Shopmonkey, a San Jose, California-based software company serving the automotive industry, and Automotive Training Institute (ATI), a provider of coaching and training services for auto shops, are teaming up, the organizations announced.
ATI offers services and solutions to shop owners using certified coaches to improve overall business operations, the company said. The affiliate partnership will allow ATI members to use Shopmonkey’s suite of shop software.
“When teaming with ATI, we saw that our companies share a similar vision in the industry,” said Ashot Iskandarian, CEO and founder of Shopmonkey. “ATI has a long history of helping small businesses become successful, and that is something we care about as well. While this collaboration is a win for any size repair shop, it will help smaller repair shops overcome tougher competition and increased operational costs. As we offer tools to create a smoother workday for technicians, ATI has the ability to offer knowledge that will put clients ahead of the competition.”
Using Shopmonkey’s cloud-based services, ATI clients will be able to utilize the Shopmonkey platform, which includes automated scheduling, inventory, payment processing and customer communications.
“ATI is proud to welcome Shopmonkey as our latest affiliate member,” said Jim Silverman, manager of vendor relations at ATI. “We share common interests with all of our partners. As we continue to coach our members to help them make continuous strides in achieving business success through strategic shop management, we believe that Shopmonkey is another great addition to our family.”