The NBRA is proud to announce Ridgeway Technologies as supplier member.
Ridgeway Technologies will offer their Body Damage Quote estimating system to NBRA members at a preferential rate.
Body Damage Quote is an established rapid and transparent estimating system carrying Thatcham Research repair and paint data and an OE parts database – available on a fixed monthly subscription.
The system is fully online, without any requirement for installs or downloads, runs on any device and links to both EMACS and Autoflow.
BDQ is used by over 200 bodyshops and dealerships and is ideal for smaller shops who can’t justify a traditional system as well as for larger shops who are seeing an increase in retail work.
BDQ Lite is an intelligent menu-pricing module, which plugs into a bodyshop’s website and Facebook page to enable consumers to price up their own smaller damage and is a great tool for capturing and converting retail opportunities. The module is used by a number of main dealer groups and carries manufacturer approvals.
Sheila Bradley, Operations and Sales manager at Ridgeway, said:
“We’re excited to be able to join the NBRA and to offer our products to member companies at a discounted rate.
The majority of our customers are smaller shops that don’t need a large traditional system, but we also have a number of larger and franchised bodyshops that are seeing an increase in retail work, or who want to develop their retail volumes.
We’re also happy to offer NBRA members a free trial of the system – the only commitment is that they have to agree to actually use the system during the trial.”.
Sheila can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org who will be available for online demos and trials.
BDQ Customer comments:
“Our front of house team have been using the BDQ system now for about two years. We use it to quickly quote for our walk-in customers, which then reduces some of the burden on the VDAs. We find it helps the customer decide on retail or insurance work and essentially if they want to proceed with the repairs. It’s really quick and simple to compile an estimate with labour, materials and parts prices auto generated. It’s easy to use, quite an impressive little system and would recommend it to other sites.”
Fix Auto Manchester East
“BDQ, and without a doubt their back up support, has totally changed our business in the last 3 years. No more hanging on the phone for parts departments or waiting for a call back. Using this system allows us to generate the estimate in front of the customer, explain all the repair times and for a major majority get them booked in before they leave the premises. All major insurance companies have accepted the estimate times and now we’re really making good money on paint and materials. Absolute game changer for us. Thanks Sheila and the BDQ team”
“We have found that using BDQ has reduced our estimate timing and costs, we are able to carry out a BDQ estimate in the time it takes us to complete the administration on a traditional estimating system. The user interface is really easy to use and personalise for your business. We have run estimates on traditional estimating systems alongside BDQ and end up with costs that are very similar, Paint and Labour costs are very accurate!”
Lovells Auto Body Centre