When Automotive-Electrical's senior figures started to look for a vehicle maintenance system capable of meeting the demands they would place on it, they chose Accelerator.
Since then, Automotive-Electrical has persuaded two other companies to invest in Accelerator. The Mirfield-based company has also bought a second Accelerator system to manage affairs for its new sister company, ADS Conversions Limited.
David Hodgson, Managing Director of Automotive-Electrical, did not want to rush the decision when it came to choosing a workshop system five years ago. His Mirfield-based company has an enviable reputation in auto electrics and specialist vehicle design, a £1 million-a-year-turnover and a busy order book. Whichever system he chose had to be exactly right.
He said: "We looked at quite a few systems but none of the others came anywhere near offering what Accelerator did. The good thing for us was that it could be adapted to suit exactly what we do. Accelerator is exactly spot on from a workshop programme point of view; for stock control, posting of job sheets, invoicing direct to Sage and all the other things that we have to do."
In recent years, Automotive-Electrical has had its Accelerator system adapted to meet new demands that the expanding company has faced.
David has also just bought a second Accelerator system for ADS Conversions Limited, which converts all manner of vehicles; from 28-tonne transporters through to exhibition units and motor homes.
He added: "We were very happy with what Accelerator was doing for Automotive-Electrical and we wanted to see those benefits coming to ADS Conversions."
"But we didn’t just choose Accelerator automatically for ADS. We looked at other systems and discovered what they could offer, what they could do for us and how they compared to Accelerator – but none of them came anywhere near offering what Accelerator provides."
"From our point of view, Accelerator is slick. Things are posted to Sage automatically and the workshop programme is just ideal for what we do. It means that records are kept of everything, that we can pull up documents from years ago and everything is kept under control."
"Accelerator does exactly what we need. We had our annual inspection for our ISO 9001 recently and the inspectors commented on the efficiency of the Accelerator programme and mentioned it in their report."