SOURCE: Mitchell International

Mitchell International

October 04, 2011 06:00 ET

Mitchell Partners With Enterprise Rent-A-Car to Enhance Auto Repair Management and Insurance Claims Management Software

Direct Integration Into RepairCenter™ and WorkCenter™ Streamlines Vehicle Rental Process for Insurers

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - Oct 4, 2011) - Mitchell International, Inc., a leading provider of technology, connectivity and information solutions to the Property & Casualty claims and Collision Repair industries, today announced a partnership with Enterprise Rent-A-Car. Under the terms of the agreement, Mitchell will directly integrate Enterprise Rent-A-Car services into both its leading-edge auto repair management software and insurance claims management software solutions -- RepairCenter™ and WorkCenter™ -- automating and simplifying the end-to-end vehicle rental workflow for insurance carriers. Planned for availability in early 2012, this functionality will help to create efficiencies and increase customer satisfaction.

The integration simplifies the rental process by eliminating manual updates and "middleman" communication between the insurer, body shop, rental agency and consumer. When a repair is delayed, an automatic notification can be sent from RepairCenter's shop management system directly to WorkCenter insurance users or to the Enterprise representative to let them know they need to perform a rental task. Representatives and claims handlers will be able to manage vehicle rental tasks through WorkCenter such as send rental requests, extend rentals and receive rental updates.

"We are extremely pleased to partner with Enterprise Rent-A-Car to make vehicle rental integration a standard part of automotive claims processing," said Paul Rosenstein, Mitchell's Vice President of Claims Solutions. "Partnerships with respected industry leaders like Enterprise Rent-A-Car are a part of our commitment to simplify and optimize complex claims and business environments, ultimately creating an exceptional customer experience at every stage of the claims process."

Dave Smith, Vice President Strategic Solutions Sales, for Enterprise Rent-A-Car, said, "This partnership is a significant opportunity for insurers to speed up automotive claims processing and increase customer satisfaction. In addition, direct integration of Enterprise Rent-A-Car into Mitchell's solutions empowers small insurers to gain access to rental integration without having to build it themselves."

Demos and other opportunities to learn about and experience this solution will be available in the early 2012 timeframe. For more information, please fill out the claims contact us form on Mitchell.com or contact your Mitchell representative.

About Enterprise Rent-A-Car
Founded in 1957 and known for an extensive network of locations, everyday low rates and outstanding customer service, Enterprise Rent-A-Car has more than 5,500 offices located within 15 miles of 90 percent of the U.S. population. The Enterprise Rent-A-Car brand offers a wide variety of car leasing, vanpooling, car sharing and hourly rental programs -- and local car rental customers are picked up at no extra cost. For more information, visit www.enterprise.com.

About Mitchell International, Inc.
Mitchell International, Inc. empowers clients to achieve measurably better outcomes. Providing unparalleled breadth of technology, connectivity and information solutions to the Property & Casualty claims and Collision Repair industries, Mitchell is uniquely able to simplify and accelerate the claims management and collision repair processes.

As a leading provider of Property & Casualty claims technology solutions, Mitchell processes over 50 million transactions annually for over 300 insurance companies/claims payers and over 30,000 collision repair facilities throughout North America. Founded in 1946, Mitchell is headquartered in San Diego, California, and has 1,700 employees. The company is privately owned primarily by the Aurora Capital Group, a Los Angeles-based investment group. For more information about Mitchell, visit www.mitchell.com.