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Body Shop Estimating Software, For: COLLISION REPAIR Shops. BSETv6.0

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Product Description

Collision Repair Estimating Software Tool.parts-crashed-car.png


All Our Collision Body Shop Estimating Software Tools (BSET 's) have similar attributes and use OpenOffice, the variables being: Shop type they are set up for.  *Builders and Re seller version has dedicated tab for sales.






  • Optimized for Collision Repair Shops

    Comes preset with collision repair attributes.

  • Write and Print Body Shop Estimates

    Even backyard shops need a way to generate and print an estimate that will be accepted by both the customer and the insurance company. You can hand write and estimate, but customers and insurance companies are 90% less likley to question and estimate when it is printed. Even though the information may be the same.

  • Manage the Entire Repair Process

    After the estimate is written and the car is dropped off for repairs, you can also manage the entire repair process. Keeping track of expenses, customer payments, parts and materials cost.

  • Adjust Your Shop Settings

    Adding your shop name, address, phone numbers, email, website and labor rates once and never have to do it again. Rates can be changed for specific customers of you like but not necessary.

  • Add Customer/Car/Insurance Information

    Add customer information, car information and Insurance company information and it will carry the information from tab to tab during the repair process.

  • Record Payments

    Record your customer payements and they will automatically be applied to the total and reflect customers balance.

  • Print Repair Orders

    Repair orders are generated automatically. Simply print and place in the car for reference, labor hours are added so technicians have a point of reference for how long the work should take. You can add notes to the shop or they can write note for the supplement.

  • Add or Link to Images/Albums

    Using Google Photos or inserting photos from your computer is a great way to reference repair work. Within a few simple steps, you can insert or link to photos.

  • Generate Supplements

    Always something missed on the original agreed on amount. Creating a supplement is the same using the supplement tab. Parts cost change? It will even adjust for the variation in parts cost.

  • Check in Parts

    Enter your parts invoices when they come in. It keeps track of how much they cost vs how much you estimated they cost. Automatically inserted the different into your supplement.

  • Check in Materials

    Same as parts, you enter the materials invoice and it will adjust the supplement accordingly.

  • Totals Page for Itemized Totals

    Totals page accomplish the same goal as the data based, point and clicks. It gives you one page look at the detailed totals and what the charges are for. Mostly for reference, but its there to answer questions about the repair.

  • Statements for Customers

    Statements help you keep track of payment and give you something printable you can give to your customer.

  • Profit Tab

    Profit tab shows you how much money you actually made.

  • Thank You's

    Thank you page gives you and your customer closure, it encourages reviews and social connections.


Demos and tutorials available in support


Handling 7 different collision repair labor rates (Only this tool currently does this) allows a shop to use different rates for metal work, custom work, restoration work, frame work, basic paint, custom paint etc. It allows specialty shops the ability to accommodate labor rates not normally allowed in data based software. You can accommodate and split service rates inside the same estimate.

Typically restoration, custom or specialty body shops don't need or want a full fledged data based software, they just don't run enough volume to justify the high monthly fee, these body shops are generally owned and operated by experienced body men who are vast knowledge and are not afraid of judgment items.

At this price point and never a monthly fee, it's an extremely cost effective estimating and repair management tool. It's even expandable for someone with spreadsheet experience or for someone who knows someone with spreadsheet experience.

All the screenshots, tutorials and images of any of the versions we offer look similar and function the same, the exception is in the added features, pull down menus and other new items, but the overall use is similar.

View all our versions, choose the price point that fits your budget, we have an upgrade price for previous users, monthly additional support for those who feel they need someone long term, the monthly support plan can also be used for free upgrades for all new versions coming down the pipe.

*This version accommodates tax on labor regulations, tax on materials and parts ...

Product Videos

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