MyPriceLink is launching with Ford on November 1, 2018.
This follows a successful launch in December, 2015 when GM adopted the solution. Please stay tuned for updates regarding launch timing for subsequent OEMs.
If you already use any OEC solution, you are all set. OEC will automatically update your login to display new tools in a MyPriceLink tab. If you do not currently use an OEC solution, you will need to complete a simple registration process before you can take advantage of this free solution. Click here to create a company account with a username and password to access the OEC Dealer Portal which will have your MyPriceLink Tools.
Dealers can access MyPriceLink training—including videos, FAQs, and step-by-step walkthroughs–within the OEC Support Center shown at the top right of any screen in the OEC Portal. Simply click the MyPriceLink logo that appears on the page. Workflow videos may be available for participating DMSs.
The Search and Price Lookup tools in the MyPriceLink product have an automated tutorial which is accessed by clicking the “show me how” button on each page.
Please contact your DMS to request MyPriceLink integration, their setup and workflow instructions.
OEC Customer Support may be reached by:
Chat: from within the Support Center
Phone: 888-776-5792, ext. 2
If you already use the OEConnection CollisionLink® solution to process your collision parts orders, the real-time MyPriceLink pricing will automatically replace the OE List price that shows today.
If your DMS Provider has implemented integrations with MyPriceLink, you will have the ability to get MPL List Prices directly in your DMS. Click here for a listing of DMS providers that have implemented integration with MyPriceLink.
If you are not a CollisionLink subscriber or get inquiries and orders outside of CollisionLink, you will now use the MyPriceLink tab within the OEConnection portal to look up pricing based on information entered for each pricing request.
The primary winner here is the vehicle owner whose vehicle will be repaired with more genuine OEM parts – something they deserve. So shops and insurers will get more OEM parts (helping with cycle time), and dealers will see increased sales opportunities.
A shop can use their Collision Estimating System to create estimates with participating OEM collision part pricing if the CES is integrated with MyPriceLink. If a shop uses a system that is not integrated, the shop can use CollisionLink Shop to view MyPriceLink prices either by having their estimates imported or by using the MyPriceLink Price Look-up Tool. If a shop does not want to use CollisionLink, the shop will need to contact their dealership for pricing.
Dealers have three methods to view a historical MyPriceLink List Price:
- Through their CollisionLink order
- Through a MyPriceLink Historical Quote Details tool which allows a dealer to see quoted List Prices for a given VIN or Quote ID/Estimate ID
- Through their DMS system (for participating DMS providers only). To see a listing of DMS providers that have implemented integration with MyPriceLink, click here for GM and here for Ford.
No. OEMs are not selling parts directly to your customers. We are continuing to provide your customers with a list price, as we always have, but with a new tool to provide real-time pricing. The buy-sell relationship remains between you and your customers.
Yes. MyPriceLink provides a suggested list price only. Your business relationships with your customers remain between you and them.
If you do not currently use an OEConnection solution, you will need to complete a simple registration process before you can take advantage of this free solution. Click here to create a company account with a username and password to access the OEC Dealer Portal which will have your MyPriceLink Tools.
Your DMS provider needs to integrate with OEC. Once that occurs, if you have a CollisionLink subscription, you have the ability to get MPL pricing directly in your DMS and export your quote/order information from the MyPriceLink and CollisionLink tools, so your DMS can easily create an invoice with that information.
The Quote ID or Estimate ID is a unique number that associates quoted MyPriceLink List Prices for a given estimate, so that dealers fulfilling collision parts orders can easily look up historical MyPriceLink List Prices related to a specific order. This is only needed for orders not sent through CollisionLink since CollisionLink orders are integrated with MyPriceLink.
- DMS: Contact your DMS provider
- CollisionLink or MyPriceLink tools: Use the OEC Support Center. OEC has a comprehensive Support Center built right into every solution. You can access it from any screen, any time when you’re looking for answers to all your training, support, and troubleshooting questions
- Other non-technical questions: Contact your OEM rep
Shops and Fleets:
- Collision Estimating System: Contact your CES provider
- CollisionLink Shop: Use the OEC Support Center. OEC has a comprehensive Support Center built right into every solution. You can access it from any screen, any time when you’re looking for answers to all your training, support, and troubleshooting questions
Insurance Companies and Independent Adjusters
- Collision Estimating System: Contact your CES provider
Some DMSs are charging for MyPriceLink integration while others are not. Dealers can contact their DMS to make sure they have the integration available and to find out if there are any associated fees.
There are a few reasons why the list price may differ:
If a dealer uses the Price Lookup tool in OEC and does not fill in all the information in the Vehicle and Payer section, the price will be different from that on the customer’s estimate, which would have all the data entered.
If a dealer uses cost escalators to calculate list, the list price will not match a MyPriceLink generated price.
MyPriceLink pricing is not used in all OEC products and thus would be different than what is on an estimate.
This is a bit of a misconception. Dealers can see MyPriceLink list price as can body shops.
Estimating Systems are integrated with MyPriceLink so that when the body shop saves/commits an estimate, a MyPriceLink quote is created.
Participating DMSs are also integrated with MyPriceLink which provides access to that same MyPriceLink quote. Dealers may also access the MyPriceLink quote within MyPriceLink Quote Search.
MyPriceLink quotes allow the dealer to see the parts and prices generated in the estimate. When a dealer needs to supersede a part number in a MyPriceLink quote or add parts to the order, the list price will be generated using the same attributes that are contained in the MyPriceLink quote. The result is that pricing would be the same as if the customer had entered those parts in their estimate.
Please reach out to your DMS if they are not yet integrated with MyPriceLink and request it.