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To compete today you need to use what technology has to offer. Calling all over town for prices and availability can slow down production. Do you homework. Find a supplier that offers online ordering of parts and you will increase your shop productivity. Systems like Mitchell Manager allows you to generate an estimate, log into your local parts supplier, check availability, order the parts, put the parts on the invoice and check your profit margin! If you have the ability to link to a parts supplier via the internet, I urge you to do so.

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I agree whole heartedly. We went from a DOS program to RO Writer just because of this. I liked my dos program for the whole picture much better than RO Writer dumps into QB. Once you have the vin in, you can shop and compare if need be to see who has the part and price. Order from there and it puts it on the work order. Tracks everything. We still have to make phone calls if a dealership part is needed. After making the whole estimate for everything, call the customer and he picks and chooses what he wants, then all we have to do is decline it for what he doesn't want. The next time in, it brings it up to remind you to ask the customer if he wants to do what he passed on the time before. Estimate done for you.

 

The better you can automate the customer process the more productive you become and the more prodcutive your shop becomes, which adds dollars to your bottom line. We all need to use technolgy to not not help us in the shop, but also in the front office.

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