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PINETREE CONSULTING® builds first UK partnership with GT Motive

Pinetree Consulting, a PPG business, are pleased to announce the introduction of a new dynamic interface with the GT Motive estimating platform.

GT Motive Estimate is entirely web-based, servicing over 26,000 users and 11,500 bodyshops in 23 countries.

Advance, the award-winning bodyshop management solution from Pinetree Consulting, is the first UK bodyshop management system to fully integrate GT Motive Estimate for the benefit of Advance customers. This new integration means that repairers now have an even wider choice when selecting an estimating system.

This new link is now available to Advance customers following the recently released autumn update, 7.62. The interface will allow a user working in the Advance Estimating module to seamlessly create new assessments, navigate to an existing assessment within GT Motive Estimate and then automatically import the full details including images.

Lee Sumner, Pinetree Consulting General Manager, said; “We are continually developing our Advance Bodyshop Management system and are delighted to announce another industry first with our integration to GT Motive Estimate. It does not matter if you are the smallest repairer or a large group operation this new interface has the potential to save time and money for Vehicle Damage Assessors across the country.

“We are really excited about the new partnership with GT Motive and this update further delivers on our commitment to keep the Advance Bodyshop Management system at the forefront of capability available in the UK.”

Phil Briggs, Operations Director of DAC GT Motive said, “We are committed to establishing GT Motive Estimate as the estimating solution of choice within the UK, and are tremendously pleased that Advance has now been fully integrated into our system.

“The seamless interface enables users to access all the features of GT Motive Estimate, including OEM timings, AZT paint calculations and VIN Query lookups, to produce accurate, no-nonsense estimates time after time.”

Phil then added; “We use the most comprehensive and reliable vehicle parts database and can produce estimates on over 1,000 models from 36 manufacturers, covering 97% of all vehicles in the UK today.

“Partnerships with key businesses, like Pinetree Consulting, strengthen our position within the bodyshop industry and help us to drive change as we bring on work provider partners.”

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