About ShopController

ShopController is a cloud-based online Auto Shop Management Solution that provides shop owners and clients with tools that reduce management tasks and create transparency between technicians, managers and customers, while simultaneously lowering IT support costs. With 24/7 access, ShopController has managed to eliminate the need for local servers, network assistance and backups.

ShopController provides franchise management, fleet management and mobility certification services among the many other it is designed for. With unlimited workstations per location, shop owners are given the facility to function with far off locations without worrying about the data getting mixed up or lost. The app creates automatic real-time backup. Parts of heavy-duty vehicles are ...


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Supported Operating System(s):

Web browser (OS agnostic)

17 Reviews of ShopController

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.65 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.5

Value for money

4.5

Customer support

4.5

Functionality

4.5

Ratings Snapshot

5 stars

(13)

13

4 stars

(2)

2

3 stars

(2)

2

2 stars

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0

1 stars

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Showing 1 - 5 of 17 results

April 2017

Rodney from Freds Garage, Inc.

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

5.0

Functionality

5.0

April 2017

A Really Good Program - Everything Flows!

I'm glad I went with ShopController. It gives me everything I need to manage my busy shop. It works nicely with Worldpac and my other vendors, so putting together estimates is easy. Moving a work order along through the stages from appointment to invoice is a simple process, and it's easy to tell what's going on in the shop at any time. I was nervous about switching from my old, really basic program, but they assigned me a trainer who made it easy and worked with my schedule. ShopController support customized my screens so everything is laid out perfectly for the way I like to work. When I have a question, I know whoever picks up the phone will always be friendly and professional. Overall A really good program that will grow with my business. Pros No contract Great support Flexible - set it up to work your way Access it from anywhere Cons None that I can think of.

Pros

No contract Great support Flexible - set it up to work your way Access it from anywhere

Cons

None that I can think of

Response from ShopController

Replied April 2017

Thank you Rodney, we enjoy having you as one of our most valued customers. .

August 2017

Don from West Yale Auto & Conversion ltd

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Automotive

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

August 2017

I have the 8.3 version and I like it, I had tried out the 10.0, but it wasn't user friendly

it was easy to use, helped many times when we put in the wrong vehicle serial #, it would not accept it and we would have to go over our tracks and find Our mistake, especially with gov't inspections, saving us embarrassment with wrong vin #'s for vehicle insurances etc

Pros

the 8.3 is easy to use for people like myself who aren't computer savvy, It stays up to date with new vehicles,

Cons

it doesn't update part costs while in the process of an invoice , we have to go back into inventory to correct and update values each time (if you change the price on an invoice, and close the invoice it defaults to the original price, for the next job)

Response from ShopController

Replied August 2017

Don, Thank you for taking the time to post a review on Shop Controller. We understand that you feel more comfortable with the previous version of our software. In the updated version, we have recently added integration with Worldpac Speed dial, Epicor, as well as Nexpart to assist in parts ordering. When you use the new software you will have the ability to have the parts imported from the parts catalogs right into the work orders. With the price matrix, increasing your margin has never been easier, as the markup is done automatically. We are glad to hear that our Carfax integration has assisted you in preventing data entry issues. We also agree that Carfax is a great way to save time in the data entry process when entering vehicle information. Finally, we value your business and look forward assisting you in the future. Respectfully, Shop Controller

May 2017

Steven from Truck Shop Maui LLC

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

May 2017

Extremely satisfied customer since the start of our business in 2014

Pros

This software is very easy to use by most anyone. Customization is achievable for your specific needs and the support staff is responsive, and will go the extra mile to assist you when you have a problem.

Cons

I don't see a tutorial we can print so that we can utilize the program to the fullest. There are some modules that we could use to help us analyze our business, but we are not familiar with how to go about doing so.

Response from ShopController

Replied May 2017

Thank you for the kind review. We appreciate your patronage, and we are glad that you find ShopController easy to use and customizable to your needs. We are currently adding our Tutorial and User Guide as a link within ShopController, so it is easier to find and more readily accessible. We are also adding Feature pages to our website, and we will be sending updates to our clients describing available features as well. All of us here at ShopController are excited to assist you with all of your Shop Management needs and will schedule any additional training required.

August 2017

Brian from Center Point Automotive Ltd

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

5.0

Functionality

4.0

August 2017

We have mixed feelings with this software. You have to remember we are not computer technicians

It allows me to run my business

Pros

The program is fairly easy to learn and use for basic stuff. It is easy to create Work orders and build new customer files. The search program works really well when looking up old work orders. Shop Controller was very good to work with to customize our profile

Cons

There are several glitches that still plague us after several years. The constant Save and Close procedure is a pain and when you are busy and miss a step it creates a back log. Once you learn the work arounds it is OK. The reports that you can generate are basically useless for any thing that I want. We also seem to loose contact with the main servers on a regular basis. Means a reboot of your computer to get back on line. Maybe our internet server but it is a major issue when the customer is standing in front of you ready to pay his bill. The transfer of our data from the old Shop controller program we were using was not perfect. Meaning we have to keep the old program going in the back ground to look things up. This is less of an issue as time goes on and as we build a new data base.

August 2017

Jennifer from Steve's lite truck

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

5.0

Functionality

5.0

August 2017

Love the program.

Easy to use. Keeps vehicle history information, customer information

Pros

User friendly. Customer support representative has always been there for tech support wherever i have had any questions. I think we first started using the program when he first started in 2000, And went back to his program after a short lapse.

Cons

The newest program is wonderful, however we have stuck with the older version because it is more simplified version, not as many options we don't want or need.

Response from ShopController

Replied August 2017

Jennifer, Thank you for the review and continued business. Please let us know if you would like a demo of the new features that were recently added to the software. We look forward to many more years of assisting you with your software needs. Respectfully, ShopController