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Tuesday September 17

CCC Announces Online Access to Motor Guide To Estimating Pages and Web-Based Training Tool

CCC Information Services Inc. has announced the online availability of MOTOR Information Systems' Guide to Estimating pages and a web-based training tool, Understanding the MOTOR Guides. The training tool illustrates how CCC's Pathways® Estimating Solution and the MOTOR Crash Estimating and Replacement Assemblies data guides work together to help collision repairers and appraisers improve the speed of the automotive claims estimating process.

"Understanding how the MOTOR guides and Pathways work together is important in order to assist collision repairers and appraisers in writing estimates," said Mary Jo Prigge, president of CCC sales and service. "Making this information available to customers via the Web is another way that we are helping repairers and appraisers become more efficient in writing estimates."

The training tool walks repairers through information including MOTOR-specific parts layout and terminology, the organization and features of MOTOR crash data - such as paint times, labor times, head notes and footnotes - and where to find this information in Pathways.

A link to the online Guide to Estimating pages for MOTOR's Crash Estimating and Replacement Assemblies data guides is also found in the tutorial. In addition to online availability, the Guide to Estimating pages may still be found in the printed version of the MOTOR Crash Estimating Data guide and electronically within Pathways.

MOTOR's Crash Estimating and Replacement Assemblies data guides are both sources for automotive service and repair information within CCC's Pathways Estimating Solution. They clearly outline the processes and procedures for accurately calculating repair costs and labor times - critical information for writing estimates.

"MOTOR has always been keenly aware of the industry's need for training estimators," said Kevin Carr, president of MOTOR Information Systems. "This program continues MOTOR's tradition of providing the very best tools for understanding and using its estimating guides."

MOTOR Information Systems has been CCC's exclusive collision database provider for more than 10 years. CCC's customers receive monthly updates to the MOTOR database via compact disc so that they have access to the latest available part listings and prices.

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