PPG Launches PaintManager XI Software
June 28, 2017—PPG has introduced its all-new PaintManager XI software, the latest addition to the company’s state-of-the-art Color Solutions XI product line.
PaintManager XI software joins the TouchMixXI computer and the RapidMatch XI spectrophotometer in the Color Solutions toolbox to offer a three-pronged approach to making collision repair more efficient and productive.
The PaintManager software program has been in use in the automotive refinish industry for more than a decade and features advancements in color retrieval, mixing and management functions and offers a more intuitive workflow designed to simplify the overall automotive refinish process. With an advanced set of features and daily Internet updates, the PaintManager XI software program provides formulations for OEM cars and trucks, commercial fleets and custom colors—plus service for the light industrial segment—through one application.
“This is a significant industry-leading innovation,” said Tracey Johnson, PPG senior manager, global color IT. “PaintManager XI software has been specifically developed to help PPG customers streamline refinish operations and more easily manage and evaluate shop performance. That, in turn, yields greater productivity. Customers will find the software to be a straightforward real-time color solution for maximizing profitability.”
Key PaintManager XI software highlights, according to the company, include "a single, touch-friendly modern user interface, an improved search function for smarter color selection, simplified workflow processes, and enhanced instrument interfaces that provide digital color selection opportunities, and streamlined paint tracking and reporting." It says the new software also "allows greater collaboration and integration across locations and within organizations through shared custom formulas, searchable sprayout libraries and paint consumption metrics."