December’s snowfall saw an increase of accidents on UK roads. As the cold weather persists, MAM Software explains how garage management software can help garages stay organised and cope with higher demand.
Winter is in full swing and car owners are busy battling the cold weeks still to come. Winter tyres are still being purchased, good quality lights are combatting the early nightfall and health checks are being carried out to ensure that their vehicle is ready for any remaining cold snaps.
There is no better time for garage owners to reflect upon their own software to ensure they are utilising all necessary features to prepare for the continued winter rush. Autowork Online is the web-based application that simplifies and manages every aspect of running a busy workshop and garage from raising quotes and job cards, a repair time database, MOT diary, a workshop management diary, along with many more features. Together with TeamView, the paperless job and technician’s activity add- on, garages and workshops can ensure they are equipped during winter and beyond.
Using TeamView, garages are able to perform winter services using the in-built electronic vehicle health check functionality. Digitising health checks can ensure no unnecessary costs on paper and no additional time spent recording this information. Winter also sees an increase in road accidents due to the adverse weather and the add-on includes a dynamic damage inspection module that can record all necessary inspection data and photographs.
- SMS and email functionality
- MOT diary
- Workshop management diary
- Raising quotes and job cards
All information is passed back into Autowork Online where any potential jobs or replacement parts can be sold. The company also has a deferred work functionality which is said to ensure that any work that would have been deleted can be deferred to a later date, ensuring sales aren’t lost.
Deferred work, upcoming MOTs and sales promotions can all be sent to customers using Autowork Onlines intuitive SMS and email messaging functionality. Businesses can keep in constant contact with customers and ensure that appointments aren’t missed, money isn’t lost and customer satisfaction is at an all-time high.
Ashley Tankard, Autowork sales executive at MAM Software notes “Autowork Online and TeamView are designed to digitise your business, going paperless and streamlining all processes at the same time.”