Archive for the ‘Management Software’ Category

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Managing Technician Work through the Auto Repair Shop Management System

Thursday, September 28, 2017 22:53

The interaction between the service advisor and the technician is still handled outside the software system by some shops. Managing these activities through the software system can have a major impact on productivity, sales and profits. The more these activities … Continue reading

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The People Factor in an Auto Repair Shop System Implementation

Friday, August 26, 2016 0:15

The people involved in a software system implementation are a critical part of the process. They can be even more important than the system itself. The employees of a business will have different attributes and traits that will impact any … Continue reading

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A Look at Current System Architectures

Tuesday, October 1, 2013 0:27

Evaluating any company’s systems one would very likely discover a variety of different architectures in use at any given time. From the manual system on through to the most modern computerized systems available today most businesses will employ different system … Continue reading

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Evolving to Mobile Systems

Monday, September 30, 2013 14:43

The desktop PC became the primary information processing machine at the point that client server systems became viable and remains so at the time of this writing. However the use of mobile devices is becoming more and more prevalent. Mobile … Continue reading

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The Web and Extranet Integration

Monday, September 30, 2013 1:25

Prior to the introduction of the Internet computers in different physical locations communicated with each other through private networks. The connections were established over phone lines either through dial up modems or dedicated connections. Information was for the most part … Continue reading

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The Advance to Integrated Systems

Saturday, September 28, 2013 21:01

Today when we think of system integration we think of information sharing between different software products such as auto repair shop management software integrating with labor guides or parts suppliers. In the evolution of software systems the first concept of … Continue reading

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Evaluating the Hub-Spoke System Architecture

Thursday, September 26, 2013 20:46

Before business systems became computerized information traveled through organizations on paper. Where multiple people were involved information was often recorded on forms and then forwarded to the next person or department to be processed and so on. Due to these … Continue reading

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The Introduction of Business Process Support Systems

Thursday, September 26, 2013 19:04

The first computerized business systems focused primarily on data storage and reporting. When the terminal or computer monitor was introduced the potential for computerized systems expanded considerably. Of course the challenges of storage capacity and memory resources stunted growth in … Continue reading


The Advent of Computerized Data Storage Methodologies

Thursday, September 26, 2013 17:52

Early computerized business systems were based on the flow of manual processes. That is – they were designed to electronically store the information that was recorded on forms. So the manual process of filling in information on forms was still … Continue reading

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Understanding Manual Auto Repair Shop Systems

Monday, September 23, 2013 22:23

The term ‘System’ can be used to refer to a number of different things. In the context of this writing it will be mean a ‘Defined process through which business transactions are processed and recorded’. In today’s terminology the term … Continue reading

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