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SCRS booth at SEMA offering several free educational opportunities

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The Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) will host demonstrations of its Blueprint Optimization Tool (BOT) and Database Enhanced Gateway (DEG) at its booth Tuesday-Friday of next week’s 2021 SEMA Show in the Las Vegas Convention Center.

The demonstrations will be held on-demand in SCRS Booth 32087 in the Upper South Hall.

However, SEMA Show attendees who would like to pre-schedule an appointment for the demo of the BOT can email Tom Durkin at for one in advance of the Show.

The BOT software is an automated version of the SCRS Guide to Complete Repair Planning. It was presented with a 2020 SEMA New Product Award and a 2020 SEMA Global Media Award.

The BOT application provides collision repair facilities with an intelligent, easy-to-use estimate analysis tool that can automatically scan and analyze every estimate for important and oft-overlooked operations.

The application then populates the missed operations into the repair plan in the proper build sequence. This establishes more accurate and consistent repair plans, reducing supplements and missed opportunities while leading to more accurate customer commitments.

The DEG is an industry repair resource managed by SCRS and AASP to help improve the information in collision repair estimates by crowdsourcing feedback about vehicle-specific errors or omissions in the estimating database and labor times involved.

The free resource has addressed nearly 19,000 inquiries and DEG Administrator Danny Gredinberg will help walk prospective users through effective tactics for submitting clear and concise inquiries.

In addition to demonstrations of both estimating resources, SCRS also will have advisors on site to provide live consultations with collision repair businesses about the SCRS Multiple Employer Plan for retirement services. In 2019, SCRS leveraged the collective buying power of its membership to pursue and offer more affordable 401(k) options.

Scott Broaddus, a certified financial planner, accredited investment fiduciary and Equity Partner at Irongate Capital Advisors, will be on hand in the SCRS booth next Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday to meet wi shop representatives who have scheduled one of the 30-minute sessions available between 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.

Broaddus serves as the investment advisor to the SCRS plan and has helped a plethora of collision repair facilities owners and managers learn how they can not only reduce costs and mitigate administrative burdens, but also fiduciary risks. The plan further ensures collision repair businesses have retirement plan options designed specifically for them, especially as states start to mandate retirement plans for private sector employees.

Some 28 states have either adopted or are considering auto-enroll programs for businesses who don’t provide their employees with a retirement savings, according to the Pension Rights Center.

Sign up for a slot and see availability in real-time during the show by clicking here.

You do not need to be a member of SCRS to receive a thorough consultation.

For more information about SCRS, please visit, call 1-877-841-0660 or email


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