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Re: Mobile Shop Management Software without internet
Posted to PC Users Forum on 11/19/2015

We use QuickBooks for EVERYTHING. Estimates, invoices, and of course, bookkeeping. Payroll, checking account, you name it. We don't have a separate shop software of any kind. QB allows you to custom design invoices to look like Repair Orders to your liking. We did ours and created fields for year, make, model, mileage, VIN, and etc. They have our shop colors, logo, and really look sharp. We just took the tips and how-to out of the help file and winged it.

We do have Alldata for technical information, but that's all. QB online can synch up when you get back to the shop if you don't have internet on the road. Call customer support and they can help you out.

You will have to pay a small monthly fee for QB online, but it's way cheaper than another shop software product.

Larry Bloodworth
Technical Information Specialist/Technician
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Draper, Utah, USA