Repair Shop Calendar is a calendar for repair shops, dealing with cars, bikes, bicycles, home equipment, clothes and shoes. It`s perfect for repair technicians to plan their working hours so that the orders do not overlap, keep track of scheduled appointments and what service bay technicians will be using.
Pros: This application builds on top of an existing product from the same publisher and adds ability to share data in real time between members on the same network/workgroup. The application is tailored specifically to the needs of repair agencies that deal with repair of cars, bikes, appliances or whatever. This is built as a planning tool for repair technicians to schedule repair related tasks in co-ordination with others in the team or shop. Scheduled appoints can be taken up and tasks assigned to service bay technicians. Lot of customer details can be held in the application such as their names, addresses, phone numbers and e-mail address etc. More importantly their comments about earlier jobs or a report about a problem can be viewed easily and this information used while planning the repair activity. The task planning is supported by alarm/alerts/reminders to notify a person assigned with a task. If workgroup members have task data available in Outlook, it is possible to sync that with this application. On the other hand if data is to be sent out it too can be done and in multiple formats. XLS, TXT, HTML and XML are the formats supported.
The interface is built on the lines of the familiar Outlook interface. Calendar can viewed in vertical or horizontal timelines. A table view available provides an overall look at the tasks of the day at a time. View of payments and income at any time is possible. Client data entry is made easier by automatic search and auto form filling features. Auto back up and archive management such as removing old archives helps recover from virus problems or crashes.
Cons: Nothing adverse detected.
Overall a well featured application, nice interface, this is good for a 4 star rating.