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Mitchell’s FastPhoto Manager Reduces Cycle Times by Speeding up the Photo Documentation Process

Integrated module of RepairCenter automatically scans, organizes and links photos to specific estimates and repair orders.

Mitchell International, Inc., a leading provider of information, workflow and performance management solutions to the Property & Casualty claims and Collision Repair industries, announced the release of RepairCenter FastPhoto Manager, an image management system that automates the process of capturing, sorting and accessing collision-related photographs.

FastPhoto Manager is a fully integrated module of the Mitchell RepairCenter – a modular shop workspace that improves workflow by combining repair, customer experience and business management into a streamlined user experience.

RepairCenter FastPhoto Manager is the collision industry’s first image management system to be integrated seamlessly with a shop workspace or business management system and automatically send, sort, size, load and link photos to repair orders and estimates through advanced barcode technology. The system will work in any facility wishing to attach vehicle photos to the correct estimate or RO with the push of a button on the camera. To kick off this product, Mitchell is offering, for a limited time, a free camera or three-month free subscription with every new RepairCenter FastPhoto purchase.

Jesse Herrera, senior vice president, Product Management and Marketing for Mitchell International, said, "Having FastPhoto Manager built into RepairCenter, the market’s leading Shop Workspace, is an exciting innovation for our industry and gives collision repairers a powerful tool to help them save time and money on every repair order. With so many new features and enhanced functionality in the new platform, shops can substantially speed up the vehicle photo documentation process."

Shops using RepairCenter FastPhoto Manager report significant time savings, some up to 30 minutes per repair order. The system also can help collision repairers increase their accuracy in writing estimates. Wireless technology makes it quick and easy to shoot and transfer photos of all existing and supplement damage to fully document estimate dollars associated with each claim. In addition, increased visual documentation of every vehicle helps shops reduce misplaced items and pre-existing damage claims. Insurers benefit as well through the ability to easily share photos with repair partners, subrogation and SIU.

RepairCenter FastPhoto Manager is a complete paperless workflow solution that enables shops to quickly and easily manage photos for instant proof of work and vehicle condition documentation, ready to share with insurance partners, customers and parts suppliers. The ruggedized FastPhoto digital camera displays an on-screen menu of pre-programmed stages that will document and time-stamp photos throughout all stages of work, from intake to delivery. Those photos are then wirelessly sent to the system and automatically filed with the correct RO or estimate. RepairCenter FastPhoto Manager is easy to use – employees can be trained in minutes –and offers shops peace of mind by backing up all photos daily to Mitchell’s secure data center. 


More information:

For more information about the special, limited time offer and to schedule a free online demonstration of FastPhoto Manager, contact Mitchell at (800) 238-9111 (option 2) or www.mitchellrepaircenter.com/fast.

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