SOURCE: Mitchell International

August 16, 2007 09:00 ET

Mitchell Introduces French Language Version of ABS™ Management System

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - August 16, 2007) - Mitchell International, a leading provider of information, workflow, and performance management solutions to the collision claims and repair industries, today announced that it will release a French version of its ABS™ body shop management system in the fourth quarter of 2007. This new French language version of ABS will make its market debut at the International Autobody Congress and Exposition (NACE Expo) 2007 in Las Vegas, Nevada, from October 31st to November 3rd.

"Mitchell remains committed to maintaining its leadership position in the shop marketplace by delivering innovative solutions and services that meet everyday operational needs of body shops and their long-term business goals. As a result, ABS has experienced over ten years of overwhelming success, and we are excited to now offer ABS to our French-speaking customer base in their own language," said Marc Brungger, Executive Vice President of Mitchell International.

Mike Jerry, Vice President and GM of Mitchell Canada, added, "With the introduction of ABS French, no other provider can match the functionality, real-world application, and breadth of solutions that Mitchell can offer to its customers in Canada. Our English-speaking shops in Quebec have used ABS for many years and we are thrilled that our French customers can now experience the incredible benefits of a solution that has been a proven performer to thousands of shops over the last decade."

Commenting on the announcement, Gilles Ruel, owner of Fix Auto in Ancienne-Lorette, Quebec, said, "We have been using ABS in English for over a year with great success. We are excited and look forward to using the French version."

Mitchell International has two market-leading solutions in the body shop management system marketplace: ABS (desktop for single shops) and ABS Enterprise (Web-based for high-functioning and multi-location shops). These management systems automate routine operations like job costing, parts management and scheduling, and generate more than 100 detailed productivity and profitability reports, ensuring that owners and managers have the information they need to make smart business decisions. ABS and ABS Enterprise are the recognized industry leaders and are the fastest growing management systems 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 16,000 business partners each month to enhance their productivity, profitability, and customer satisfaction levels. For more information on Mitchell International, visit its Web site at

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