Unlike some of the software sourced from Asia, the creators of Fytron Software, David Arce and Vaso Vasich, developed it here in the U.S., in California. The two worked with Arce’s father, Dave Arce, to build the software.
“As the son of a machine shop owner and engine builder, I knew there was a need to help machine shops make more money,” David Arce said. “My dad has the industry knowledge in understanding what problems need to be addressed for machine shops to be successful. Vaso and I are software engineers — coders — and we developed Fytron Software.”
Fytron Software customers rave about their U.S.-based customer service. (See “Fytron Software Powers Mullins Race Engines’ Business”.)
“We talk to all of our customers,” said Arce. “They have a direct line to us, and all of their suggestions, needs, and feedback come directly to us. We develop what the customer needs with our knowledge of coding.”
Based on customer input, Arce and Vasich recently introduced templates to speed up invoicing.
“A template makes it easier for someone in the office, who may not know engine building, to build an invoice,” Arce said. “The machine shop owner or engine builder can stay in the shop and have someone else take on the role of invoicing.”
The software also serves as a project management system.
“Tasks can be assigned to employees of the shop or anyone on the system,” said Arce. “Things like labor and parts can be assigned to make it easier to coordinate what needs to be done.”
Lastly, the software helps with addressing the supply chain issues plaguing the engine-building business.
“There are settings to calculate shop supplies and their ETA,” Arce said. “When there is handwriting, there is forgetting. When there is forgetting, there is lost profit. With Fytron Software, there is no handwriting and no forgetting.”
Outside Groove Note of Transparency: Fytron Software paid for the production of this article. The content was subject to their approval.
This year marks the Outside Groove Director of Photography’s 51st year of covering auto racing. Adaskaveg got his start working for track photographer Lloyd Burnham at Connecticut’s Stafford Motor Speedway in 1970. Since then, he’s been a columnist, writer, and photographer, in racing and in mainstream media, for several outlets, including the Journal Inquirer, Boston Herald, Stock Car Racing, and Speedway Illustrated. Among Adaskaveg’s many awards are the 1992 Eastern Motorsport Press Association (EMPA) Ace Lane Photographer of the Year and the 2019 National Motorsports Press Association (NMPA) George Cunningham Writer of the Year.