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AUTO REPAIR BOSS VERSION 18.7

"Many asked for features have been added to make the program more beneficial to your shop’s business."

The version 18.7 update of the "Auto Repair Boss" is available! 

The "Auto Repair Boss" version 18.7 update can be purchased for a small fee if you are currently running version 18.5. If you are on an earlier version of the "Auto Repair Boss" contact us for information regarding previous updates.

If you are on the Service Support contract and your account is current, you will be receiving this update free of charge.

E-MAIL OR CALL TO ORDER YOUR 18.7 UPDATE TODAY !!!
SALES: 1-800-473-5198 or 972-234-0385
SALES: SUBMIT A QUESTION
 
Version 18.7, 18.5, 18.2 and 18.0 are compatible with Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, XP and Windows Server
Version 17.5, 17.4 and 17.2 are compatible with Windows 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, XP and Windows Server
Version 17.0 is compatible with Windows 8, 7, Vista and XP and Window Server
Version 16.0 is compatible with Windows 7, Vista and XP and Window Server
Version 15.5 is compatible with Windows Vista and XP and Window Server
 
Microsoft dropped support for Windows XP on 04-08-2014. Please Update to a newer version of Windows soon.
 
Included in the version 18.7 update:

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You can now enroll customers in myCARFAX with the myCARFAX Customer Signup Button*.  Your customers will start receiving service reminders to bring them back to your shop. *NOTE: The myCARFAX Customer Signup Button requires the Auto Repair Boss Partner Support plan. The first year of the Partner Support plan is included with the 18.7 update.


 

Shop Benefits:

1. Easily enroll customer by clicking the myCARFAX Customer Signup Button. The customer is then enrolled in myCARFAX with the e-mail address
            and vin number on file in the Auto Repair Boss program.

2. Your shop is selected as the preferred shop in the myCARFAX app.

3. Customers receive e-mails and alerts when service is due, directing them to your shop.

4. Customers can install the myCARFAX app on their phone to find out information about their vehicle and when they need service.
        5. The time and cost of sending out service reminders can significantly be reduced since much of the work will automatically be done by CARFAX.
        6. Increase customer loyalty and more service visits results in higher revenue.
        7. Using the CARFAX QuickVIN and Service History Check tools allows you to: complete estimates and work orders more quickly, order the right
            parts, easily identify unperformed service, and increase ticket averages.
        8. Your service events on CARFAX Vehicle History Reports become free ads for your shop.
        9. The CARFAX service alerts and shop locator drive new customers to you.

Customer Benefits:

1. Simple, convenient service reminders help keep cars well maintained

2. Quick notification of open safety recalls.

3. Centralized digital record of services performed.

4. The "garage" inside the MyCarfax app allows the customer to track important information about their vehicles and the customer can easily
            contact you because your shop name, address, phone and directions are listed.
        5. The customer can also see when the following services are due: Oil change, tire rotation, registration, safety inspection and emission
            inspection.
        6. The customer can also see a History-Based Value of their vehicle and also see if there are any open recalls reported.
        7. The customer can also see all their vehicles Maintenance Schedule to help bring them back to your shop.
 










Included in the version 18.5 update:

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You can now type in the License Plate number and myCARFAX QuickVIN* will return the Year, Make, Model, Motor and Vin Number if a match is found. *NOTE: The myCARFAX QuickVIN requires the Auto Repair Boss Partner Support plan. The first year of the Partner Support plan is included with the 18.5 update.

 

1. This will greatly speed up the invoicing process.

2. Get accurate vehicle information quickly and easily.

3. Reduce costly errors when ordering parts.

4. Save on costly VIN Scanners.

5. Increase service revenue.

 



You can now retrieve the myCARFAX Service History Check*. Gives shops access to more than 15 billion CARFAX service records.

*NOTE: The myCARFAX Service History Check requires the Auto Repair Boss Partner Support plan. The first year of the Partner Support plan is included with the 18.5 update. 

 

1. Quickly access customers service history - both at your shop and others.

2. Identify unperformed maintenance.

3. Make better service recommendations.

4. Increase ticket averages.

5. Build customer confidence and increase shop loyalty.







Included in the version 18.2 update:

POS Section

 

You can now Email Invoices or Estimates directly from the program. This will allow you to quickly send an estimate or invoice to a customer.










