SOURCE: Mitchell International

Mitchell International

October 29, 2009 10:42 ET

Mitchell International Expands Partnership With APU Solutions

Direct Access to Real-Time Inventory of Recycled and Aftermarket Parts Increases Efficiency for Collision Repairers and Insurers

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - October 29, 2009) - Mitchell International, Inc., a leading provider of information, workflow and performance management solutions to the Property & Casualty claims and Collision Repair industries, today announced that it has expanded its partnership with APU Solutions®. Mitchell signed a reseller agreement with APU Solutions® to augment its estimating, shop management, and workflow solutions by providing APU Solutions® PartsNetwork™ to streamline recycled and aftermarket parts selection and sourcing.

Both carriers and collision repair facilities can benefit from the capabilities of APU Solutions® PartsNetwork™, an online software solution that provides real-time inventory searches and procurement for alternative parts. Enabling PartsNetwork™ to be used in conjunction with the Mitchell estimating solution provides collision repairers and carriers increased access to accurate parts pricing and availability. By ensuring availability of parts specified on estimates, the new solution reduces supplements and cycle times. Additionally, the new solution provides carriers with enhanced reporting capabilities on alternative parts selection and trends.

"Efficiency is key at a time when the economy is challenging the way collision repair industry participants operate," said Jesse Herrera, Mitchell International's Senior Vice President of Product Management and Marketing. "By working with APU Solutions to expand our partnership, we're able to help both collision repairers and insurers reduce cycle time and in turn increase efficiency and ultimately customer satisfaction with the claims experience."

Charles Lukens, APU Solutions' Chief Executive Officer and Board Member, said, "We are excited about expanding our existing partnership with Mitchell to further streamline workflows and provide even greater efficiency gains for all collision repair partners involved the auto claims process. As always, we remain committed to serving the industry by helping to reduce the friction caused by phantom parts, which this enhanced access can help eliminate by ensuring that parts specified on estimates are in fact available."

About Mitchell International, Inc.

Mitchell International ( is a leading provider of information and workflow solutions to the Property & Casualty Insurance Claims and Automotive Collision Repair industries. The company's comprehensive solution portfolio streamlines the entire auto physical damage, bodily injury and workers' compensation claims processes. Mitchell enables millions of electronic transactions between more than 30,000 business partners each month to enhance partner productivity, profitability, and customer satisfaction.

About APU Solutions

APU Solutions ( is the technology leader for the insurance, collision-repair and alternative parts-supply industries. APU's web-based network provides nationwide parts availability, quality grading, pricing and procurement, plus tools to track and manage Alternative Parts Utilization. Real-time access to parts inventories, combined with support teams, makes APU Solutions the clear choice to boost Alternative Parts Utilization.

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