Roxanne Doche By Roxanne Doche • Jun 24, 2020

Diagnostic Scan Tool Integration: Bosch ADS 625

We are very pleased to now offer our shops added value through the integration of Shop-Ware with Bosch ADS 625, Bosch's industry-leading diagnostic scan tool! The integrated technology offers better customer transparency, leading to an increased return on acceptance rate. Since pre and post scans performed on the tool will post to the associated work order in realtime; it saves time, reduces the margin of error to almost zero, and communicates technical detail to your customers. To see the full release notes, click here. Keep reading for a step by step guide on integrating ADS 625 with Shop-Ware.


Step 1: Register your tool

Register Your ADS 625 Now

Click the button above to register your tool by serial number. Once submitted, the number will be sent to us for configuration on your shop account. We will get back to you within 1 business day to confirm that the registration is complete and you'll be all set to start using your tool!

Step 2: Shop-Ware Integration

We register each ADS625 to a single shop location.  This is multi-shop compatible: scans will NOT post across locations for those accounts that have more than one. 

Step 3: Pre & Post Scan Posting requirements

In order for a pre or post scan to appear in Shop-Ware, you must have:

  • your ADS625 registered with Shop-Ware (Step 1)
  • At least one in progress Work Order (not Estimate or Invoice) with the same vehicle getting scanned
  • On the Work Order, the vehicle's VIN is decoded
  • A pre or post scan run with a vehicle "Auto ID" 

Step 4: Hooking up Your ADS 625

Connect the ADS's Vehicle Communication Interface (VCI) to the vehicle:


The VCI will show that it is connected to the vehicle and to the ADS tool.

On the ADS screen, confirm connection:

  • ADS to the VCI - White icon with green dot in lower RH corner
  • VCI to the vehicle - "Connected" with green dot in upper LH corner
  • ADS to wifi - Wifi cone in Android menu in upper RH corner

For a screenshot, visit the full release notes, here.

Step 5: Running a pre or post scan

Quick guide:

  1. Select Vehicle
  2. AutoID
  3. Click "Read DTCs"
  4. Select All ECUs
  5. Click "Continue"
  6. Run and complete the scan
  7. Confirmation of upload appears at bottom of screen
  8. Scan appears on Shop-Ware Work Order in less than 60 seconds


To see corresponding images with these steps, head over to the full release notes.

If you have 20 minutes, you can also watch our CEO, Carolyn Coquillette walk through the above steps in our ADS 625 Webinar below:

That's it! You're ready to save time and impress your customers. Don't forget, we are always here to help you troubleshoot in case you run into issues. Any questions can be directed to Shop-Ware Support. Happy scanning!