Included in the version 18.0 update:

Windows 10 Support

Version 18.0 is the only version we support for Windows 10


Auto Repair Boss is currently compatible with Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, XP, Windows Server 2012, 2008 and 2003.
Microsoft has announced they will soon be ending support for Windows XP and they will no longer be providing security updates for that operating system. Therefore, when that change occurs, we will no longer provide support for that Windows XP.


POS Section

 

You can now choose a Queries/Filter to view only estimates, work orders or completed work orders. You can also create custom Queries/Filters to filter your estimate / work orders for easier viewing (ie. by date, name, etc)

 

 

You can now Copy an Estimate/Work Order. This will allow you to make default estimates for regular repairs to use as often as needed. All that will need to be added is the new customer information. This will help save time when creating new Estimate/Work Orders.

 

You can now easily create an Invoice or Estimate pdf file that can be emailed to your customers using the email program of your choice.


Inventory Section

 

 

Added an Inventory Purge button to the inventory query window. It is now possible to mass delete unwanted inventory. This will allow you to quickly select and delete inventory records that are no longer being used and are wasting hard drive space. 

  

Added a new security checkpoint for the Inventory Purge button. This will allow you to stop employees from accidently deleting inventory.

  

Added new fields to the inventory export and import formats. It is now possible to export inventory out of the program for mass modification then import it back in to update inventory records. You can also use this file to update inventory at another location using the Auto Repair Boss software. In addition, the import routine will now allow you to selectively import just a few of the fields or all of the them.

Made the totals at the bottom of all Estimates and Invoices a little wider. This will help with some of the newer multi-function printers not being able to print to the margins of the paper correctly. 

Added the Inventory F.E.T. field to the Inventory report wizard.
 



Included in the version 17.5 update:

Inventory Section

You can now setup Inventory Matrix Pricing by category. This is very helpful for Tire Dealers or anyone needing to sell items based off of a cost price range.

In the example below:

Any item that costs between 0 - 100.00 dollars will have the selling price calculated by adding 30 percent to the cost.
Any item that costs between 100.01 and 150.00 dollars will have the selling price calculated by adding 28 percent to the cost.

Any item that costs between 150.01 and 200.00 dollars will have the selling price calculated by adding 26 percent to the cost.
Any item that costs between 200.01 and 10000.00 dollars will have the selling price calculated by adding 25 percent to the cost.

You have the option of the selling price being marked up when adding, updating and receiving inventory. It will also be adjusted from the Point of Sale section when editing the cost of an item or when using the Outside Puchase button to add an item to the screen.


Matrix Pricing

General/Ease-of-Use Updates

Added Date Pick buttons to the Report and Employee date range windows.

Added the following fields for use in the Report Designer:      
     1. Check Number field to the Daily Closout part 2.
     
     2. Added the Customer Email Address field to the Invoice, Work Orders and Estimates.



Included in the version 17.4 update:

POS Section

You can now make corrections to Invoice line items after the invoice has been printed. The following fields can be edited: Category, Vendor, Cost, Employee Code and Sales Account. However, once the Daily Close Out is processed, invoice line items cannot be corrected.




We added the price markup feature to the Outside Purchase window. The selling price will automatically be marked up from cost based on the percentage you setup for the inventory category you selected. (This will help make sure you get the correct selling price.)



Inventory

You can now globally change your Inventory List Price based off a percentage or dollar amount from cost. (A quick way to update prices.)





Included in the version 17.2 update:


Windows 8.1 Support

Auto Repair Boss is currently compatible with Windows 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, XP, Windows Server 2012, 2008 and 2003.
Microsoft has announced they will soon be ending support for Windows XP and they will no longer be providing security updates for that operating system. Therefore, when that change occurs, we will no longer provide support for that Windows XP.

 
 
Included in the version 17.0 update:

Windows 8 Support

Version 17.0 is the only version we support for Windows 8

Auto Repair Boss is currently compatible with Windows 8, Window 7, Vista, XP Windows Server 2012 2008 and 2003.
Microsoft has announced they will soon be ending support for Windows XP and they will no longer be providing security updates for that operating system. Therefore, when that change occurs, we will no longer provide support for that Windows XP.


POS Section

You can now print an Estimate or a Work Order. The work order is the same as an estimate except the prices do not print.






