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Spanner Planner Online Workshop Management System for Automotive

Looking for a complete online workshop management system that is designed to simplify how you run your business on an everyday basis? Do you have so much to do in a day that you wish you could easily organise all your daily activities right from the convenience of the internet?

There is a system that is designed to make all the above a reality, and that system is Spanner Planner. Spanner Planner, a system which is fully integrated with Xero, is designed to improve the workflow of your sales data. Together, Spanner Planner and Xero are the complete total workshop solution that you need for your business.


What is Spanner Planner and Xero?

Spanner PlannerSpanner Planner, in a nutshell, is an online SaaS vehicle workshop management system that is designed to be used by any industry that is in the business of fixing vehicles. Spanner Planner is designed with convenience in mind, allowing you to ensure the daily running of your business is streamlined to optimize its efficiency.

Xero is an easy to use online accounting software that is designed specifically for small businesses. Bank statements are automatically imported and categorized, allowing you to view your business cash flow in real time. Everything on Xero is online based, which allows you to work from anywhere and at any time whether you’re on a PC, Mac or mobile device.

With Spanner Planner, these businesses have a complete end to end solution which helps to manage all aspects of the repair process, and some of the services offered include:

  • Client management
  • Vehicle management
  • Job creation
  • Job allocation for staff
  • Labour and part allocation to jobs
  • Time clocking
  • Stock and non-stock control
  • Stock re-order notification
  • Part ordering
  • Purchase orders
  • Part returns
  • Client invoices
  • Client payments
  • Reminders
  • Workshop logins


Some of the industries that can benefit from using Spanner Planner include:

  • Automotive mechanical workshops
  • Truck and heavy vehicle workshops
  • Tractor and farm vehicle workshops
  • Mower mechanical workshops
  • Marine mechanical workshops
  • Bicycle repair workshops
  • Tyre shops
  • Panel beaters (which are coming soon)
  • Radiator and exhaust specialists
  • Motor reconditioning


Spanner Planner allows for the total synchronisation of all your accounts by integrating directly with Xero for this purpose.

With Spanner Planner and Xero, there will no longer be the double handling of accounts related data between the front and back office. Invoices which have been made in Spanner Planner are synched with Xero and parts are automatically added to Xero as items.

Both the customers and the suppliers are automatically synced to both Spanner Planner and Xero, making management that much more efficient. If you require any help, Contact Us.