3.Service & Repair



The Service and Repair module allows a merchant to fully track and collect payments for the Service and Repair aspect of their business. The SRO module is an extension of the Invoice feature in EVO. This portion of the documentation assumes that you have some experience with Invoicing. Please review the 2. Invoicing documentation, if needed.

3.2Open SRO

The Open SRO (Service Repair Order) is used for the check-in process. A customer will bring in an item that needs to be serviced and a new Open SRO is created to be filled out.

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Header Fields

SRO / Invoice ID

This is an auto generated ID. This can be customized from General Preferences.


This is used to provide a user-defined status for the SRO. This is useful to internal tracking such as "Waiting for Parts", etc. These can be customized from General Preferences.


This is another way to track and organize your SROs. These can customized in General Preferences.

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Each SRO requires a customer to be attached. You can search for an existing customer or quickly add a new customer here.

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Each icon above the customer table performs a specific customer related function. Here is the description of each from left to right.

 Advanced customer search allows you to search for any field on a customer card.

 Quickly add a new customer.

Go to the full customer card for the attached customer.

 Remove the customer from the SRO.

 Quickly edit the attached customer.

 Refresh customer data from the customer card.

Service Information

The main service panel is where the clerk will document the item to be worked on, with customer's service request, parts, and other tracking information.

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Input the serial number of the item in this field. This field does not correlate with other serial fields outside the SRO module.


Input the make of the item in this field.


Input the model of the item in this field.


Input the item's warranty information in this field.


Input the estimated cost of the service in this field.

Service Requested

Describe what the customer has requested to be fixed or what service needs to be performed on the item.

Customer Parts

Use this field to note any additional parts the customer has included with the item to be serviced.

Date In

The date that the customer checked in the Item. This will default to the date when the SRO was created.

Rec. By

The clerk or employee that checked in the Item. This will default to the currently logged in user.


The date when the customer should expect the item to be complete. You can set a default number of days to set the promise date in General Preferences

Misc1 & Misc 2

The names of these fields can be customized by the user in General Preferences


The Service Request, Customer Parts, Printed Notes, & Private Notes each have a template feature for you to enter common information. For example, let's say you perform a "Full Computer Tune-up," and you've listed out all the things that this tune-up includes. You can save that information as a template so it can easily be selected in the future. Template entries can easily be added, edited, or removed.

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Items & Labor

During the check-in process, the customer may want to purchase some items or you may require a deposit on parts and labor. If that applies, you may put items / labor in the items table. To take a deposit the transaction type must be either Layaway or Special Order.

If you are not familiar with taking deposits with the Layaway or Special Order transaction, please review that documentation here.
At this point you may choose to print a Work Order to be attached to the item. Click Tools>Print and choose Work Order.

Figure 3-6Example showing Items and Deposit

To complete the check-in process, simply click "Pay" to select and proceed with the customers payment method(s).

If you are not familiar with taking payments on an Invoice, please review that documentation here.

If the customer is not purchasing items and you do not require a deposit on the parts and labor, then you can simply click "Post".

Figure 3-7Example without Items or Deposit

When the Open SRO is posted the following will happen:
1. A receipt or invoice will print for the customer. This document is used as a claim ticket and it will contain many of the service information fields.
2. A Working SRO will be created as the next step in the workflow.

3.3Working SRO

The Working SRO is used to track the Service items that are currently being worked on or that are still in your store. Service technicians will use the Working SROs as their list of jobs to complete. An SRO will remain 'Working' until the customer comes to pick up the item.

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Once a technician is ready to begin working on the item. They will select the "Service Performed" tab and click the "Tech" and "Start" links or fill out those fields manually.

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Service Performed Notes

The service technician will proceed to work on the item. On the Working SRO they can document notes related to the issue and resolution. There are two main fields for notes, the printed notes will be printed on the receipt or invoice. The private notes are completely internal.

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Items & Labor

During the repair process, the technician or clerk will enter the items the customer is purchasing that are related to the service performed. This would include parts and labor.

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If you are not familiar with finding or adding items to an Invoice, please review that documentation here.

Completing an SRO

When the service technician has finished working on the item. They will click the "Complete" link. This link will mark the date and time when the service is complete and it will prompt to send an email to the customer.

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If you click on the "Complete" link again, EVO will check if there is a date already in the field. If there is already a date, it will not change the complete date, but it will bring up the email window again showing the Reminder tab. This is useful if you want to send a reminder email to the customer if some time has past since the SRO was completed.

The email message can be customized with a template found in the Email Defaults section of General Preferences. Click "Send" when you are ready to send the email to the customer.

Customer Pickup

When the customer is ready to pick up their item, the clerk will locate their Working SRO. They can easily find the Working SRO several ways:

1. Open the Working SRO card and scan or type the ID in the quick search box or use the Adv. Search.
2. Using the SRO Status Utility discussed here.
3. Using the SRO Tab from the Customer card discussed here.

Typically the clerk will go to the "Service Performed" tab and document the "Out By" person who returned the fixed item back to the customer.

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To complete the check out process, simply click "Pay" to select and proceed with the customers payment method(s).

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If you are not familiar with taking payments on an Invoice, please review that documentation here.

3.4Closed SRO

A Closed SRO is primarily available for historical records and reporting. However, there are a few functions available on the Closed SRO.


The Tools menu provides the ability to re-print the SRO Invoice or Receipt documents. There is also the ability to duplicate this closed SRO in case the customer needs the same item repaired again.

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Click the "Payment" button to view the payment methods used for this SRO / Invoice.

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3.5SRO Status Utility

The SRO Status utility provides a quick way to see the status of your Working SROs. This is very useful when a customer calls in to find the status of their item being worked on.

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The first two columns in the table will be used as the default searches. Simply start typing into the search boxes to filter the results in the table.

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You can click on any column header to sort the results. In the example below, the table is sorted on the Days Completed column to see the oldest complete SRO.

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You can drag the column headers left or right to rearrange them. You can also stretch the column widths. These preferences are saved so the next time you open this utility the columns will be the proper order and width.

Right Click Options

You can right click on any row in the table to perform the following functions:

Email Reminder

This will bring up an email window using the SRO Reminder template.

Duplicate SRO

This will create a new SRO with the same Item.

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Customer Card

A similar status utility is also available from the Customer Card. There is an "SRO" tab which has the same features. This utility also allows you to view Working and Closed SROs.

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