JUNO BEACH, Fla. (Oct. 19, 2012) — Auto service software developer Progressive Automotive Systems Inc. has enhanced its "R.O. Writer" Shop Management Software with features it claims will help users in auto service shops estimate repair costs more accurately and therefore maximize margins.
Progressive Automotive, a unit of TBC Corp., will demonstrate the software's enhancements at the upcoming Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas, at booth No. 10112 in the Tools & Equipment Section in the North Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center.
"The upgrades to the system directly impact shop efficiency, which play a significant role in shop profits," according to Steve Smith, COO, who noted that his company has more than 5,000 customers in the independent auto service sector using R.O. Writer "to help them gain a competitive edge in their markets."
The software's features allow the user to identify required parts and labor accurately to help generate an accurate estimate, the company said. It features enhanced parts sourcing through NAPA PROLink that allows the user to compare pricing and calculate profit margins automatically.
A multi-store management option enables users to access vehicle repair information instantaneously from multiple locations.
Progressive Automotive called R.O. Writer Software an "intuitive tool" that helps streamline the estimate and work order process in order to meet customers' expectations of "expediency and quality in their shop experience."
Progressive Automotive Systems is an independent software developer acquired by Midas International Inc. in 2001. It came under TBC control in its acquisition of Midas earlier this year.