San Diego, California — July 24, 2017 — Mitchell International has recently released a new product the company says is designed to make estimating easier, more flexible and more efficient: Mitchell Estimating Cloud. It’s an entirely cloud-based solution designed to simplify the estimating process to quickly create accurate appraisals.
Key features of Mitchell Estimating Cloud include a complete integration with Mitchell Diagnostics, cloud based applications and an open system capable of running on any of three operating systems. It also includes OEM repair procedures, guided estimating and the option for repairers to either utilize EMS or BMS standards for data sharing with trading partners. The Mitchell Estimating Cloud will give estimators the ability to work on multiple estimates at one time, as simply as opening a new browser tab. This allows shops the flexibility to do more than one thing a time, a necessity for the complex world of collision repair.
“Mitchell Estimating Cloud operates completely in the cloud. Estimators and appraisers are no longer tied to their desk and can work anywhere, anytime, on any modern browser and device, Mitchell Estimating Cloud continues to deliver on Mitchell’s long heritage in the industry for supporting proper and safe repairs,” said Debbie Day, Executive Vice President and General Manager for Mitchell Auto Physical Damage Solutions.
“Using the new Mitchell Estimating Cloud is changing the way we write estimates. We’re able to be out in front of a vehicle and write the estimate, upload photos and order parts,” said Andres Sanchez, Claims Adjuster for Superior Auto Body. “As a shop using the new Mitchell Estimating system, I feel it’s going to shorten the time we have the vehicle in the shop, to write the estimate, and get it approved. I like the fact that it’s web-based, and that I can use the platform on a tablet or a laptop, even my mobile phone.”
Mitchell Estimating Cloud is currently in use at over 80 repair facilities and is slated for general release in the US early in the fourth quarter of 2017. It’s expected to become available in Canada sometime in 2018.
For more information, please visit mitchell.com.