VehicleOwnersGuide.com, a provider of technology, connectivity and information solutions to the collision repair industry, announced the addition of Audatex U.S./Canada English/French to its EstimateReader.com Web service.
The EstimateReader.com Web service uses advanced artificial intelligence and pattern recognition to turn PDF collision estimates into usable files. The files can be imported into rental-car, shop-management, parts-ordering, claims and other computer systems, according to the company.
EstimateReader.com has learned CCC and Audatex and is being taught to read Mitchell US/Canada English/French estimates.
The reader returns a simple XML file that any organization can use to access the information contained in their estimates, according to the company. The XML file can be converted into BMS, EMS, spreadsheet or other file formats.
“We were first to market when we published the EstimateReader.com in January of this year,” said Steven Siessman of VehicleOwnersGuide.com. “Since then we have been honing the process by running tens of thousands of estimates through the reader, allowing new patterns to be developed and making it more accurate. We will be publishing PDF to EMS in the next few weeks to accommodate shops/other entities that want to utilize EMS files. In addition, users of our EstimateScrubber.com portal can receive their estimate data as a part of the scrubbing process.”
For more information visit EstimateReader.com.