SOURCE: Mitchell International

Mitchell International

September 27, 2011 06:00 ET

Mitchell RepairCenter™ Standardizes Special Materials Repair Data Within TechAdvisor

Instant, Easy-to-Use Access to Multiple Manufacturers' Complex Vehicle Repair Information in a Single Source

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - Sep 27, 2011) - Mitchell International, Inc., a leading provider of technology, connectivity and information solutions to the Property & Casualty claims and Collision Repair industries, today announced the integration of its Special Materials Quick Reference Guide into the RepairCenter™ TechAdvisor auto repair shop software solution. The integration simplifies the structural identification process for technicians by presenting the special materials data in Mitchell's proprietary format that remains consistent across the different OEM's.

"Instant access to the Special Materials Quick Reference Guide via RepairCenter represents the first time that special materials specifications are available from multiple manufacturers in a consistent, user-friendly format from a single repair shop solution," said Jason Bertellotti, Mitchell's Vice President of Repair Solutions. "This enhancement is just one example of Mitchell's ongoing commitment to optimizing the collision repair process. We continue to invest in TechAdvisor and find new ways to leverage Mitchell's collision expertise to augment the OEM data and create a truly unique value proposition for the collision repair industry."

TechAdvisor's Special Materials Quick Reference Guide helps ensure the proper repair of today's advanced vehicles by identifying and color-coding special materials such as HSS and aluminum consistently across all manufacturers in an easy-to-read format. Color codes indicate the composition of parts, helping technicians to perform the correct repair procedures and estimators to determine whether the parts can be repaired or replaced. Collision repairers are empowered to more quickly research today's complex cars and trucks, write more accurate estimates, and ensure proper repairs with the end goal of reducing cycle times and increasing customer satisfaction.

RepairCenter TechAdvisor is a leading-edge auto repair shop solution that provides a searchable database of historical vehicle repair reference data spanning up to 30 years and leveraging Mitchell's 65 years of collision industry expertise. For more information about TechAdvisor and Mitchell's other body shop software solutions for collision repair facilities, please call Mitchell at 800-238-9111 or visit our website at www.mitchell.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.