Real-Time Labor Guide

Auto repair software for managing labor costs

About Real-Time Labor Guide

Real-time Labor Guide is an auto repair software designed to help businesses calculate labor costs and create job estimates. Mechanics can utilize the platform to quickly access labor charges for domestic and foreign cars, SUVs, and heavy-duty trucks according to the condition of vehicles and availability of specialty tools.

Using Real-time Labor Guide, auto repair businesses can create customizable estimates and invoices with details including ticket type, issue date, payment method, rate type, contact information, and other additional notes. Managers can create repair orders for various categories such as basic maintenance, heating and air conditioners, exhaust and emissions, gasket and seals, transmission and trans-axle, vehicle diagnosis, and more. Users can access the built-in vehicle database to determine the manufacturing year, make type, model, and engine details of clients’ cars.

Mechanics can use Real-time Labor Guide to access ticket summaries and sort jobs based on parts, labor, and miscellaneous charges. The platform also helps administrators create and add custom working hours to calculate labor charges accordingly.

Pricing starting from:

US$12.50/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Key benefits of Real-Time Labor Guide

• Access information on labor times for both domestic and foreign vehicles, as well as historical data on each vehicle. This data is collected from real repair artists working in the field, in order to ensure it's accurate in real-life conditions.

• Provide customers with branded documents such as invoices and estimates and print them from within the Real-Time Labor Guide platform.

• Gain full control over all labor costs by configuring multiple custom labor rates. Real-Time Labor Guide allows users to input custom prices for individual jobs or complete packages.

• Access Real-Time Labor Guide from anywhere using a Windows, Mac, or Linux device, as well as any browser type.

• Create custom manufacturer lists within Real-Time Labor Guide. Mechanics can define which types of vehicle they work with and hide all others from the system.

Typical Customers

  • Freelancers
  • Small Businesses (2-50)
  • Mid-size Companies (51-500)
  • Large enterprises (500 and more)

Deployment

  • Cloud-based
  • On-premise

Markets

United States

Supported Languages

English

Pricing starting from:

US$12.50/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Features

Total features of Real-Time Labor Guide: 13

  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • CRM Software
  • Customer Database
  • Estimating
  • Invoice Management
  • Invoice Processing
  • Labor Cost Reporting
  • Labor Rates
  • Quotes/Estimates
  • Service History
  • VIN Lookup
  • Work Order Management

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5
(75)
Value for Money
4.5/5
Features
4.2/5
Ease of Use
4.6/5
Customer Support Software
4.4/5

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Dale
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  • Industry: Automotive
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Great program

Reviewed on 6/1/2020

It's been a great tool for my company.

It's been a great tool for my company.

Pros

If I can't find a job customer service always helps me price it out!

Cons

Everything works greatfor me. Never had a problem with anything.

Alternatives Considered

Mitchell RepairCenter

Reasons for Switching to Real-Time Labor Guide

Price

Response from Real-Time Labor Guide

Dale - Thank you for the great review! We're glad to have you as a customer!

Elisabeth
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  • Industry: Automotive
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Easy to navigate

Reviewed on 2/12/2019

Pros

Easy to navigate. Very functional, its great that I can add parts and specific labor to our shop and store for quick reference.

Cons

Customer Service has not been the easiest to get ahold of the few times I've needed too.

Response from Real-Time Labor Guide

Elisabeth - Thank you for your great review! We work very hard and reach out for tons of feedback in order to make the system as easy to use as possible. I'm sorry you've had a hard time reaching us lately - the beginning of the year is always very busy with annual updates but if you leave a message we won't leave the office until our voicemail box is clear, and usually we get back to you a lot sooner then that. Thanks for being our customer for the last several years - we look forward to many more!

Ray
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  • Industry: Automotive
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 6-12 months
  • Review Source

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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

Are you kidding me ? Haters are just going to be Haters

Reviewed on 6/12/2016

What do you expect for $10.00 a month .... The program does what they claim it to do quite well....

What do you expect for $10.00 a month .... The program does what they claim it to do quite well. Sure some of the labor times are wrong just like every other labor "GUIDE" out there. At least they are attempting to create a "Real Time" program to be fair to the techs and customers. If you have a problem with the labor time let them know. I think with enough constructive criticism and truthful testimonies from real techs. The labor times will be changed accordingly until the times are correct. They also give you 3 labor options to choose from which the low one is close to Mitchell on several vehicles I have compared. We all do not have access to factory tools, equipment and data therefore the labor guide should reflect that as well, Hence a little more labor time. Getting the job done right or getting the job done in the allotted time of what a guide says are usually two different times anyhow. These are guides not mandatory labor times, should be used and modified as needed. Rust - Corrosion - Owner Repair - Oil/Grease Soaked Engine - Electrical Parts that have been upgraded with a new harness or pig tails.... Etc. Labor should be fair but not a race to meet the book time. Times are changing and labor guides should as well.

Pros

Affordable, Easy and quick to get an estimate now with invoicing options .
A good second opinion for $10.00 a month if you have a system.
Do not have to be at the shop computer to get an estimate for a repair. You can use your cell phone if needed.

Cons

Still working to get real time labor correct on all makes and models. Which would seem to be a ongoing process for the life of the program.

Response from Real-Time Labor Guide

Thank you for the review Ray. You are right - we will continually review and ask for feedback to get our labor guide as close to perfect as possible.

Nick
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  • Industry: Automotive
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Real-Time labor guide helps with estimating

Reviewed on 3/25/2020

Overall, Real-Time Labor Guide has gotten us out of some jams for sure. Had we used the traditional...

Overall, Real-Time Labor Guide has gotten us out of some jams for sure. Had we used the traditional labor times we would have short changed ourselves.

Pros

I like the low,avg,high industry labor times and the notes on certain jobs indicating errors with traditional labor guides.

Cons

I have to buy separate licenses for each copy. Also, navigating the menu is a bit dated. I'd like to see more effort put into integration so advisors can build a labor estimate quickly.

Response from Real-Time Labor Guide

Nick - Thank you for your awesome and honest review. We're so happy to have you as a customer, and glad we could get you out of some jams and save you from short changing yourselves!

John
Overall rating
  • Industry: Automotive
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Best way to invoice my jobs

Reviewed on 6/4/2020

Makes keeping track of customers and their vehicles so easy I can do it.

Makes keeping track of customers and their vehicles so easy I can do it.

Pros

Very easy to use and configure the coverage is great and can even use custom types of vehicles overall the best software for shop invoicing.

Cons

There is nothing I don’t like about the software.

Response from Real-Time Labor Guide

John - It's feedback like this: "Did my homework and was the best price for the best product" that makes our day. We're so happy we can provide the shop management service that you need to help you run your shop. Thanks for being our customer for all these years!

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Real-Time Labor Guide FAQs

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Real-Time Labor Guide offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$12.50/month
  • Pricing model: Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

Real-time Labor Guide offers a free trial of 21 days, after which the software is available for $12.50/month per user.

Real-Time Labor Guide has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1,000, 1,001-5,000

Real-Time Labor Guide supports the following languages:

English

Real-Time Labor Guide supports the following devices:

We do not have any information about what integrations Real-Time Labor Guide has

Real-Time Labor Guide offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Phone Support, Chat

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