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Advance 7 – The Future for Bodyshops

Leading industry innovator, Pinetree Consulting; part of PPG Industries has launched  Advance 7; an evolution in Bodyshop Management Systems.

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Advance 7 is the result of extensive development and marks a significant update for the Advance Bodyshop Management System.

Development of bodyshop solutions is an on-going priority at Pinetree Consulting. In response to customer feedback and responding to the increasing needs for precision, instant management information and control of the bodyshop business the new update offers a host of user benefits which seek to improve the efficiency of the complete repair process and supports a more profitable and streamlined business model.

The upgrade is easy to recognise with a stunning new user interface which enables a user to easily and quickly identify the information they require. Also taking advantage of some of the latest Microsoft technologies ensuring Advance stays as the benchmark for bodyshop management solutions.

Key benefits of the new Advance 7 include improved business integration and proactive workflow, time saving features including ‘smart’ action buttons, enhanced audit trails from FNOL to invoice payment, new MI dashboards to support communication and intelligent workshop controls. For a full overview of how Advance 7 can benefit your bodyshop please visit

Expanding the scope of Advance and increasing the level of services offered by the system has been a key priority for Pinetree Consulting. The new system offers bodyshops a complete solution to managing and improving efficiency, profitability and customer service.

Lee Sumner, Pinetree Consulting General Manager says: “Our entire development programme is driven by our customers – our goal is to make sure our customers have the most comprehensive management system possible”

A milestone release, Advance 7 is the embodiment of Pinetree’s development ethos of responding to customer feedback, recognising industry trends and translating these into our software

To ensure you get the most out of the new upgrade and get the opportunity to see all of the amazing new features, Pinetree Consulting is offering one days free of charge training as part of the upgrade.

For more information regarding the new Advance 7 and update procedures or to discuss your requirements with our team please contact the Pinetree Consulting service desk on +44 870 114 9988 or submit an enquiry online at