SCRS Members,

Audatex Labor Report - Labor times listed in the Audatex estimating system are constructed differently than other estimating products, and uniquely use an "inside out" approach to defining labor units. Audatex provides an Audatex Labor Report, which documents the operations used in the development of their published time. This report can be printed along with the estimate and can be useful in determining things such as included operations and overlaps deductions. Below is an excerpt from the Audatex P-Pages (DBRM):
"Audatex Labor Report
Shows the operations that may be performed for each panel on the estimate. This report includes:
1. the guide number where any overlap has been considered
2. the full labor of the panel before overlap consideration
3. all operations that may be applicable for a specific estimate
The Labor Report is specific for each vehicle and provides a breakdown of included operations. This report is viewable on screen or printable for any estimate."
Also, don't forget that in the back of the P-Pages in Audatex is a frequently asked questions section. There are 40 questions with answers that could help during the estimate/repair process. 
The estimating databases are all intended to be used as a GUIDE ONLY - it is important to remember that the auto body professional performing the repair is in a position to thoroughly inspect, diagnose and identify the methodology and their unique cost of the vehicle damage repair.

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