Version 11.0 Desktop Edition Feature List
New and Exciting Features!
Custom Google Search
This is a tailored search experience built using Google's core search technology. This custom search is specifically designed to reflext sites that are directly related to the automotive repair industry.
We embedded a search bar onto the bottom of the Work Screen, as seen above, and from the main menu.
Build your own, very personalized Google Search? AutoShop Controller allows this via its customizing section.
Animated, Character based, Video Help Files
Throughout the application there are multiple blue question marks . Simply click to obtain more information on the feature in question.
Service Due Reminders
All versions of AutoShop Controller, since the inception of the product twenty plus years ago, allowed the user to track a customer's next oil change, inspection, tune-up and general service.
We have greatly enhanced this to include three additional user definable services. Maybe next tire rotation works for your shop or winterization reminders, etc. The flexibility you asked for has been delivered.
Service Due Reporting
We have enhanced the service due report to reflect the customer's complete address, all contact information (including email) and services that are due. You will truly appreciate this revised report.
It%uFFFDs here%uFFFDno more embarrassing situations because your staff can%uFFFDt spell rotation, alternator, generator, etc.
AutoShop Controller will check your spelling when entering in your services and parts. Plus
it will also check it on all F10 entries within the Work Screen.
Two methods: As seen above you can simply click "Spell Check" or press the OK/Save
button on the bottom and the system will automatically perform the check.
Inserting of a Service
You are now able to insert a job code inbetween two services on the Work Screen. Simply by highlighting the line and right clicking your mouse.
Previously all names, address, vehicles, work orders would appear in full capitals. We have changed the format to a professional model of:
John Doe instead of JOHN DOE
100 Lakewood Drive instead of 100 LAKEWOOD DRIVE
Enhanced Customer/Vehicle Lookup
From our revised customer lookup, you can now click the vehicle on the bottom of the lookup to quickly load this customer.
WorldPac, speedDIAL, Integration
Integrated online ordering is here with WorldPac%uFFFDs speedDIAL. This interface will allow you to place an item from WorldPac%uFFFDs speedDIAL (SD) software directly onto your AutoShop Controller (ASC) work screen. Thus allowing you to efficently and correctly price, order, track and invoice your parts. You will always know the order status of your parts.
* Pending certification
Strong Credit Card Security
New credit card security regulations have been set by the credit card processing industry. If you store your customer%uFFFDs credit card numbers within AutoShop Controller you will be bound by the following mandatory regulations:
-------------- User must maintain a complex password.
-------------- User must change his/her password every ninety days
-------------- Access to full credit card numbers is restricted.
Major Data Entry Screen Revisions
We have greatly enhanced all the data entry screens of parts, services, vendors and employee screens.
New/Revised Sales Reports
Greatly Enhanced Sales Graphs-- By Unit and now by Revenue, drill down on each line.
A %uFFFDPurchase History%uFFFD tab has been added to the part listing screen. Not only see sales history, now see purchase details all from the same listing box.
Faster Parts and Customer Lookup
Users of the AutoShop Controller Lite Version will now automatically receive the accounts receivable module as part of this Version 11 upgrade.
Improved Inventory Management
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The system will prompt you to perform a free online update if your system becomes more
than thirty days out of date.
Example: The AutoShop Controller development team routinely releases general maintenance updates that are free to our user base. If your system is more than thirty days out of date you will be prompted to install a free upgrade.
We have enhanced the reporting when inventory is received. The cost and new cost along with the percent difference is clearly displayed on the report. Maintain your margins.
Many screens throughout the application have been redesigned to reflect a cleaner, fresher look.
Edit End of Day
In case of accounting mistakes, we have made this an easier process.
We have enhanced the flow of the close out procedure. Fewer keystrokes make the process faster and easier.
We have enhanced the inventory details page so the user can view who has items in Work-in-Progress. Previous versions displayed how many items were in WIP, not the details.
Frequently Asked Questions
We now include a link directly within our software to the extensive FAQ page on our web site.
Take a look at our new AutoShop Controller - Online Edition
* All features are subject to change.
1,024 X 768 minimum screen resolution
An internet connection (not required, but highly recommended)
Windows operating system, including Microsoft Windows Vista & Windows Seven