Sunday, October 20, 2013
In 1982, the collision repair industry was gearing up for the computer age. One of the leading industry magazines carried an interesting article about it. The first line of the first article stated; “As we move through the ‘80s, shop owners around the country are discovering a new tool for getting and keeping a competitive edge; computers. If you’ve never taken a look at these at these smart machines, you’re in for a pleasant surprise.” The article goes on to explain the difference between hardware, and the new emerging world of software. Today, most shops are highly computerized from writing the estimate, to ordering parts, and receiving payment from the insurance company.