Smart Scanners: Tractable, Black Widow partner in new auto-damage assessment app

O’Fallon, Missouri — Artificial intelligence company, Tractable is partnering with Black Widow to deliver a new auto-damage assessment app to smartphones. Black Widow, an automotive imagery company will be integrating Tractable’s damage assessment AIs, creating an app that detects damage and generates vehicle condition reports, including estimated repair costs. According to a video by Tractable, […]

Collision Core Quality: Sherwin-Williams’ new app earns 2021 Kool Tools distinction from SCRS

Toronto, Ontario — Sherwin-Williams’ recently launched Collision Core Quality has not only grabbed the attention of  body shops implementing the application, but also those of industry partners like the Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS). This year, SCRS released its newest list of Kool Tools and Sherwin-Williams Collision Core Quality was among those recognized by […]

Polyvance’s app delivers plastic repair procedural details

By CRM staff Toronto, Ontario — January 7, 2019 — Polyvance has launched its very own smartphone app designed to help technicians quickly identify plastics and their proper repair method. The app contains four main sections which includes, Plastics Identification, Standard Operating Procedures, Videos, and Welder Companion. Plastics Identification – a list of the most […]

RoadTrust launches app for stranded motorists

A user logs into RoadTrust to call for assistance.

Toronto, Ontario — January 1, 2018 — RoadTrust, an OEM compliant accreditation program, has launched an app designed to helps shops make more money and improve customer experience, the company claims. RoadTrust is an on-demand platform that connects stranded motorists with a choice of the nearest and accredited service providers, with the accreditation package being […]

Kent Automotive launches mobile app for PROS Cost Recovery tool

Kent Automotive

By CRM Staff Chicago, Illinois — November 23, 2017 — Kent Automotive has announced the release of a mobile app that it claims will make repair parts tracking and cost recovery easier and faster for collision centres. Kent Automotive’s PROS Profit Enhancement Tool app is available for Apple’s iPhone and Android devices. It allows users […]

SEMA: NSF International launches free auto parts search app

NSF International

BY CRM Staff Las Vegas, Nevada — November 2, 2017 — NSF International, which specializes in product testing, auditing and certification, has announced the release of its new automotive app: Vehicle Repair Connect. The app, launched at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas, provides information on thousands of automotive parts, both certified and non-certified, as […]

Parts Finder Plus aims to decrease order time on parts

Parts Finder Plus has built an app designed to summarize parts available from all aftermarket distributors. The company is currently looking for shops to test to app.

By Tom Davis Eastport, Newfoundland — October 8, 2017 — A new mobile application is aiming to help the industry by creating a more time efficient and cost-effective alternative to sourcing car parts. The app has been developed by Newfoundland-based technology company Parts Finder Plus (PF+). Founded in 2012 by Peter Squire and Stephanie Maloney, […] launches Photomate imaging app has launched Photomate, an imaging app that interfaces directly with the company’s Checkmate system.

Fort Wright, Kentucky — March 1, 2017 — has announced the release of Photomate, the company’s latest imaging tool. Photomate is a mobile app that allows you to take photos of your inventory. Customers can see the photos online and salespeople can them in Checkmate,’s inventory management system. According to, Photomate is […]

Customer connection: Fix Auto launches mobile estimating app

Fix Auto has recently launched the Fix Auto Mobile Estimate App.

Montreal, Quebec — August 22, 2016 — One of the keys to success is to make it easy for your customers to do business with you. Fix Auto Canada has taken a leap forward in connecting with customers with the launch of the Fix Auto Mobile Estimate App.    The announcement was made by Carl […]