ReconPro Back Office Update (November 13, 2018)

Check the accuracy of service packages pricing, report technician commissions calculated from work orders, edit part services in inspections, and much more.

New Features

  • Work Order Production Report by Vehicle Parts
  • Calculating technician commissions from work orders

Improvements

  • Edit part services in Inspection Editor
  • Enhancements in inspection print template
  • Showing subtotal amount in the Grouped Totals section of invoice printout
  • Group data in the Work Order Package by Panel report
  • Notify technicians of reassigned repair order services
  • The labor time value is now limited to one decimal place after integer in labor services that use standard labor times.
  • Application performance while creating service requests has been increased.

Fixed Issues

  • There was an issue with duplicate vendor bills exported into QuickBooks due to noncompliance with new commission levels.
  • There was an issue with duplicate services due to appending existing services to open repair orders after adding an inspection supplement.
  • Labor services were appended to open repair orders with incorrect labor time.

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ReconPro Starter mobile app 3.4.2

Create separate invoices from multiple selected work orders, set up required services, select OEM part numbers, and apply CIECA standard labor time

New Features

  • Create separate invoices from multiple work orders
  • Auto-selecting required services
  • Select OEM number for part services
  • Use CIECA labor time standards

Improvements

  • Showing full list of labor services from part service details
  • Showing vehicle part name for selected services

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Repair360 mobile app 3.4.2

Create a single invoice for all selected work orders or a separate invoice for each selected work order when you invoice multiple work orders

New Features

  • Create separate invoices from multiple work orders

Improvements

  • Showing full list of labor services from part service details
  • Showing vehicle part name for selected services

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Two Tools to Improve your S.M.A.R.T. Repair Business in the USA

The term “SMART Repair” has become a popular way of representing the mobile repair industry in the UK and is slowly catching on here in the United States. SMART repair, Small to Medium Area Repair Technique, offers services like wheel repair, bumper repair, paint correction, and glass repair in addition to the numerous PDR companies we see popping up everywhere in America. An assortment of cosmetic, cost-effective and quick repair techniques, SMART repair offers U.S. mobile repair companies and fixed operations a way of offering more services for more revenue.

Starting out in the SMART repair business can be tough. There are many obstacles to cross in building your independent mobile repair company. SMART repair professionals often face common issues such as:

  • Managing Finances
  • Creating Estimates
  • Monitoring/Managing Employees
  • Invoice Accuracy
  • Finding Equipment
  • Training
  • Matching Paint Codes
  • Outfitting Company Vehicles

AMT is here to provide help. Repair360 and ReconPro help the mobile repair professional get organized and get busy. Repair360 is perfect for the newcomer – the rogue technician with nothing but his tools and his truck. It’s a software ideal for managing client paperwork, billing, estimates, and tasks. Perform inspections tied to VIN or Stock Number, and add notes and photographs to create a complete estimate to submit to the customer via email or printed form. You can receive work approvals electronically through email, quick-link, or direct signature right on your device. Approved estimates become work orders, and the app creates and sends your invoice when work is completed. The best part? It’s totally free for a single user!  And, as you grow your business, the low-cost full version of Repair360 will even help you manage multiple technicians.

ReconPro is a mobile estimate and invoicing software developed for the established SMART repair business or franchise looking for some extra help. It takes over in the management of damage documentation paperwork, helps easily create AR invoices, and streamlines office administrative duties like managing schedules, customer pricing, and accounting. Like Repair360, ReconPro helps manage workflows to make the most of your time and efforts spent with clients repairing their vehicles, but also offers a full suite of productivity features, including commission calculations, service requests and dispatch, time and attendance management, role-based access, customer-specific pricing and much, much more.

Both software applications are available for iOS or Android devices, and completely self-contained, meaning you can take them anywhere and complete your work without needing to connect to Wi-Fi. When you do connect, all your work is stored in your back office for complete record-keeping and secure access from any computer. Are you an auto industry professional looking to break or expand into the SMART repair scene? Does your current SMART repair business need the extra assistance? AMT has the solutions and we’d love to help you. Reach out to us today!

Used Vehicles Bring Penske Record Earnings

“…consolidated reconditioning locations and double discounting played a role in the company’s record earnings.”

When companies get their reconditioning working well, good things happen.

Read the full story in Auto Remarketing here.

ReconPro Starter mobile app 3.4.1

Use bundle services that allow including multiple services into a single service, and multiple pricing that automatically overrides service price depending on a particular service package or customer.

New Features

  • Bundle Services
  • Multiple Pricing
  • Select multiple vehicle parts per service
  • Assigning work order services to a default technician

Improvements

  • Showing service details when tapping a service with zero dollar amount

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Repair360 mobile app 3.4.1

Select multiple vehicle parts for a single service, and this service will be automatically added to an inspection or a work order as many times as many vehicle parts you have selected.

New Features

  • Select multiple vehicle parts per service

Improvements

  • Showing service details when tapping a service with zero dollar amount

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ReconMonitor Back Office 3.4.0

Use new Recon Monitor to manage repair orders and parts added to repair orders in a more efficient and effective manner.

