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Mitchell Announces Post-Merger Plans

Mitchell International, Inc. announced its path forward after discontinuing merger review proceedings with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for its proposed merger with CCC Information Systems, Inc.
“Our team is excited to expand upon the momentum we have created in the market,” said Alex Sun, president and CEO of Mitchell International. “We delivered a number of exciting new products in 2008 and have even more in store for 2009 as we continue to execute our vision of enabling partners to more easily connect and collaborate both inside and outside their traditional boundaries.”

For the collision repair market, Mitchell plans to launch UltraMate 7 and a new version of ABS Enterprise. Mitchell says each of these new releases will deliver improvement in product usability and shop efficiency. The company is also announcing the launch of the Mitchell RepairCenter – a next-generation repair-focused collaborative workspace – at NACE 2009. Mitchell intends to share RepairCenter with select customers in the coming months.
Top tier insurance carriers have selected Mitchell’s WorkCenter to unify core components of their claims process – from assignment and dispatching to estimating and uploading of claims for review, to performing total loss valuations and re-inspections and finally, approving claims for payment. Mitchell says the WorkCenter provides a single workspace built upon next-generation technologies that allow carriers to streamline workflows.

“We’re encouraged that the Mitchell WorkCenter is receiving such a positive reception from our customers and we’re excited to expand upon this success with major enhancements planned across all modules in 2009,” said Marc Brungger, executive vice president for auto physical damage.
Mitchell says that it’s investing aggressively in research and development on the heels of the company’s best financial performance in its 63-year history.

“Mitchell is as strong as ever, and I attribute that to maintaining great relationships with our valued partners,” Sun said. “Our product teams are extremely energized about executing our vision, and as always, our sales and service teams are committed to upholding our proud tradition of service excellence.”

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