• VGM Release January 2020

    Jan 31, 2020 10:00
    Companion App, New Design, many VGM Enhancements and bug-fixes

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  • VGM Release December 2019

    Dec 27, 2019 10:00
    This release includes a complete redesign of VGM User Permissions, Addons for Tyres and a lot of bug fixes.

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  • VGM Release September 2019

    Sep 18, 2019 16:00
    This release includes Xero Integration in the Company Portal, Implementation of Van Runs in Booking Systems, Planner improvements in VGM and more.

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  • VGM Release June 2019

    Jun 27, 2019 10:00
    This release includes some new features and bug fixes in VGM. New features include a new Customer History window, an option to view Document Items in Full-Screen, and new configuration options in the Planner.

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  • VGM Release April 2019

    Apr 10, 2019 11:15
    This release includes some minor new features and bug fixes in VGM but is primarily focused around the Company Portal and MTD (making tax digital) compliance. New features include exports to Xero and Quickbooks as well as a direct integration with the HMRC allowing you to submit your VAT Returns directly.

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  • VGM Release March 2019

    Mar 5, 2019 10:52
    This release includes a large number of bug fixes throughout VGM and the booking systems, alongside several smaller new features requested by our users. It also includes our new Purchase Payments functionality, allowing users to record Payments and Refunds against their Purchase Invoices and Credits.

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  • VGM Release November 2018

    Nov 29, 2018 11:25
    This release includes a number of major new features in VGM. These include Purchase Returns, adding Slot Types to an Estimate, creating an Estimate from a Booking and creating reminders without having a Booking.

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  • VGM Release September 2018

    Sep 25, 2018 11:50
    This release includes a number of major new features in VGM. These include detecting and merging duplicate parts, deleting sales documents and tracking technicians through Jobsheets.

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  • VGM Release July 2018

    Aug 8, 2018 13:50
    This release includes a number of quality-of-life improvements to VGM. New features include the ability to select alternative templates when printing documents, and view the full history of a vehicle(rather than just its booking history).

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  • VGM Release June 2018

    Jun 19, 2018 17:04
    This release of VGM includes major time-saving features requested by our users, and minor adjustments to our new GDPR functionality. New features like Job Templates will help you to more quickly build up quotes, jobsheets and sales invoices, while the new “Find Duplicates” and “Merge” functionality will make it easier than ever to maintain the quality of your customer database.

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  • VGM Release May 2018

    May 14, 2018 13:22
    This release includes new tools to help our customers become GDPR compliant, as well as amendments to the messaging system (e.g. Unsubscribe links) in preparation for the legislation deadline on the 25th.

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  • VGM Release April 2018

    Mar 28, 2018 16:25
    This release is the the first of several updates focusing on compliance with the new EU GDPR Legislation, coming into effect in May this year. Features include new communication consent procedures for all booking systems, alongside new tools within VGM to manage customer consent.

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  • VGM Release March 2018

    Mar 9, 2018 17:07
    This release includes general bugfixes throughout VGM, with the majority being minor fixes for the new Temporary Parts functionality. Major new features include Scheduled Messages for Sales Invoices and a new integration with accounting package Xero.

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  • VGM Release November 2017

    Nov 16, 2017 14:28
    This release includes general bugfixes in VGM, with a significant focus on bugs in Parts and Tyres. All of the enhancements in this release also relate to Parts and Tyres, with performance improvements for some areas as well as some major new features including Advanced Tyre Markup, Stock Adjustments, and Temporary Parts.

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  • VGM Release July 2017

    Jul 6, 2017 16:11
    This release includes a number of general bugfixes and a large number of new features across all areas. Areas most improved are Parts / Tyres, the Planner, and the Diary - however other areas have also seen new functionality.

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  • VGM Release March 2017

    Mar 13, 2017 20:24
    This new release package consists of bugfixes and substantial improvements to the Planner. There are also further enhancements to the Tyres screen along with some other minor new functionality.Bug

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  • VGM Release January 2017

    Jan 25, 2017 21:04
    The latest features and fixes for VGM.

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    Choose the right tyres for a better drive

    Sep 27, 2016 10:02
    With the plethora of tyre brands and products that exist today, choosing the right tyres for a vehicle or style of driving can be a laborious task. The EU tyre label, which is now present on all new...

