A system that’s designed to support the basics of repair and at the same time allow for growth and expanded usage is the best alternative for a startup shop. This way as the business grows the functionality of the system can be expanded without having to change systems. Following are points on auto repair shop software for new shops:
- Choose a System That’s Scalable – A start up auto repair business will require only basic system functionality. In addition – a startup will have to be conscious of containing costs. However, as the business grows – the shop will need more functionality. If this can be done without having to change systems a lot will be gained. Making small incremental changes is preferable to making wholesale changes in any circumstance.
- Plan for Growth – Knowing long term goals and projecting the system requirements to support them will help to identify the best system. If a system offers the basics at a good price but also can support future requirements then growth will be easier.
- Look for Software that’s Structured for Growth– Look for a software supplier that provides limited functionality with the ability to expand it as needed. If a system can support the basics and add on as needed then lower cost can be achieved.