Body shops can now manage production from anywhere through AutoSpot, an intuitive digital production management tool that allows technicians and managers to track every part of a repair moving through their shop in real time. Launched in 2022, AutoSpot, a subsidiary of BASF, is a separate entity that can work in any body shop regardless of paint line and shows the status of every car as it moves through the repair process. The company says the software also eliminates time spent searching for items in the shop, saving technicians at least one to two hours per day on average and a lot of frustration. Whether it is a tool, set of keys or any other item, AutoSpot can locate it within 30 seconds or less through Bluetooth-powered beacons that transmit signals back and forth using special wall readers.
Internal AutoSpot’s simplicity and real-time updates allow shops to do more with less, the company says. For example, shops who use this software eliminate the need for long production meetings that go over every repair status. A quick look at AutoSpot on a TV monitor or tablet gives them all the status information on each car that they need to know.
The use of AutoSpot also impresses younger people during recruiting efforts, the company adds. Operating digitally is now the preferred and familiar method, whether it is working at a collision repair shop or completing other tasks in life that can be done easier and faster in a digital space. Whether it is eliminating chaos, increasing customer satisfaction, or optimizing shop production, AutoSpot is the tool that can deliver each of those experiences.
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