Collision estimating systems

Body shop estimating software and repair management tools save time, money and let you write, print, manage and profit.parts-look-up-2-large.png

Do more than just print an estimate you filled in on your computer, manage that information, let the sheet do the heavy lifting, print repair orders from the same information, track parts cost, materials and more.

With BSET’s (body shop estimating tools), you write an estimate, manage the repair, manage parts and materials cost and profit margin. Specifically designed for smaller shops with lower volumes who still need the ability to print a computer generated estimate for their customer or the Insurance Company but don’t need the added monthly expense of point and click.

* We phased out support for the Microsoft Excel versions. If you are set on using Excel, see this page for help. We are moving towards OpenOffice only because it’s free. more. Files are now called BSET, short for Body Shop Estimating Tools of course. Updated Screen Shots

Need an estimate now? We can write it for you while you wait. We still use this estimating tool in our office when writing estimates for clients and custom body shop referral customers.

30-years-certification.pngIt’s great as a stepping stone software alternative for auto body shop estimating and management until your shop is ready for the expensive database driven collision estimating programs with high monthly fees.

These body shop estimating software tools are optimized for specific types of body shop or we have a Universal version (BSET v6.0) that covers all shops except rebuilders.

CPU Requirements: Windows PC running OpenOffice. For multi computer use, integrates with Dropbox or Google Drive. Bug fix versions are always free. Free upgrades to newest version when you Have a Website with WebDesignManageSEO.com or buy continued support or Buy Training Sessions.

Popular Links: How to install with OpenOffice, About these Body Shop Estimating Software Solutions, Why We Developed These Body Shop Estimating Software Solutions.

dropbox-logo2.pngFully compatible with Dropbox

Anywhere you have Internet, you can open the estimating file and work. Although Internet is not required to use this Body Shop Estimating software solution, you can increase your options of access by using the Internet and Dropbox together.

*Also compatible with Google Drive for cloud storage use and multi computer use.

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Download OpenOffice

Our Body Shop Estimating Tools require either OpenOffice or Excel, as we are phasing out Excel, we recommend using OpenOffice. If you know a little about Excel, you can tweak its use as much as you want. Click here to download OpenOffice.

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New BSETv6.0 Links were added for decoding VIN and getting OEM parts pricing. These resources provide diagrams and part numbers. Part numbers are accurate when entering VIN. Diagrams can be zoomed in and screen shot.

Looking up parts and decoding your VIN, adding part numbers and getting parts pricing is even more simple. All body shops can use this feature. Although Body Shop Estimating tools can be used without Internet access, parts look up will require it as it is web based.
All Our Body Shop Estimating Software Tools (BSET ‘s) have similar attributes, the variables being: Shop type they are set up for. *Builders and Re sellers version has dedicated tab for sales.

Get unlimited support and upgrades for only $29.95 the first 30 days and $9.95 a month after 30days and you will always have the lated version and unlimited phone support.

Body Shop Estimating Features:

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 likely 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 payments 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 inserting the difference 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 databases, 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.

Reviews Requests

Email customer to ask for kind words online after you deliver the car.

Custom Body Shops looking for customers can now add their shop information to A Touch of Custom list of preferred shops. It’s free to add your shop to the list, all they ask is 4% of the total.
Say Goodbye to Expensive Monthly Fees! Why pay big dollars each month for estimating software — when ABF’s Auto Body Estimator 35 software will do the same job for just a fraction of the price?

You Get Oem, A/M and Used Parts Prices from the Internet from links built into the software.

You Get Labor & Paint Times that are automatically inserted into the estimate. Add additional labor when you need too!

Display Your Custom Logo on Printed and PDF File Estimates. Impress your customers and adjusters with smart looking professional Damage Estimates!

Keep Your Customer Estimating Data Safe on Your Computer — Not on someone else’s internet server!

Photo Imaging is Included!

The Auto Body Estimator 35 is the smart choice for smaller auto body shops who want to write top-notch professional estimates without spending a lot of money!
The Auto Body Estimator is a basic estimating tool that will surprise you with it’s powerful features. Part prices and illustrations are not built into the system but you get the latest part prices directly from the Internet with ABF’s WebParts Link!