New Features

  • New Recon Monitor
  • Parts Management

Improvements

  • Edit repair order Stock#, RO#, and PO#
  • Complete repair order phases
  • Change technician assigned to repair order phase
  • Add notes to repair order parts
  • Showing parts separately from other repair order services
  • Showing customer’s repair orders per department or phase
  • Showing repair order flag in detail view

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ReconPro Back Office Update (October 30, 2018)

Track repair orders and manage parts added to repair orders in the New Recon Monitor that is now available in the new Back Office application.

New Features

  • New Recon Monitor
  • Parts Management

Improvements

  • Filter the Work Orders Production report by team and area
  • Enhancements in the Emailed Invoices / Not Opened report
  • Client’s area is now used instead of team’s area in the Client Revenues report.

Fixed Issues

  • Completed repair orders were not closed automatically and were shown in the Completed phase on the Phases tab in the Repair Orders by Department report.

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Press Release: EchoPark Automotive

EchoPark Automotive Selects AutoMobile Technologies Software to Manage Its Massive Reconditioning Operations

ReconMonitor’s workflow and process management helps maintain efficiencies for high-volume reconditioning

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AutoMobile Technologies, Inc., the industry leader in auto reconditioning software, has been engaged to provide workflow automation software to EchoPark Automotive, pioneers in the evolution of used car buying. AMT’s ReconPro and ReconMonitor software has been implemented in EchoPark’s reconditioning facilities including Dallas, Denver, and Charlotte, to improve visibility and efficiency in bringing cars through their extensive and meticulous process.

“AMT software provides EchoPark Automotive a scalable tool with a common language platform,” said Tim Keen, Executive Vice President of Operations. “It increases our efficiency, saves costs and cycle times so we can deliver consistent high-quality vehicles to our customers.”

AMT’s ReconMonitor provides end-to-end visibility of the vehicle reconditioning process from acquisition through all steps of the recon process, and helps identify process or vendor inefficiencies that increase cycle time. The software includes both mobile and back-office modules to ensure everyone in the reconditioning cycle is informed about where and when work is required. This keeps cars moving at optimal speed and results in fewer days to frontline status.

The adoption of ReconMonitor will allow EchoPark better command and control of the recon process with full visibility as each vehicle progresses toward frontline readiness, enabling them to measure and reduce cycle time for optimal results.

Other notable dealer benefits of ReconMonitor include:

  • Mechanical and Cosmetic Inspections – Multiple inspections per vehicle, including EchoPark’s signature 190-point Inspection and Vehicle Condition Reports.
  • Parts and Labor Hours Management – The system provides access to OEM part numbers, mechanical labor hours, and a parts ordering feature will soon be added.
  • Vendor Management and Payment – The system manages all employee and vendor workloads, and administers hours and pay for each repair.
  • Real-time Reporting – EchoPark knows the status and stage of every vehicle in process, and can quickly identify bottlenecks.

“EchoPark has one of the most robust reconditioning operations we’ve ever seen, providing great value to customers across their inventory of nearly-new vehicles. We are proud to enhance that value with ReconMonitor’s efficient workflow management capabilities in vehicle recon,” said Eric Meahan, EVP of Operations for AutoMobile Technologies, Inc. He added, “Dealers lose an average of $35-50 per day that cars spend undergoing reconditioning. Our partnership will allow EchoPark to reduce costly delays and make better vehicle recon decisions early in the cycle. That results in better inventory availability for their customers and ultimately, increased margins on vehicles sold.”

AutoMobile Technologies provides software applications to solve workflow and back-office problems for dealers and reconditioning operations across North America.

For more information, please visit: https://amt.company/dealership-software-and-operations.

About AutoMobile Technologies

Since 2006, AMT has been building software applications to help companies in the automotive industry replace paperwork, enforce processes, and gain instant visibility to business operations, regardless of team size and geographic distribution. Our mission is to distribute easy to use, affordable solutions to help dealerships, PDR and SMART Repair technicians, detailers, and reconditioning companies improve customer service, make more money, and eliminate back-office inefficiencies.

About EchoPark Automotive

Launched in the fall of 2014, EchoPark Automotive has been well-received for a revolutionary used car customer experience in Denver, Colorado, Dallas and San Antonio, Texas and Charlotte, North Carolina. Each retail space mirrors a welcoming, enjoyable atmosphere with an open concept space and functional zones tailored to specific activities. Interactive research areas, comfortable lounge spaces and personalized vehicle delivery empower guests of EchoPark to shop the way they want and at their desired pace. The full sensory environment ties the brand’s digital and physical assets into a seamless, flexible and compelling shopping experience. Even the internal mechanic shop is fully visible to guests showcasing the care that is taken to recondition vehicles. In short, EchoPark Automotive is about building long-term relationships with our guests and the community.

Please visit EchoPark.com to learn more.

Media Contacts:

Marti Eulberg
EchoPark Automotive
980-875-0964
marti.eulberg@sonicautomotive.com

Ted Gaines
AutoMobile Technologies, Inc.
949-614-0799 x708
gaines@automobiletechnologies.com

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