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Managing your Auto Repair Business through your Shop Management System

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Friday, September 29, 2017 16:48

Today’s shop management systems are able to support many of the business processes performed by the automotive repair shop. Even with the capabilities of these software systems many shops still handle some or all of these functions outside of their … Continue reading

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The Major Factors of a Software System Implementation

Monday, August 29, 2016 20:48

When an auto repair business sets out to implement a new software system there are three major factors that influence the success of the endeavor – the people, the place and the system. Software systems are built to support business … Continue reading

 
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Auto Repair Software System Implementation Impact

Monday, August 29, 2016 20:33

The migration from one system or methodology to another is largely impacted by the situation the business is moving from and the situation it is moving to. Absorption of change will take place more readily when it’s minimized and controlled … Continue reading

 
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The Business Impact on an Auto Repair Shop System Implementation

Saturday, August 27, 2016 22:39

  The state of a business and the way it processes transactions is an important factor in any system implementation. A software system must be a good fit for the way an automotive repair operation functions. The age of a … 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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Using the PEST Analysis in Automotive Repair

Friday, July 29, 2016 19:06

PEST is an acronym that stands for Political, Environmental, Social and Technological. A PEST analysis is a method used to analyze these factors and how they impact the environment in which a business operates. Taking the time to perform this … Continue reading

 
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Technological Advances and Their Impact on Auto Repair

Thursday, July 28, 2016 23:54

  Technological advances in the auto repair business continue as competition necessitates improvements in many areas. As technology advances shops must continue to adapt and advance with it. This presents a number of challenges but also provides many opportunities. The … Continue reading

 
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The Impact of Social Factors on the Auto Repair Business

Thursday, July 28, 2016 23:49

Societal influences are an important part of the environment in which a business operates. Populations may grow slowly or quickly depending on the geographic location. Also population age may affect the market and how relationships are formed and sustained. Demographic … Continue reading

 
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Economic Factors and Their Impact on the Auto Repair Business

Wednesday, July 27, 2016 22:03

Economic conditions are an important point to consider when evaluating the impact of the overall business climate. The economic indicators reported in the news are usually for the whole country and may not be a good measure of the environment … Continue reading

 
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The Impact of Political Events on the Auto Repair Business

Wednesday, July 27, 2016 21:58

  Political events can affect businesses at many levels. Elections, regulations and legislation can all impact business. The impact can be positive or negative depending on the circumstances. Elections can generate economic activity during the campaign process and changes in … Continue reading

 
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New Castle School of Trades Lists FastTrak Auto Shop Management Blog as Must Read

Tuesday, July 12, 2016 23:30

The New Castle School of Trades has more than 70 years of experience training skilled technicians. Providing technical education in the Pennsylvania and Ohio area New Castle School of Trades provides comprehensive Automotive Technology training using the most up-to-date industry … Continue reading

 
 
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