Stand Up Speak Out: On today’s estimating processes

Toronto, Ontario – The way you estimate repairs has likely changed since you first joined the industry, no matter how long you’ve been here. Our ever-digitizing world presents many options when it comes to choosing an estimating software. Collision Repair magazine is seeking your feedback on the estimating processes of today. What’s working? What could be improved? […]

By the Books: PPG’s new AdjustRite estimating system Quickbooks compatible

Toronto, Ontario — In the ongoing effort toward smoother bookkeeping, PPG has announced that its new AdjustRite commercial estimating system can now integrate with both QuickBooks Desktop and QuickBooks Online. Launched on Tuesday, the AdjustRite platform aims to streamline the invoicing process by linking up with QuickBooks, a staple program for thousands of businesses across […]

ALLDATA updates core product to include interactive wiring diagrams

According to ALLDATA, the new interactive wiring diagrams can be easily highlighted, wires not needed for the job in hand can be hidden and print diagrams show only the highlighted wires.

Elk Grove, California — September 27, 2017 — ALLDATA has unveiled its ‎newest technology platform. According to ALLDATA, the new platform features extensive, integrated updates to ALLDATA Repair and ALLDATA Collision, as well as interactive colour wiring diagrams that ALLDATA says give technicians the option to work with non-OEM and factory-direct wiring diagrams. The vehicle […]

New software may spell the end of distracted driving

Distracted drivers are three times more likely to be in a crash than attentive drivers, according to statistics from Alberta Transportation. Researchers at the University of Waterloo have developed new algorithms that can detect when drivers are engaged in distracting activities such as texting.

Waterloo, Ontario — September 11, 2017 — Distracted driving is currently the leading cause of automobile crashes, eclipsing drinking and driving. However, software may soon bring the practice to an end. According to a statement released by the University of Waterloo, computer algorithms developed by engineering researchers at the university can accurately determine when drivers […]

Canadian Hail Repair ramps up estimator efficiency with CosmosSync

Sam Piercey Jr. of Canadian Hail Repair performing an estimate. Canadian Hail Repair has recently teamed with CosmosSync to expedite the hail repair process. Estimators can now save travel time and the associated costs of visiting remote areas while still providing excellent service.

Calgary, Alberta — July 6, 2017 — Two made-in-Canada solutions have teamed up to simplify and expedite the PDR repair process in Northern Alberta. CosmosSync is a digital image and file collection system that specializes in the collision repair industry, counting over 200 repairers among its clients. The primary purpose of the CosmosSync tool is […]

Nexsyis Collision now available in Canada

Nexsyis Collision logo.

Indianapolis, Indiana — March 8, 2017 — Nexsyis Collision has announced it has expanded into the Canadian market. The company offers a fully-integrated management and accounting system for collision repair. A statement from the company says the system slated for release in Canada is the same one repairers in the US have used since the […]

Mitchell launches Mitchell Connect

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San Diego, California — November 15, 2016 — Mitchell has announced an update to Mitchell Connect, its web-based workflow solution for repair facilities. This new version allows shops to receive assignments, and send estimates, photos and other documents to insurance companies, even if they are not in a carrier’s Direct Repair Program (DRP). “Our enhanced […]

Jack Rozint joins Mitchell as VP of Sales & Service, Repair

Jack Rozint has joined Mitchell's Auto Physical Damage (APD) business unit as Vice President of Sales & Service, Repair.

San Diego, California — August 23, 2016 — Mitchell International has announced Jack Rozint has joined the company’s Auto Physical Damage (APD) business unit as Vice President of Sales & Service, Repair. Rozint has over 20 years of information service experience focused on the auto claims and collision industries. Most recently, he was with consulting […]