Winworks Service Tracking

Service tracking in AutoShop can save you time and help you bring customers back into your shop. Getting customers to come back into your shop is a key part of growing your business. Winworks Service Tracking and automatically notify you when a customer is due for a service when they are in your shop. That way you can upsell them on a service, or check up. You can also run a marketing campaign in our Marketing Machine. Send a text, email, postcard or just print mailing labels. Want to know more, read below, and watch the video at the bottom of the page.

1. Set up the Service Tracking Groups.-

Go to Lists>Service Tracking. Here you can set up different service groups. Set up your timeframe, and mileage you would like to track for that service group. So when every task with that service group is selected, it will be tracked by Winworks.  Make sure to have the correct maintenance schedule selected. This will ensure that when you run marketing campaigns they will go to the correct people and the correct vehicles. 

2. Set up the Tasks

When you are in the task window. Look on the right-hand side of the screen, and look for “Service Tracking” and when you have that selected to the correct Service Type, you will be able to automatically track the Service Selected.

Will NACE Make a Comeback?

Written by Gary Ledoux

For years, the National (then later the International) Autobody Congress and Exposition, better known simply as NACE—later combined with the Congress of Automotive Repair and Service, better known simply as CARS—had been the premier trade show for the collision industry.

Driven by its sponsoring organization, the Automotive Service Association(ASA), the NACE show saw terrific growth in its early years, then fell into a long decline.

There will be no NACE show for 2019. So what happened?

Founding and Growth

Sponsored by the then-premier automotive repair organizations of their time, the Independent Automotive Service Association and the Automotive Service Councils, the first NACE show was held in November 1983 at the Opryland Hotel in Nashville, TN. Prior to this time, there had been a number of small, regional shows sponsored by local auto body associations, but this was the first show of its kind on a national scale. The first show proved popular and exceeded expectations.

NACE came along at precisely the right time in the evolution of the industry. In the summer of 1983, a spot survey of shops conducted by the trade media asked how many had attended a national or local trade show. Close to 80 percent had recently been to a trade show, and over 90 percent had been to one in the past two years. Those who did attend said they wanted to look at the latest equipment and keep up on repair techniques and trends. Those who didn’t attend claimed there were no shows in their area, or they just didn’t have time to go—being so busy just to stay afloat. The first show saw 171 exhibitor booths and about 1,500 attendees.

Reaching Its Peak

In the early ‘80s, shops were on a buying frenzy securing new equipment to work on the new unibody cars. A trade show was the ideal place to see the equipment, talk with manufacturer reps and network with other shop owners.

Only two years later, in 1985, NACE attendees exceeded 4,000. In 1986, attendance exceeded 6,200, and by 1988, attendance broke 10,000. The last show of the decade saw more than 15,000 attendees.

Winworks at Vision Show 2016

We will be at the 2016 Vision Hi-Tech Training & Expo, March 4th-5th, 2016. In booth #438 right by the concessions. Stop by and talk to Tom and Luke. We have some exciting things to show you! Be the first to know about all the happenings at Winworks Software! Let us know you are coming in the comments below.

A little about the Vision Trade show, taken from the vision website:

VISION Hi-Tech Training & Expo provides you with the opportunity to learn and network with leading shop owners, managers and technicians from across the country. Over 3,500 automotive service professionals from more than 37 states and Canada attend. Choose from over 87 cutting-edge management and technical training courses, including live-car and hands-on training. VISION also features a 60,000 square-foot exhibit hall showcasing the latest tools, equipment and technology for today’s automotive service professional.

 

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To go to the Vision Website, Click Here

Download the Conference Brochure Here


Winworks 7.2 Update

New in Winworks 7.2!

1. A new December 2015 Vehicles Database is included with this update

2. CARFAX users now have the convenience of automatic upload after End of Day
processing. See the Data tab on the Preferences window.

3. Standard tasks are no longer limited to 9,800.

4. We’ve corrected PDF viewing issues with Windows 10.

5. We have dramatically increased the speed of the Parts History Report on the
Customer window.

6. For work orders written on mobile devices, we now default to taxable if parts are
normally taxable.

7. We have made improvements to the IAP (Internet Auto Parts) integration.

8. We corrected an emailing issue when using the Bypass email configuration.

9. When adding multiple parts to a work order, the vendor will now default to the
previous vendor unless you enter a part from the database.

 

If you can any questions about the updates or would like to see a update in a future release, contact us at 1-800-946-9675 or leave a reply below.

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