General/Ease-of-Use Updates

Report preview will now be displayed on top of and be the same size as the Auto Repair Boss start up menu instead of expanding to the size of the full screen. This will benefit those who use 2 or more monitors and also those who run other programs at the same time as Auto Repair Boss.

Example.
Your computer is set at a higher resolution or you have more than one monitor therefore you have extra desktop space. You can have Auto Repair Boss on one side and other programs, such as a web browser open for ordering purposes, on the other. You can see all programs without having to switch back and forth.

Upgraded all program code and databases to latest technologies. This has taken over 2 years and there is a lot of new things under the hood. We do this every few years to make sure your investment in Auto Repair Boss will continue to stay up with industry standards and not become outdated.

Some of the more noticeable benefits of this update are:
    1. Under most conditions you will notice a speed increase throughout the program.
    2. We now more fully support ClearType fonts so most screens will be easier to read.


Customer Section


Added the auto database to the customer query so you can now query
on the next service date for the auto instead of the invoice history. This will stop you from selecting multiple records for the same customer if he has been in your shop more than once.

Example. The customer may have had his car serviced multiple times within a given time period and this would cause duplicate records to be pulled when querying the invoice database. Now using the new method, you will only get one. This is most noticeable when printing post cards or labels. You will now only print one per customer whereas before duplicate and unnecessary copies would be printed.

Another added benefit when using the new fields in a customer query is the most recent address for a customer will be used. With the old method, if the customer had changed his address since his auto was last serviced you would be sending the post card or letter to his old address instead of his new address. With the new method, you can now select the customer’s auto from the customer’s actual record and therefore you will be using his new address.

The auto notes was also added to the query. So it is now possible to query on service reminders that you added to the auto notes field.



The Following query fields have been added to the customer query:

Auto Notes
License
Year
Make
Model
Mileage
Motor
Manufactured Date
Vin
Unit
Misc Parts 1—5
Last Service Date 1—4
Next Service Date 1—4

Also included in the ver 17.0 update:

Microsoft Excel 2013 is now supported for exporting Customer and Inventory information.

Backup program will now auto-create a new directory for each backup. You will now be saving multiple copies of your backups instead of a single copy.

Of Note:

We are beginning testing of a Microsoft SQL version of Auto Repair Boss. A lot of our customers have been asking for this.

Benefits to a Microsoft SQL version include:
1. Improved speed and stability of large networks.
2. Improved speed and stability when using wireless computers.
3. All data will only be on server so you only have to worry about backing a single computer.
4. Ability to use third part reporting tools.
5. Industry database standard.


 

Included in the version 16.0 update:

 

· Auto Repair Boss version 16.0 is Windows 7, Vista, XP compatible

· Payroll Check Stub, Check Preview and Check Register will now display Tax 3, Tax 4 and Tax 5

· Auto mileage was increased to 7 digits on browse screens, invoices and estimates. (9,999,999)

· Added Invoice style preview window to setup section

· Payables Invoice Entry: Line detail will now default to undistributed amount to allow for faster data entry

· Security check points: Add Estimate, Update Estimate, Delete Estimate

· Option to password protect on pos screen the payment methods 6(charge) and 7(layaway)
 

 

Added a customer credit limit field to the customer record and the credit limit is enforced on the pos screen. The customer's credit remaining will be displayed on the pos screen and the customer will not be able to make additional credit purchases unless you increase his credit limit.

 

 

Vendor inquiry window will now allow you to sort the invoices by Invoice Number, Invoice Date and Check Date.

 

 

Inventory List and Inventory Count will now have On Hand Qty Totals at bottom of report.

 

 

 

Customer History and Auto History reports now have Total Invoices and Sales Totals at bottom of the report.

 

 

Payable Quick Check will now allow for line detail so you can split check into multiple expense accounts.

 

 

 

Added a date field to the schedule window so you can now change the date of an appointment instead of adding a new appointment.

