How Tekmetric Auto Shop Software Saved my Business
My auto shop business is fairly new, and you know what the statistics say, less than 50 percent of start ups make it past the five-year mark. Well, I was about to become a statistic until I read an article about software forauto shops. The one and only reason why I decided to try it out was because it was freesince I was not in a good financial position.Being the sceptic that I am, I refused to believe that this was the case, but I was wrong. The article stated that the auto shop software would be free until the end of 2018, I got connected in January and so far, I haven’t paid a penny. I didn’t have to sign a contract, and there were no pushy sales men trying to sell me extras. So how exactly did this miracle software get my engine running again?
Too Much Paperwork
I would get to work at 7am and leave at 10pm Monday to Sunday! Everyday I would just watch the paperwork pile up, and it didn’t seem as if there was an end in sight. From invoices, to receipts, to work orders, I was running out of space to keep all this stuff. It also seemed that the majority of my time was spent doing paperwork, I couldn’t afford an assistant, so I had to do everything myself. The auto shop software was complete lifesaver, it took me a good couple of months to get it all done, but I was able to get everything into the system and get rid of all my paperwork!
Now, all my invoices, receipts and customer information are stored within the software, when I need something I just have to tap a button and its there. No more sifting through stacks of paperwork to find one invoice!
There have been days when I’ve spent four to five hours on the phone chasing payments! It was so frustrating, the excuse I would hear most often was: “I didn’t get an invoice,” I’d then have to send another one in the post and wait for them to receive it before I was paid. Every month I went through the same ordeal, but the auto shop software sends invoices to customers and clients automatically, if they haven’t paid by the due date, they get a reminder email, and I’ve never had to chase an invoice by phone since.
These are just a few of the problems I was facing, there were so many I could probably write a book. Since you are reading this, I’m assuming you know what I’m talking about. If you are at your wits end like I was, I highly recommend this auto shop software. It has completely transformed the trajectory of my business. I’ve actually experienced a significant increase in profits because I can spend more time doing what’s important instead of the menial mundane tasks that were slowing down my business. Trying out this software has definitely been the best decision I’ve made for my business.