Welcome to the
Institute of Automotive Mechanical Engineers

Institute of Automotive Mechanical Engineers is an Association for individuals and organisations in the Automotive industry.
Our aims are to further the interests of our Members at all levels through knowledge, awareness and the sharing of expertise.


Workshop Management Made Easy!

The Leading Hand software has been especially designed to make the management of your automotive workshop simpler, more efficient, and best of all, less time consuming. With constant input from Members of the IAME who are using the program and running their workshop you can rest assured that the program is designed for the Automotive Industry.

The program has been developed as a Joint Project of the Institute of Automotive Mechanical Engineers and AMPL Software Pty Ltd and is based on solid software engineering and business principles.

The Leading Hand is...

The Leading Hand is an essential and powerful tool that will keep you in total control of your business.

Some of the many tasks you can easily carry out with the Leading Hand are...

  • Produce invoices and quotes on the spot
  • Produce job cards
  • Allows progressive entering of invoice details on long jobs
  • Include comments, service reminders and notes on invoices
  • Maintain customer/vehicle records and service history
  • Produce reminder letters for follow-up service
  • Frequent labour operations can be stored, added to or changed at any time
  • Receipting is quick and allows for part payment on invoices and pre payments
  • Produces Bank deposit forms
  • Provides merchant summaries for all major credit cards
  • Sales Summaries show the total number of invoices by individual account
  • Aged Debtors Report shows how much money you are owed, and for how long
  • Outstanding invoices Report means you can easily chase up those old debts
  • Auditing is easy with a Report showing all invoices, receipts and credits
  • Frequently used workshop information is easily stored saving you time when generating invoices and statements
  • Produce personalised letters and reminders with ease...

The list goes on...

Minimum Computer requirements to run the program...

Windows 7, 8/8.1 & 10
Memory: 1GB RAM
CD-ROM Drive & Mouse
100MB hard disk space


A good quality printer

Accounting Packages

Single User: MYOB AccountRight 19 and AccountRight Live(desktop & cloud)/ Reckon Accounts Pro
Multi-User: MYOB Premier and AccountRight Live(desktop & cloud) / Reckon Accounts Premier