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Appraiser Invents Digital Image Renaming Tool for Estimators

Image Rename It results in a 60-70% time savings for appraisers and estimators tasked with renaming collision damage image files.

CIECA to Hold Webinar on Artificial Intelligence and Estimating

CIECA announced it will hold its next CIECAst webinar, “Inside the AI Black Box: Understanding How Algorithms Appraise Auto Damage in Seconds,” on Aug. 8 at 10 a.m.

Louisiana Bill Would Prohibit Photo Estimates

New legislation has been introduced in Louisiana that would require physical appraisals and that insurers disclose to their customers that they don’t have to submit photos in order to obtain an appraisal.

CIECA Adds Webinar on Photo Estimating and Artificial Intelligence

CIECA has announced a new webinar to take place on Tuesday, April 9 at 11 a.m. CST that will discuss photo estimating and artificial intelligence (AI).

Collision Photography: Poor Images Cost You Money

You may be thinking to yourself, “No, my images have nothing to do with whether I make money or not.” But, continue reading and you’ll see that your images can and do affect your bottom line in a variety of ways.

VIDEO: Photo Estimating, Presented by Honda

In this video, BodyShop Business Editor Jason Stahl discusses the importance of educating consumers on the new trend of photo estimating and how it might shortchange them and/or lead to incomplete repairs.

Mitchell Industry Trends Report: Photo-Based Estimating Seeing Exponential Growth

Mitchell data shows a tenfold increase in insurer-administrated photo-based estimating from 2016 to 2017, with a corresponding drop in staff field inspections.

CIECA Symposium Speakers to Discuss Current Industry Issues

Presentations from CCC’s Susanna Gotsch on industry trends and Chuck Olson of AirPro Diagnostics on how to interpret and document scan data, trouble codes and calibrations highlight the symposium slated for Sept. 17-19 in Tampa, Fla.

CIECA Webcast to Cover Photo Estimating

The webinar will discuss why photo estimating has become so prevalent, and will cover its impact on business and the steps to take when implementing the process.

Next Elite Body Shop Solutions Webinar Will Cover Photo Estimating

The webinar, scheduled for 1 p.m. Central time on June 14, will feature Ryan Taylor of Bodyshop Booster, who will present “Photo Estimating: The Good, the Bad & the Ugly!”.

Photo-Based Body Shop Estimates are a Joke: A Consumer’s Perspective

As a consumer, I can tell you that photo-based estimating is a joke. And the only ones laughing are the insurance companies.

Photo Estimating in Collision Repair: Educating Customers Is Your Best Defense

By participating in insurers’ photo-based estimating programs, consumers are shortchanging themselves – and saving insurers lots of money.