Hi Dan, for a less expensive route, I installed a system myself for about $700- Defender-usa.com. I bought a 2T hard drive system w/ 8 cameras expandable to 16. I installed a total of 10 cameras so far. Reviews were great. Purchased from walmart.com w/3 or 4 yr extra warranty. Hard wired, each camera came with 60′ cables and I purcha…[Read more]
JAMasella replied to the topic Shop Management Software – Links, Ratings and Reviews in the forum Automotive Shop Management Software 1 year ago
Larry, thanks for your input on QuickBooks. I’ve been using QB’s as a shop management program since 1996 for everything. I keep hearing people say I’m missing out by not having an automotive specific program. I have checked out Mitchell SE Manager and it seems to be very popular w/few complaints but I have gotten so fast w/QB’s, I don’t kno…[Read more]
I have used QB’s since 1996. I is probably the most cost effective system out there. You can customize your invoice, write estimates and convert to invoice later, payroll, and many good reporting features. I love being able to pull a P&L statement at any time and compare it to last year to date. It always works and is very reliable. Drawbacks…[Read more]
12:00-1:00- unless a customer is waiting, then my techs may take a later lunch. I also allow my techs to take a different lunch time if I have notice. I cover the front office myself during lunch and may take a later lunch myself.
JAMasella replied to the topic What are You Currently doing to Improve your Shop? (Ongoing list of ideas) in the forum Everything Else 4 years, 7 months ago
We put in a Kerig coffee station and small frige with free water and soda for customers in the waiting room. The response is very positive from our customers. They overwhelmed with the gesture. It only cost about 13 cents per water, 25 cent per soda, and K-cups are about 35 cents each. Small investment for the feedback I get from my…[Read more]
JAMasella replied to the topic Sales Survey for January 2009, How was Business For You? in the forum Everything Else 9 years, 5 months ago
JAMasella replied to the topic Sales Survey for October 08, How is Business at your Shop? in the forum Everything Else 9 years, 8 months ago
up 2% – first 3 days were very slow, middle of month was busy, last week slow.