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  • 5 Ways Tyreshop is Brilliant

    Sep 26, 2016 11:29
    Tyreshop is our brilliant new online tyre sales solution, powered by Grouptyre - the UK’s largest tyre wholesaler.

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  • illustration–MOT Test reminders from mobile phones

    Many UK garages now send MOT reminders to their customers

    Sep 23, 2016 10:21
    MOT reminders have been forgotten along with vehicle tax discs. In the past, a vehicle’s tax and MOT were often renewed at the same time and a helpful paper vehicle tax reminder was sent out...

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  • Dangerous Tyres road skid marks

    10 Million UK vehicles being driven with illegal tyres

    Aug 22, 2016 11:47
    ¼ of all vehicles on UK roads being driven with dangerous tyres. A countrywide survey of 340,000 tyres reveal that a possible 10 million vehicles across the UK could be being driven with tyres deemed

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  • £2 million allocated to update technology on UK roads

    Aug 22, 2016 11:36
    Councils investing in new technology to enhance the driving experienceThe department for transport has recently announced that they will be allocating £2 million to councils upon application. The

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  • Independent Garage Mechanic Tyres and MOT

    Independents dwarf franchise garages

    Aug 19, 2016 14:26
    Independent garages are dwarfing franchised workshops in the MOT Testing market, completed a staggering three quarters of all MOT’s carried out in 2015. The 2016 Castrol Professional Car Servicing and

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    The future of driverless cars

    Aug 17, 2016 16:09
    Driverless cars have caused a bit of an upheaval over the past couple of years, inciting polarised reactions and opinions across the board. On the one hand there are those that herald it as the single

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  • Google’s algorithm, mobile-friendly websites and the independent motor trade

    Aug 16, 2016 09:47
    In April 2015 Google made changes to its algorithm. In case you haven’t come across this before, the algorithm is responsible for determining the position of a website in Google’s natural search engine results.

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  • Brexit, the independent motor trade and all that!

    Jul 26, 2016 10:07
    What does Brexit mean for the future of the independent motor trade?

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  • 10 VGM Frequently Asked Questions

    Jul 14, 2016 14:16
    We address some of the more common questions that come through to our support line.

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  • Social media FAQ: How to use social media in the motor trade

    Jun 29, 2016 15:05
    Motasoft ‘Social media FAQ: How to use social media in the motor trade’ helps independent garages to make effective use of Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

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  • The importance of having a professional website for your business

    Jun 28, 2016 10:00
    It is well understood that owning a website is necessary for any business today - but just how important are they?

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  • Euro 2016 football shirt FREE when you sign up for VGM for 12 months

    Jun 8, 2016 10:28
    Across the UK, June 2016 is a very European flavoured one. However, it’s for two very contrasting reasons...

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  • Book MOTs in a timely fashion for a steady stream of repeat business with minimum time and effort

    May 24, 2016 16:37
    Learn how Virtual Garage Manager (VGM) automates the process of sending MOT reminders to customers with the Reminder Messaging feature.

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  • Hybrid and electric vehicles and the long term future for independent garages

    May 23, 2016 09:24
    When the issue of global warming - or more correctly climate change – comes up amongst petrolheads there’s likely to be a sharp intake of breath and some gnashing of teeth!

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  • 5 things you need to know about Virtual Garage Manager

    May 11, 2016 10:54
    5 things you need to know about VGM 1.Online booking: Using Virtual Garage Manager, you will be able to offer your services to customers online, allowing them to book themselves into your workshop

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  • Take the guesswork out of quotes and save time with Motasoft Job Times

    Apr 26, 2016 17:12
    Motasoft Virtual Garage Manager (VGM) Vehicle Technical Data lets the independent motor trade to get more accurate quotes faster.

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  • 5 ways to get more value from your garage website with Motasite

    Mar 22, 2016 09:56
    There never seems to be enough time in the day. Boring old websites have a look about them. They look a bit amateurish; they’re out of date with cars that have already been shifted.

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  • Welcome to the Motasoft Blog

    Mar 8, 2016 09:37
    Motasoft blog helps to keep independent motor businesses up to speed with all the latest news, issues and discussion that affect the trade.

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  • Change Log

    Nov 25, 2015 15:31
    Change log November 2015.

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