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

April 26, 2016 17:12

Vehicle repair and servicing ‘guesstimates’: Art, science or craft?

A customer wants to know how much it is going to be to MOT a 2008 Toyota Yaris and drop in a new clutch. For many managing independent garages, a typical thought process runs something like:

Try to remember if you’ve ever done that job before on that specific make and model… How long did it take? Was there anything particularly tricky…? I want to be competitive… but I don’t want to lose money… or annoy the customer if I have to bill for additional time over and above the quote.

Sometimes, the process is best described as a ‘guesstimate’ - part guess and part estimate. It can be tricky. Its part art, part science, part craft and to work out an answer might take a bit of time, time that could be spent on doing other things that more directly generate turnover and profit…

Motasoft Vehicle Technical Data Job Times feature

Motasoft Virtual Garage Manager (VGM) provides access to accurate job times through our comprehensive Vehicle Technical Data feature. This provides easy access to Job Times for lightning-fast quotations. To access Vehicle Technical Data for a specific vehicle, simply click the technical data button and Motasoft automatically searches for the vehicle assigned to the Jobsheet. The software fetches detailed technical information relating to the VRM including Job Times for common procedures and repairs.

These screens show how Motasoft lets you accelerate the process of quoting for this job:

The Jobsheet with the basic MOT with a typical standard charge.

Now locate and add the specific task of removing and refitting the clutch.

Finally, bring it all together on a Jobsheet or Quotation and turn either of these into a Sales Invoice.

Get more accurate quotes faster with Motasoft

Job Times is just one of the excellent benefits you get with Vehicle Technical Data from Motasoft. As well as complete VGM integration which conveniently brings together the workflow and paperwork, Vehicle Technical Data also provides all the necessary information to help you perform the job as quickly and efficiently as possible, including diagrams and photos.

To provide rapid diagnosis, you can lookup fault codes, speeding up the entire process. of replacement part ordering and fitting. To find out more about Motasoft VGM simply fill in our form today.

For more information just contact us on 0117 9 428 678 or click here to visit the VGM area of the website.

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March 8, 2016 09:37

Entrepreneurial independent motor businesses are in the right place!

Hello from the Motasoft blog!

All of you independent motor trade business managers and owners should watch this space for all the latest news and discussion that may be of interest.

The motor trade is very entrepreneurial with the best used vehicle sales and motor servicing businesses enjoying excellent profitability. Naturally, some of the themes that are of interest to independent garages include:

  • Growing your garage or vehicle servicing business
  • Improving efficiency and better garage management
  • Driving growth and increasing profitability

The importance of technology in the motor trade

But it’s not all about business. MOT testing has been technology led for many years now. Auto-diagnostics is a long established standard. Technology has created complexity but it in the process it has transformed vehicle reliability out of all recognition.

However, it doesn’t end there.  Technology is changing the world fast and as far as the motor trade goes the pedal still seems to be on the metal; so we think it’s important we also look at:

  • Vehicle technology including developments in hybrid/electric and self-driving vehicles
  • Software solutions, Cloud technology and the Internet
  • How Motasoft technology helps to smooth admin for the motor services trade

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Remember you can bookmark us or subscribe to our RSS feed to find out when we post new blogs. To talk with us about how Motasoft can help your independent motor trade business to become more efficient and profitable, simply get in touch.