To streamline recycled, aftermarket parts selection and sourcing

Mitchell International, a provider of information, workflow and performance management solutions to the property & casualty claims and collision repair industries, has expanded its partnership with APU Solutions.

Mitchell signed a reseller agreement with APU Solutions to augment its estimating, shop management, and workflow solutions by providing APU Solutions PartsNetwork to streamline recycled and aftermarket parts selection and sourcing.

Both carriers and collision repair facilities can benefit from the capabilities of APU Solutions PartsNetwork, an online software solution that provides real-time inventory searches and procurement for alternative parts. Enabling PartsNetwork to be used in conjunction with the Mitchell estimating solution provides collision repairers and carriers increased access to accurate parts pricing and availability.

By ensuring availability of parts specified on estimates, the new solution reduces supplements and cycle times. Additionally, the new solution provides carriers with enhanced reporting capabilities on alternative parts selection and trends.

Jesse Herrera, senior vice president of Product Management and Marketing of Mitchell International, said: Efficiency is key at a time when the economy is challenging the way collision repair industry participants operate. By working with APU Solutions to expand our partnership, we’re able to help both collision repairers and insurers reduce cycle time and in turn increase efficiency and ultimately customer satisfaction with the claims experience.