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PPG, Mitchell Link Repair Management Systems

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Oct. 23, 2013—PPG has partnered with Mitchell International to offer a comprehensive, integrated repair management system, allowing collision centers to combine PPG’s PaintManager software with Mitchell’s RepairCenter ToolStore program, the companies announced Tuesday.

PaintManager is a proprietary network solution that helps boost collision center productivity by combining computerized color-mixing accuracy and efficiency with comprehensive reporting and tracking features. Workflow information between the front office and the paint operation can also be improved with PPG’s paint shop interface utility.

The RepairCenter ToolStore program is a dynamic marketplace that enables body shops to connect with their collision repair trading partners and third-party add-on tools in order to streamline workflow and run their businesses more profitably and efficiently.

Combining the two programs will allow collision centers to generate a seamless, easily accessible data stream to monitor and manage body shop repair and paint procedures.

“Integrating these systems is part of our overall pledge to provide PPG customers with every opportunity to improve their paint operations. We are aware of our customers’ expectations in all aspects of their business,” said Mary Kimbro, PPG global color director. “The PaintManager software was designed to be compatible with most body shop management systems on the market and the RepairCenter system is an exceptionally suitable counterpart for it. With the collision repair industry moving to new levels of technological capabilities, these two advanced applications represent the leading edge. By merging the two systems, collision shops can experience improved productivity, efficiency, management and, of course, financial performance.”

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