DEG News, Fender Bender, SCRS

Question and Answer with Fender Bender Magazine

Arthur Harris Administrator of the Database Enhancement Gateway courtesy Arthur Harris The Database Enhancement Gateway (DEG), launched in 2008, was a collective effort on behalf of the Automotive Service Association (ASA), the Association of Automotive Service Providers (AASP) and the Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS). It was created to give repairers an efficient means of creating solutions for problems found in today’s estimating systems. Information providers (IPs) do a good job of continually updating their systems, but new vehicles and repair processes change constantly. It’s extremely difficult for IPs to get everything 100 percent accurate for what are literally thousands of vehicle options and repair scenarios, says Arthur Harris, administrator of the DEG. Read the full article here

Collision Week, DEG News, SCRS

DEG Surpasses 1600 Inquiries

Tue, 15 Sep 2009 DEG Surpasses 1600 Inquiries ©2009 by CollisionWeek. The Database Enhancement Gateway (DEG) announced that it has now processed more than 1600 inquiries- an indication of its early success as it nears its second full year in existence. “The DEG has proven to be an invaluable asset to the collision repair industry as a whole,” commented Barry Dorn DEG Joint Operating Committee member. “The DEG continues to prove its ability to successfully assist collision repair estimating end users in their quest for accurate collision repair data. The DEG provides a standardized, quick and easy forum for the collision repair industry to communicate with each of the three major information providers to process data related inquiries.” “When the three major collision repair trade associations, ASA, AASP, and SCRS joined together to create the DEG, which was an extension of March Taylor’s efforts prior to the creation of the…

BodyShop BUsiness, DEG News, SCRS

DEG Selects New Administrator

The Database Enhancement Gateway (DEG) Joint Operating Committee (JOC) has named Bud Center Jr. as the new DEG administrator. Bringing more than 24 years of automotive industry experience to the organization, Center has been hired as an independent contractor to administer the DEG project and the operations of its Web site, which will include the review and correspondence to all inquiries submitted to the DEG. The JOC, which Center will report to, is comprised of members of the Alliance of Automotive Service Providers (AASP), the Automotive Service Association (ASA) and the Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS). “It will be an exciting challenge to continue building on the exceptional history of the DEG built on the hard work and dedication of individuals like March Taylor, Aaron Schulenburg and the Joint Operating Committee,” Center said. “While I plan to continue to be actively involved in other industry projects and organizations, my…