Full Speed Ahead in 2024: A Q1 Recap

A look back at the strides Tekmetric took in Q1 and how we're keeping our foot on the gas to measure up, by every measure in Q2 and beyond.

Founder + CEO
Originally published on:
April 30, 2024

As we progress further into the new quarter, it’s important to take stock of the strides Tekmetric has made, as well as build the momentum to continue providing top-notch service and innovative solutions. From launching groundbreaking new features and building deeper connections in the industry, Tekmetric has kept our foot on the gas in the first quarter of 2024 to measure up – in every way we can.

Supporting Shops with Innovative Updates and Features

At Tekmetric, it’s important for us to provide solutions that are relevant to your shop’s needs. Over the last quarter, we focused our efforts on providing updates and features that you have requested based on what you’re seeing in the field. Whether partnering with another industry powerhouse or helping strengthen reporting capabilities, we launched solutions that help your shop operate more effectively and grow your bottom line.

Sometimes two is better than one – and Tekmetric aims to integrate with a variety of industry solutions so you can access a wealth of information in our comprehensive system. For example, earlier this year we partnered with Advance Auto Parts to integrate MotoVisuals, a cloud-based library designed to provide easy-to-understand overviews of repairs to customers. We accompanied this new integration with a webinar led by Tekmetric’s very own P.J. Leslie and David Lyddall, director of MotoVisuals for Advance Auto Parts. Both speakers discussed their commitment to helping create an excellent customer experience and build customer satisfaction through this solution. The MotoVisuals integration is just one example of how we can continue to measure up together.

In addition to integrations, we also added new reports and features designed to make your life easier and help your shop run more efficiently. For example, the Multi-Shop Report offers a comprehensive breakdown of payments across all locations, empowering owners to make informed comparisons and strategic decisions. Additionally, the Labor Sales Report was created to provide details of labor sales when looking at employee pay, providing an additional option to accompany the information available in our Tech Report. Finally, our Itemized Tire Tax feature helps ensure that tire shops can provide clear and itemized tax information according to state legislation.

We also recognize the importance of community in the auto repair industry. As we move forward with the industry’s top trends and new product features, we have continued to invest in building connections and stronger relationships with both industry partners and you – our partner shops.

Building Deeper Connections in the Industry

At Tekmetric, we believe in the importance of long-term investments, whether that is in the product we provide, the people we hire or industry trends that we partake in. Our connection to our customers and desire to serve shop owners drives our day-to-day and motivates us to continue striving for excellence.

One of the ways in which we prioritize connection is through the various events we attend year-round across the country. This allows us to have conversations and build deeper relationships with you – the shops that we serve. Additionally, it gives us a chance to discuss what you’re seeing in the field, as well as what features, products and services you need to succeed. These conversations drive our product innovation process, allowing us to continue providing solutions that support your shop’s growth and forward momentum.

At the VISION Hi-Tech Training & Expo 2024, P.J. Leslie, Head of Business Development, was featured on the Kaizen CPAs + Advisors podcast where he gave insight on using Tekmetric’s numbers to continue enhancing the customer experience. Additionally, in March, we sprang forward, with our clocks and innovations, to the Automotive Training Institute (ATI) Super Conference in Grapevine, Texas from March 13-16. At each event, our conversations with shop owners and technicians brought the need for streamlined processes and enhanced customer communication to the forefront. Both needs are priorities that Tekmetric will continue to build on in each quarter of 2024.

In addition to attending events, Tekmetric also aims to support our shop owners in sharing their own insights and lessons about measuring up in today’s industry. For example, this quarter Brian Jesko, the owner of Trinity Auto Haus, joined us for a webinar, “From Technician to Multi-Shop Owner,” where he shared his journey of scaling his local shop and generating countless 5-star Google reviews to attract more business. One of the biggest takeaways from his webinar is the importance of holding a competitive advantage in service experience as opposed to solely relying on competitive pricing.

Continuing Our Forward Motion to Provide Great Solutions

Tekmetric’s product innovation and strong industry connections have paved the way for us to continue our forward motion into 2024 and beyond. This ongoing progress was recently recognized by G2, as they honored Tekmetric with the title of Top-Notch Auto Repair Software for the third year in a row. Talk about a three-peat! Receiving this award three years in a row is an incredible honor and a testament to both our team’s commitment to providing the solutions you need, and the support and feedback we received from you – our shop owners. However, our work does not stop at this recognition. In fact, we are more motivated than ever to continue bringing valuable solutions to meet your needs as we progress through 2024.

As we entered the year, we took a close look at the upcoming trends to set ourselves up for success while also providing valuable insights to the rest of the industry. After all, we’re all in this together. You may have seen some of these insights from our CEO and Founder, Sunil Patel, in his guest article, “Leveraging emerging industry trends in 2024,” with Vehicle Service Pros discussing 2024 industry trends. As a former shop owner himself, Sunil has a deep understanding of how to use industry trends to your shop’s advantage, and his article includes actionable advice on how to apply growth-oriented strategies, maximize value with efficient data use and meet customer needs with modern solutions – all while remaining poised for growth.

Measuring Up with Tekmetric in 2024

As we continue into Q2 and beyond, Tekmetric aims to continue our momentum, looking ahead to the next solutions we can provide that support your goals as shop owners. We want to be a team that plays our A-game each quarter, and we are excited to continue working with you to take your business to the next level. Cheers to a great first quarter at Tekmetric!

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