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Top 5 Reasons to Use Electronic Collision Repair Estimating

Automated systems deliver a truckload of benefits for today’s fleets

Commercial transport vehicles have become increasingly advanced over the past decade. Innovations in areas of fleet management technology, advanced driver assist systems and telematics have made fleets safer, more efficient and more cost effective to maintain—all of which help fleets maximize vehicle uptime.

But what happens when the inevitable occurs and a truck is pulled off the road for collision repair or repaint work? With the assumption that a sidelined truck results in lost revenue, what’s the best way to expedite the repair and put the vehicle back on the road as quickly as possible?

The answer for a growing number of fleet managers and commercial vehicle repair centers is an electronic estimating program, similar to that of the PPG ADJUSTRITE® commercial estimating system. “A quality estimating program will have automated features designed to reduce the time it takes to produce a comprehensive, error-free estimate,” said Doug Orr, PPG AdjustRite manager. “This, in turn, should speed the repair process and minimize vehicle downtime.”

According to Orr, while there are a lot of great reasons for truck estimators to consider the PPG AdjustRite commercial estimating system, there are five features that stand out: 

1. Designed Specifically for Commercial Vehicles
The PPG AdjustRite system is specifically developed for commercial transport vehicles, offering a comprehensive database of parts and actual fleet repair data for over 150 heavy-duty and medium-duty truck makes and models. New Truck makes and models are added continuously.

2. Produces Accurate Estimates with Procedural Logic
The PPG AdjustRite system is the only commercial estimating system that takes into consideration the repair process as well as the required parts and labor. The system’s proprietary logic incorporates parts procedures and operations, with considerations for overhaul, overlap, included operations, additional operations and add-on parts. The result is fair and accurate estimating.

3. Flexible, Mobile and Accessible
Log in from anywhere, with any Internet-connected device to create, access and update estimates. The PPG AdjustRite system supports all of the latest browsers and gadgets, including desktop PCs, laptops, smartphones and tablets. The system also provides exceptional record keeping capability, as estimate data and photos are stored on secured servers and backed up on a daily basis.

4. Exceptional Parts Management Capability
Parts Management capability is integrated within the PPG AdjustRite system, so users can source parts pricing and availability with a few clicks of a button. It makes the process of creating a repair estimate faster and easer than ever before. Plus, this feature is fully customizable so users can create their own network of parts and suppliers and send order requests electronically.

5. Reduces Need for Double Entry of Accounting Data
With its ability to integrate with the popular QUICKBOOKS® financial management system as well as import and export EMS data, the PPG AdjustRite system can eliminate the need for double entry, saving time and improving accuracy.

Without question, electronic estimating systems for commercial vehicle repairs are here for the long-haul. By facilitating fast and accurate estimates designed to expedite the repair process, the value that estimating systems provide fleet managers and commercial vehicle repair centers is immeasurable. 

Learn more about the PPG AdjustRite estimating system >

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