I run a mobile outdoor power equipment service business and my business model is different from the typical OPE dealer. No one in my industry has anything like this software. Even though it was designed with computer service in mind it works like they had my business in mind. I was able to constomize this software to reflect all the regular jargon and data recording a typical OPE business needs but with the advantage of having a schedule and work order system that is superior to anything else available for OPE dealers. Most software vendors for OPE do not even have a scheduling feature. The ones that do are priced out of sight. I can highly recommend this software to any mobile service business or any business that has to schedule work orders. The service from Ayanova is also outstanding. You will not be left hanging on anything and the response time to most of my questions were within minutes. Wish all my business relationships were like this! Way to go Ayanova!
This software can be customized right down to the field labels. So can be matched to any service business. It is very natural to use the software. It works like you think and that is remarkable. It is a real efficiency booster. Nothing gets lost in the system. The search feature allows fast access to any record in the database. Any fact about a customer or repair you can think of can be recorded with Ayanova and you can link any external file to any customer. I have all my PDF parts lists linked to my customers equipment records so its a quick button to find parts on the job. Expandability is unlimited. Cost to buy is very reasonable. Support is second to non. The Quickbooks interface lets you keep your accounting just like it was. This was how I found Ayanova. I was looking for a Quickbooks add on that could manage workorders. What I got was this awsome software package that has exceeded all my expectations.
Wish I would have found it sooner.
We purchased this software in 2012 and paid for the full version, up front. One of the primary reasons we chose AyaNova was because support was included in the price. They have since changed to a subscription model and I can no longer get the included support I was promised. I do not need nor want to sign up to the subscription service. Their manual seems to be purposely vague so that it's difficult for me to even implement the features and functionality that I PAID for without asking for some guidance, which is now of coarse, charged. Make sure you shop around before deciding that you want AyaNova
Does most of what I want it to do. Fairly steady and reliable.
Subscription model. No support and you can't even post to the forum without it.
Thank you for your review
We had been providing free support and updates for AyaNova since its initial 1999 release.
We made this change as it was no longer practical from a business point of view to be one of the few (possibly the only) business software companies providing North American based free support and updates regardless of how long ago purchased
Service companies that has previously purchased AyaNova prior to the move to subscription licensing, have the option of moving to subscription licensing to receive support and updates going forward OR at no additional charge, to continue to use their existing version of AyaNova for as long as they wish along with access to the latest version of our detailed online Help documentation for any support issues regarding setup, configuration and/or feature use
We take great pride in our online Help documentation. If something in the documentation is missing or vague, do let us know so that we can update the documentation for all
Likelihood to recommend: 0/10
I used this software from the day I started my company and it lasted a good 4 years before I had to find something new. All in all, it was a fantastic bit of software for the price I paid and the result I got.
This application has VERY good customisation - I was able to edit almost every field. You can create basic to advanced reports. Available add ons (for additional cost) give you more power for the app, like being able to export to csv/xls or use the software in a web browser. In my entire time using the software I never experienced any bugs.
I ended up running out of usable fields in my client records. There is no way to add more custom fields and this is one area my business outgrew the software. The web based interface was O.K. but I found it so much slower and limited to the standard interface that I just stopped using it. I purchased the RBI add on, but it didn't actually help me in the field at all and I found it wasn't the solution I was looking for.
Likelihood to recommend: 6/10
The software is great. It's very flexible. And after nearly a year of using it, the answer to almost every question we've had like "I wonder if Ayanova does that?" has been yes. And we've found ways to improve our effectivness and efficiency as a company using Ayanova. The approach you must take is self-guided. The help files and the forum have 99% of the answer right there. As with any software, there is a learning curve, but it's really helped our business move to the next level.
Hands down best value on the net. Awesome software, but more importantly a GREAT company. Support is often immediate and they follow up if you don't get back to them. They are truelly interested in you having a great user experience. Support like that is rare.
If I had to find a con, it's that the setup and the learning of the software is self directed. Other companies will hold you hand and give you two hour demos on the phone etc. But they also charge double and triple the price for software that isn't as feature rich. We ended up buying an hour of "live" support time (hand holding) to learn some of the more detailed aspects. But I was happy to pay for that because it made us more efficient and productive.
If you are looking for a cost effective, powerful piece of service management software stop right here! AyaNova starts with an easy to install and very well supported piece of desktop software and blows it away with options. With options for remote access, exporting and schedule management that other packages cannot touch for the price, capable of dealing with any device or situation you can imagine. AyaNova gives you the flexibility to operate where your business needs without any hassles. Reporting can be done with ease with hundreds of builtin report templates with tons of examples also available online. The built-in template editor allows modification of any existing template and allows you to create new reports or keep your existing paper works layout. One downfall is some data is not always available for reporting but 99% of what you would need is handled out of the box. I cannot rave enough about the support!!! Have a question, it is personally answered in a very timely fashion with detail and great suggestions. This feature alone make AyaNova a goto service management package any business should consider. For us it is hands down one of the best investments we have made in computer software.
• 1 to 4 User Licenses - $139 per license
• 5 to 9 User Licenses - $119 per license
• 10+ User Licenses - $99 per license
• AyaNova Lite - $49 per license
• Additional add-on modules - $19 - $99 per database