SOURCE: Mitchell International

Mitchell International

January 10, 2011 08:00 ET

MPI Selects Mitchell TechAdvisor™ for OEM Collision Repair Data

Real-Time Access to Comprehensive Database of Both OEM Mechanical and Collision Repair Information Gives Estimators Ability to Accurately Estimate Today's Complex Vehicles

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - January 10, 2011) - Mitchell International, Inc., a leading provider of information, workflow and performance management solutions to the Property & Casualty claims and Collision Repair industries, today announced that Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI) -- one of Canada's largest insurers -- has selected Mitchell TechAdvisor™ for its source of real-time collision repair reference data for all of its service centres. Mitchell's comprehensive online portal will give MPI estimators access to industry-leading OEM repair procedures along with the latest parts prices and labor times from a single source.

"MPI chose Mitchell for OEM collision repair data. The solution enables our estimators to quickly and accurately access real-time repair reference information on late model vehicles, which is extremely important given complex designs that can pose unique estimating and repair challenges. By leveraging Mitchell's comprehensive repair data and up-to-date parts prices, our estimators will have all the necessary information at their fingertips to make data driven, accurate estimating decisions in a timely manner," said Ted Hlynsky, Vice-President Claims Control & Safety Operations, Manitoba Public Insurance.

"Mitchell is pleased to take our long-standing partnership with MPI to the next level. With the adoption of Mitchell TechAdvisor, MPI demonstrates its commitment to the new world of claims processing -- one where increasingly complex and high-tech vehicles demand real-time online access to OEM repair data and procedures," said Mike Jerry, Vice President and General Manager for Mitchell's Canadian operations.

"In addition, the inclusion of mechanical parts data in TechAdvisor helps ensure that newer vehicles, with their increased complexity and accompanying risk of mechanical damage, are returned to pre-accident condition as quickly as possible," added Jerry.

Mitchell TechAdvisor (http://repaircenter.mitchell.com/techadvisor) is a user-friendly, searchable database of historical vehicle repair reference data that spans up to 30 years and leverages Mitchell's 65 years of collision industry expertise. The portal provides access to critical repair information that helps collision repair facilities efficiently, safely, and profitably restore vehicles to pre-accident condition.

About Manitoba Public Insurance
Manitoba Public Insurance is a Crown Corporation that has provided basic, compulsory automobile insurance coverage (called Autopac) to Manitoba motorists since 1971. Our services are available through claim centres and service centres in 13 communities across Manitoba.

About Mitchell International, Inc.
Mitchell International (www.mitchell.com) is a leading provider of information and workflow solutions to the Property & Casualty claims and Automotive Collision Repair industries. The company's comprehensive solution portfolio streamlines the entire auto physical damage, bodily injury and workers' compensation claims processes. Mitchell enables millions of electronic transactions between more than 30,000 business partners each month to enhance partner productivity, profitability, and customer satisfaction.