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Database Enhancement Gateway Recognizes industry leader PPG for continued support and sponsorship

For Immediate Release For Additional Information Contact:   Danny Gredinberg   admin@degweb.org (302) 423-0207   Database Enhancement Gateway Recognizes industry leader PPG for continued support and sponsorship Colorado Springs, Colorado, April, 24th 2018 – The Database Enhance Gateway (DEG) recognizes industry partner PPG as the longest-standing platinum sponsor of the online industry resource for five years and counting. The ongoing financial contributions from PPG, and continued support extended to the DEG team help to allow all industry professionals with access to utilize the free service. The DEG accepts submissions from estimating system end-users, who have questions about potential errors, omissions and inaccuracies found within collision industry estimating programs. This service is especially helpful to users seeking a resolution to address labor times, missing parts information and clarification to estimating programs. DEG works directly with representatives of the information providers to address the inquiry and resolve issues in a timely fashion….

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Database Enhancement Gateway Announces New Administrator for the DEG

For Immediate Release For Additional Information Contact: Danny Gredinberg admin@degweb.org (302) 423-0207 Database Enhancement Gateway Announces New Administrator for the DEG May 29, 2017 – Colorado Springs, Colorado – The Database Enhancement Gateway (DEG) announces Danny Gredinberg as the new administrator of the free online resource developed to address inquiries to information providers (IPs) about collision repair estimating data. With nearly sixteen years of collision repair experience as a certified technician, estimator and senior technical repair advisor, Gredinberg brings a wealth of experience and insight to the position, providing a fresh perspective for the DEG. As an experienced user of the DEG in his prior roles, Gredinberg saw great benefit from submitting inquiries through the website on errors, inaccuracies or omissions found in the estimating data content. As an end-user, he found the site to be an effect mechanism to make positive changes through feedback and interaction with the IPs….

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Non-Reusable Parts

The DEG addresses the issue of Non-reusable parts. A non-reusable part is an item on the vehicle that the OEM recommends replacing after it has been removed during the repair process. Some of these non-reusable parts are listed in the estimating database as a footnote but many are not and are only found in the vehicle repair manuals. If you search the DEG database you will find several inquiries that we have submitted to the information providers, asking if they will add a footnote to the database that addresses a non-reusable item. Typically, once the information provider receives the inquiry they confirm with the OEM that the part is a non-reusable item and they will add a footnote to the estimating system. The vapor barrier on a door and rear bumper step pads are two examples of non-reusable parts, but there are also several safety items that the OEM recommends…