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Automotive Shop Management Program SMOTGO

Automotive Shop Management Software FreeSMOTGO.Com is an Automotive Shop Management Program.  It is unlike most Automotive Shop Management Program in that it is a Web App. and not a PC based program.  It is  free to use for anyone that wants to use it.  When questions come in, I am going to be posting the responses here on the blog so all users have access to the information.

1.  What is the new Company Account feature I see under the Company Info section in SMOTGO?

The Company Account is where your company’s charges and credits are recorded.  SMOTGO is free to use, but Advanced Features are not.  Currently the only Advanced Feature is texting, and as of May 2014 further development on the Advanced Features has been suspended.  This video demonstrates Advanced Features and it addresses the Company Account.

2. Noticed a bug,  when a work request is made, only after the print request does it add the “additional charge” that I have set up as “shop supplies” , so the total is always different from what I can see on the screen as I’m making the work order / invoice.

We corrected this by changing when the Additional Charges are calculated.

3. I really like the default invoice layout, but find that the company logo part is hard to work with because it is limited to a small square, if there is a way to change that to about twice the width, it would be very handy for many businesses.

There is now an option for the original invoice with a wider logo.

4. Is there a video (I couldn’t see one yet) that explains Employee Time Card entries?

This video contains the Employee Time Log feature demonstration.  IT should start at that point in the video.

5. Sometimes pages print funny or the second sheet is blank.

While we can sometimes make changes to the layout of pages to reduce this, we do not have total control.  The reporting engine take all the information, the data, the layout, etc. and puts it all together in a way that makes sense to it.  If you do have something that is printing “funny”, email us a copy so we can see if there is something we can improve.


Smotgo.com is a web app for managing your auto / automotive shop or repair facility.  A web app is a software program that is accessed via the web through an internet browser.  To use a web app, all you need is an internet connection and a web browser.  With Smotgo.com you can create automotive repair estimates, which can then be converted to an automotive repair invoices.  All invoices are archived in history.  Smotgo.com has many features to help you manage your auto repair shop.  You can create and manage appointments for your customers and their vehicles.

Automotive Shop Management Software Free Getting Started

The video below is the first in a series of videos demonstrating how to use the SMOTGO Automotive Shop Management Software Free Web App.  It is the Quick Start video.  The SMOTGO help system is essentially a series of YouTube Videos.  All the YouTube videos can be found at SMOTGO YouTube Videos.  In the coming weeks we will be posting the videos here on the blog to make them easier to find, search, add text instructions, and share comments.

Smotgo.com is a web app for managing your auto / automotive shop or repair facility.  A web app is a software program that is accessed via the web through an internet browser.  To use a web app, all you need is an internet connection and a web browser.  With Smotgo.com you can create automotive repair estimates, which can then be converted to an automotive repair invoices.  All invoices are archived in history.  Smotgo.com has many features to help you manage your auto repair shop.  You can create and manage appointments for your customers and their vehicles.

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Automotive Shop Management Cloud Software SMOTGO

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Smotgo Automotive Shop Management Software was launched in February of 2013.  We are now launching this website / blog to promote this App, consolidate the information about SMOTGO, and to consolidate the help system into the blogs.  Technically SMOTGO is not Automotive Shop Management Software.  It is a Web App.  We us the phrase Automotive Shop Management Software because this is a phrase that most people understand.

SMOTGO is an Automotive shop estimating, invoicing, inventory control, marketing, management Web App..  There is no software to install.  All your work is done online anywhere you have an internet connection and browser.  It works much like Yahoo, Google, or Hotmail services.  Smotgo.com brings Automotive Shop Management into the internet age.  Take it for a test drive any time you like.  Just use the link button above and log in with the demo account.  The demo user name and password are on the home page.  Use the contact link below if you have any questions or suggestions.  You can create your own account at any time just use the link above or go to the to the Smotgo site.  Fill out the form and your temporary password will be emailed to you within minutes. It’s that easy to get started.  There is a discussion at Autoshopowner – topic – smotgo about smotgo.

