Celebrating 20 Years of Innovation: Manager SE Tip #3


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 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 Tip #3

How Do I Cap a Promotional Discount?

“AAA requires me to give their members a 5% discount on every invoice with a cap at $50.00. I hate to say this, but I don’t need employees trying to do extra math (it’s never in my favor). How do I set a cap on these discounts? There must be other shops with this issue, so please let me know what it is. Thanks.”

“One simple idea to use today is to simply use two different discounts with similar (‘AAA’) descriptions:
1. Discount By Percentage (AAA5 – use it to calculate a % discount up to $50)
2. Discount By $ (AAA50 – apply that flat amount when discount would be $50 or greater)




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!


About the Author

Tim McDonnell

Tim McDonnell first joined Mitchell 1 in 1985 and is a senior product marketing manager for Manager SE. He has experience with various Mitchell 1 products and 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. He is also the “voice of Mitchell 1” – you’ll hear him on the recorded message when you call the Mitchell 1 office.