Audatex North America, Inc., has announced that it has
purchased NewEra Software LLC, a U.S.-based provider of body shop management
Audatex says NewEra’s expertise coupled with its own
distribution capabilities will provide its 12,000-plus collision repair
customers in North America with an integrated management solution that controls
collision repair operations.
"The combination of our customer base and platform
with NewEra’s scalable and modular BMS will allow us to deliver more high-value
services to our collision repair customers, enabling them to more effectively
manage their operations and administrative activities with vendors, insurers
and customers," said Elias Olmeta, CFOO of Audatex North America.
"We’re very excited about their proven volume-based scheduling and
workflow management tools, which will include the ability for collision repair
facilities to display and intelligently manage vehicle repair status that can
be tracked real-time by customers, rental car agencies and insurance
professionals via an electronic device of their choice.
"The NewEra body shop management system, AutoFocus,
will be a key offering in our body shop suite of products, and underscores our
commitment to bringing essential and value added products and services to our