By CRM Staff
Las Vegas, Nevada -- November 1, 2017 -- AkzoNobel has announced the launch of Carbeat, which the company says is an “industry first” digital solution. Carbeat will offer a real-time overview of the repair service, with the company claiming the tool will offer customers at automotive body repair shops simpler workflows and easier access to information, as well as allowing them to “save time and money.”
The tool will make the information it gathers available to managers, team leaders, technicians and others. AkzoNobel said this will create improved transparency and communication.
The application is deployed on a large touch screen monitor designed to make using the system quick and intuitive, while providing a comprehensive overview of all the work in production. The company said this will “enhance the quality and granularity of captured cycle time data,” enabling deeper insight into ways to improve efficiency and eliminate waste.
Peter Tomlinson, Managing Director of AkzoNobel’s Automotive and Specialty Coatings business, said: “There are two important trends facing repairers today – increasing vehicle repair process complexity and the demand for transparency and efficiency into those processes. We believe Carbeat will really help our bodyshop customers and multi-site operators master these challenges by giving them control and visibility into the heartbeat of their business.”
Carbeat runs from the cloud, and therefore requires zero installation or high-end technological expertise to implement and maintain.
Carbeat has now launched across the United States and is expected to launch across Canada by the end of the year.