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Database Enhancement Gateway Announces New Administrator for the DEG

For Immediate Release For Additional Information Contact: Danny Gredinberg (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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CCC Bumper Prompt

The CCC bumper prompt has changed over the years and currently when replacing or refinishing a bumper the prompt SHOULD pop up and ask “Will the bumper be refinished in a separate procedure from the other panels?” The prompt will show or not show based on your profile settings and you should answer based on your procedure.   With this said I would assume most if not all bumpers would be refinished in a separate operation. I say this because 1. Typically a bumper is refinished at a separate time from the vehicle due to space in the booth and 2. If you are refinishing a bumper there would be a flex additive that would need to be included in the paint requiring a separate paint mix, correct ?? If your estimate has flex additive then it is a safe assumption that the bumper will be refinished in a separation…

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Motor/CCC Updated P-Pages

Motor has released an updated P-Page for CCC One estimating. When reading the P-Pages anything that is new for this update will be written in blue. For example on page G5 you will see an updated paragraph outlining Frame setup. Another change is with bumper absorbers. This update clarifies that energy absorbers are part of the bumper overhaul only when the absorber is attached to the cover. The updated P-Pages will show in your CCC One system and you can always view a complete copy on the DEG website. We have the P-pages listed for all three estimating systems across the top of the home page as well as in the get educated tab.