Registration and Laptop Setup (1:00pm-2:00pm)
- Laptop Setup: We strongly encourage you to bring your Windows laptop with you to class. You do not need to have any of our software installed on your laptop to participate.
- As you arrive during this hour, we will connect your computer to our simulation environment, giving you access to the software products we will discuss today.
Checkmate Sales Pro Basic Bootcamp (2:00pm-5:00pm)
We will discuss the basic tasks for finding and selling parts in Checkmate Sales Pro:
- Entering and Editing Customers
- Looking up parts
- VIN Decoding
- Viewing interchange
- Searching inventory and customers using the new Research section
- Basic part editing
- Searching with Trading Partners
- Creating work orders and invoices
- Crediting and returning parts
Checkmate Reports & Dashboard (5:00pm-6:00pm)
Checkmate Reports and Dashboard unlock your Checkmate data. Checkmate Reports dramatically increase your ability to access all data that is stored in your Checkmate inventory management system. These reports allow you to view your business in a comprehensive way that helps you make better business decisions and manage more effectively. Dashboard gives you a real-time overview of your business throughout the day, with dozens of charts and graphs that show you about sales, inventory, employees, and more.
With Checkmate Reports and Dashboard, you easily unlock information like "what parts do I need to reprice?" "how many parts did Joe sell last week?" and "how much have I made from the vehicles I bought last month?"
One-on-One Training and Refreshments (6:00pm-8:00pm)
- One-on-One Training: Sit down with a Car-Part Trainer one-on-one. Ask us anything about a product you have, or a product you're thinking about.
- Pizza & Drinks: Let's kick back and relax after a productive afternoon!
Saturday Morning Sessions (8:00am-12:30pm)
We strongly encourage you to bring your Windows laptop with you to class. You do not need to have any of our software installed on your laptop to participate. We will connect participants' computers to our simulation environment, giving you access to the software products we will discuss today.
Advanced Checkmate Sales Pro & Accounting
We are getting ready to release a a major new update to Checkmate Sales Pro. We're excited to show you what's new and what's coming soon! In this session, take a deep dive into the latest enhancements. You'll learn the fastest and easiest ways to search for parts, and all of the information and options available at your fingertips while you're selecting your interchange options. In your search results, we'll show you how take advantage of the huge amount of information you have access to (and how to hide what you don't want to see). We'll also show you how to limit/filter your search results by attributes like grade, keywords, year range, and much more. We'll talk about the different types of sales you can make and all of the resources available to help you price parts. We'll show you all of the options available from your search results including tag printing, pick slips, and view part/vehicle history.
We'll also talk about the process of Quoting, creating Work Orders, and creating Purchase orders, and all of the powerful and new enhancements available during these processes.
Finally, we'll show you all of the new features we've added to the Checkmate Accounting tool to make it easier than ever to look up customers, link invoices, make back office payments and credits, and copy information to Excel.
Partmate Enhancements & Sales Pro Inventory
We'll talk about the inventory processes in both Partmate and Checkmate Sales Pro.
We'll start with Partmate. Partmate makes the process of inventorying new vehicles quicker, easier, and simpler than ever before. It's designed to work on a tablet, so you can bring it into the yard with you. We'll talk about how Partmate expedites the inventory process by filling out many part descriptions for you and by making it a snap to take photos that you can include in your online parts listings. If you've been using Partmate for a while, you'll be excited to learn about some of our latest enhancements (inspired by requests and feedback from recyclers who use it every day).
Then, we'll talk about the inventory management features in Checkmate Sales Pro. We'll talk about the recent enhancements to the Bulk Editing feature to help you edit even more part information on many parts at once. We'll also talk about how to edit parts, AUTs, and VUCs, and how to remove a part from inventory.
Lunch is not provided. There are a variety of restaurants available close to the hotel where the classes are being held.
Saturday Afternoon Sessions (1:30pm-5:00pm)
Car-Part Pro Update and Brokering
Car-Part Pro is the alternative parts marketplace designed specifically for insurance appraisers and collision repairers. This marketplace's supply chain technology triples online part availability while providing real-time delivery information. Car-Part certified recyclers provide additional Service Level Agreements desired by the collision repair industry. Our new assembly-driven workflow simplifies the critical process of locating and pricing correct recycled assemblies and seamlessly adds those assemblies back into appraisers' and repairers' estimating systems.
In this session, we will show you the technology and workflow that these insurance and collision customers use every day to find recycled parts on Car-Part Pro. See this marketplace from your customers' point of view, so you can adapt your online part listings and part information to best serve them and make your parts stand out in the crowd.
We'll also discuss how our Brokering program works on Car-Part Pro, and review how to recognize requests for brokered parts.
Checkmate Listing Manager for eBay and Car-Part Interchange Plus
Checkmate Listing Manager for eBay makes it fast and easy to list many of your parts at once on eBay. Discover how you can begin making additional profit by selling parts on eBay that you rarely sell over the counter or to professional buyers. We'll also discuss Car-Part Interchange Plus (our exclusive interchange enhancement option) and CrashLink (OEM-based interchange and pricing information directly from your management system).
Car-Part Mobile Apps (Including Photomate)
Including: Photomate, Core Pricing, Car-Part.com, Car Part Pro, MyPartsApp
With Photomate, you can take photos of parts from your mobile device and send them right back to Checkmate (where they'll then be included in your next inventory upload to Car-Part.com marketplaces). You can also perform many barcoding features. We can't wait to show you how our tools work together to make your workday more efficient and productive.
We'll also discuss the Core Pricing app, MyPartsApp (a custom mobile app for your business), and the Car-Part.com and Car-Part Pro mobile apps (including how to make sure your parts show up on these mobile searches).
Open Format Q & A with the Car-Part Experts
In this session you will have the opportunity to ask a Car-Part Expert questions you have about our products, or request that they demo to the class how something works. This is a great chance to learn more about something that was covered in an earlier session. You will also hear what questions other recyclers have and maybe learn something new that you hadn't even considered before. These are always lively and interesting discussions!