 

 

 

AUTO REPAIR BOSS VERSION 15.5

 

· Resolved issue caused by the latest Windows patches resulting in repeated user log-in

· Added Report Wizard to Customer Section

· Added Report Wizard to Inventory Section

· Modified several Inventory Reports

· Modified the Service Code List

· Modified the Employee and Manager Sales Reports

 

 

Customer Report Wizard. The report wizard is a quick way to create reports from your Customer database.  The report wizard can be accessed from either the “Customer” or “Query” window. For example, from the main menu select “Customer”.   From the Customer Maintenance window select “Customer”.  Notice the new tab option along the bottom of the Select Customer Account window:

 

 
 

Selecting the Report Wizard tab displays the following:

 

 

 

The Version 15.5 update Includes 7 custom reports already created and ready to be used or create your own!

Brief description of included reports:

 

Customer Charge List - displays all customers and shows if they are charge customers or not

Customer Date Added List - displays all customers by date added

Customer Email List - displays all customers and lists email addresses

Customer List - displays all customers

Customer Most Recent Sales List - displays a list of customers by last sales date

Customer Phone List - displays a list of customers and their phone numbers

Customer Year to Date Sales - displays total year to date sales for each customer

 

Using the Report Wizard from the “Query” window provides even more streamlined reports.

 

 

Inventory Report Wizard. The report wizard is a quick way to create reports from your Inventory database.  The report wizard can be accessed from either the “Inventory” or “Query” window. For example, from the main menu select “Inventory”.   From the Inventory Maintenance window select “Inventory”.  Notice the new tab option along the bottom of the Browse the Inventory File window:

 

 

Selecting the Report Wizard tab displays the following:

 

 

The Version 15.5 update Includes 7 custom reports already created and ready to be used or create your own!

 

Brief description of included reports:

 

Inventory Detail by Category - displays all inventory sorted by category then part number

Inventory Detail by Group - displays all inventory sorted by group then part number

Inventory Detail by Vendor - displays all inventory sorted by vendor then part number

Inventory Price Sheet - displays all inventory sorted by part number and shows list price

Inventory Summary by Category - summary of inventory sorted by category

Inventory Summary by Group - summary of inventory sorted by group

Inventory Summary by Vendor - summary of inventory sorted by vendor

 

Inventory Summary reports include counts, qty, cost and list totals for each category

 

Using the Report Wizard from the “Query” window provides even more streamlined reports.

 

 

 

Modified Inventory Reports. Inventory Reports have been modified to allow you to include a Group, Vendor, Category or Description range for the following reports:

 

Inventory List

Inventory count

Inventory Reorder

Inventory Barcode Labels

Global Price Change

Price Sheet List

 

For example, instead of having to run individual reports for a group tire size you can now run a single report over a range of group tire sizes.

 

Modified Service Code List. The Service Code List has been modified to allow you to put in a group or category range. Instead of having a single report for each category you can now have a report that includes a range of categories.

 

Modified the Employee and Manager Sales Reports. he Employee and Manager Sales Reports has been mTodified to allow you to run employee and manager sales reports for a range of employees. For example, instead of running an employee sales report that included all employees, you can now run a report that only includes a single employee or a range of employees.

 

 
 
AUTO REPAIR BOSS VERSION 15.0
 
 

Windows Vista and Windows XP compatible. It is required to upgrade to version 15.0 or above if you are using Windows Vista Service Pack 1 or Widows XP Service Pack 3. Microsoft Excel 2007 is now supported for exporting information.

(NOTE - These service packs are currently being released through Windows automatic download service.)

 

Estimate/Invoice Section. We have added “UP” and “DN” buttons so you can move and rearrange line items.  This is helpful when you need to add another part and desire to place it with like items.

 

 

Invoices with large amount of line items will now Save and Print faster.

 

Quickbooks Export. You can now set up Auto Repair Boss to export accounting information to Quickbooks.

(NOTE – Auto Repair Boss Accounting Module is required.)

 

 

 

Inventory Adjustment/Check-In. You can now check-in orders or do inventory adjustment counts from the same screen. They can also be done with a barcode scanner if desired. After doing the count you just have to push the process button and your inventory or your purchase orders will be updated. All counts are now saved for future reference.

 

 

 

Inventory Adjustment/Check-In For Auto Repair Boss Enterprise. (NOTE:  This feature only available for the Auto Repair Boss Enterprise version.)

 

We have developed a new application for small touch screen computers that have a barcode scanner attached to them. This application was designed to work with wireless networks.

 

Please call for the latest list of compatible hardware.

