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4.2 out of 5 stars
Based on 5 user ratings
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About Workshop Software

Online workshop management software designed to effortlessly manage automotive, marine, truck and other types of workshops.
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Remember if you have questions or need assistance with Workshop Software, this is not the best place to ask - this forum is for reviews and feedback only.

For general support, contact Workshop Software support or call 1300 729 658 .

VERY BAD!!! We have been using Workshop Software for over a year now. It's very clunky at times, sometimes not all information comes across into XERO, the diary/booking function is very basic, you can't select times to allocate a job to a mechanic and plan your day/week ahead and the worst is that reporting is very basic. You can only print reports in PDF and not excel or csv and this makes it very hard when you need to search for something. You have to look at each invoice one by one until you find what you're looking for. The other day I couldn't reconcile the bank as a few invoices from 3 different days haven't imported into XERO so I had to compare all invoices issued in Workshop Software with the ones that came across to XERO. Due to the fact that you can only print reports in PDF it made it very hard and time consuming to find where the error was. We also wanted to extract a report showing all the vehicles the workshop has serviced and we needed all the vehicle details we have pot in like VIN, engine size, colour, etc as we are conducting a business expansion campaign and we needed all that info. The only report you can print out it only shows the car owner, car rego, make, model & cylinders ....... nothing else. So I rang Workshop Software to ask if there is a way they can provide this report or a listing of the vehicles we have taken the time to put in and create a database. They are able to provide us with a CSV file only if we pay $500. If we don't agree to pay we can't get the CSV report with our vehicles which we have taken the time to put in and create a database. Can someone tell me what's the point of creating a database if you are not able to print a report of it? Since we've been with them we've been very patient with all the issues we've had and now I can't even get my database that took an enormous amount of time to put in. We are definitely looking at changing over to another software provider and the only option of getting our database is to pay $500. I would NEVER recommend this software to anyone because it is a waste of time & money. there's much better options out there for the same price!

Anca Pop  

I have been using Workshop Software in my tyre and mechanical business for over six months now and I couldn't be happier. In terms of value for money Workshop Software is awesome. I had a look at some other options and they were expensive and also way too in-depth. The best thing about Workshop Software is it is super intuitive. It takes no time at all when training new people. I would definitely recommend this software.

Bogdan Bubalo
Woollahra Tyre Garage

Bogdan Bubalo  

HI Paul,
We've found a lot of people in the same situation in relation to not being able to apply payments.
Would it be possible for you to contact our office (or we can call you if you like), to discuss what you're trying to achieve. You can contact us on 1300 729 658.


James Mitchell  

Hi Samantha,
We are looking to leave Spanner Planner (NZ hours for help desk only) because we can no longer apply payment to invoices in Spanner, and now there are bugs with synchronising invoices. We are looking at Workshop and Mechanic Desk as alternatives. Unfortunately Mechanic desk thus far cannot export reports to excel.

Paul Gompels  

Hey Samantha, this page is just for the review of Workshop Software (which is why you can't add more than one comment!). You'll be much more likely to get a response if you re-post your comment here. Also I'm sure that if you do decide to use Workshop Software, they'd appreciate it if you then changed this to a review :)

Brittany H (Community Manager)  

I have reviewed SpannerPlanner quite heavily, can anyone tell me how Workshop Software is better, if they also have reviewed Spanner Planner? I have two clients looking to move to a mechanical software solution with XERO.

Samantha Docking  

Our firm recently setup Workshop Software for one of our clients, and we were very impressed at the user interface, ease of Xero integration, and the support we received. They also provide regular (and FREE) training webinars to help users get the most out of the software. Highly recommended add-on.

Tony Muller  

Workshop Software is easy to pick-up and simple to use and user friendly! Love the Invoicing side of it and the support we receive.

jeff hazzledine  

Having searched at length for an affordable software program that suits our business needs, I am more than impressed with Workshop Software. The thing I love most is that the beautiful team at workshop are readily available to assist you with your set up and any questions you have. You can also make suggestions for changes, and they modify the system accordingly, if it is achievable.
Weekly training sessions are available, to guide you through program as well.
We love the simplicity of the program, enabling us to spend less time invoicing and more time fixing cars. There is also the convenience of being able to access your file from anywhere, as it is "in the cloud" . Our Automotive business is extremely busy , and being a parts distributor as well , the inventory system for our Parts/Stock is perfect for our business.
All this plus the convenience of syncing to xero for all our accounting needs. No double handling come BAS time. So if your after a fast, affordable and reliable system, this is the one for you.
Carolyn Oldano
Business Owner
SAAB CARE , Brisbane

Carolyn Oldano