SOURCE: Mitchell International

Mitchell International

October 09, 2012 10:40 ET

Mitchell RepairCenter™ ToolStore Integrates With Car-Part.com's Pro Search

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - Oct 9, 2012) -  Mitchell today announced a new technology integration with Car-Part.com as a partner in the RepairCenter™ ToolStore, making it possible for body shops to search for green parts in the Car-Part Pro marketplace directly from the RepairCenter Workspace.

The Car-Part Pro value added marketplace, designed for body shops and insurance appraisers, is now seamlessly integrated into RepairCenter through the RepairCenter ToolStore. Car-Part Pro allows professionals to search by delivery date, warranty, recycler certifications, and part quality, and returns all inclusive pricing results from a database of 140 million parts, 4,200 recyclers, and hundreds of alternative parts providers. The built-in Live Service™ messaging feature allows real-time communication with part suppliers, and Car-Part.com's exclusive SmartVin™ technology decodes VINs to simplify part choices during the search.

"This integration gives Mitchell customers the ability to search for green parts and see only those that can be delivered within their cycle time window, meet their warranty criteria, and conform to their quality standards," says Jeff Schroder, founding CEO of Car-Part.com. "We know it's crucial for shops' profitability to have all the information they need at their fingertips, and we're excited to provide a simple and powerful solution directly integrated into RepairCenter."

In addition to passing data to facilitate parts lookup and ordering, the RepairCenter ToolStore also provides the ability to receive data back from Car-Part Pro. This two-way integration empowers shops to eliminate the manual steps required to update relevant parts costing and estimate information in RepairCenter, further simplifying workflow. Car-Part Pro interface is offered at no additional cost in the RepairCenter ToolStore and takes just one click to activate.

"Navigating the recycled parts marketplace can be a challenging proposition for shops. Now our customers can rely on Car-Part's feature rich parts procurement solution to help them make more educated decisions about who they do business with and the parts they order," said Peter Lovasz, Senior Director of Mitchell Repair Solutions. "Integrating the Car-Part Pro interface into RepairCenter makes the parts procurement workflow more streamlined and will benefit all stakeholders in the repair process," added Lovasz.

Mitchell's RepairCenter ToolStore is a dynamic market place that empowers body shops to connect with their mission critical collision repair trading partners and third party add-on tools -- tools that help shops streamline workflows and run their businesses more profitably and efficiently. Built within RepairCenter's market leading repair data and business management solutions, the ToolStore features applications across multiple categories such as paint, rental, parts, analytics, accessories, compliance, digital marketing, customer satisfaction and more. The RepairCenter ToolStore is like having every tool in the industry on hand for the collision repair shop workflow.

To learn more about RepairCenter, visit www.repaircenter.mitchell.com, or to get additional information about building your own application in the ToolStore, contact Mitchell by email at RepairCenterInfo@mitchell.com or telephone at 1-800-238-9111.

About Car-Part.com
Car-Part.com is the leading green parts marketplace, processing 2.3 billion dollars of part searches per month. Car-Part.com developed the only fully integrated suite of products for recyclers to manage their business. Car-Part.com uses this unique capability to power Car-Part Pro.

About Mitchell
Mitchell 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.