I started using the OnQ workshop program in 1996. I had used it for sixteen years, and found that the program worked well. I kept asking when the upgrades would come, as it worked on a DOS background of Windows 98 – all keyboard, and no mouse.
Then the OnQ software was sold to Beacon Business Systems, who were working on a Windows-based workshop program as a successor to OnQ. Since then, I have been using the Beacon Auto Pro workshop program for two years, and find it much more in depth than OnQ. All internal programs that come with Beacon work accurately and the End of Day reconciliations are easy.
When I first started using Beacon Auto Pro, it took about two weeks to know all the ‘ins and outs’. If I had any problems I would ring Support and within an instant, they would dial in to show me what to do, or how to repair the problem instantly. I find Beacon Auto Pro good to work with, and the support is excellent. I would recommend all workshops to give it a try.