R.O. Writer’s Smart eCat

Work Smarter Not Harder with Smart eCat

Smart eCat is our most popular set of tools to help shop owners improve their profitability and productivity.

The Smart eCat catalog is a lifesaver. We shop tons of suppliers in a couple of minutes and no longer have to look them up one by one. We love it. Very simple to use and understand.

Tire and Lube Shop Owner

New Jersey

How Smart eCat Drives Shops Forward

Order Parts in Minutes

  • Search multiple supplier catalogs all within the same system.
  • Compare part pricing and availability from multiple suppliers on the same screen.
  • Locate even hard-to-find parts with an interchange guide.
  • Smart eCat will showcase the part that is closest to you first, to save you even more time.
  • Without having to leave Smart eCat, you can order parts from the selected supplier.

Reduce Service Writing Times

  • Enter the customer’s vehicle information into the system only once, and Smart eCat will automatically showcase the available parts from multiple suppliers.
  • Post selected parts directly to open repair orders with integrated flat labor rates.

Increase Your Gross Profit

  • Smart eCat displays every part’s cost, core charge, manufacturer’s suggested list price, and sale price to ensure you charge the correct amount for each job.
  • Flat rate labor times are automatically listed, making it easy to build out your repair orders and continually charge the correct rate for each job.

Improve Inventory Maintenance

  • If the part you are searching for is already in your shop, Smart eCat will display the parts in your inventory first so you can ensure you are not crowding your inventory floor and incurring unnecessary costs.

Shop Parts from Hundreds of Suppliers

The Smart eCat catalog can help you find the part you are looking for from hundreds of suppliers. Have a small local supplier? We can add them to your Smart eCat instance.

  • Napa Auto Parts
  • Advance Auto Parts
  • O'Reilly auto parts
  • CarQuest Auto Parts
  • Bumper to Bumper integration with R.O. Writer
  • Parts Plus logo
  • Worldpac logo
  • AC Delco
  • Motorcraft logo
  • Factory Motor Parts
  • AutoForce auto parts
  • XL parts
  • AutoPart International Logo
  • 800 Radiator logo
  • Stone Wheel Inc. logo

Building Quick and Accurate Oil or Transmission and Coolant Flush Jobs

Smart Oil
  • Automatically select the right oil viscosity and capacity for every vehicle.
  • Maintain your profit margins by automatically increasing the price of oil changes when the vehicle requires additional oil.
Smart Fluids
  • Automatically select the right fluid and capacity based on the vehicle requirements.

We Are Here for You Every Step of the Way

If you have questions, need a solution, or simply want to chat about the product, our shop management experts are available to you for fast support. Have a quick question? You can access our online product documentation at any time.

Team of Seasoned Experts
24/7 Online Help and Documentation
Training Webinars and Videos

See How Smart eCat Can Work for You

One of our product experts will get in touch with you to demonstrate how our leading automotive software can help your shop become more productive and profitable.