SOURCE: Mitchell International

November 19, 2008 09:45 ET

Despite Challenging Economy, Mitchell Reports Record Sales of ABS™ Autobody Shop Management Solutions at NACE 2008

Collision Repairers Continue to Adopt Mitchell's Business Management Solutions, Eclipsing Record Pace of Sales Achieved in Years Past

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - November 19, 2008) - Mitchell International, Inc., a leading provider of information, workflow, and performance management solutions to the collision claims and repair industries, today announced record sales of its industry-leading shop management solutions -- ABS™ and ABS™ Enterprise -- at this year's National Autobody Congress Exposition (NACE). Sales of Mitchell's business management solutions were up by nearly 20% over the previous year -- a testament to the fact that Mitchell's business management solutions continue to lead the industry because of their ability to increase operational efficiency and supply superior decision-support information, as well as Mitchell's superior customer support and its 60 years of collision industry expertise.

"We realize that this is a challenging time for the collision repair industry. Our goal at Mitchell -- as it has been for the past 60 years -- is to continue to support collision repairers by providing them with powerful solutions like ABS and ABS Enterprise. Mitchell helps collision repair facilities get better control over their business operations, which can be even more important in a difficult or down economy," said Marc Brungger, Executive Vice President of Auto Physical Damage Solutions at Mitchell. "We're proud that record numbers of repairers continue to choose Mitchell products to out-perform the competition no matter what the economic environment, and we remain committed to continuing to invest in these solutions to make them even more powerful. The key for any successful collision repair facility is to focus its energy on what it can control -- its customers, its business operations and its trading partner relationships."

ABS Enterprise and ABS streamline shop operations and provide repair facilities with a comprehensive and practical solution for optimizing their business performance by automating business functions and providing insight into key performance metrics. The products automate many vital, everyday tasks such as parts-pricing, job costing, scheduling of repairs, and integrated e-mail and event messaging capabilities. These solutions provide owners and managers with the information they need to make better informed business decisions. ABS Enterprise and ABS are the recognized industry leaders and the fastest growing management systems in the market place today.

About Mitchell International, Inc.

Mitchell International (www.mitchell.com) 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.

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