ReconPro Starter mobile app 3.5.5

Activate the mobile app on your device by entering the registration code that you automatically get as a text message after adding a new device in the Back Office application

New Features

  • SMS-based Device Registration
  • Work order service approval
  • Showing repair order phases and services in a single list
  • Auto-hiding completed and skipped services
  • Showing quick actions on the Home screen
  • Specify vehicle arbitration date
  • Manage services of repair order based on employee role

Improvements

  • Improvements in parts & labor bundle
  • Device’s ‘Back’ button is now supported
  • Showing question answers on printouts
  • Selecting multiple parts for a labor service has been improved
  • Showing disabled actions for repair orders, phases, and services
  • Showing warning messages about work order editing expiration
  • Indicating labor services with added parts
  • Showing started services with the appropriate status icon

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ReconPro Back Office 2.9.4.0

See how much you need to pay your technicians for the work they perform, show vehicle arbitration date on printouts, subtract administration fee from technician revenue

New Features

  • Effective Labor Utilization Report
  • Configure showing arbitration date on printouts
  • Specify administration fee for commission calculation

Improvements

  • Showing time values as decimal hours in the ‘Timesheet Logs’ report
  • Showing vendor bill notes in the ‘Technician Commissions by Paid Invoice’ report
  • Showing ‘Customer’ and ‘Insurance’ as separate columns in the ‘Days to Complete’ report
  • Showing recipients from invoice batch emails in the ‘Emailed Invoices’ report
  • NetSuite SuiteTalk Endpoint has been updated to the latest version

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ReconPro mobile app 2.18.7 for iOS devices

Add services to service requests by answering questions, re-send data to Back Office and send the mobile database to support without logging in

New Features

  • Question services for service requests
  • Access the Status screen without logging in

Improvements

  • Saving team inspections has been improved to prevent simultaneous editing by multiple users
  • Service list scroll position remains the same after updating or removing a service

Fixed Issues

  • Some actions were not available for inspections of the Direct Assignment sharing type.
  • An issue with overlapping app interface texts when a larger font is set in device settings
  • Damage modes were not shown on the Visual screen of inspections
  • Unnecessary validation of paint codes when editing team work orders

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ReconPro mobile app 2.18.6 for iOS devices

Replace multiple services of the same kind with a generic service which name can be clarified when adding this service to inspections and work orders

New Features

  • Generic Services

Improvements

  • Improvement in tech split for additional price matrix services

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Is Reconditioning Software Still Relevant in 2019?

Too much paperworkIf you’re staring at a desk surrounded by sticky notes and stacks of papers, wake up! It’s 2019! It’s no wonder you’re backlogged when you can’t even find the invoice for yesterday’s customer.

But somehow even with all the hours spent on invoices and paperwork after a long workday, many repair business owners and technicians take more comfort in this chaos rather than adopting a new method. The problem with that comfort zone is it’s virtually impossible nowadays to keep track of the repairs, check-in with your customers, and keep the business coming with increasing revenues. It’s frankly, well, not wise for these SMART repair shops to be using out of date methods for managing a business when even the way a technician approaches a car repair has gone through significant changes over the past few years.

Perhaps the fear of change is because many of these programs have often been designed without the mindset of the typical auto repair shop owner and its technicians. They’re often very complex and require specific training.

This is why AMT created a simple yet powerful software solution that eliminates the paperwork and helps make you more profitable. The software comes with all the features you need to be in command and control of your work, from PDR and hail damage estimating to an invoicing system that seamlessly integrates with your accounting software.

When it comes to reconditioning, the top 4 things that a thriving repair operation needs to keep track of are:

  1. Estimating the cost of the service
  2. Managing the front and back-end operations, including overseeing your technicians and making sure everything is running on schedule
  3. Billing and invoicing
  4. Serving your customers well = generating more profit

SMART Repair is all about doing the most effective job in the least amount of time to keep a steady money flow. Sticky notes and dry-erase boards may have worked before. But why be running your shop with limits when you can be limitless? AMT’s Automotive Repair Software manages over $139 Million in monthly repairs and estimates across over 23,000 repairs daily!

Go ahead and schedule your demo today!

ReconPro Back Office 2.9.2.0

Use new ReconMonitor report ‘Cost by Team / Tech’ to view the cost of repair orders per team and per technician

New Features

  • Report ‘Cost by Team/Tech’ for ReconMonitor

Improvements

  • We have replaced Media Viewer to let users with the Client role and the SalesPerson role view attached files properly

See the details of the new feature here.

