NuGen IT CEO calls for nonprofit data repository benefiting auto body shops
Updated: Oct 15, 2020
By John Huetter on December 12, 2018
Reprinted from Repairer Driven News
NuGen IT business development leader Pete Tagliapietra last month proposed the collision industry establish a nonprofit big data repository free to all contributing body shops.
Right now, businesses like NuGen collect thousands of collision repair records “every day,” he told the first Society of Collision Repair Specialists IDEAS Collide event at SEMA.
“We hoard that information” and use it internally, yet the repairers contributing the data don’t receive any benefit unless they ask for it, according to Tagliapietra.
“My company is just as guilty of this as others,” Tagliapietra said.
Is data more valuable than those companies’ software?