SOURCE: Mitchell International

May 05, 2008 09:21 ET

Collision Centers of America Selects Mitchell's ABS™ Enterprise as Shop Management Platform of Choice

Leading Chicago Area Autobody Repair Chain to Equip All of Its Shops With Market's Leading Performance Management System

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - May 5, 2008) - Mitchell International, a leading provider of information, workflow and performance management solutions to the collision claims and repair industries, today announced that Collision Centers of America (CCA) has signed a five-year contract to deploy Mitchell's ABS™ Enterprise management system across all sixteen of its repair centers throughout the City of Chicago and suburbs. CCA selected ABS Enterprise upon completion of a pilot program where Mitchell demonstrated the best performance compared to competing products. CCA's full-service collision repair shops have created a quality brand that is well known for providing the best in customer service and has also established a reputation for adopting the latest technology to ease and expedite the repair and claims process, and reducing the amount of time customers are without their vehicles.

"We're excited to standardize on Mitchell's ABS Enterprise, which in our tests won hands down over competing systems to prove itself as the best-in-class enterprise level shop management system on the market," said David A. Mulder, President of Collision Centers of America. "ABS Enterprise gives CCA repair technicians instant access to the most detailed and up-to-date repair databases, along with automated project management tools that are instantly available from an easy-to-access centralized location. We look forward to rolling out ABS Enterprise and to a long and productive relationship with our support team at Mitchell. Mitchell's progressive course of action in the industry will enable CCA to continue rapid expansion."

Armin Price, Senior Director of Corporate Accounts said, "We are delighted to partner with Collision Centers of America, one of the most highly respected collision repair shops in the Chicago-land area. Mitchell's ABS Enterprise will help CCA achieve even better productivity from its high performance repair shops by further optimizing business processes chain-wide."

ABS Enterprise, a web-based management system for multi-location shops or for those high performers seeking an online solution, automates routine operations like job-costing, parts management and scheduling, and generates more than 100 detailed productivity and profitability reports -- giving owners and managers the information they need to make informed business decisions. ABS Enterprise is recognized as the industry leader and is the fastest growing management system in the marketplace today.

About Mitchell International, Inc.

Mitchell International ( is a leading provider of information, workflow and performance management 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 markets. Mitchell facilitates millions of electronic transactions between more than 25,000 business partners each month to enhance their productivity, profitability, and customer satisfaction levels.

About Collision Centers of America

Collision Centers of America is a full service family-owned and operated chain of independent collision repair shops that started 34 years ago in Broadview, Illinois and has expanded to multiple locations in the Chicago area. Repairing over 9000 vehicles per year, CCA's focus is on providing better and more thorough information to their customers to make an unfamiliar process or procedure of auto repair less confusing and more customer-friendly.

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