Thatcham has attempted to ease the cash flow problems of the repair community by announcing it has reviewed its pricing structure for 2014, and are set to offer monthly price plans alongside yearly contracts.
The move will see its Escribe system become more accessible to vehicle repairers than ever before. Not only will the price decrease seeing repairers save up to £900 on the most comprehensive packages, but there is a wide range of custom options available.
The new supersaver packages will allow customers of Escribe to choose various supplementary products and services, including extra Escribe licences, built-in parts pricing modules and three levels of access to Thatcham’s technical helpline. These options form the four packages that will be available on monthly payment schemes.
Lesley Upham, Commercial Director at Thatcham Research said: “As the leading provider of fully researched repair methods, Thatcham are uniquely positioned to provide a wide ranging repair data service, covering the very latest vehicles and technology, direct from the engineering team in our world renowned Repair Technology Centre.
“With the option to pay monthly, Thatcham have once again hit the mark by providing the services UK repairers demand, with prices to suit all pockets.”
New pricing for 2014 is only the tip of the iceberg for subscribers to the fundamental platform for access to model specific repair methods, Thatcham’s Repair Suite, as Escribe is due an upgrade ahead of the New Year. It promises users the smoothest and most comprehensive access to Thatcham repair information ever. The changes include the ability to customise the home screen and further streamline the workflow.