Audatex Marks Debut of AudaNet with Smart Car Giveaway at NACE - BodyShop Business

Audatex Marks Debut of AudaNet with Smart Car Giveaway at NACE

Company previews AudaNet, its intelligent, next-generation claims and collision repair platform.

Audatex North America, Inc. (Audatex), a wholly owned subsidiary of Solera Holdings, Inc., today marked the North American preview of AudaNet, its intelligent, next-generation claims and collision repair platform, at the International Autobody Congress and Exposition (NACE) in New Orleans October 10-13. Audatex will showcase a range of updated and new products that will be offered via the platform, as well as provide previews of products currently under development.
 
To underscore the intelligence behind the AudaNet Platform, while celebrating its 30 years as a NACE exhibitor, Audatex is giving away a new Smart Car as a grand prize to an event attendee who enters the drawing at the Audatex booth N1401.
 
“AudaNet represents the new frontier in innovation and intelligence for automotive claims and collision repair, and we’re very proud to bring the platform to North America starting with its preview at NACE,” said Wolfgang Ahrens, managing director, Audatex U.S. "Our goal is to provide vehicle owners with the best claim experience possible, and AudaNet streamlines and enriches the entire claim and repair lifecycle – from the first moment a collision occurs, through appraisal, repair and until that claim is settled.”
 
Built on technology successfully used for years throughout Europe and Asia, AudaNet is being optimized for the North American market to seamlessly connect insurers, independent appraisers, repair shops and vehicle owners, and will serve as the technology platform upon which Audatex’s U.S. claims and collision repair solutions will be built, offered and delivered.
 
Audatex will showcase a range of AudaNet products at NACE, including AudaNet Xpert Estimating, its flagship estimating product in which the company is investing significantly to dramatically increase ease of use, accuracy and efficiency when creating damage or total loss appraisals. Upgrades will include an intelligent and predictive vehicle search capability that allows users to quickly identify desired vehicles simply by typing in a description. In addition, Audatex will demonstrate the latest abilities of Xpert Estimating’s intelligent 3-D graphics feature that enables estimators to quickly locate the right parts. Updated features include holistic representations of vehicle interiors and exteriors, the capability to dynamically display vehicle changes depending on selected options, and specialized zones for quick access to special parts groupings, such as glass, electronics or airbags.
 
A number of collision repair shops have previewed AudaNet Xpert Estimating, including LaMettry’s Auto Body, which operates seven locations in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area. 

“The 3-D Graphics and zone navigation are excellent," said Joe Larson, general manager of LaMettry’s. "Part location based on mounting points along with standardization across manufacturers is a big improvement,” .
 
AudaNet Xpert Estimating also incorporates AudaVIN, which provides complete “vehicle DNA” information - including regular production option (RPO) details – direct from and fully integrated with the auto manufacturers themselves. Linked to the Audatex vehicle database, AudaVIN offers what Audatex claims is the industry’s most accurate vehicle identification offering. Audatex says AudaVIN also enhances the precision of salvage appraisals when a vehicle is totaled. 

To demonstrate advanced mobile capabilities, Audatex will preview the estimating solution running on a Windows 8 tablet.
 
“From a high-impact mobile focus to our exclusive 3-D graphics and advanced vehicle identification, AudaNet Xpert Estimating and our complete family of AudaNet solutions are raising the bar for collision repair shops and insurers alike, which translates into better, more effective outcomes for vehicle owners,” added Ahrens.
 
Several new offerings powered by the AudaNet Platform will also be on display at NACE: AudaNet Enterprise FNOL (First Notice of Loss), AudaNet Xpert Mobile Appraiser and AudaNet Enterprise Repair Status. AudaNet Enterprise FNOL accurately predicts the loss type and repair value range at the initial claim notification, enabling insurers to instantly recommend the optimal appraisal channel to vehicle owners in order to streamline claim cycles. Xpert Mobile Appraiser is designed to support ease of use and convenience for insurers and collision repair shops alike, with availability on a variety of mobile platforms. Repair Status provides insurers with near real-time repair status data and management capabilities, helping to consistently ensure timely repairs.
 
Audatex will also demonstrate new releases of existing best-in-class solutions, now re-branded and optimized under the AudaNet Platform, including AudaNet Enterprise Dispatch. Dispatch provides an intelligent dispatch engine that ranks and displays the best applicable resources – based on key attributes such as availability, geographical proximity, partnership tier, workload and skill sets – to deliver an efficient solution for dispatch of appraisal assignments.
 
Finally, Audatex will preview its forthcoming AudaNet Driver family of self-service products, which are targeted at vehicle owners and designed to incorporate all of Audatex’s technologies. Audatex says AudaNet Driver offers a new and convenient approach to end-to-end claims processing, benefiting all users regardless of their level of technical expertise.


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