Effective today under the “Performance Reporting” link, the Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) Blueprint Optimization Tool (BOT) includes a new dashboard and expanded reporting functionality, powered by development partner OEConnection (OEC).
The BOT was created to provide collision repair facilities with an “intelligent, easy-to-use estimate analysis tool,” which SCRS says is designed to identify labor operations, line items, and facility-customized charges that could be overlooked in the repair planning process.
“A lot of shops really like it because it presents them with those not-included operations that before they started using the BOT that they either never really knew about or overlooked because of the fast-paced world,” said Scott Ayers, BOT project development manager with SCRS. “It also gives them a chance to re-assess what they’re working on as far as the repair plan goes once these not-included operations come up.”
The new reporting features are the result of end-user requests for greater insight, training opportunities, and added transparency to provide collision center management with the ability to maximize usage and benefits from the tool.
Users will now be able to see usage trends and total operations added from the tool by month, quarter, or year. There is no additional cost or login to access the new data sets.
The reporting interface can be used to segment data by custom time frames as well as repair planner BOT users and repair orders to identify trends or specific added operations per repair plan. The data can also be segmented into vehicle-specific reports to break down added operations for an individual VIN.
Not only does this show direct feedback from the tool of what operations and charges are being missed, identified, and captured on the repair plan via the BOT but can also be used in review alongside OEM procedures as a training and validation tool. Doing so would “ensure repair plans effectively capture the prescriptive instruction from the vehicle repair procedures,” SCRS said.
The reporting functions continue to provide data-driven insight into:
- Total dollars from added operations by “Labor,” “Refinish,” and “Other” with only operations suggested by BOT and added to the repair plan by your team credited in the report;
- Performance of average dollars added per estimate in your facility in contrast to average dollars added by all end-users; and
- Estimates viewed by the BOT and estimates viewed by the BOT with additional operations captured.
The BOT also includes an extensive list of part codes that are customized with each end-user’s charges, effectively minimizing supplements by creating cleaner and more comprehensive repair plans, according to SCRS.
BOT customers have shared that the tool has resulted in better-documented repairs to improve credibility with billpayers, reduce unnecessary costs associated with delays caused by missed items before the repair begins, and increase efficiency in the development of more accurate repair plans.
Repair facilities interested in subscribing or scheduling a demo can visit www.scrs.com/BOT.
Blueprint Optimization Tool (BOT) images provided by SCRS