Success story: Glasurit's Profit-Manager supports bodyshops all over the world

"Profit-Manager" software offers bodyshops optimum color and material management and precise job costing

(PresseBox) (Münster, ) With more than 8,000 installations in 30 different languages, Glasurit's Profit-Manager is a true success story. The software by Glasurit, a BASF Coatings paint brand, supports bodyshops throughout the world in streamlining and accelerating their workflows. Its features help with all aspects of color and material management and allow precise cost calculation. "With our Profit-Manager, bodyshops can precisely control and manage every step of the refinish process. Since it was introduced in 2003, the program has proved that it can stand up to a wide range of market and bodyshop conditions," explained Frank Kawurek of Marketing Services for BASF Coatings' automotive refinish products.

Within a matter of minutes, Profit-Manager can find the matching color for a car that needs to be repaired. The bodyshop employee simply has to enter the make, model, year and main color in a search screen, and the program displays the possible colors. In addition, the spraypainter is provided information on the amount of paint required for a particular spot that needs to be repaired and which basic colors need to be mixed for the color. Profit-Manager can also be used with standard scales to precisely control the weighing in of various paint colors.

Three different comprehensive software packages
The software is available in three versions: "Profit-Manager PRO," "Profit-Manger" and "Profit-Manager starter." The most extensive version is Profit-Manager PRO. Its features include order processing, cost and margin calculation and inventory management. In addition, Profit-Manager PRO includes all the features offered by Profit-Manager, the slightly "lighter" version of the software. These include color search, suggested quantities, weighing in and technical and material safety data sheets. The functions associated with all aspects of the mixing process are included in both versions. The smallest version, Profit-Manager starter, is especially well-suited for small bodyshops. It is also chock full of features that make your work in the bodyshop easier, from computer-supported color management to label printing.

BASF Coatings experts are available to offer customers advice in selecting the right Profit-Manager software package. All three versions are easy to install and operate. If needed, the experts from BASF Coatings can also help with installation and train bodyshop staff to use the program.

About BASF
BASF is the world's leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. Its portfolio ranges from oil and gas to chemicals, plastics, performance products, agricultural products and fine chemicals. As a reliable partner BASF helps its customers in virtually all industries to be more successful. With its high-value products and intelligent solutions, BASF plays an important role in finding answers to global challenges such as climate protection, energy efficiency, nutrition and mobility. BASF has more than 95,000 employees and posted sales of almost EUR 58 billion in 2007. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt (BAS), London (BFA) and Zurich (AN). Further information on BASF is available on the Internet at www.basf.com.

BASF Coatings GmbH

BASF Coatings, the Coatings Division of the BASF Group, develops, produces and markets a high-quality range of innovative automotive OEM coatings, automotive refinishes and industrial coatings as well as decorative paints. BASF has significant market positions in the Coatings sector in Europe, North America, South America and the Asia/Pacific region. In 2007 BASF Coatings achieved global sales of almost 2.6 billion euros. The internet address of BASF Coatings is www.basf-coatings.com.

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