Various insurers use a percentage of labour to calculate materials and consumables allowances.
Currently, RACQ in Australia and IAG in NZ use this method.
RACQ use 2.7% of Total Labour
IAG NZ use 5% of Panel Labour
An item type MTCO has been created for this type of calculation
The settings are made in the Scheme -> Materials section
There are 3 alternatives used to calculate the allowance:
The Percentage is entered, and the method used by the insurer can be set to match the insurer's requirements
A line will be added to each estimate where the scheme used has MTCO calculation set.
The Item Type MTCO will be sent to ARNIE as an MS item type