PPG™ PaintManager® XI Overview


PAINTMANAGER® from PPG is the state-of-the-art tool for monitoring and managing the productivity and profitability of a paint operation, no matter the size of your business.  PPG is proud to announce its latest advancement in color retrieval, mixing and management functions with the release of the software’s latest version; PAINTMANAGER® XI.

PaintManager® XI software is the state-of-the-art tool for monitoring and managing the productivity and profitability of a paint operation, no matter the size of your business.

PPGRefinish, a division of PPG Industries, is a global leader in the refinish paint and coatings industry.  PPG provides all the training, tools, and materials needed for today’s demanding repairs.

The experts at Gipe Auto Color can assist and advise you regarding the many tools and resources available to you from PPG.  Keep reading for an overview of this comprehensive paint and color management program.

Features for Paint Technicians


  • Updated Daily
  • Formula Search
  • Ready for Use
  • RapidMatch™ Spectrophotometer Interface
  • Custom Formulas
  • Mix and Weigh Sessions
  • Volume Estimation
  • VOC/Regulatory Management
  • Spray Out Library Management
  • Managing Jobs
  • Pre-Mixed Inventory
  • Track Waste and Rework
  • Collaboration


Features for Shop Management


  • Advanced Reporting/Dashboard Summary
  • Manage Users and Teams
  • Paint Shop Interface Integration
  • Inventory Management
  • Scale Management
  • Streamlined Installation/Configuration
  • Data Conversion Utility
  • Integrated Backup/Migration/Restore
  • Collaboration



New Features

  • A single, touch-friendly user interface that can be used on any supported device, including personal computers and tablets
  • Improved overall user experience with a modern interface that is visually appealing
  • Improved search functionality to enable smarter color selection
  • Easy set-up via Wizard functions
  • Better functionality with less clicks and fewer screens
  • Processes that make sense
  • Greater business collaboration and integration across locations and within organizations

Coordinated, Supported Conversion & Training

Changes to your business processes, like new software, can cause downtime and wreak havoc on your operation. PPG and Gipe Auto Color have you covered with Ready-Set-Connect, the step-by-step process guide designed to prepare for your software installation day.  Learn more about how Ready-Set-Connect from PPG can take the pain out of your conversion.

Additional PPG Technology for your Business

RapidMatch®  – RapidMatch XI spectrophotometer, provides high accuracy measurements

TouchMix®  – TouchMix XI computer to outfit collision centers with the latest technology.

About Gipe Auto Color

With over 50 team members and 9 locations serving Kentucky, Southern Indiana, Southeast Illinois, and Northwest Tennessee, Gipe Auto Color is one of the largest PPG™ Platinum Distributors in the region.  We have seven dedicated tech reps certified in all PPG™ automotive refinish product lines.  Their primary duty is to help customers apply PPG™ coatings using techniques that ensure maximum performance day in and day out.

Our service does not stop in the paint shop. We offer assistance in process evaluation, development of standard operating procedures, inventory management, performance data analysis, and targeted improvement strategies with an emphasis on customer profitability.

For expert assistance and more information, call 502.966.2384, Monday through Friday between 8am and 5pm