TechMan to launch Digital Kanban Board

Thursday 14th May 2020

TechMan are extremely excited to be releasing the first integrated Digital Kanban Board to a garage management system in the UK, showing our continued effort for development and innovation.

The new Workshop Dashboard view has been developed in close partnership with The Garage Inspector, Andy Savva, as well as TechMan customers to really understand the type of information people would like to see at a glance as well as how people would use and benefit from it day-to-day.

The new dashboard aims to simulate an enhanced T-Card system that some of you may be familiar with. With multiple views available to you, this will give you a different picture of your upcoming and ongoing jobs:

  • Month - Look at the workload for the current month as a whole or for as many weeks and months into the future as you need whilst still having visibility of ongoing work
  • Day - View more detail about the jobs booked for the current day as well as statistics for today's workload. You can also see the current status of your technicians, automatically updating as things change.
  • Calendar - The familiar calendar has also been included, if you need to reallocate individual work tasks within jobs to your technicians
  • Notes - You can continue to view and add notes to this new dashboard view in the same way as before

Just a handful of some of the most useful tips and features include:

  • In the Month view you can continuously scroll as far into the past or future as you need
  • Use the VRM Lookup facility at the top of the screen to identify a vehicle and start anĀ estimate or job
  • Drag-and-drop a job into a status group to change the status of the job
  • Click any job number to "peek" into a job and view details quickly

The new Kanban view intends to give a higher level view of what is going on in the workshop, whether it be upcoming bookings, work in progress or completed jobs as well as real-time technician information.

The next TechMan update is scheduled for release to all existing customers on Wednesday 20th May 2020.