February 25, 2013
Demand Advantage Creates Time-Saving Program for Auto Shops
By Jody Ray Bennett
TMCnet Contributing Writer
Leading Auto Shop Software company, Demand Advantage, announced a new system called Auto Shop Advantage which works by combining the functionality of auto shop software with a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system.
Demand Advantage’s Chief Technology Officer Joseph Vandertol claims, “Business owners need Repair Shop Software that communicates with customers in a simple and easy to use system. We feel we that what we’ve developed is the only Repair Shop Software that combines Point of Sale, e-mail marketing, web presence, and an automated coupon marketing engine.”
Adding, “Essentially, this becomes what we call a ‘Point of Marketing’ solution in California, we’ve also been successful in helping Smog Check Stations with this concept.”
Mr. Vandertol goes on to say that Auto Shop Advantage ends reliance on complicated e-mail and POS systems which are supported by many vendors, and that his system is all-around easier and far less expensive to use, with tasks becoming automated and ensuring the business owner “can be sure he’s communicating with existing customers and attracting new ones systematically, without having to spend any time doing it.”
He ends his statement ensuring that auto shops which make the switch to Auto Shop Advantage report immediate business increase.
Mr. Schneider calls himself a “serial entrepreneur” and a catalyst for the Demand Advantage “Point of Marketing” concept. He says, from experience, that the worst enemy of a business is time. Auto Shop Software, as a single shared data source, is a solution that allows time to be saved via automating and systemizing businesses, while also saving money.
“Our goal was simplicity and effectiveness at a price point that will allow even the smallest auto shops to compete with larger competitors. Based on feedback so far, I think we have been successful,” says Mr. Vandertol.
Edited by Brooke Neuman