 

You can now quickly check-in orders or do inventory adjustment counts from anywhere at you location as long as there is a wireless network connection

 

 

 

 

 

AUTO REPAIR BOSS VERSION 14.5

 

Windows Vista compatible. It is required to upgrade to version 14.5 or above if using Windows Vista. Palmer Products, Inc. has spent a lot of time ensuring that Auto Repair Boss is compatible with Window Vista.

 

Credit Card Processing. You can now authorize credit cards in the program instead of having a credit card terminal.

 

 

 

Program theme support. You can now select a different look for the program.

 

 

The ability to disable the up arrow and left arrow keys. For those computers that are having problems with a windows issue that effects these keys.

 

 

AUTO REPAIR BOSS VERSION 14.0

 

Point of Sale

Added an Invoice History report and changed the Customer History report to the Auto History report. They will display the vendor and tech for each line of the invoice as well as adding the manager code for the invoice. You can now print these reports from the Customer History browse window.

 

 

Added the Notes field to the Customer History window, replaced the Tech with the Manager and added the Tech and Vendor fields to the line detail. You can also print a Customer Invoice History report or Customer Auto History report from this window. This will allow you to easily see most information about the invoice including who worked on the individual items and who you purchased them from.

 

Added the Notes field to the Invoice History window, replaced the Tech with the Manager and added the Tech and Vendor fields to the line detail. This will allow you to easily see most information about the invoice including who worked on the individual items and who you purchased them from.

Added a new field at the bottom of the invoice that will contain parts, labor, subtotal, all tax rate/fee, total and all payment methods. You no longer have to use the report designer to place the extra tax rate or fee fields at the bottom of the invoice.

 

General

Added a Popup Toolbox to most Menu's. This will allow for quick selection of menu items.

 

 

Added a new Report Preview. The new previewer will allow you to create a web page or an Adobe Acrobat PDF file from your report. This will come in handy if you need to email an invoice to a customer or a report to a vendor. You can also search for text on the report and select and unselect pages needed for printing.

 

 

Added a new Export window. The new Export window will allow you to create an Excel or CSV file from your customer, inventory, service codes, price list or basic invoice summary information. This information can be used with Microsoft Excel or other programs that can read Excel or CSV files. The is useful if you need to use your information in other programs for mailouts, data analysis, or for use on the web. The Export window will also allow you to email the file if needed.

 

 

General Ledger

Added clone batch to GL batch entry. This will allow you to easily create a new GL batch from an existing batch.

 

 

Miscellaneous Items

The Backup program will now pause the Multi-Store Client before backing up.

You now must have at least one invoice for the day before you can do a Daily Checkout.

 

 

AUTO REPAIR BOSS VERSION 12.5

 

Estimate Section

The Estimate\Invoice screen is larger to hold all the new fields and for easier viewing. (1024x768)

A Invoice "Notes" and Auto "Notes" field have been added to the Estimate\Invoice screen. These notes will be saved with the invoice. Also, you can choose to print the notes on the estimate or invoice.

 

You can now create and print a PO from selected items on the invoice.

All hot key buttons are now located on the bottom of the Estimate/Invoice screen to make invoicing easier.

"Mouse lookup" buttons have been added for the customer, license, note and part number fields. Use your mouse to “click and select.”

Tax rates rounded to more digits allowing for more precise computation.

Added the customer number to Last Name key which allows for better sorting when looking up a customer’s record when there is more than one customer with the same name.

"Amount Tendered" and "Change" fields have been added to Estimate/Invoice screen. These fields can be printed directly to the invoice.

 If “Amount Tendered” is “0”, change will not be calculated.

 Customer’s with unpaid charge invoices can no longer be deleted.

 An Estimate/Work Order can now be saved without having Part Numbers or Service Codes listed.

Add non-inventory items or outside purchases to the invoice quickly and easily. From the Estimate/Invoice screen, you can just press F3 and the Outside Purchase screen will display for you to add the part number, description, vendor, category, taxable and other information for the part.

 

Cost, vendor, category, taxable, etc. can be changed for individual line items by pressing F7.

Turn the tax “on” or “off” for an individual line on the invoice.

 

 

Added Time In and Time Out fields to estimate so you can clock the job in and out. These fields can be printed on the invoice.

You can now add Employee/Manager codes as well as update mileage before printing the Estimate/Invoice.

