As a shop owner, you know that correct wheel alignment is crucial to be able to handle the vehicle properly.
When the wheels start to come out of alignment, the risk of damage to tires increases, and there is potential for stress to be put on the vehicle which can cause all sorts of additional damage. More importantly than problems with the vehicle itself however are that misaligned wheels increase the risk of an accident.
An alignment inspection may be part of a regular tune-up and maintenance package you sell to ensure properly maintained vehicles and the safety of your customers and the public at large.
You know the importance of wheel alignment on the vehicles you service. Do you know how equally important it is for your business data tools to be in alignment?
Your POS system is what you and your team use all day every day to run the front end of the shop. It’s one of the richest sources of financial information for your business because it includes all your real-time numbers. If everything is perfect, your POS numbers match your accounting data (which I will call QuickBooks for the rest of this post).
Your POS is what you think you’re making but your QuickBooks tracks what is running through the bank account. QuickBooks is what you’re actually making.
Would you be surprised to know that in many new client situations, the POS data is not aligned with QuickBooks? There can be a variety of reasons why the POS doesn’t align with QuickBooks, however when the POS says a labour margin is “X” and QuickBooks says it’s “Y”, a problem exists that requires further diagnosis and fixing.
It is vital for your future that these numbers match. You need an accurate view and understanding of the financial picture of your business if you hope to create and maintain a profit.
At MoneyWrench, our team of experienced professionals helps you uncover the reasons why your POS system is not aligned with QuickBooks and gets you back on track to running your business with well-oiled business data tools.
Do you know whether your POS is aligned with your QuickBooks or how to fix this problem?