Independent garage owners seeking to future-proof their business need not procrastinate over fears of upheaval and disruption, according to garage management specialists at TechMan who say “small gains” can result in massive differences to bottom line figures.
With its powerful suite of features, TechMan equips managers with the necessary tools to track workshop activity in real-time, and perhaps most importantly, review data to analyse performance and measure improvements.
Leo Freebairn of TechMan said: “When it comes to streamlining business processes you could be forgiven for assuming it’ll take significant investment and cause much disruption. Such concerns would have you think twice about tackling short comings that you’ll likely already be aware of but it needn’t be that way.
“With TechMan’s continual analysis of all business processes, workshops can adapt and make efficiencies through small improvements.
“Take time for example, whether it be the time it takes to perform an admin task or how long a technician spends on a job, small gains here can produce surprisingly impressive results.”
TechMan’s technician efficiency feature offers un-paralleled insight into where workshop time is lost or gained and which jobs are the most profitable, allowing managers to make informed decisions in real time.
An innovative new website and social media widget, which allows garage customers to select configurable time slots for any type of work and automatically creates a diary booking, was rolled-out in response to a two-fold increase in web bookings following the pandemic.
In the last year garage management experts at TechMan have developed a plethora of exciting new technologies to further assist garages in achieving their goals.
Meanwhile, the integrated LKQ Euro Car Parts catalogue, described by one of the UK’s largest Bosch Car Service Centres as TechMan’s “best update yet”, allows users to look up parts direct from within a job and view costs, RRP and stock availability at their local branch. Once added to a job card an electronic order is sent to their local branch, removing the need order parts over the phone.
TechMan’s latest release has brought Haynes Pro technical to all users of its Garage Management System, an impressive development which brings extensive identification, repair and maintenance information to the disposal of all staff without the need to purchase multiple licenses.
Leo concludes: “Streamlining workshop operations is now a major priority for an increasing number of independents but it’s important to remember that the process is an on-going one.
“What was todays fix can soon become tomorrow’s pain and having a process in place to stay on top of change can be crucial, partnering with forward-thinking businesses that can do some of this thinking for you is always a huge advantage.”
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