Auto Shop Controller
Features such as credit card processing, CarFax options, security, and employee management have been dramatically improved, making it easier than ever for your vehicle repair shop to get the job done so you and your staff can focus on customer service and sales.
New and improved ASC version 12.5 features:
A sales and work order management system so user-friendly, you'll wonder how you ever ran your repair shop without ASC. Aside from the many bug fixes and minor tweaks to make ASC run smoother, faster and more efficiently, the user-interface advancements we've made to version 12.5 consist of major improvements which have been integrated based upon correspondence from our extensive customer-base.
This is why we're proud to call v12.5 the most user-friendly and
intuitive version of Auto Shop Controller we've ever released."
Better looking than ever
We've done so much more than just a typical wash & wax with version 12.5 ...
We've stripped her down and given her a full rebuild top to bottom, knocked out all the dents, and threw on a fresh coat of "beautiful." You'll love the aesthetic appeal and professional style of the new look.
Enhanced toolbar with graphical menus
The updated graphical menu on our enhanced toolbar ensures that you and your mechanics can easily identify with every single feature that our service shop software has to offer. The feature-full, yet functional and efficient simplicity of the new design will blow you away.
Brand new graphically enhanced drop-down menus
The newly updated and graphically enhanced drop-down menus in Auto Shop Controller 12.5 are vibrantly color coordinated and include recognizable icons to offer better and easier user interaction. Unlike boring, standard two-tone menus that require users to focus more, version 12.5 has been designed to increase proficiency by helping you get point of sale and inventory control tasks done faster and without straining your eyes.
We've also eliminated the cumbersome "fly-out" features that plagued the old drop-down menu style. Our designers have replaced the old drop-down/fly-out combination with direct links to critical operations, identifiable by the new graphical icons, saving you time when performing important tasks.
Saving you time and money while helping your automotive repair shop run smoothly and efficiently is what ASC 12.5 is all about.
Improved data entry metrics
We've had reports of users experiencing confusion and fatigue while performing data entry in previous versions of ASC. Users have commented that all of the fields begin looking the same after a long day of entering customer information and vehicle service data.
After considerable testing and a great deal of research & development, we identified the problem... Nothing stood out about the field being typed in, the entire data entry layouts were very plain and basic looking, and the font types were unclear and contrasted poorly.
We eliminated all of these issues in version 12.5.
The new data entry fields really stand out. The active field turns yellow and the text is bolded, making it clear which field the user is working in. The overall style of the data entry pages have been cleaned up and are much easier to read.
Greatly enhanced security setup and management
The security of your shop, inventory, sales data, reports, customers information, and your work order management is as important to us as it is to you.
To ensure that your repair business remains fully secure we have completely re-written the security interface in ASC 12.5.
We've eliminated the old Zero-to-99 format for setting security levels. The old format has been replaced with an advanced, yet simplified checklist that expands just like a standard Windows folder-tree, allowing you to specify "Access" or "No Access" to each critical function of the software, for each individual employee account.
Now you can easily customize all permissions for everyone who works in your auto shop.
Check out our Quick Start Guide for a slideshow introduction to employee account setup.
Simplified visual security
The enhanced security of version 12.5 has been integrated with the new menu system offering clear visual indication of which features each user cannot access as specified in the employee security management setup.
In the screenshot shown, the user that is logged in does not have access to the 'Close Out' option. Notice the strike-through and the red lock on the right side.
Enhanced user account security
Users are now required to set a security question such as "Which high school did you attend?" in order to reset their password. Passwords are now e-mailed directly to the user when they are initially set up or in the event that they change.
Upgraded and fully integrated CarFax Service Link functionality
Welcome to the ASC/CarFax family
We've upgraded our partnership with CarFax to ensure that your automotive repair facility gets the most out of our service management software.
Vehicle repair shops participating in the CarFax Service Link program can now take full advantage of the integrated ASC services. On top of the CarFax Plate Match service we introduced in version 12, ASC users can now access CarFax vehicle maintenance records, providing more detailed information about the past services and history of each vehicle.
Wheeoo integration: Social media & networking for cars
Wheeoo is meant to connect all motorists through a fundamentally simple and relevant relationship, their automobiles. Millions of motorists, shop owners, vendors, and in large, the entire automotive industry can connect in one easy-to-find, easy-to-manage location.
Designed with trending social relativity in mind, motorists and non-motorists may easily connect to keep up with friends, those with similar cars and interests, upload an unlimited number of photos, share links and videos, get quotes on car related work and learn more about the people they meet.
Newly upgraded and integrated credit card processing
With Auto Shop Controller you can now authorize your credit card sales instantly!
Auto shops using ASC will no longer require a separate device for processing credit card transactions, eliminating the tedious and time consuming task of entering transaction data twice. The new integrated features make it simple... Just swipe your customers' card at the F9 screen of the shop management software and follow the on-screen instructions.
Save $100.00 & receive a FREE GIFT with *purchase or upgrade to v12.5
New customers and paid upgrades will save $100.00 at checkout and will receive a FREE credit card swiper, shipped directly to your shop at no cost to you *when you opt to use our integrated credit card processing capability.
Saving the planet, one receipt at a time,
with digital signature pad compatibility
ASC 12.5 has gone eco-friendly for the speed and organization of your repair shop as well as for the sake of our planet.
With version 12.5 there is no need to store and file all those credit card transaction receipts. Auto Shop Controller is now *compatible with digital signature pads. Digital signature pads will store all of your transaction signatures. In the event of a charge-back, you can quickly locate the correct invoice and re-print it, which will have the customer's signature digitally displayed.
*Use of a digital signature pad requires an account with Evo Merchant Services.
ASC 12.5 purchase or upgrade?
Now you'll no longer have to hold on to receipts: this digital signature pad makes it easy to retain customers' signatures for future reference. The SignatureGem LCD 4x3 signature pad is a versatile and durable signature capture system with integrated electronic display. The touch-sensitive LCD screen shows "electronic ink" at the tip of the built-in stylus pen in real time as a customer signs, for an easy, natural signature experience.
Improved authentication for subscription users
We've improved our authentication process! In the unlikely event that our web server goes down, or your internet connection is lost, precautions are now built into Auto Shop Controller to account for these rare and inconvenient situations. We've also enhanced the subscription log-in screen:
ASC is compatible with
Auto Shop Controller now offers full compatibility with the latest Microsoft Windows operating system, Windows 8 and 8.1. ASC is also compatible with previous versions of Windows XP, Vista and Seven, in a 32 or 64 bit computer.
ASC now offers full SSL E-mail support
Previous versions of Auto Shop Controller have always had the ability to send emails through critical sections of the software, but if your shop was using an email service with Secure Socket Layers such as Gmail or Hotmail, etc. your email would not go through.
In version 12.5 We have enhanced our Email relay service to now support these types of SSL Email setups. So now there'll be nothing preventing you from more effectively communicating with your contacts directly through our point-of-sale software.
Fast, simple, and painless upgrade process
All users running Auto Shop Controller Desktop Edition Version 12 can receive and install the 12.5 upgrade within minutes. If your repair shop is eligible for a free upgrade to v12.5 it will be installed via an online update. All shops using version 11 or earlier will have to install this upgrade just as you would with any other software package.
Download ASC 12.5 Today
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We're so certain that you and your staff of service professionals will love ASC 12.5, that we won't even ask for a credit card before letting you try it. Just download the subscription edition of ASC 12.5 and start managing your shop, sales, work orders, inventory, and employees like never before.