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Do you ever use Estimated Parts?

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POLL: Estimated Parts?

POLL: Estimated Parts?

Postby timbre4 » Fri Apr 14, 2017 5:41 am

Estimated parts has been in the system since the beginning; checking to see how much usage there is. Thanks
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Re: POLL: Estimated Parts?

Postby ricmorin » Fri Apr 14, 2017 5:58 am

Yes. We use it on bigger jobs where the exact cost of parts is still unknown.
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Re: POLL: Estimated Parts?

Postby brianp87 » Fri Apr 14, 2017 6:28 am

What is estimated parts?
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Re: POLL: Estimated Parts?

Postby Tim Martin » Fri Apr 14, 2017 10:09 am

I did at one time but since I have access to most of the OEM parts through the MORE website I pretty much do not use the MOD parts estimator. Through the MORE site, I can also order parts from the dealers.
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Re: POLL: Estimated Parts?

Postby ricmorin » Fri Apr 14, 2017 10:37 am

Tim Martin wrote:I did at one time but since I have access to most of the OEM parts through the MORE website I pretty much do not use the MOD parts estimator. Through the MORE site, I can also order parts from the dealers.

Estimated parts has nothing to do with MOD Estimator. It is a field within a labor to add some unknown parts cost to the order without creating a parts line.
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Re: POLL: Estimated Parts?

Postby nickscarcare » Fri Apr 14, 2017 10:49 am

I agree, what is estimated parts?
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Re: POLL: Estimated Parts?

Postby ricmorin » Fri Apr 14, 2017 10:59 am

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Re: POLL: Estimated Parts?

Postby brianp87 » Fri Apr 14, 2017 11:40 am

ricmorin wrote:
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I guess I have never used that. How do you all use it?
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Re: POLL: Estimated Parts?

Postby Pauls Automotive » Fri Apr 14, 2017 11:41 am

You know I have seen that for years and never even dawned on me to question what it was for. LOL :roll:
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Re: POLL: Estimated Parts?

Postby Tim Martin » Fri Apr 14, 2017 11:54 am

ricmorin wrote:
Tim Martin wrote:I did at one time but since I have access to most of the OEM parts through the MORE website I pretty much do not use the MOD parts estimator. Through the MORE site, I can also order parts from the dealers.

Estimated parts has nothing to do with MOD Estimator. It is a field within a labor to add some unknown parts cost to the order without creating a parts line.

My bad, but the way the initial question was worded I didn't pick up on the usage.
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Re: POLL: Estimated Parts?

Postby ricmorin » Fri Apr 14, 2017 11:59 am

brianp87 wrote:
ricmorin wrote:
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I guess I have never used that. How do you all use it?

On larger jobs where there may be a lot of little parts that may add up to a significant amount, I add a dollar figure in that window. For example, an engine job may have 50 dollars of little parts which can be accounted for here.
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Re: POLL: Estimated Parts?

Postby Pauls Automotive » Fri Apr 14, 2017 1:31 pm

I have tried this but don't see any change in the invoice dollar amount beyond the labor dollars I charged.
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Re: POLL: Estimated Parts?

Postby ricmorin » Fri Apr 14, 2017 1:49 pm

Pauls Automotive wrote:I have tried this but don't see any change in the invoice dollar amount beyond the labor dollars I charged.

It's for use at the Estimate stage or Revision. That's when the amount placed there is figured into the calculation. Once at the RO stage, the field is ignored. Ideally you'd assign a value there before customer approval. Then when approved, either by converting the Estimate into an RO, or by transferring a Revision the value is added to the total approved amount. It's ignored after that because you'd be replacing it with your itemized parts.

In short, it bumps up your estimate a little to account for the unforeseen.
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Re: POLL: Estimated Parts?

Postby Pauls Automotive » Sat Apr 15, 2017 5:28 am

Thanks Ric. That makes sense. I was trying at the RO level. I will retry with an estimate.
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Re: POLL: Estimated Parts?

Postby Rich » Mon Apr 17, 2017 8:15 am

I go to the parts entry and type M10, M20, M50 or M100.
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Re: POLL: Estimated Parts?

Postby nickscarcare » Mon Apr 17, 2017 8:47 am

Always saw it, but never used it. I just add a parts line and put misc, that way the tax shows up also.
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