Using SmartFlow to automate their workflow process shops can improve productivity and eliminate the use of paper racks. Enabled with digital inspections and a completely paperless back-shop, you can save a ton of time, get increased visibility into your process, and you’re able to communicate better with your customers.
SmartFlow supports automation of your existing shop workflow and helps to improve your process by keeping team members connected and customers informed.
AutoVitals recommends specific tablet devices paired with preferred ruggedized cases that we have tested and which have been found by other shops to be best suited for in shop use. To view a list of preferred tablets click the button below.
AutoVitals has tested numerous tablets and one tablet, the iPad Mini Generation 4, stood out for all its product characteristics. We then decided to offer the Productivity Tool Warranty for this and only this tablet based on our Apple Certified Business Solution Provider Status and our test results.
The Productivity Tool Warranty guarantees for one year after receipt the replacement of a defective tablet by overnighting a replacement to the lower 48 states in the US and 2nd Air to Canada and Alaska and Hawaii. All you need to do is proving to our technical support that the malfunction is not caused by improper treatment of the tablet in your shop. Please send your original tablet back in the next 30 days, otherwise, we will charge full price for it.
The only recommended tablet is currently an iPad Mini 4th generation
including a ruggedized and tested case.
Please order it here to benefit from the Productivity Tool Warranty.
Below is a list of selected tablet devices, which have been found to work. Tablets not listed below may work with AutoVitals applications and are supported but not tested for every release. Android tablets running on versions 5.5 or higher and equiped with a rear facing auto-focus camera are supported.
iPad and iPad Pro, as well as iPad Mini 4
|The iPhone is not supported |
Some tablets and phones running Android 5.5 or higher, which are manufactured by known big brands (Samsung etc.) are supported.
Be aware that your investment in Android tablets is not protected. Google provides the Android version whereas Samsung and other Hardware makers use it to equip their devices. When a new device is hitting the market the previous hardware version will be discontinued immediately and no Android support is provided for those anymore. This can lead to expensive endeavors since you will be forced to buy new hardware just to benefit from new Android version.
iOS, in contrast, is made backward compatible for typically 2 hardware generations (which means 2-4 years of protection).
Tablets NOT Supported
With so many new tablets on the market, there is a high chance that tablets are available, which are not a fit for high productivity use or flat out don’t work. Even established brand names are on the list of known misfits below:
- – Tablets without a rear facing auto focus camera are not supported
- – Android tablets running on versions of Android older than 5.5 are not supported.
- – Full size iPads older than the iPad Air and first generation iPad minis. These tablets are not upgradable or have poor performance on the latest version of iOS.
- – Samsung Tab 2, Tab 3, Tab 4, Tab A and Tab E
- – All Kindle Fire tablets
- – ASUS Transformer TF300 and TS700
*NOTE: Recommendations are based on the current market condition. We do our best to keep it updated, but the tablet market releases new devices every day. The limiting factor in recommending a ruggedized tablet solution is the availability of the appropriate case
Try out SmartFlow for FREE
Step 1 - RE-visit this page from your tablet.
Step 2. Download the SmartFlow app to your tablet
The SmartFlow app is available in the Apple App Store for iPads, on Google Play for Android Devices and in the Amazon Apps store for the Kindle. Click one of the icons below depending on your tablet type.
Step 3. Launch the SmartFlow app
- Enter your shop data on the left.
- Check your email for the logon passcode
- Login with your email address and enjoy the DVI
NOTE: Certain features are blocked or watermarked during the test drive
Additional Pricing Details:
There are 2 package options available for SmartFlow:
SmartFlow Gold Package – $1,249 Set Up Fee + $279/Month
License term is 1 year. Package includes SmartFlow program for 3 tablet licenses, the fee for one day Digital Supervisor Training for one person, plus 1 Tablet and 1 Performance enhancing USB Stick
SmartFlow Digital Shop Solution Package – $2,999 Set Up Fee + $779/Month
License term is 1 year. Package includes SmartFlow program for 3 tablet licenses, 5 week Digital Operations and one day Digital Supervisor Training. An ARO increase of 20% and additional 0.5 hrs per RO are guaranteed.
**Additional licenses may be purchased if more than 3 technician licenses are needed. Please contact your sales rep or call (866) 949-2848.
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If you are ready to purchase now by credit card just make your selections below and click Add to Cart. If you have questions or need additional information please contact AutoVital Sales using the Contact Us page or by phone at 866-949-2848. You can also schedule a demo of SmartFlow by clicking the button below.
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