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Which R.O. Writer Version Is Right For You? PRO or PRO-LITE?

At AMS, our mission is to outfit your shop with a management software solution that suits your needs. No two shops are the same. That’s why we offer two versions of the R.O. Writer platform, and a broad suite of optional modules.

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The two versions of R.O. Writer are known simply as Pro (Professional) and Pro-Lite. Both are simple to learn and use, yet powerful enough to handle a wide range of business needs, from accounting to marketing to writing estimates. Both versions allow for multiple users and support multiple R.O. Writer modules.

R.O. Writer Pro is our flagship solution, built to deliver the most robust functionality in the auto shop management industry. Pro-Lite is a more affordable, less inclusive version of Pro, built to accommodate the needs and budgets of smaller shops. With the flexibility of R.O. Writer’s “building-block” approach, you have an easy upgrade path if you want to start with Lite, and transition to Pro later, as your business grows.

Often the decision between Pro and Pro-Lite is as simple as counting the number of staff members who will be using R.O. Writer. Lite can accommodate up to three users. Pro can handle an unlimited number of users (separate license required for each computer/user).


There are a number of additional features that are available in Pro that are not included in Pro-Lite. Among the key features:

  1. An enhanced Scheduler module, that allows email appointment reminders
  2. Smart Linear Parts Pricing
  3. Smart Labor Pricing
  4. Optional Accounts Payable module
  5. Fleet Wizard and Fleet management
  6. Multiple technicians on a single labor operation
  7. Track labor time per job
  8. And many more…
Is the Professional version is right for me?

check-markYes – If I have more than three users that will be using R.O.Writer

check-markYes – If the 2-4% parts margin increase from Smart Linear Parts Pricing more than pays for the Professional version in the first year

check-markYes – If I want to track your parts inventory from the minute it comes in the door