The Best Way to Check Your Auto Repair Shop’s Performance
As of ARI V9.8+ you can now get all the important info about your auto repair business in one view, the ARI Dashboard. This can help you manage your business easily and also keep a very close eye on your business’ growth.
Make sure you first update your ARI app to the latest version
Here are some of the most important sections of the Dashboard
Monthly Invoices and Estimates count
In this graph, you can see all the Invoices and Estimates you have created for the past 7 months. This can give you a quick overview of how your auto repair business is growing and also show you the strongest months as well as the weakest ones.
Clients and Vehicles
In this section, you can see all the existing and new clients and vehicles you have added to your account. The data goes back 7 months in order to give you a good look of how your business is growing.
In this graph, you can see the total and paid values of all invoices created in the past 7 months. Please note that the data uses the Total values of your invoices, not the Due value. This is a great way to check how your business finances look like on a month-by-month basis.
Payments by Month and Type
In this graph, you can see all the payments processed by month and by type. This data comes from the Payments module, not from your invoices.
Purchases, Expenses, Profit
This section shows 3 of the most valuable data sets for any auto repair business. On the upper-left corner, we have the Purchases value followed by the Expenses and then the Profit values recorded for your shop. All this data comes from your Accounting module. You can also filter all these individually by this month, last month, last 30 days, last 90 days, and all.
Here you can see a list of all the due invoices under your account. Please note that the data contains all invoices that have a due value bigger than zero. In other words, even if an invoice is marked as paid, if the Due is still >0, it will show in this list. You can also Open an invoice straight from this view.
Just like the name suggests, this view shows all the upcoming appointments for your auto repair shop. You can filter them by Today, Tomorrow, Next 7 days, Next 30 days, and All. You can also open the booking record directly from this view in case you want to change its status or edit the info.
Upcoming Service Reminders
In this list, you can find all the service reminders that are about to become due. The info provided contains the client name, vehicle make and model as well as the due date. Once again, you can easily open the record straight from the view.
Here you can easily see the parts that are out of stock from your inventory. You should know that the data filters all parts that have a negative stock Qty value.
This is a list of the last 9 recent payments that you have recorded in your Payments module. You can easily open any of the records to see details or change the status. This is a crucial feature that any auto repair software should possess.
In this list, you can see all the employees who have clocked in and their clocks are still running. This is the perfect place to get a good view of who is working in your shop and what car and service exactly. You can also use this data later on when calculating your auto repair labor rates.
Here you can see all your JobCards classified by their status: Created, Work In Progress, Completed. You can also see the total values accumulated for each category.
New Plus Button for Fast Creation
Use the Plus button on the Dashboard page to easily create new Clients, Vehicles, Invoices, Appointments, and Inspections.
What data do you need?
Let us know what else we can add to this Dashboard so we make it even more useful for you and your auto repair business. We want ARI to be the #1 auto repair software in the field, and we can do that only with your help.