ELK GROVE, Calif. – ALLDATA Manage Online users can now order parts from AutoCat+, Epicor (IAP), Federated Autoi, TurboParts (DST) and WHI directly from Manage Online, in addition to the option of ordering parts from AutoZone. ALLDATA says users also can better manage bay productivity with the new Advanced Scheduler feature, and enhance profitability with new price matrix features and job authorization prompts.
According to ALLDATA, the new advanced scheduler offers enhanced functionality and personalization to make it simple and intuitive to manage bay and technician scheduling. Simply create a work order, select a few parameters (customizable to your shop’s needs) and drag-and-drop to the calendar. The length of time needed for the diagnosis or repair is automatically booked, and you can select the bay or tech to assign it. Color coding shows where the vehicle is in the process – diagnosis, repair, parts on site, vehicle on site – whatever designations best smooth your workflow. And, you can see at a glance what days are booked solid and which days have time available, allowing you to quickly notify customers of timing for drop offs and pick-ups.
Users also can enable a job authorization prompt to ensure customers have agreed to estimates and authorized work. Enhanced pricing options are now available through the new price matrix, allowing shops to better manage pricing and profitability, ALLDATA says.
For more information about ALLDATA and ALLDATA Manage Online, visit http://www.alldata.com/alldata-manage-online or call 800-697-2533.