Located in scenic Buellton, CA, Rio Vista Chevrolet is just a little too far from the coast to enjoy the Pacific Ocean breeze, but for Business Manager Sandy Arnett, Auto/Mate’s Payroll system makes up for it.
Rio Vista Chevrolet switched to Auto/Mate in 2014 from their legacy DMS. “Almost every department had difficulty in terms of functionality with the system,” Arnett said. “Way too many steps were required to do simple jobs, and it was complicated where it didn’t need to be. People didn’t know how to use it and we didn’t get a whole lot of support as far as training goes.”
The owners of Rio Vista decided to switch to Auto/Mate’s DMS because of the pricing, functionality, and promise of better support.
As business manager, Arnett primarily works within Auto/Mate’s Office Suite, a comprehensive accounting module with integrated features such as accounts payable, cash receipts, intercompany accounting, payroll and Time/Mate, a timeclock solution that tracks employee hours.
Arnett credits Auto/Mate’s ease of use and functionality with helping her streamline tasks in the office. “The number one thing I noticed was how much easier payroll was,” Arnett said. “I also routinely follow and check the General Ledger (GL) accounts and make sure transactions are posted correctly. Other tasks made easier include posting the daily deposit, running reports for rentals, setting up new employees and checking financial statements.”
Auto/Mate reduces the time it takes to do all of these tasks because of its simplicity, Arnett claims. “Everything is right in front of you and easy to find with simple menus. Our previous DMS had huge menus for every little task, and as a result we only used about 10 percent of the functionality.”