The 14th annual Shop Management Software Guide published by the Automotive Service Association's AutoInc. magazine is now available online for ASA members.
The association said in order to help shop owners find the right software for their needs, AutoInc. created an online bulletin board in the ``members only'' section of ASA's Web site, www.asashop.org.
The online forum provides mechanical and collision sections, ASA said, and enables members to post questions and get answers about shop management software. ``The online discussion will benefit the users and other shop owners as they share opinions about the features they like,'' Bedford-based ASA said.
To enter the password-protected portion of the Web site, ASA members must have their six-digit member number, which begins with ``1'' and can be found on the mailing labels (above their names) on either AutoInc. or the association's Division Dispatch newsletter. The direct link to the software coverage is: www.autoinc.org/04software.
Members are advised to scroll down to the bottom of the page to ``Click here to enter discussion forums.'' After accessing a screen titled ``ASAgo Community,'' click on ``sign up now!'' and fill out the required information, then follow further prompts to contribute to the discussion forum.