 

 

Added “Unit #”field to Auto section of Estimate/Invoice screen.

Added 4 service dates and 5 misc part number fields to the Auto section of Estimate/Invoice screen. This will allow easier service tracking and part numbers can be assigned to the auto record.

Assign part numbers like an oil filter or other items to the auto record so you don't have to look the part up each time.

Just click on the “mouse button” next to the “Misc Part” field to add that part to the invoice.

If you are doing oil changes, inspections or other services on a regular basis, these fields will speed up the invoicing process.

The “next service date” is automatically calculated when the invoice is printed. This will help you with  your customer mail outs.


 

Inventory Section

Added “Kit Code” and “Use Kit Cost” fields to allow you to assign a kit code to a particular part number. When preparing the Estimate/Invoice, only the part number that had the “Kit Code” assigned to it will display, and not the complete “Kit”.  However, when you invoice the customer, all part numbers assigned to the “Kit” will be subtracted from your inventory.

“Kit Code” and “Use Kit Cost” Fields

 

 

You can create a Payable Invoice directly from the Receive Purchase Order screen.

 

 

 

Customer Section

Increased “Mileage” field to 7 digits.

Increased vehicle “Year” field to 4 digits.

Added a “Notes” field to the Update Auto Record. Now you can track specific information for a specific vehicle.


 

Report Section

Added a Core Usage Report to help in core tracking and returns.

Added a Kit Usage Report to help in kit tracking.

 

Setup Section

Added new fields to the Changing Tax Rate Record screen. You can now charge “tax on tax” or “tax on fees.”

Added a “Maximum Fee” field. This will allow you to now have both a minimum and maximum fee.

 

 

You can now “globally” update records when needing to apply and/or remove tax rates or fees. For example, if you wanted to apply a “shop fee” to every customer in your database, you can easily accomplish this by using the “Reset Tax” button.  This eliminates the need of individually updating records.

 

 

Added “Auto Pricing when Receiving” field to the Changing Category Record. When you set up your program to allow “auto pricing when receiving”, your inventory prices will be updated based on the cost of the part when receiving inventory from a purchase order.

 

 

 

AUTO REPAIR BOSS VERSION 11.5

SYSTEM MODIFICATION

The program will only run in 800x600 or higher screen resolution

You can now set up a separate default “check” printer

So that you can print checks when needed without changing the printer paper.

Added security check point for: Month End, Year End, Purge History, Purge Estimates, Build System Catalogs, Back-up & Repair, Remote Back-up, and Web Store Set Up

Added the option that allows you to run other programs or websites

From the following sections of Auto Repair Boss: Main System Menu, Payables, Inventory, Point of Sale, Estimate/Work Order, Purchase Order. For example, you could set up a button that when selected would allow you to run Mitchell or Alldata without leaving Auto Repair Boss.

CUSTOMER MAINTENANCE

Added a security check point for Importing Customers

You can now import Customer Records from other programs

DAILY CHECK-OUT

You can now have more than one checkout on same day

Added a daily checkout reminder to remind you if you forgot to run the Daily Reports from the previous day

INVENTORY

Added bin & location fields to inventory

Added a security check point for Inventory Adjustments

Purchase Orders can now be left open for back ordered items and still process items received

You will no longer have to create a new Purchase Order for back ordered items.

POINT OF SALE

You can now edit the license plate of an auto from the point of sale screen or from any screen that allows you modify the auto information

Modified Appointment Scheduler

  • now displays in time grid format
  • added many new fields
  • appointment type
  • most of the customer information fields
  • a large note field
  • will automatically fill in the customer fields from the currently displayed invoice or you can select the customer from the customer database.

  • Added How Paid field to all invoices to print after the total on the bottom of the invoices

    This will print all three payment methods with totals for each.

    Added PO Number field to print on invoices

    Changed the Check Number field from 6 to 10 digits to allow for larger check numbers

    View Cost/Profit of current Estimate/Work Order

    You can now view the cost and profit of the current Estimate/Work Order you are working on from the F2-Sales Screen. Also added a security check point to the F2-Sales Screen as well.


    Added Estimate/Work Order Status Report

    You can now print an Estimate/Work Order Status Report by date range so you can track the status of the jobs you are currently working on.
     

