SOURCE: Mitchell International

Mitchell International

October 11, 2010 08:00 ET

Mitchell Adds Interface With Sherwin-Williams® FormulaExpress® to RepairCenter™

Increased Efficiency and Accuracy When Estimating Paint Costs

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - October 11, 2010) - Mitchell International, Inc., a leading provider of information, workflow and performance management solutions to the Property & Casualty claims and Collision Repair industries, announced today a seamless bi-directional integration between Mitchell RepairCenter™ and the Sherwin-Williams® FormulaExpress® online color formula retrieval system. The integration helps collision facility customers save time and reduce errors by eliminating the need for shop personnel to rekey vehicle and repair order information within FormulaExpress.

The market-leading FormulaExpress product is part of Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes' complete line of advanced technology paint and coating systems for the automotive and fleet refinishing industries. Mitchell's RepairCenter is the industry's first Shop Workspace that enables collision repair facilities of any size to select the tools they want to manage the repair, the customer, and the business the way that best meets their needs, and to add modules as their business grows.

"This agreement with Sherwin-Williams demonstrates our combined commitment to innovation and technology leadership," said Jason Bertellotti, Vice President of Repair Solutions for Mitchell International. "The partnership is a great example of how RepairCenter's open platform and flexibility allow Mitchell to collaborate with industry leaders like Sherwin-Williams to deliver enhanced value to our collision repair customers."

Bertellotti added, "RepairCenter offers shops the best in business management systems, repair information content, and customer satisfaction services functionality. We are delighted to partner with Sherwin-Williams to deliver a valuable new service to Mitchell's industry-leading solutions for collision repairers."

The seamless bi-directional integration of Sherwin-Williams® FormulaExpress® within Mitchell's RepairCenter improves the accuracy of overall job costing. Shops simply enter their information once and the system will automatically transfer accurate paint material costs from FormulaExpress back into RepairCenter. This helps shops manage their materials more efficiently, improves technician efficiency, and ensures that invoices sent to customers and insurance companies reflect the true list price of the paint used. The new application will be showcased in the Mitchell booth (N1523) at the NACE exposition in Las Vegas, NV October 11-13.

Adam Chafe, Vice President of Marketing for Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes, said, "Our partnership with Mitchell represents the first time that shops have access to more accurate overall job costing information. Instead of a 'rule-of-thumb-based' cost estimate, RepairCenter customers now have the ability to create accurate estimates using the true paint costs based on Sherwin-Williams' list price."

For more information, please contact a Mitchell representative at 800-238-9111 or a Sherwin-Williams representative at 800-798-5872 or go to www.mitchell.com for more information.

About The Sherwin-Williams Company
The Sherwin-Williams Company, founded in 1866, is one of the world's leading companies in the manufacture, distribution and sale of coatings and related products to professional, industrial, commercial and retail customers. Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes, a division of The Sherwin-Williams Company, manufactures and distributes a complete line of advanced technology paint and coating systems for automotive and fleet refinishing industries.

About Mitchell International, Inc.
Mitchell International (www.mitchell.com) is a leading provider of information and workflow solutions to the Property & Casualty 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.