Customer Reminders: This is clever. Excel can be programmed to send an Email when a cell gets beyond a certain limit __ so if you're doing oil changes that should be done every few months, just collect the customer's Email address and have Excel use it to send them a helpful Email a few months after they had their oil changed last! The powers that Excel can offer your auto shop stretch so far beyond merely watching the profit margins that if you're not using it for more advanced functions, you're losing out. Stretch it's wings! Set some automatic alarms for your inventory and some automatic Emails for your customers, and see what Excel can do for you!
Invoicing: Speaking of templates, Excel comes equipped with a wide variety of templates for invoicing services __ like laundry service for your work grubs. Create Recommendations: Whether you put it on your receipts or on your work orders, Excel's ability to add drop_down menus to a cell can make it easy for your employees to select an extra bit of maintenance that a customer's car could use. Maintain Service Histories: The same drop_down menus that power the ability to offer maintenance recommendations can be used to create standardized service histories that are easy to read and use. Work Orders: A simple Excel template will allow you to create standardized and easy_to_read work orders that can be printed, modified, and saved with ease.