    The total line on the POS screen is bigger and now easier to read

    Removed the $ sign from the POS screen and the pole display to allow for non U.S. currency


    REPORTS

    Added a Parts and Service usage report by date range

    To help aid in parts tracking and ordering.

    Added a Daily Invoice report by date range to aid in invoice tracking

    Added a Charge/Layaway report by date range to aid in charge & layaway tracking

    Added a Cash Payout report by date range to aid in cash payout tracking

    WEB STORE MODULE - Starts at $24.95 per month

    (This module provides you with a professional online web store that will allow you to sell your products 24/7 for less than $1.00 a day!)

    You can run your web store straight from your web site or, for easier inventory setup and business management right from Auto Repair Boss.

    That's right! You can run both your retail store and your web store from the same easy to use program. You can upload your inventory and web pages from inside the program and retrieve your invoices for easy processing. This makes for quick setup and allows for you to easily maintain your inventory and customers. You can do invoicing, customer mailouts, sales reporting, inventory management, etc…
     

    REMOTE BACKUP MODULE - Starts at $7.50 per month

    Daily backup and disaster recovery. Your data is compressed and encrypted with a password only you know and sent to our secure data center that is available 24/7.

    You can backup your system with a push of a button or we will help you set up a schedule that will automatically backup your system every day without you having to worry about it. If you ever need to restore from a system disaster or just need to transfer your files from one computer to another. It's as easy as selecting the backup you need and pressing restore to retrieve you important files.
     

     

    AUTO REPAIR BOSS VERSION 9.5

    Added Customer Layaways

    You set up customer layaway accounts.

    Added support for Pole Displays

    You can now set up a pole display to use with the program.

    Added support for Barcode printing of inventory and purchase orders

    You can now print inventory barcodes and shelf labels for your inventory.

    You can now change the message that prints on the bottom of charge statements.

    You can now put a different message at the bottom of the Account Receivable statements.

    Taking payments on charge accounts is now easier

    You can now "back out" of the Payments window if you made a mistake or have more money than you need to apply to an account.

    Added profit and cost columns to employee sales report

    You can easily determine which employees are generating the best profit margins.

    Added Vendor codes to report designer for invoices and estimates

    To help with part warranty's, the vendor code will print out on the line items of your 8 x 11 invoice so you can easily tell who the parts were purchased from.

    Added extended descriptions to inventory and service code reports

    This will allow you to view the full description on your inventory and service code reports.

    New import file format will now allow for larger descriptions to be imported

    You can now import up to 1000 character descriptions.

    Changed the way Purchase Orders are generated

    Now you have the choice to exclude items from a purchase order if they are currently on an existing purchase order. This will help those who order on a daily bases or place many orders from the same vendor before receiving previous orders.

    Added support for 40 column receipt printers

    You can now print to most 40 column receipt printers to allow for smaller invoices or part receipts.

    Added support for parallel port cash drawers and cash drawers that plug directly into a receipt printer

    You can now use parallel port cash drawers or cash drawers that plug directly into the back of a 40 column receipt printer.

    Added cost and profit fields to Sales Reports

    You can now easily see by sales category what the cost or the profit was for a given date range.

    Added support for Avery post card (8387) 4 on a page

    A more economical way to send out mass mailings.

    Added a filter button to inventory browses to show on hand quantity level only

    This will allow you to easily view just items that you have in stock.

    Added default employee, default manager and default payment method

    This will allow you to setup default codes for each so you do not have to fill them in on the Customer checkout box. This will greatly speed up invoicing.

    You can now specify a different setup file location

    You will be able to have different settings for each terminal on your network. (ex. Different invoice styles, printers, etc.)

    Added some extra security check points for point of sale

    When setting up security codes for the point of sale, you can stop employees from modifying inventory.

    You can now select a different invoice type for reprinting of invoices

    You can now choose a different invoice style for reprinting invoices.

    Added last received field to inventory

    This will allow you to easily tell when you last purchased an inventory item.

    Added consolidated sale reports to Multi-Store Module

    Now you can print a consolidated sales report for all locations.

    Added a new field to the customer query (date added)

    For mailout and reporting purposes, this will allow you to query your customers on the date they first came in to your shop.

    Added chart of account description to Payables preview and posting report.

