It would be fair to say that nobody cares about cowboy workmen or shoddy trading establishments. Why do I say this, because if you watch on the TV their are forever shows with hidden cameras showing off the latest fool being seperated from their money by some unscrupulous oik. Does anything every happen to the scum bags, nope. They dont get prosecuted, they dont change, they just carry on to dupe the next guy.
You would think therefore a system that tackled this sort of behaviour would be welcomed by many. I am talking in particular about the automotive business.
Would it not be great to be able to see, from home exactly how much your workshop is charging you for work to your vehicle?
Would it not be great to be able to read the invoice live at the days end to see the progress and keep tabs on the work?
I thought it would be. So I developed this into my automotive workshop management system.
To this end, the workshop (good honest hardworking workshops with nothing to hide) benefit because their customers can log in from anywhere with an internet connection and can see the progress and communicate directly over costs and progress.
To this end the workshop benefits from the wider communication and contact with its customers, its good work is published to the wider audience looking for a good recomendation. The work also contributes to the vehicle owners digital history portfolio.
To this end the workshop becomes organises, the boss can oversee costs, profits, labour, turnover, all the things they used to guess at.
But.. Just like the TV program I feel like I am a hidden camera show presenter. Neither workshop nor customer seem to want things to be better for either party. Sure it is a jape to hear in the grapevine about who to avoid, but what about signing up to a system that promotes the people who you shouldnt avoid..
You would think this is ground breaking stuff. My system can work for ANY
Automotive workshop. The system can work for ANY
The system is live, it exists but can I get anyone to use it...
Then I read about VC companies pouring money into yet another waste of time web scheme with 'obvious failure' written all over it and it makes me think perhaps I should have spent my time and effort making a pitch with no substance.
As it happens I spent my time developing the system, testing out in live tests, trying to promote the system to no avail. I could scream at the number of times I have sent people emails to just look at the system, to see if I can tempt them to understand its benefits, again to no avail.
At this point I believe the Internet is in its true infancy. There are people working on technologies that are valid and serve well today yet the greater internet masses havent got the wits to understand what is right before their eyes. This is true of business, even truer of bigger business. Until new businesses have been grown from seeds immersed in the ways of the internet and until the entire population is replaced with internet savvy operators there exists a no-mans land between the internet pioneers, their services and the people who would benefit. At this state the pioneers are way ahead of the people it is people that need to catch up.
Check out my pioneering workshop software at www.red964.com
If you know an honest hard working workshop who is just not organised enough but has plans of greatness then point them at the system. If they happen to be an independent Porsche specialist then even better since the system is proven in Porsche applications.