How Using a Workshop Management Software Reduces Your Costs

14 Mar 2023 Helpful Tips


Reducing costs has never been more important for Australian business than in 2023.

That brings us to the question… How can your Workshop Reduce costs in 2023?

The fastest and easiest way to reduce costs at your Workshop is to introduce a cost-effective Workshop Management Software.

Introducing a Workshop Management Software can and will bring immediate savings to your Workshop and will ensure you remain successful in the years ahead.

Here’s a few ways using a Workshop Management Software will reduce your costs.

1. Automates Workshop Tasks

What’s the biggest cost for Automotive Workshops? Mechanic downtime. The longer your mechanics are away from the garage, the less work they will get done, which will ultimately impact your profitability.

One of the many benefits of using a Workshop Management Software is it automates many daily tasks of running a Mechanical Workshop. Tasks like bookings, stock management, quoting, invoicing and customer reminders can be automated.

Automating daily administration tasks using a Workshop Management Software will give your mechanics more time to focus solely on servicing and repairing vehicles, saving your business thousands annually in reduced Mechanic Downtime.

2. Reduces Error

Let’s face it we all make mistakes. But when it comes to managing an Automotive Workshop, making one slight mistake can cause chaos and cost your business thousands. The main reason that people make mistakes is they try to do something fast and manually.

The benefit of implementing a Workshop Management Software is it limits the amount of manual administration work that your mechanics need to complete. Limiting manual administration will ultimately reduce the risk of making a costly error. The less errors that your team make, the more money you will save, it’s that simple!

3. Tracks Mechanic Performance

It’s no secret that staff are expensive. As a Workshop owner you want to be sure that your Mechanics are being as efficient as possible.

A key benefit of using a Workshop Management Software is it allows you to track, manage and report on each of your individual mechanics performance. You can see how long each mechanic takes to complete a job, assign jobs to different mechanics and export beneficial reports that highlight performance.

With that information, your Workshop can highlight any issues that may be apparent and work together to implement solutions that maximise performance output well before it becomes a major problem.

4. Simplifies Reporting

Reporting has always been a frustrating and time-consuming task for small businesses. There is no understating how important reporting is but that doesn’t mean that you or your staff should be wasting hours putting them together.

Another benefit of using a Workshop Management Software is it automates the reporting process. As a central destination for your shop’s operations, the software will automatically compile and populate reports in the background as you trade. All your team need to do is pick the specific report and export it. Fast, easy, simple!

5. Integrates with Accounting Software

Accounting is an expensive task. Think about how much you are spending on accounting every year. Imagine if you halved it, how much would you save?

One of the main reasons why accounting is so expensive is because accountants waste hours of time trying to find the information they need. Workshop Management Software’s integrate with leading accounting platforms like Xero and MYOB.

The benefit of having integrated accounting is data automatically transfers directly from the Workshop Management Software directly to the linked accounting software without requiring duplicate data entry by yourself or your Accountant.

Having an integrated accounting setup will streamline your accountants process which will ultimately reduce your incurred fees.

Final Word,

Reducing your Workshops costs is essential for being successful in 2023. Implementing a Workshop Management Software will reduce your businesses costs, increase efficiency, and open your doors to greater opportunities.

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About Workshop Mate,

Workshop Mate by Jeal is an Australian, Web-based, Workshop Management Software that simplifies and automates the daily tasks of running a mechanical Workshop. Using innovative technologies, Workshop Mate removes common frustrations experienced at the Workshop – opening your doors for future growth.

Workshop Mate features include Job Management, Stock Management, Quotes, Invoicing, Integrated Accounting, Barcoding, Customer Bookings, Service History, Job Allocation and more – in the one central, easy-to-use application.

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