What is CC2/CC3?
CC2/CC3 is an autobody management system, not an estimating system. You could write an estimate by hand, without the aid of a database of parts prices and times. CC2/ CC3 specializes in the process of jobcosting an RO (repair order) and posting all financial transaction to an integrated accounting system, built right in. You bridge the estimates and supplements in from one of the major estimating systems, and begin your jobcosting and accounting function right away.

Don't All Systems Have Integrated Accounting?
Unfortunately No. The reason is you have to understand accounting to build an integrated accounting system and the majority of the people writing autobody software for the body shop industry don't understand auto body shop accounting. They think accounting is a liability or a hopelessly complicated process that can never be mastered. They don't realize how critical accounting is to any financial transaction. Especially in a body shop, cash, expenses, and receivables must be tracked closely. The best way to track these things closely is by directly tying every RO related transaction to the accounting system. Not only does an integrated accounting system increase accuracy and control, it also make the process faster, reducing data entry and accounting expense. If you don't have an integrated accounting system, you end up with something generic like Quicken, which doesn't understand the most basic body shop functions like a deposit to an open RO, or collection of money to a closed RO. Quicken would not be able to tell the difference from a supplement or a sublet. No matter how good the "accounting bridge" they develop, your vital financial records are left hopelessly disconnected from your ROs and your jobcosting, leading to inaccuracy, redundant manual entry, and non-auditable financial statements. Without the tie down, you can't present financials to institutions for borrowing, you raise red-flags during tax audits, and lose a critical level of financial control. A banker isn't going to believe a financial statement created on Quicken, there's no audit trail.

What exactly does the CC2/CC3 management system do?
It's impossible to say all it does, even during a personal presentation. Anything it doesn't do, we can make it do, that's how the product got to be so good. Here's a brief list:


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