner
November 2014 Workshop Software Update
Here at Workshop Software we are always improving the product and streamlining our processes. We always want to continue to offer you greater value, and further streamline your mechanical workshop. We’ve been getting some feedback over the past while and we attempt to implement the best ideas and improvements suggested by our users.
This update includes a cool new text formatting feature when adding notes to an invoice. you’re now able to format the text, make headings, bullets, bold, alignment etc. This will help you to provide better looking invoices for your customers, and make you look even more professional.
We also had a small glitch in the system which made typing appear slow in some instances. The system was a little too excited to find what you were looking for, that it was firing off some processes a little too eagerly. We’ve improved this along with making the searching just as fast (if not faster).
We’ve been asked for better Xero integration and more options, and we’ve delivered on this. We’ve fixed some issues with syncing, and we’ve added some options to better break down your transactions in Xero and added an extra option for Tax Types which were causing some issues depending on how you had your Xero system configured.
Check out this short video for instructions and details on the update:
What’s coming next
We have some REALLY cool things in the pipeline. One in particular will be rolled out to some test sites in the next week or so and is a major change to how Automotive Mechanical Workshops will do business in Australia and New Zealand. We are looking to roll this feature out to the general user base early January, stay tuned for details.
Some other things in the pipeline:
Super cool update on how you communicate with clients. This update includes automated customer messaging, expanded customer communication options and warranty of fitness communication for New Zealand customers.
Booking diary. Simple to use yet super effective booking diary system to help you keep track of your customers and when they are coming into your workshop. Will also have features to manage mechanics.
First Quarter 2015
Stock Kits. The ability to have a single product and put multiple products that will automatically load onto an invoice. The system will allow you to add parts, labour, consumables and sublets into the kit.
Phone App! Plans are underway to develop a phone app that will allow you to take a photo and attach the photo directly onto a job. The app will also allow you to very easily clock on and clock off as a mechanic on a job.
(We are pretty excited about this, and wanted to let you know about our plans. Maybe we should have waited until it was closer to fullfillment, but we want to have full disclosure of our plans, and involve our clients in what’s going on).
2015 (most likely 2nd quarter, but don’t hold us to that!)
As you can see, there are some exciting things ahead.
I’d like to thank our clients for their feedback, we appreciate it. We also appreciate your patience in a couple of matters, we truly are focused on making Workshop Software the best value, most effective system around.
To your success….
“I needed workshop specific invoicing software, I chose this software as it was the best one I found that could do what I needed. I’m better at organising my work and it looks very professional, I do recommend this software as it’s easy to use.”
Byron Shire Auto Repairs
“We really like the facebook tips and find the software impacting our business in a positive way
“The Web class was really great. It helped as a trialing client, to understand the system.”
“Really liking Workshop Software and how professional the invoices look. Support has been great the whole time. They are always consistent in calling us and making sure our questions are answered.”
AJ’s Mobile Automotive
“I love Workshop Software, it is absolutely brilliant and the best software I have ever used. No dramas at all.”
Miramar Auto Centre Limited
“After using the software for a month with the Quickbooks integration, we can see that keeping up with parts and records is much easier. The integration helps up with knowing what is going on in the Workshop. Workshop Software is good.”