If you are a follower of GTS Services, you may have heard us talking about our new application in development, at one point it was dubbed “Project Tesla.” Now, it has an official name, Ritty. The name comes from James Ritty, who in 1879, designed and patented the world’s first cash register – then dubbed “Ritty’s Incorruptible Cashier.”
But enough about the past, lets talk about what makes this new point-of-sale app so exciting. First, let’s get a few common questions out of the way.
Ritty is our next generation point-of-sale web application from GTS Services. But this app is not just for auto glass. Ritty will be a web based point-of-sale application for automative shops of all kinds. Ritty is broadening our horizons and allowing us to help tons of new businesses manage their point-of-sale.
Our motto with Ritty has been – “Do it right, Do it better, Do it different.” We saw a huge need for a fast and flexible point-of-sale solution for automotive aftermarket shops. One that is more powerful than other available options for the industry, yet still makes things as easy as possible for the end user.
With this new project, we’ve taken an agile approach to development. Agile development allows us to incrementally release parts of features to solicit feedback in short iterations. This a fancy way of saying we are able to develop new features for Ritty quickly as people’s needs demand. Ritty users will help drive new versions of the application!
Right now, as you may have guessed, Ritty is still in development. Our first version is set for a spring 2016 release. Read on to see some features that excite us the most in our new app:
Ritty is an entirely web based point-of-sale application, there is no local hosting or limited accessibility here. You are able to set up an account using your email to log in and set-up an easy to remember vanity domain for your login page, something like: www.YourAwesomeCompany.GetRitty.com. Once you are set up you can access the software from any computer or mobile device with an internet connection.
Pricing agreements allow you to default the price of products or services on an order form. You will be able to dynamically change the pricing agreement on an order, and assign a default to customers and your shop. This feature also allows you to store all your pricing agreements in one location and makes searching through them a snap, you can even filter by status – inactive or active. Furthermore, you can edit any pricing agreement or even add an agreement all on this same screen.
Just like pricing agreements. All of your customer records can be searched, filtered, changed, and created on one page.
You may start to notice a pattern here. All order entry operations can be managed on one page. Each order is segmented into its major sections and is collapsible to reduce screen clutter. There is also a quick add button which makes it fast and easy to add line items to any order.
Ritty is going to make every automotive aftermarket shop smarter and more informed businesses. The application will come loaded with standard reports and dashboards as well as extensive support for ad-hoc reporting. Whatever you need to know, Ritty will ensure you know it.
Optimizing a schedule by hand for every tech in a shop is nearly impossible. Using Ritty, you can automatically optimize the schedules of every worker. This includes appointment times, route planning, and job duration. It’s like having the world’s best assistant at everyone’s side at all times.