News: Consolidator Report
PPG Industries has given its PaintManager software and Paint Shop Interface Program, also known as Repair Order Costing (ROCO), greater capability by integrating with even more body shop management systems (BSMS). Most collision centers will now be able to integrate the BSMS they already have in place with PPG’s PaintManager software to enhance shop efficiency, productivity and profitability, the company says.
PPG says it decided to build an open interface that would work with any BSMS to help collision shops track paint costs more easily.
PaintManager is PPG’s software application that manages the color formulation and mixing operation in the collision center. It also monitors and manages the costs and productivity of the paint operation and provides instant access to the information required to make decisions on job costs, material usage, mixing efficiency, inventory and more.
ROCO is PPG’s software interface that integrates a repair order (RO) from a shop’s individual system with PaintManager to streamline processes and improve workflow. Using ROCO eliminates the need for shop personnel to repeatedly key in repair information, PPG says. The program reads a shop’s repair order and pulls it directly into PaintManager for immediate and future reference. The shop can track all paint and materials used on an RO to make the paint technician’s job as easy as possible. The reports ROCO generates provide a more complete picture of a shop’s overall performance.
The PPG system has the ability to track and store critical information for both management and functional purposes, making it an ideal way for a collision center to monitor costs and productivity.
PaintManager and ROCO currently support a number of BSMSs including A.B.W. Tracker, Auto Claims Solutions Repair Tracker Interactive (RTI), CCT’s CC3, Mitchell ABS Enterprise, New Era iAutoFocus, Rome Technologies CompleteShop, Summit Shop Management System and many others, with more being added on a regular basis, the company says.
To find out more about PaintManager and ROCO, call (800) 647-6050 or visit the PPG Automotive Refinish website.