SOURCE: Mitchell International

Mitchell International

October 17, 2016 09:00 ET

Mitchell Announces Mitchell Parts Procurement Through Strategic Alliance With uParts

Mitchell Parts to Integrate Advanced Electronic Procurement Capabilities Within Estimating and Repair Management to Streamline Workflow and Business Operations

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwired - Oct 17, 2016) - Mitchell, a leading provider of technology, connectivity and information solutions to the insurance and repair industries, announced today its launch of Mitchell Parts -- a fully integrated parts procurement solution to be offered to all collision repair shops and their existing suppliers.

Mitchell Parts Procurement is powered by and created through a strategic alliance with uParts, an advanced cloud-based parts procurement company.

Mitchell Parts will now seamlessly connect collision repair shops with their suppliers to streamline and automate the parts procurement process, benefiting all parties in the automotive claims and collision repair supply chain. Under the strategic alliance, the companies will deliver deep integration between the uParts platform and Mitchell's UltraMate, Estimating, and RepairCenter solutions. This will empower both Mitchell and uParts customers with the only comprehensive solution designed to streamline their end-to-end parts procurement needs.

"Mitchell Parts underscores our commitment to our clients, enabling us to deliver on the promise of empowering better outcomes," said Debbie Day, EVP and General Manager of Mitchell's Auto Physical Damage Business Unit. "We chose to partner with uParts based on their superior technology and deep understanding of the entire procurement process. Managing the entire workflow and handling all exceptions from a single cloud-based portal helps our shops increase their operational efficiencies while reducing their cycle-time."

 "Mitchell has a rich history of innovation in collision repair and claims management," said Alex Adegan, CEO of uParts. "Together, Mitchell and uParts offer a comprehensive parts solution that levels the playing field to satisfy the needs of all sides of the transaction. Mitchell's leadership coupled with our decades of experience in collision parts is a perfect combination for streamlining business operations of all parties in the process."

Key features of Mitchell Parts include:

  • Open Platform: Any shop and any supplier can participate
  • 'Single Click Ordering': Order all the parts with a single click, including all OEM, Aftermarket and Remanufactured parts
  • Parts Profiles: Choice of suppliers based on existing relationships and detailed information about service levels, pricing and parts availability
  • Measurement: Analytics tools track and guide partner performance
  • Full Integration: Mitchell Parts integrates uParts and Mitchell from its initial release

Beginning next month, Mitchell Parts Procurement will be made available by geography and at no additional fee for Mitchell repair facility customers. More information about Mitchell Parts can be found here: Mitchell.com/Parts

About Mitchell International
Headquartered in San Diego, California, Mitchell International, Inc. is celebrating its 70th year of enabling better business outcomes for its customers. Mitchell delivers smart technology solutions that simplify and accelerate claims handling processes, driving more accurate, consistent, and cost-effective resolutions. Mitchell integrates deep industry expertise into workflow solutions, which provide unparalleled access to data, advanced analytics and decision support tools. Mitchell's comprehensive solution portfolio and robust SaaS infrastructure connect its customers in ways that enable tens of millions of electronic transactions to be processed each month for more than 300 insurance companies, over 30,000 collision repair facilities and countless other Property & Casualty industry supply partners across the Americas and Europe. For more information, please visit www.mitchell.com.

About uParts
Headquartered in Huntington Beach, California, uParts is revolutionizing the repair industry through its independent cloud-based platform where auto parts are systematically identified, effectively located and electronically procured through suppliers of the shop's choice. uParts automates the entire procurement process for its repair shops and part suppliers by seamlessly integrating into their legacy applications and providing an intuitive transaction and communications portal. It is a platform designed to allow technology to assist repair facilities while delivering major efficiency gains.

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