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ReconPro mobile app 2.18.5 for iOS devices

Set priority for your clients and select color for priority levels so that team work orders in the mobile app can be highlighted according to these settings

New Features

  • Highlighting team work orders based on the customer’s priority

Improvements

  • Showing or hiding price in ‘Vehicle History Report’ based on the ‘Price Access’ setting of work order types.
  • When you select a part for a price matrix panel in the Conditional Repair mode, the ‘Body’ category is preselected.
  • If the ‘Group services by panel’ option is selected for an entity type, services are sorted according to the order in which they are assigned to vehicle parts.

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ReconPro Starter mobile app 3.5.3

Add services to repair orders if some additional work must be done or necessary services were not added initially, edit services in repair orders when you need to change service price, quantity, or other details.

New Features

  • Add services to repair orders
  • Edit services in repair orders
  • Change repair order department
  • Reset the start date of repair order phases and services
  • Resend data to Back Office
  • Allow tracking the status of phases, services, or both

Improvements

  • Saving a single-select answer automatically when users go back to the Questions screen
  • Showing the Actions menu when users tap an inspection, work order, or invoice in the list
  • The space between buttons on the Navigation bar has been increased for better user experience
  • Presetting a part category when selecting or searching for a part in the Conventional Repair mode
  • Showing the name of question and answer below the name of question service

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The Best Hail-Tracking Software For Your PDR Business

We’re a couple of months in hail season with several more to go. But how can you track the hail before it hits, so you’re ahead of the game? Surely, any weather app can provide you with enough comprehensive data to track hailstorms. But what if there was a way for an app to offer you instant storm reports, provide storm history on a location, and much more? The following are among the best hail-tracking software for your PDR business.

 

Hailstrike

An exclusive feature of Hailstrike is it lets you choose up to 2 states to get instant hail, wind, and tornado alerts from the best data available. An example of where this data would be coming from is NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Another incredible feature of Hailstrike is coming with a Historical Storm Search feature, where you can find every storm that hit a location since 2011. This in-depth analysis will help hail chasers determine if an area would be a good location for business.

Price: The Premium package is $189 a month, while the Ultimate package is $249 a month.

 

Interactive Hail Maps

Similar to Hailstrike, the Interactive Hail Maps software provides you unlimited access to over 5 years of hail history. You can also have unlimited hail impact reports and connect the software to as many devices as you’d like. The Impact Explorer (part of the software) allows you to view the hail affected areas and provides on-the-ground data via NOAA. That way, you know exactly where to go instead of relying on a radar giving you the data.

Price: One state is $749 annually, Three States is $1099, and Nationwide is $1499.  

 

Hailtrace

One of the most significant features of Hailtrace is Client Management Tools. The software will help you manage your PDR clients and provide the necessary tools to know when hail will hit a location. Hailtrace is all about helping you in any way that they can, which is why they’re available with 24/7 “out-of-the-box support.” You can also manage your employees by assigning them different tasks and remind them through the iOS app. They have over 5,000 active users and growing each day.

Price: Call for price inquiry 1-(855)-334-HAIL

 

Map Forensics

Quite possibly the biggest seller for Map Forensics is its SAMS integrated software. SAMS is short for Storm Activity Monitoring System. It is a customer-focused system that helps you identify customers based on their exact location needing your services. SAMS can also provide the history of hail for a specific location in a matter of seconds. Map Forensics also gives 24/7 monitoring of over 2,500 locations with more available, if desired, and you received unlimited hail swaths for one state.

Price: $999 annually for one state. Additional states are available.

 

As we are approaching the halfway mark for hail season, we encourage you to ask around to other pros and see what their favorite storm tracking software is and why. They can offer their first-hand experience using the different apps and you may see that what they enjoyed wouldn’t necessarily work for your business.

Do keep in mind as you’re selecting the best hail tracking software, you’ll want to see what the geographical needs of your techs are as some of these apps offer limited locations. Of course, we hope you’ll be using ReconPro™ to manage your PDR business, regardless of how you chase hail this season. Time is money and we are ready to help you with your mobile business, every step of the way.

 

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ReconPro Back Office 2.9.1.0

Make sure that a repair order department, which has been set manually, will not be automatically overridden by the department assigned to a phase which the repair order moves to

New Features

  • Prevent overriding repair order department

Improvements

  • Showing damage size and severity for price matrix panels on inspection printouts
  • Enhancements in the ‘Technicians’ view of Invoice Editor
  • Showing or hiding price in ‘Vehicle History Report’ based on the ‘Price Access’ setting of work order types.

Fixed Issues

  • The ‘Show Service Question Forms’ option was not working properly for Print Template Configurations.
  • The ‘Repair Cycle Time’ report was trimmed on the right in the PDF format output.

See the details of the new feature here.

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