SOURCE: Mitchell International

October 20, 2008 09:09 ET

Mitchell Unveils Hosted Shop Management Solution at NACE 2008

New ABS™ Enterprise Express Edition Delivers Core Management System Capabilities for Single-Location Collision Repair Facilities With Fewer Business Requirements

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - October 20, 2008) - Mitchell International, Inc., a leading provider of information, workflow, and performance management solutions to the collision claims and repair industries, will showcase ABS™ Enterprise Express Edition at this year's NACE. ABS Enterprise Express Edition is a hosted shop management solution that meets the unique needs of single-location collision repair facilities that don't require the comprehensive capabilities of ABS Enterprise.

The ABS Enterprise Express Edition is designed to give collision repair facilities the proven core capabilities of ABS Enterprise -- without the need for costly IT investments typically associated with installing and maintaining a management solution. It is easy-to-use and quick to implement, helping repair facilities to rapidly realize benefits of an industry-leading shop management solution.

The ABS Enterprise Express Edition provides key benefits such as enhanced operational efficiencies, insight into key performance indicators for improved business decision making and customer satisfaction, job costing, parts management and repair order management. The solution will include Mitchell's UltraMate® estimating interface and one additional interface to any one of the other major estimating systems and QuickBooks® accounting applications.

"ABS Enterprise Express Edition's core shop capabilities provide collision repair facilities with a shop management solution that's the right fit for their business needs today. Shops can also choose to add capabilities as their business needs evolve over time, ensuring that day to day operations become more efficient in an economical way," said Jason Bertellotti, Mitchell International's VP, Repair Solutions.

Bertellotti added, "Offering the ABS Enterprise Express Edition affirms our commitment to the collision repair market -- and to providing viable solutions for collision repair facilities of all sizes. Now smaller scale facilities that may not have prior experience using a management system will have a practical and affordable way to automate processes and implement best practices throughout their entire operation -- while leveraging the proven capabilities that ABS Enterprise was founded on."

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 25,000 business partners each month to enhance their productivity, profitability, and customer satisfaction levels.

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