Celebrating 20 Years of Innovation: Manager SE Tip # 6

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As part of our celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Mitchell shop management solution, we’ve compiled 20 helpful tips for Manager SE users. We reviewed literally hundreds of ideas and selected 20 awesome tips and tricks from shops using this software every day and participating in the Manager Forum, an interactive community of Mitchell 1 Manager SE users.

These tips have been shared by auto repair shops just like yours. In their own words, they discuss their experiences and ideas that make their workday better for all concerned – and that includes you. We’ll be publishing the tips here in the Manager SE blog — one at a time — over the next several months. Enjoy!

Manager SE Tip #6

How to Apply and Track Battery Recycling Fees

“How are you applying and tracking the state recycle fee associated with selling a battery? Are you using the Fee button inside the actual part record? Are you using a separate GL code? Which report are you using to track how many per month are being collected?”

  1.  “I (in Florida) generated a separate part called State Battery Fee. Then I assigned it a unique GL code. It synchs to Quick Books and when the payment is due, I can pull it up and mail it off. Not sure if that is the right way, works for me.”
  2. “You can either attach the fee part you create to your batteries, or set up a Parts Kit with your stocked batteries to automatically add the fee. Keep it alone in its own Account with a unique GL (General Ledger) code; then the Revenue by GL Code report will make this very easy for you to break out monthly.”

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If you’d like to read more user tips on the Manager Forum, simply click on the Forum button in the toolbar of your Manager SE program (see graphic below). Even if you’re away from Manager SE, you can still be connected to this community on the Internet at www.managerforum.net and gain valuable insights from content shared by your peers. Take a moment to open the Forum and check out what you’ve been missing!

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About the Author

Tim McDonnell

Tim McDonnell is a senior product market manager for Mitchell 1 and has 27 years of experience with various Mitchell 1 products. He is the company’s primary media developer for product training assets and a subject matter expert in shop management software and other Mitchell 1 products. He also served as the Vice-Chair of the AMI Board of Trustees from 2009-2015.