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Hello all, i am a shop owner and we have switched to Manage 4.9, its been 3 months and i keep telling myself i have done the right thing but today i am thinking about getting out before i get in any deeper.

Let me know your thoughts on management programs, what you like and dislike.

I need a program that can handle a lot of inventory as well as work smoothly with my shop techs and service writers.

Thanks for your input.

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Welcome to the site. I love your website. I am starting to branch out and do a little diesel in this area since its becoming a larger part of the market in this area. I may have to pick your brain occasionally for diesel information if you don't mind :)

 

I personally use Mitchell Manager SE. I don't have much inventory so I am not sure if it will help you but I have had great luck with their program.

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Welcome to the site. I love your website. I am starting to branch out and do a little diesel in this area since its becoming a larger part of the market in this area. I may have to pick your brain occasionally for diesel information if you don't mind :)

 

I personally use Mitchell Manager SE. I don't have much inventory so I am not sure if it will help you but I have had great luck with their program.

 

Would be glad to help you out with diesel in your area, I have 8 employees and 90% of what we do is diesel pickups so any parts and support you need i am willing to help.

I have looked at Mitchell and maybe that is the way i should have went Alldata is trying to improve but its definitely not what i expected.

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Welcome to the forum. I love your business name. How did you come up with it?

 

Been in the business for 15 yrs but before i started my own business i had a cushy management job with the school district handling school buses and did some "Moonlighting" on trucks. Decided to live the dream and run my business full time. You know living the dream run your own business, work sun up to sun down and wonder what you were thinking. haha No, its been good, but its not all easy.

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Hi Terry,

 

I like your Logo...we started hand writing orders 20 yrs ago then went to Triad then to Alldata and about 5yrs ago went to Mitchell SI, I must say it the best of the ones we've used and with the repair feature the techs love it, as well as being able to build andd save revisions, you can intergrade it in with most parts houses so you can do a estimate and never pick up the phone...a real time saver.

 

Larry

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      It always amazes me when I hear about a technician who quits one repair shop to go work at another shop for less money. I know you have heard of this too, and you’ve probably asked yourself, “Can this be true? And Why?” The answer rests within the culture of the company. More specifically, the boss, manager, or a toxic work environment literally pushed the technician out the door.
      While money and benefits tend to attract people to a company, it won’t keep them there. When a technician begins to look over the fence for greener grass, that is usually a sign that something is wrong within the workplace. It also means that his or her heart is probably already gone. If the issue is not resolved, no amount of money will keep that technician for the long term. The heart is always the first to leave. The last thing that leaves is the technician’s toolbox.
      Shop owners: Focus more on employee retention than acquisition. This is not to say that you should not be constantly recruiting. You should. What it does means is that once you hire someone, your job isn’t over, that’s when it begins. Get to know your technicians. Build strong relationships. Have frequent one-on-ones. Engage in meaningful conversation. Find what truly motivates your technicians. You may be surprised that while money is a motivator, it’s usually not the prime motivator.
      One last thing; the cost of technician turnover can be financially devastating. It also affects shop morale. Do all you can to create a workplace where technicians feel they are respected, recognized, and know that their work contributes to the overall success of the company. This will lead to improved morale and team spirit. Remember, when you see a technician’s toolbox rolling out of the bay on its way to another shop, the heart was most likely gone long before that.
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