About Bay-masteR

Bay-masteR is an auto shop management solution that can be deployed both on the cloud and on-premise. This tool allows shops to keep track of inventory, track labor, record payments, access service history, and manage a website along with online ordering. Bay-masteR also offers a built-in margin calculator, which automates pricing for auto parts while calculating cost, margin, and retail values. Other features include customizable labor packets, pre-set customer discounts/surcharges, and ticket management preferences. 

With the Bay-Master Tech package, shops have access to additional features, such as preventative maintenance guides, digital inspection forms, integration with QuickBooks, and a timecard module to bill actual hours worked. In addition, sho...


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Supported Operating System(s):

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 8

39 Reviews of Bay-masteR

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.49 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.5

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

4.5

Functionality

4.0

Ratings Snapshot

5 stars

(22)

22

4 stars

(15)

15

3 stars

(1)

1

2 stars

(1)

1

1 stars

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Showing 1 - 5 of 39 results

August 2019

Jim from Don's Sunoco

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Automotive

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

August 2019

Great product

We are producing accurate, easy to understand invoices with very little effort. Customer communication has improved with our ability to send canned text messaging quickly and easily.

Pros

How many companies that sell shop management software listen to the end user? Of the few that listen how many entertain the thought of implementing a change based on a comment from the end user? Over the years this company has always been receptive in hearing and reviewing my suggestions, following up with required dialogue and in many cases implementing a change accordingly. We are all in this together and they understand that we, the end user of their product, may see or envision a change that could be an improvement. Their open minded, approachable business model has always impressed me. Their support staff is excellent and responsive to all of my needs. A recently released cloud version includes small changes that overall make it better than the old version. The texting feature found on both versions is great way to improve customer communication and efficiency with very little effort. Direct interfaces with our suppliers eliminates unproductive phone orders and price/part number entry mistakes.

Cons

The interface with tire suppliers is not as efficient as the interface with parts stores. Is this the fault of the program or the tire supplier? Unknown.

Reasons for Choosing Bay-masteR

During my trial period using Bay-Master I was able to produce a finished invoice quickly with little or no training. I was unable to do that during my trial period with the other products. Bay-Master was much more user friendly. When I called Bay-Master support during my trial period I spoke to a person who was interested in my problem they worked with me to solve the issue. I did not get the same type of response from the other companies.

September 2019

chuck from aps tire & automotive service

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Automotive

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

3.0

Customer support

3.0

Functionality

4.0

September 2019

Bay-masteR

I like the all in one value. I can track history, payment, statements, inventory, etc all on the same program.

Pros

We have used Bay-masteR for over 20 years. Just recently (6-8 months) converted to their clowud based system. Pros= Easy back up. More features. Techs can access and work in the work order. I have access to the work orders off site.

Cons

Cons- seems to be a bit slower, especially when printing. Takes several seconds before the printer starts printing. Has had several glitches that I have had to call tech support about. Some they have been able to take care of right then and others we are still waiting to get corrected. Tech support is always too busy to take your call so you will have to leave a message and hope they call back quickly. They have left me stranded a couple of times, but overall they respond in a timely manor.

Reasons for Choosing Bay-masteR

Was already using Baymaster and did not want to change.

August 2019

David from Kensington Auto

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Automotive

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

2.0

Customer support

3.0

Functionality

3.0

August 2019

Just ok

I would not sign up for baymaster to use it if I was starting over today. The whole system goes down every few months, which doesn't sound like a huge deal but it is. I don't know a single shop who has their system go down at all ever. It is just not a very reliable program.

Pros

It works as it should sometimes. But it has enough issues to make it frustrating.

Cons

While the online version is faster and more stable than the old cloud version, it still has issues. We are constantly locked out of tickets. Official built us an option to force tickets to unlock, and even that still will not work at times and we won't be able to get into a ticket from any computer. Not even the one that the system says is in it. The system often goes down during the day when we are busy and it completely handicaps us. The new vehicle selection menu is terrible compared to the old full screen version, it's bad enough we don't even use it when booking appointments any more. Customer information should be automatically capitalized. It would be good if quotes would carry forward to a customers new invoice even if the EOD report hasn't been done on their old one. Sometimes customers pick up their vehicle and call back later that day to book in for the work to be done. Then the quote you made is still on the old paid invoice and you can't get it to show up on the new one and you have to build it all over again. The printing is a pain. Every few weeks a random computer will stop printing baymaster tickets and we have to get support to fix the printing issue.

August 2019

Sharon from Evans AUto Repair

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Automotive

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

August 2019

Software that does everything

cost and efficiency.

Pros

I like the fact that you have an all in one program. Your able to import parts and labor right into the estimate and order your parts from the program itself. There is alot of different aspects of this program that I love.

Cons

There were no cons to this program. Everything was what I expected and more

August 2019

miquael from kelz automotive

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Automotive

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

3.0

August 2019

Baymaster techie

Pros

Ease of use High level of functionality for the price High level of customization

Cons

Not as integrated as so other programs Customer service can be spotty if you are in a rush to get your system back up and running There were issues with system subscriptions but that has been fixed with the switch to Baymaster Online

Reasons for Choosing Bay-masteR

It came highly recommended by my last employer