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Mike Anderson

mike anderson autobody newsMike Anderson is the president and owner of Collision Advice, a consulting company for the auto body/collision repair industry. For nearly 25 years, he was the owner of Wagonwork Collision Center, an OEM-certified, full-service auto body repair facility in Alexandria, VA.

 
Monday, 01 February 2021 23:48

From the Desk of Mike Anderson: How to Improve Paint Materials Reimbursement

Written by by Mike Anderson
This Honda ad shows there is an upcharge for customers choosing certain vehicle colors, an indication that refinishing those vehicles will require additional materials reimbursement. This Honda ad shows there is an upcharge for customers choosing certain vehicle colors, an indication that refinishing those vehicles will require additional materials reimbursement.

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...with the exception of GEICO, the top eight insurers all agree to the invoiced amount 60% to 70% of the time.

 

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More than half of shops using a materials invoicing system say they use their paint company scale to produce these invoices; that’s more than twice the percentage that scale-produced invoices as recently as 2016.

 

More than one in four shops using invoicing systems use Mitchell’s Refinish Materials Calculator. And about 15% say they use some other system, such as PMC Logic, PaintEx, etc.

 

I believe this shift toward using invoicing versus the multiplier method will continue, particularly as the use of three-stage, four-stage and other specialty finishes increases, and as the paint companies continue to improve the integration of their paint scales and systems with the estimating and shop management systems.

 

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