Frequently Asked Questions about PMCLogic
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What is PMCLogic?

How does PMCLogic calculate materials used in the repair and refinish of a damaged vehicle?

Can I easily modify an estimate generated by PMCLogic to add or remove items?

How does PMCLogic calculate prices for paint and material?


 

What is PMCLogic?

PMCLogic is a management tool designed to easily and accurately calculate the amount of paint and materials
used to repair and refinish a vehicle in order to return it to pre-accident condition.  Information generated from
this program can be used to:

  1. Better manage paint and material inventory and purchasing
  2. Provide accurate job costing for each vehicle repaired
  3. Create a paint and material estimate and invoice

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How does PMCLogic calculate materials used in the repair and refinish of a damaged vehicle?

ComputerLogic, Inc has worked with industry experts for years to create hundreds of specific templates based
on the operation and “industry best practices” or OEM specifications.  Each template contains a list of materials
which would most likely be used in the repair, replace, and/or refinish of a specific class of vehicle.  PMCLogic
utilizes these templates to calculate the total amount of liquids and materials (“P&M”) used on a specific body
panel and/or structural, custom or individual part.

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Can I easily modify an estimate generated by PMCLogic to add or remove items?

Yes!  When you create a PMCLogic estimate it is just that; an “estimate”.  For the sake of inventory management
accuracy, and to insure honesty in the final invoice, the “estimate” should be adjusted to include and exclude all
items actually used in the repair of the vehicle after all work is completed.  If, for example, a repair requires the
use of seam sealer and that item is not automatically included in the template, it can quickly be added by double
clicking on ‘seam sealer’ in the products catalog.  Actual quantities used for each item can also easily be edited
directly on the screen, as appropriate.  The workflow process is defined as follows:

  • Create the PMCLogic estimate immediately after writing the original vehicle repair estimate in Audatex,
    CCC or Mitchell.
  • If the job is confirmed and a RO is assigned to the vehicle, enter the RO number into PMCLogic.
  • Immediately print the “work list” document which details all the items expected to be used, along with the
    quantities required, and put a copy of this document in the vehicle job (RO) jacket.
  • Place a copy of the “work list” somewhere in the vehicle so the technicians can identify the items
    actually used.
  • At the conclusion of the repair, edit the PMCLogic “estimate” to reflect the actual items used and the
    actual quantities of paint and materials used.
  • Generate a “final invoice” and keep a copy in the job (RO) file folder.

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How does PMCLogic calculate prices for paint and material?

PMCLogic receives pricing information directly from most manufacturers which do business in the collision repair
industry.  For those few product manufacturers who do not send this information directly to ComputerLogic their
pricing information is researched through other sources such as distributors for these products and/or the Internet. 
PMCLogic uses the manufacturers’ highest published prices, which are typically referred to as List, MSP or
Refinisher price.  These prices, referred to as the “Reference Price”, are used to calculate the total P&M estimate
or invoice total dollar amount that is presented to the customer.  By setting a discount percentage off of their
purchase price for these items, repairers can easily calculate their actual cost for each repair.  

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