PAINTMANAGER software program by PPG enrolls 5,000th Internet user

STRONGSVILLE, Ohio, July 30, 2013 – PPG Industries' (NYSE:PPG) automotive refinish business has announced that 5,000 subscribers to the PAINTMANAGER® software color retrieval and management program have chosen to use the Internet instead of traditional CD releases to update their systems, according to Mary Kimbro, PPG global color director.

“Getting fast and accurate color and program updates is critical, and we are very pleased to see our customers embracing this online option to enhance their PaintManager software,” Kimbro said.

The PaintManager network-capable software program can be configured to meet the needs of any distributor or collision center, she said. Also, this industry-leading software delivers color formulas targeted to match OEM (original equipment manufacturer) colors and manages the paint mixing operation through exclusive touch-screen technology, she said.

PaintManager software is a state-of-the-art system that brings the Internet into the mixing room to make paint operations as productive and profitable as possible,” Kimbro added. “Five thousand users across North America have now recognized the value of this remarkable tool, its connectivity capabilities and the management services it provides. With PaintManager software, shops are getting fast network access to color information, new products and program improvements; equally important, they’re getting the data that keeps their managers and technicians aware of all aspects of the repair business.”

The network capability and Internet connectivity of PaintManager software provide instant access to all the information required to make informed decisions on job costs, material usage, mixing efficiency, inventory and more, Kimbro said. PaintManager software combines the accuracy and efficiency of computerized color mixing with comprehensive reporting and tracking features to help monitor and manage paint operations. With more color formulations delivered to the software database, this directly affects and improves the efficiency of the RAPIDMATCH™ X-5 spectrophotometer and match rating technology.

After a one-time installation process, PaintManager software updates are downloaded regularly, eliminating the need for CD use and storage. In addition, through PaintManager software’s secure two-way communication with PPG, help desk technicians can access the mixing room computer remotely and provide real-time technical support.

For more about PaintManager software and other PPG Automotive Refinish color support services and products, call 800-647-6050 or visit www.ppgrefinish.com.

PPG: BRINGING INNOVATION TO THE SURFACE.(TM)
PPG Industries' vision is to continue to be the world’s leading coatings and specialty products company. Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG helps customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company. Founded in 1883, PPG has global headquarters in Pittsburgh and operates in nearly 70 countries around the world. Sales in 2012 were $15.2 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol:PPG). For more information, www.ppg.com.

 
Bringing innovation to the surface and RapidMatch are trademarks and PaintManager and the Bulls Eye Logo are registered trademarks of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
 
 
Contact:
Cindy Schauer
PPG Automotive Refinish
440-572-2800
schauer@ppg.com
www.ppgrefinish.com
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