Issue 229 14 March 2013

Better Systems - More Profit!

Most businesses are awash with unnecessary paperwork. IBCOS Gold, a fully integrated CV Dealer Management System, has proven ways of enhancing the flow of information and reducing manual paperwork. This leads to increasing productivity and profits in all departments.

For 30 years IBCOS have provided systems to Service and After-Sales businesses. IBCOS have developed suitable business tools: Workshop Scheduler, Barcode Time Clock and Mobile Technicians' PDA. These tools can improve recovery rates and save time spent on repetitive data input.

IBCOS Gold can deliver sound business information, by department, to help you make better business decisions.

IBCOS Gold can help your business increase profits and reduce administration overheads. Click below for more information.

Easy, affordable workshop control over everything that impacts margins

From repairers to MOT Centres, from tail lift specialists to those who look after the biggest commercial fleets in the UK, Lynchpin provides instant accurate control and traceability over all workshop activity that influences bottom line margin and fitter productivity.

- exclusively tailored to suit how YOU work
- after reviewing a job to ensure nothing is missing,
  instantly convert it to an invoice
- save time by automatically updating your Sage, 
  QuickBooks, Pegasus accounts software with
   full audit trails
- instantly track parts usage and maximize fitter
  hours invoicing

- recall job inspection sheets and instantly
  answer customer queries first time and without
  giving away money

- improve cash collection with faster invoicing

To discover how Lynchpin can help you maximize workshop returns, click on the link opposite today for a free on site demonstration.

Gain valuable insight into your vehicles, workshop and finances with TRACE

Quality, cost-effective workshop software packages that save you time, money and ensure VOSA compliance.

TRACE are trusted suppliers of legally compliant garage, workshop and fleet maintenance and management software to the commercial transport industry. Our package is tailored to your specific needs and is fully inclusive:

- FREE total transfer from most existing systems
- FREE upgrades including new version releases
- FREE site visits - we go to clients anywhere
- FREE helpdesk beyond normal office hours
- Guaranteed FREE training
- Unlimited number of terminals/screens/users
- Unlimited number of vehicles, fitters, job
  cards or parts

Optional extras include bar-coding, a GPRS-enabled module and 'Field Engineer' module for travelling mechanics.

Email or call us on 02476 220226

                21 March Tyre & Wheel Servicing
                 28 March Windscreens & Related Equipment
                 4 April CV Distributors & Component Specialists

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Previous Editions

Air Conditioning
& Servicing Equipment

Axles & Suspension

Batteries & Battery


Brake Servicing

Brake Testing

Braking Systems &

Breakdown & Recovery

Component Suppliers &

Engine Maintenance

Exhaust & Emissions

Finance and Insurance

Fleet & Traffic Management

Fuel Cards & Fuel Purchase

Fuel Management
    & Fuel Pump Systems

Fuel Storage

Fume Extraction Systems

  In-Cab Camera Systems

Livery, Graphics, Markings

Load Handling

Lubrication & Lubricants

Puncture Prevention

Return Loads -
     Freight Exchange

Reversing & Visibility Aids

Seating - Truck & PSV



Tail Lifts

Tipper Body Components
     & Hydraulics

Trailer Builders

Trailer Components &

Transmission & Clutches

Transport Training

Truck Body Components
     & Accessories

Tyre & Wheel Servicing

Van Storage & Racking

Vehicle & Trailer Tracking

Vehicle Diagnostics

Vehicle Lighting

Vehicle Security

Vehicle Washing

Vehicle Weighing

Wheels & Tyres

Windscreens &
    Related Equipment

Workshop Lifts

Workshop Management

Workshop Mobile
    Column Lifts

Workshop Pits &
    Related Equipment

Workshop Premises

Workshop Tools
    & Equipment