Price matrix is a pricing function that allows you to predetermine the price you want to charge for a specific service, such as dent repair or hail repair.

Required Subscriptions

  • Features: Hail Damage Package, Labor Price Type (optional)

Price Matrices List

On the Price Matrices page you can add, edit, and delete price matrices.

  • To create a new price matrix, click Add on the toolbar, enter settings, and click OK.     
  • To modify an existing price matrix, click (Edit) next to the appropriate price matrix, change settings, and click OK.
  • To delete an existing price matrix, click (Delete) next to the appropriate price matrix, and click OK in the message box.

Оn the Price Matrices page you can also do the following:

  • Set Prices
  • Specify Labels
  • Copy Price Matrices
  • View Audit Log

Price Matrix Settings

When you create a new price matrix or edit an existing price matrix, you enter or change settings in the price matrix profile.

You can enter the following price matrix settings:

  • Matrix Name
  • Matrix Service is the price matrix service to which the given price matrix is assigned.

Note Multiple price matrices can be assigned to the same price matrix service, so that technicians can select one of assigned price matrices while adding price matrix service to inspections and work orders.

  • Type defines units in which price matrix is calculated. If you select the Money type, the price is set as money amount, while if you select the Labor type, the price is set in hours and the price matrix service amount is calculated as time multiplied by the hourly rate of assigned technicians.  

Note The Labor type is available if your Back Office application is subscribed to the Labor Price Type feature, otherwise the Type setting is not shown and price matrices have the default Money type.

  • Damage Severities allows assigning available damage severities to the given price matrix.
  • Damage Sizes allows assigning available damage sizes to the given price matrix.
  • Vehicle Parts allows assigning available vehicle parts to the given price matrix.

Prices

You can set a price for the following price matrix dimensions: vehicle part, damage size, and damage severity.

Note If the Money type is selected, price unit is a money amount, while if the Labor type is selected, price unit is an hour.

To set prices

  • On the Price Matrices page, click the Prices link next to the appropriate price matrix.
  • Enter prices for the selected damage severity, and then click Save Prices, select the next damage severity, enter its prices, and then click Save Prices; when prices for all damage severities are specified, click Save Prices for the last time.

Tip If the price for some dimensions is not specified, you can leave the appropriate cell empty.

On this page you can also assign additional services which are available for the listed vehicle parts.

To assign additional services to a vehicle part

  • Click the appropriate vehicle part, and then in the Vehicle Part dialog box, move the appropriate additional services from the Available Services box to the Assigned Services box, and click OK.

Labels

Labels are used when there is no need to set a price for a panel”, but there is a need to mark a panel with a label, such as “Not available”, “Needs to be removed”, etc.

To open the Labels page

  • On the Price Matrices page, click the Prices link next to the appropriate price matrix.
  • To create a new price matrix label, click Add on the toolbar, enter settings, and click OK.
  • To modify an existing price matrix label, click (Edit) next to the appropriate price matrix label, change settings, and click OK.
  • To delete an existing price matrix label, click (Delete) next to the appropriate price matrix label, and click OK in the message box.
  • To set a price matrix label as default, click Set as Default next to the appropriate price matrix label.
  • To set the order of price matrix labels, click  or  next to the appropriate price matrix labels.

When you create a new price matrix label or edit an existing price matrix label, you enter or change settings in the No Price Label profile.

You can enter the following price matrix label settings:

  • Name
  • Alias is an abbreviation which is shown instead of the full price matrix label name if the space is limited, for example, on the Vehicle view of price matrix services.

Copy

You can create new price matrices by copying existing price matrices with all their settings.

To copy a price matrix

  • On the Price Matrices page, click the Copy link next to the appropriate price matrix.
  • In the Copy Price Matrix dialog box, type a name in the New Price Matrix Name box, and then click Copy.

Audit Log

You can see the history of price matrix changes in the audit log.

To view the audit log

  • On the Price Matrices page, click  next to the appropriate price matrix.
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