MotorTraxx to MaxxTraxx Pro CE Conversion FAQs
Why should I upgrade from MotorTraxx to MaxxTraxx Pro CE?
There are many reasons to upgrade including additional features, integration to online parts ordering, streamlined incoming parts invoice data entry, no Daily Book, End of Month, or End of Year closings required, and an extremely stable software platform to name just a few. There are dozens of new features in MaxxTraxx and we are adding more all the time.
Are all the features that were available in MotorTraxx also available in MaxxTraxx Pro CE?
Not every feature was included in MaxxTraxx Pro CE, but the vast majority was plus so much more. You will probably find the workflow different yet noticeably more integrated, by design. Our goal was to create interoperability among the different functions in MaxxTraxx along with online parts ordering, provide new features, create multiple parts and labor entry methods with a streamlined workflow, and build a system based on the latest Microsoft SQL technology to create a more stable, easy-to-use software program.
Can you convert all my data from MotorTraxx into MaxxTraxx Pro CE?
We convert your customers, their vehicles and vehicle repair history, your parts inventory and sales history, labor codes, kits, employees, marketing letters, vendors, and outstanding Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable balances. Some of your company information is converted, but some needs to be manually entered after we load the converted data such as the beginning general ledger balances for example. You will keep a copy of MotorTraxx loaded on a single workstation in case you would like to reference data that is not converted to MaxxTraxx Pro CE such as parts purchase history or previous sales reports.
I’m afraid it will be too hard and take too long to learn a new software program?
As you have had to learn new diagnostic tools to work on the more complex computerized vehicles, the same evolution has happened in automotive management software, especially with the advent of online parts ordering. There is a learning curve to anything new, but we have developed tools and training strategies to make your transition from MotorTraxx to MaxxTraxx Pro CE as smooth as possible.
What types of tools are available to teach me how to use MaxxTraxx Pro CE?
We have the Getting Started Workbook and User Manual, online training videos, live and recorded Web seminars, one-on-one over the phone training, regional training classes, and onsite training. Depending on your style of learning and your budget, one or a combination of these methods will ensure that you are competent and comfortable to run your business with MaxxTraxx Pro CE.
How long does it typically take to learn MaxxTraxx Pro CE?
That really depends on “how” you learn new software and the amount of time you are willing to take to practice. Some people learn by doing, others learn by watching and others by following written instructions in a user manual. For this reason we offer several different tools to help you learn the software. If you are using the accounting in MotorTraxx, we recommended that you plan to start really using MaxxTraxx Pro CE to run your business in 30 days. Plan on spending a few hours a week practicing to ensure you are comfortable and competent with MaxxTraxx Pro CE.