Mitchell 1 Wins 2016 PTEN Innovation Award for Manager SE Scheduler Tool 

PTEN_IA_winnerlogo2016_finalMitchell 1 announces it has received a 2016 Professional Tool & Equipment News (PTEN) Innovation Award in the computers and software category for its new Scheduler tool in Manager™ SE.

Chosen by a panel of judges consisting of technicians and shop owners, the PTEN Innovation Awards recognize products that respond to the automotive repair industry’s market challenges with creativity and innovation. Tools are evaluated based on their ability to make vehicle repair and diagnosis easier and more efficient, and make shops more productive.

“We are thrilled to win a PTEN Innovation Award and would like to thank PTEN and the panel of judges who voted for the Mitchell 1 Scheduler as one of the best new products in the industry,” said Nick DiVerde, senior marketing director, Mitchell 1. “We are committed to continually providing software products that are on the forefront of technology and innovation to ensure that our customers have the tools needed to be more accurate and productive in the shop.”

When creating appointments, shops need a scheduling solution with visibility into available resources, including technicians, bays and specialty equipment. With the new Scheduler module in the Manager™ SE auto shop management software, for the first time, shops have the ability to see and control all aspects of their scheduling process with a searchable, sortable and configurable calendar with an appointment editor.

Color coding and drag-and-drop functionality simplify setting up customer appointments, while also committing equipment and resources to these calendar events. When ready to perform work, shops can create repair orders directly from the appointments, using the customer, vehicle and complaint data already recorded. Shops can also schedule non-customer shop events into their calendars, and more.

Additional information is available by watching the Scheduler demonstration video.

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