Applied Computer Resources

Crash-writeR Estimating

4 / 5 2 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Independent Body Shops, Non DRP, Shops coming out of hand writing estimates.


Average Ratings

2 Reviews
  • 4 / 5
    Overall
  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 3 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $60.00/month/user
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Support
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Applied Computer Resources
  • www.crash-writer.com
  • Founded 1987
  • United States

About Crash-writeR Estimating

Crash-writeR allows you to write estimates faster and easier! We give you access to aftermarket prices, the ability to write supplements, do photo imaging, work with parts & labor lists, sales reporting options, & illustrated work sheets. Vin decoding also available.


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Crash-writeR Estimating Features

  • Accounting Management
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Customer Database
  • Inventory Control
  • Labor Rates
  • Maintenance Scheduling
  • Parts Management
  • Payroll Management
  • Quotes / Estimates
  • Scheduling
  • Service History
  • Vehicle Tracking
  • VIN Decoder
  • Work Order Management

Crash-writeR Estimating Reviews

Cras Writer review

Mar 02, 2015
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
1 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I had my shop for 25 years. I started out wit Mitchel then went to CCC Pathways. Pathways is a great program , easy to use and most insuance companies work with them . I then decided to down size my shop and switched to Crash Writer . It wasn't as easy to use but was good for the price. I used it for several years and when I did have a problem they were easy to get ahold of . I put them on auto pay right out of my bank account. BIG MISTAKE. When I retired and sold the shop, I called and told them I had sold it and to cancel my subscription. I even told them I was recomending the new owner to them and checked to make sure there wouldn't be a set up fee for the new owner. I left my bank account open and they ended up charging me for an additional 10 months and refuse to give my money back. I called several times and even though no one used it and thenew owner opened his own account with them after I referred him to them they still refused to give my money back. VERY POOR business pratice way to treat someone that used their product for years and referred a new customer to them.

Best Overall Program for Body Shop Estimating

Jul 09, 2009
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: New and Improved Training & Reference screens explains everything you need. Or talk to someone live for Training... Nice people!

Cons: Not for DRP shops

Overall: Best program for estimating, whether you're switching from another Higher Priced Program or just learning computerized estimating.