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News   October 12, 2001   by Auto Service World

Shop Management System Announced by AllData

AllData has announced the release of service shop management system.
The AllData ServiceCenter is described as an easy-to-use service management system that streamlines estimating, repair order writing and invoicing as well as tracking customers.
According to the company, it has provision to handle Canadian GST/HST and PST taxes. It also has a Disclaimer/Notes feature that a shop can use to enter any canned disclaimers, waivers or legal notes that may be required by the different provinces.
According to AllData, benefits of the ServiceCenter include:
* Reducing time spent hand-writing and filing estimates, repair orders and invoices
* Maintaining historical information about customers and their vehicles
* Providing reports to study business trends to help increase profit margins
* Ensuring data security with an automatic back-up feature
* Can increase profit margins through standardized parts markups.
"Shop management is the first in a series of services that will evolve over the next couple of years, all aimed at supporting our subscriber shops and their businesses,” said Walt Samuelson, EVP/COO at AllData. ALLDATA ServiceCenter is now available for purchase to online and disc-based customers.

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