BOLT ON TECHNOLOGY’s digital multi-point inspection software has been chosen as an innovator in the computers and software category of the Professional Tools & Equipment News (PTEN) magazine annual Innovation Awards.
BOLT ON’s Mobile Manager Pro auto repair software was chosen from a pool of 117 product nominations. In all, the magazine chose 26 products from 21 companies as innovation award winners for 2015.
Nominees were evaluated by a panel of judges comprised of technician and auto repair shop owners. According to announcement on the Website, “the PTEN Innovation Awards recognize the most innovative products introduced in the last year to the automotive aftermarket. These tools, introduced or significantly updated within the last year, are evaluated based on their ability to make vehicle diagnosis and repair easier and more efficient, and make shops more productive.”
The game-changing Mobile Manager Pro, which hit the independent auto repair market in the fall of 2013, underwent a major upgrade in the summer of 2014. Later that year, Mitchell 1 began selling the product.
“Mitchell 1 is proud to partner with Bolt On Technology to bring Mobile ManagerPro to our shop management customers,” said Ben Johnson, director of product management, Mitchell 1. “Winning the PTEN Innovation Award validates the power of the integration of Manager SE with Mobile ManagerPro to help service professionals work more efficiently and provide a great repair experience for their customers.”
The software enables repair shop techs to take and text vehicle photos to customers, conduct digital multi-point vehicle inspections and do license plate and VIN decode.
With the 2014 upgrades, the auto repair software now comes equipped with the ability to create customized multi-point inspection forms and offers choices between quick or more comprehensive vehicle inspections. It also features color-coded auto pre-canned technician notes to help simplify the inspection process and save time.
Thousands of shops have realized greater efficiency through dramatically improved customer approval times – from the national average of one hour and 17 minutes to less than 30 minutes with text message communications. The tablet or mobile device-powered software, with its ability to seamlessly submit via text or email a customer’s repair order or inspection report, along with photos illustrating needed repairs, makes the customer response process quicker and easier.
For more information on our auto repair software, click here: Mobile Manager Pro.