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What is Evolution?

Evolution is the latest dental lab management software suite developed by Atlanta Based Systems. ABS has been developing software solutions specifically for Dental Laboratories for well over 40 years. Although our software has changed over the decades, we still have the same goal in mind: Provide dental labs with the most comprehensive, yet user friendly system to help digitally manage their day-to-day operations.

Atlanta Based Systems offers a complete suite of dental lab management applications with Evolution. The main application is EvoDATA, which provides tools for all of your daily operations. This desktop application gives dental lab executives, managers, accountants, order entry operators, customer service, sales and any invoicing/shipping staff all of the information that they need about any case that has came through your lab or any account that has used, or intends to use, your lab as their dental products provider.

ABS also provides multiple tools for your technicians to track and record their work. The ideal technician productivity tracking method is EvoTOUCH, which was created with the original Evolution package.

EvoTOUCH was designed for Touch Screen workstations throughout the lab for convenient access for your technicians. The program will also work on a standard, updated Windows PC. From each workstation, technicians have the ability to clock in and out, view all cases that are ready for them to work on (in priority order), view any details, notes, and images attached to their cases, check cases in when they begin working on them, and check cases out when they are finished with their jobs.

EvoTECH + is a stand-alone desktop application geared toward Technicians that allows limited access to production data. They will be able to access: Time Clock, Case Inquiry, Bar Code, Case Images, Case Files, CRM My Activities and Work Ticket Viewer. This application combines a scaled-down version of EvoDATA (Evolution’s “main” application for case lookup, management, etc.) and the EvoBARCODE application. It’s ideal for giving those technicians powerful tools, combined within a single application, for self- and team-management of current casework PLUS the ability to “complete” their steps for cases using the built-in bar coding feature.

EvoTECH Mobile app can be used in conjunction with Evolution to help your lab maintain tight controls on production. Not only that, but technicians can also clock in and out of work using these devices (only when they are on the labs premises, of course) and view any images or PDF documents that have been attached to their cases.

Another HUGE feature of the EvoTECH mobile app is it’s ability to use the device’s camera as a bar code scanner. So, not only can your techs complete cases, they can complete them quickly, easily, and accurately by scanning a bar code if you choose to have one printed on your work tickets.

EvoBARCODE is the most traditional method of production tracking in a dental laboratory that would be using a scan “wand” to scan a bar code that is on a work ticket, which is passed along with the case. By using ABS Evolution‘s EvoBARCODE application running on a Windows PC, your technicians can complete their particular steps for a case by using a bar code-scanning peripheral. But, even without bar code scanning hardware, this app can be used with a keypad or mouse for completing steps on cases. It can also be used as a time clock for technicians to clock in and out of production.

In addition to case management, billing and technician productivity, ABS also provides other modules for doctors, managers, customer service reps and drivers.

The EvoDOCTOR Portal, interfaces with your database and was designed to provide Doctors with a Concierge level of service, saving Doctors time and improving communications between the dentist’s office and lab employees.  It provides ability for the doctors to enter a case remotely, verify case status, check on account balance, view detailed invoices, schedule pickups, add case notes, and upload images and attachments.

 

EvoMGR is designed for lab/department managers to use on a tablet. It is intended to be the dental lab Production Manager’s right-hand man – a digital production management assistant to help the user see REAL-TIME employee productivity. If you want to have a happy, informed, and organized dental lab manager, this is the tool for them. It will give them the ability to find out priceless information about any case in production anywhere in the lab. All you need is ABS’ Evolution with the ABS Manager App, an iPad or Android tablet, and a wi-fi connection to your lab’s computer network.

 

The EvoSALES mobile application is the perfect tool for salespeople on the road visiting dentists and needing to relay information back to the lab. Since the app communicates directly with your Evolution software and updates data automatically, it essentially becomes a huge time-saver and business generator. The EvoSALES mobile application is designed to run on any Android or iOS device by your sales people, or anyone else given access, so they can view account information from anywhere. It also gives users the ability to update account information and create new notes/activities that can be assigned to any Evolution User at the lab. This way the Evolution User or targeted lab staff member can receive notifications about the account or case in REAL TIME once the account information or activity has been updated!

 

The EvoDRIVER Mobile Application allows your dental lab’s delivery drivers to view and enter delivery detail for cases as they pick up and deliver them. Drivers will be able to see the list of cases to be delivered for the route the driver is responsible. They will have the ability to check off the cases when they are delivered or picked up and that information will be reported back to the lab in REAL-TIME.

 

Whether you are a small dental lab, or a large one, ABS provides the premier dental lab management software that’s got all of your employees covered and connected. Drop us a line today!

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