Garage Assistant GA4 - Key Features
Garage Assistant is our complete garage management software, designed to assist in the every day running of your garage / workshop, from taking bookings or raising estimates and invoices to sending periodic reminders and statements.
GA4 is an offline / standalone system, all your data is stored locally on your computer giving you full control. Whilst you can benefit from using online services, such as Email, Registration Lookup and Automatic software updates, a persistent internet connection is not required for day to day use.
Below are some of the key features available in Garage Assistant GA4.
Appointments and Online Booking Service
The appointments / diary system in Garage Assistant GA4 allows you to quickly create and manage appointments using drag and drop. You can enter as much or as little information as you require against the appointment, including the vehicle registration, make, model and customer details.
Professional Invoices, Estimates, Job Sheets and Statements
Garage Assistant allows you to create a variety of documents such as Estimates, Job sheets, Invoices, Policy Excess Invoices, Credit Notes and Statements. GA4 also allows you to customise the document templates by including your own letter head / footer images, logos and even watermarks, giving you more control over the final presentation of your documents
Customer Management & Communication
GA4 allows you to keep track of your account customers, produce statements, view charts showing the customers spending over the year and more. The customer profile screen allows you to view all vehicles owned by that customer, all the documents you have produced and also the ability to communicate via email, sms or by printing promotional materials..
Reminders and Mass Mailshot's
GA4 allows you to easily send your customer's reminders, such as when their MOT test / service is due. These can be printed for posting, sent by email or sent by SMS text message. You can also search and select from your customer database to send various other mail shot's such as special promotions
Stock Control / Inventory Management
The stock control system in GA4 allows you to add items whether you wish to track the quantities or not. This allows you to use it for a typing aid if you don't hold stock. Finding items in stock is a breeze, with an arrangement of search options including keyword search, category, manufacturer, supplier or a combination of these.
The stock order management allows you to keep track of what parts have been ordered, what you still need to order and also helps manage your stock quantities. When receiving stock items, you can also have GA4 create an expense records automatically.
Have you ever spent a considerable amount of time trying to find where you wrote down your employee's home phone number, or trying to remember what date they started working for you? In GA4 you can securely store this information in an employee database. You can keep a record of emergency contacts, training information, contract periods and more.
Powerful Searching, Find information fast
Using the quick search functionality, you can quickly search in a single field across multiple record types, including Estimates, Invoices, Job sheets, Customer Records, Vehicle Records and appointments.
Vehicle Registration Mark Lookup Service
Garage Assistant GA4 allows you to perform vehicle registration mark lookups, giving you access to accurate information about the vehicle. Including Chassis Numbers, Engine Codes and Engine Numbers. What's more, this service does not require a subscription. Our Vehicle Registration Lookup service works on a pay as you go basis, you simply top up with VRM Credits as and when you require them.
GA4 has built in integration to PostcodeAnywhere, giving you access to accurate address lookup from the customers postal code.
- Integration is compatible with street level data (not premise level)
- Available licences include Full UK and Regional Data.
Send your Sales Data to Sage Accounting Software
GA4 contains the facility to export your data for use within SAGE accounting systems and has been tested on various UK editions of sage, support for non-uk versions have not been tested and may not be supported.
Transferring the data is straight forward and requires very little effort on your part.
- Sage for Dos
- Sage Instant Accounts
- Sage Line 50
- Sage 50 Financial Controller
- All current versions of Sage 50 are also compatible