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Jan. 2017 Tips & Tricks (Jan. 12, 2017)

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Accounting Tip: Accessing End-of-Year Reporting Instructions
To improve accuracy, Autosoft has made some important changes to the 1099 reporting process for 2016. These changes require just a few additional steps to complete the process.

To access your instructions for the updated process, click the link on the Autosoft News Feed inside your FLEX DMS or refer to the 2016 EOY closing manual within the Help Center. Please review the instructions before initiating your 1099 process and contact us at support@autosoftdms.com or 800.473.4630 if you have any questions.

Please review the instructions before initiating your 1099 process and contact us at support@autosoftdms.com or 800.473.4630 if you have any questions.

Need W2 forms? W3 forms? 1099 Miscellaneous forms? We have the solution for you. Head over to www.Dealermarket.com to order.

 

Fixed Ops Tip: Accessing the Full Cycle Inventory Process Manual
You can run a full cycle parts inventory in four simple steps:

Step 1. From the Parts Inventory main menu, select Special Inventories

Step 2. The Special Inventories & Maintenance menu will open. Select Cycle Inventory

Step 3. The Cycle Physical Inventory menu will open. To access a detailed, step-by-step list of directions for running the full cycle inventory, press the F1 key on your keyboard to open the Help screen for the menu. 

Step 4. Click the Full Cycle Inventory link to open the Full Cycle Inventory Process manual. You can print of save the document from your PDF reader for future reference.

 

IT Services Tip: Starting the Year with a Full Backup
The beginning of the year is a good time to make sure you have a backup of all your important files. Using a flash drive or external hard drive is a simple and inexpensive way to back up your files and ensure you won’t lose anything important if you encounter a problem. After completing your backup, be sure to physically separate the backup device from the computer it has backed up so that your data is kept in two different locations.

One way to ensure your Autosoft FLEX DMS data is consistently and securely backed up throughout the year is to invest in either our Cloud Backup or Business Continuity services. If your dealership utilizes an on-premises server, either of these services will provide an easy, automated, and secure way to back up your business-critical DMS data and eliminate the time required for manual backups, as well as the potential for human error.

Visit autosoftdms.com/cloud-backup for more information, or call our sales team at 844.888.8200.

No matter what method you choose, this January is a good time to make sure your data is backed up.

 

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