    This will allow you an easier way to determine the chart of account number the payables will be posting to.

    Added new feature that allows for quicker barcode scanning and part number entry at the point of sale

    When invoicing, you can set up the program to automatically fill in the part information when using the barcode scanner.
     

    AUTO REPAIR BOSS VERSION 9.0

    Now supports 800 x 600 and larger screen resolutions

    Larger estimate/invoice screen allowing you to view more lines. More function keys available. You can now run in higher resolutions and the screens will still be large for easy viewing.

    Export Inventory & Customer Database

    Export your inventory database and post it to your website for your other shops to download. Export your customer database and import it into Excel, Access, Word or other software that allows you to manipulate it. This is useful when outsourcing customer mail outs.

    Added P.O. and Check number to statements

    Delay Finance Charge

    You can now set the number of days before finance charges will begin to be charged on receivables. You can now apply finance charges any day of the month.

    Added Estimate look up by name

    Look up your customer’s estimates by last name. You no longer have to search through your estimates by estimate number. Just type in the customer’s last name.

    Timestamp Estimate/Invoice

    Look up your customer’s estimates by last name. You no longer have to search through your estimates by estimate number. Just type in the customer’s last name.

    Can now add estimate# to invoice

    You now have the option of adding the estimate# to your customer’s invoice.

    Access the Customer Inquiry

    Look up a customer’s receivable balance and payment history from Estimate/Invoice screen. Also displays P.O. and Check number fields.

    Invoice Style 11

    Invoice Style 11– This style helps meet certain guidelines of some states.

    Easier to add inventory

    If the part that is being added to inventory is already in the Price Sheet database, info will be automatically transferred to inventory database without you having to type in all the info. Now you can load all of your vendor price sheets into the price sheet database and retrieve just the part numbers needed for inventory.

    Added Royalty Summary Report

    Helpful in analyzing sales statistics by job instead of invoice. For example, you may want to know how many brake jobs you have done for a particular time period.

    Removed Customer Detail Report and replaced it with Customer History

    You will now be able to print and give to your customers a summary report of work done on their vehicles. This is especially helpful for Fleet accounts.

    Added e-mail field in customer information

    This field will also be included when exporting customer database information.

    Now retaining payment history

    You will now be able to view on screen or print a customer’s payment history. Now when your customers call and want to know when their last payment was, or if they have a question about a particular payment you can

     

    New! Multi-Store Module*

    Multi-store inventory

    This allows you to access inventory levels from multiple stores right from your Estimate/Invoice screen. So you will no longer need to call your other locations to check to see if they have inventory items in stock.

    *NOTE: The Multi-Store Module requires that you have the Full Support contract. For those who are current with their Full Support or who purchase the Full Support contract the Multi-Store Module is available free of charge. For those that are not current on their Full Support contract or who do not have the Full Support contract, the Multi-Store module is not available.

     

    AUTO REPAIR BOSS VERSION 8.0


    Auto Look-up by Make & Model

    When adding vehicle information for a customer, you can now select vehicles by make and model from a pop-up window. This feature will save you time - just select and press Enter. No typing!

    Extended Part Description

    You can know use up to 1000 characters for parts and service codes descriptions that will be displayed on the Estimate/Invoice. 

    Job Database Builder (System Catalog)

    This unique feature will prove to be a real value to your business. A database is kept of all invoices generated keeping Make & Model of vehicle with part numbers used for a particular job. This gives you a future job reference based on invoice of job completed today!

    Just type in Year, Make & Model and select a previous vehicle you have worked on.

    Then select the Quantity of the items needed and they will be retrieved back to your Invoice.

    Customer Name Added to Browse Invoice History

    When browsing history (F12-History) by Invoice, the customer’s name is also displayed.

    Purge Estimates by Date Range

    For those maintaining a large amount of estimates, you can now purge estimates by a given date range. This saves time as you can purge a group of estimates rather than one by one.

    Put Inventory on Sale by Date Range

    Inventory items can know have a pre-set sale date and sale amount specified. This eliminates the need to change the actual price of the item. The sale price will automatically be used during the dates that were determined for the sale.

    Six new Invoice & Estimate Styles

    Now parts and service can be separated on the invoice. Top is Parts and bottom is Service with separate totals for each. Resembles paper invoices of garage service shops

     

     
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