The Benefits of SMOTGO
  • It is free to use.
  • There is no software to install or update.
  • No backups to worry about.
  • There is no limit to the number of devices that can access the site.
  • It can be used anywhere there is an internet connection.
  • You can write an estimate from your smart phone or tablet and email it to your customer.
  • Free vin decoding.  There is no requirement to share your repair information with anyone.
  • Unlimited number of users, customers, vehicles, repair orders, estimates, invoices, parts, saved jobs, etc.
  • Unlimited number of jobs per estimate.
  • Manage multiple locations.
  • Inventory management.
  • Generate Purchase Orders.
  • Generate Returns.
  • Unlimited pricing structure.
  • Store vehicle and company documents.  You can save DTC print outs, pictures, TSB’s etc. with a vehicles records.
  • Schedule appointments.
  • Appointment reminder emails.
  • Email Customers without leaving the program.
  • Import your customers, parts/inventory, and vehicles.There is no limit to the number of customers you can add.
  • You can search for customers by First Name, Last Name, Address, City, State, Zip, Last 4 digits of any of their phone numbers, and email address.
  • There is no limit to the number of vehicles you can add.
  • You can search for vehicles by  any part of the Tag, Customer Last Name, Vin, Year, Make, Model, Engine, Body Style, or Trim Name.Working with estimates and invoices is identical, reducing the learning curve.
  • Invoices and estimates are divided up into individual jobs for easier tracking.
  • There is no limit to the number of parts that can be added to a job.
  • There is no limit to the number of lines of labor to a job.  This allows the job to be split up any way you would like to.
  • There is no limit to the number of jobs that can be added to and invoice or an estimate.
  • An unlimited number of additional charges and service fees that calculate automatically can be added.
  • You can create an unlimited number of pricing structures.
  • You can email the estimate or invoice to the customer from the site.  The site will automatically retrieve the customer’s email address if you have it in the system.
  • All printing is done to pdf, word, excel, and .csv files allowing you to save them, print them, email them, fax them, etc.
  • Parts can be added to inventory from and invoice.
  • Inventory can be updated from an invoice.
  • Add parts to a Return or Purchase Order right from an estimate or invoice.
  • View all parts on and Estimate or Invoice on one page.
  • View all labor on and Estimate or Invoice on one page.
  • Save Jobs for future use.
  • All invoices are stored in history and all info can be accessed at any time.
  • Invoice History is kept with each vehicle’s records or all Invoice History can be searched by any part of the Processed Date, Invoice Number, First Name, Last Name, Tag, Year, Make, Model, Total.
  • There is no limit to the number of parts you can add to inventory.
  • Complete sales history of every part.
  • Complete purchase history of every part.
  • Complete return history of every part.
  • Create Purchase Order or Return right from the inventory page.
  • View low stock with one click.
  • Purchase tracking.
  • Return tracking.
  • Set additional parts to be added automatically with any part.
  • Track and Manage inventory at multiple locations.
  • Add parts to a Return or Purchase Order right from an invoice.
  • Sell parts that are not in inventory.
  • Real time inventory data.  On hand, allocated, available.
  • Multi-level pricing.
  • You can import your customers, vehicles, and inventory right into the site.
Smotgo.com is a web app for managing your auto / automotive shop or repair facility.  A web app is a software program that is accessed via the web through an internet browser.  To use a web app, all you need is an internet connection and a web browser.  With Smotgo.com you can create automotive repair estimates, which can then be converted to an automotive repair invoices.  All invoices are archived in history.  Smotgo.com has many features to help you manage your auto repair shop.  You can create and manage appointments for your customers and their vehicles.
Smotgo.com has a complete automotive shop inventory management functionality.  Create purchase orders and returns.  Smotgo.com has many Customer Relationship Management and Marketing tools.  It gives the automotive repair facility the ability to create just about any type of message to send to their customers based on customer types, customer groups, vehicles, vehicle types, parts and part categories sold.Smotgo.com eliminates the need to purchase expensive Automotive repair shop systems / software and all the headaches that go along with it.Smotgo.com allows you to manage your automotive repair facility from anywhere you have a browser and an internet connection.Smotgo.com is a complete automotive shop management system.

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