SOURCE: Mitchell International

October 30, 2006 09:33 ET

Mitchell Releases ABS™ Enterprise v6.2!

Latest Enhancements to Mitchell's Industry-Leading Shop Management Systems to Be Showcased at NACE 2006

SAN DIEGO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 30, 2006 -- Mitchell International, a leading provider of information, workflow, and performance management solutions to the automotive insurance claims and collision repair industries, today announced the availability of the latest release (v6.2) of ABS™ Enterprise, its web-based, shop management solution for high-performing or multi-location collision repair businesses, or for those looking for an online solution to their consolidated reporting and oversight needs. The enhanced features and functions of ABS Enterprise (along with those of its desktop counterpart -- ABS™ 8.0 -- the industry's leading business management system for collision shops), and how they can be leveraged to improve shop performance, will be showcased at the Mitchell Business Management Booth (#W3257) at the upcoming International Autobody Congress and Exposition (NACE), November 2-4, in Las Vegas, NV.

Both ABS and ABS Enterprise automate routine operations like job-costing, parts-management, and scheduling, and generate more than 100 detailed productivity and profitability reports so owners and managers have the information they need to make smart business decisions. ABS Enterprise also includes a sophisticated EMS analysis engine that proactively assists with managing estimates to improve profitability, while meeting your DRP requirements.

Beyond that, ABS Enterprise takes advantage of its web-based architecture to meet the unique needs of collision repair businesses operating in multiple locations, automatically consolidating operational data -- including sales, scheduling, part prices, payroll, and more -- as it becomes available, in real time. ABS Enterprise compiles all critical business data in a secure, centralized repository which owners and managers can access quickly and easily, from virtually anywhere, to get a complete picture of their entire operation at a glance.

The latest release of ABS Enterprise includes many new and enhanced features:

--  Integrated call center module -- check the workload/availability of
    all locations at a glance for more efficient scheduling across all your
    locations and your entire capacity, reducing cycle time and increasing
    customer satisfaction;
    
--  Automatic assignment and payroll flagging manages and allocates
    technicians' working hours and payroll based on pre-defined parameters;
    
--  Vehicle tracking  identifies vehicles for which estimates have not yet
    been written and automatically transfers the information to the shop's
    estimating system; and,
    
--  Integration with Microsoft™ Great Plains™, and Sage™ MAS
    90/200 systems for automatic, error-free accounting transfers.
    

ABS Enterprise is just one example of Mitchell's commitment to providing state-of-the-art software tools and world-class business solutions that meet the needs of professional collision repairers working in an increasingly competitive business environment.

Mitchell invites collision repairers looking for better ways to outperform their competitors to visit the Mitchell Business Management Booth (#W3257) at NACE and see for themselves what ABS Enterprise can do to help them be even more successful.

About Mitchell International

Mitchell International is a leading provider of information and workflow solutions to the automotive insurance claims industry, serving carriers, collision repair facilities, and other commercial participants in the physical damage and auto-related medical claims processes. Mitchell facilitates millions of electronic transactions between more than 16,000 business partners each month to enhance their productivity, profitability, and customer satisfaction levels. For more information on Mitchell International, visit our website at www.mitchell.com.

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