ELK GROVE, Calif., Oct. 10, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ALLDATA LLC, the leading provider of manufacturers' automotive repair information and solutions for professional automotive service and collision repair shops, has introduced a product that automatically verifies estimates against regulations applicable to repairs, direct repair provider (DRP) guidelines, and shop business rules.
"The number of complex rules an estimate must comply with keeps growing," said ALLDATA President, Jeff Lagges. "That complexity requires skilled, experienced estimators who must still spend time looking up specifics for various DRPs, new regulations, and so on. ALLDATA Compliance operates behind the scenes to verify each line item, helping to eliminate guesswork, reduce lookup times, and lessen the need to hire and retain only the most experienced estimators. The combination means ALLDATA Compliance can help save shop owners a great deal of time and money."
Equally important is the accuracy ALLDATA Compliance adds to each estimate. When shop owners submit estimates to insurers, they can feel confident. Over time, the increased accuracy can help strengthen insurer relationships and potentially raise DRP scores, which may result in increased referrals and revenue.
"Now is one of those times that automation does more than speed up a process," said Lagges. "It heightens quality at the same time, which can ultimately increase the amount of customers who choose your business for repairs."
ALLDATA Compliance includes another capability that shop owners can use to their advantage. It allows them to create and comply with customized internal business rules. Automation that ensures estimates meet external guidelines and regulations, along with internal business requirements, can help owners boost profitability and eliminate concerns that exceptions will be uncovered during insurance company re-inspections.
"We understand the challenges shop owners face during the estimating process," said Lagges. "By combining ALLDATA Collision and ALLDATA Estimate Integration with our new ALLDATA Compliance product, we believe we have eliminated many of our shop owners' most troubling estimating challenges."
For more information about ALLDATA and the ALLDATA Compliance, please visit http://www.alldata.com/estimate-compliance or call 800-697-2533.
ALLDATA, founded in 1986, with more than 80,000 automotive repair and collision shop subscribers, is the leading provider of manufacturers' service and repair information, shop management software and customer relations tools for the automotive repair and collision industries. Professional automotive repair shops across North America depend on ALLDATA for their automotive repair information needs and to purchase parts from more than 2,200 AutoZone Commercial program locations.
ALLDATA® CollisionSM S3500 is the single source of OEM collision repair information delivering unedited and regularly updated information for structural repairs, mechanical and diagnostic information. ALLDATA® RepairSM S3000 is the leading provider of comprehensive, factory-correct repair information for the automotive industry. Also available are: ALLDATA® ManageSM, a strategic shop management system; ALLDATA® MarketSM, a web-based shop marketing tool to bring in new and repeat business and the AutoZone® Aftermarket Parts Catalog and AZ PartsConnect® program for aftermarket parts estimating and electronic ordering. ALLDATAdiy.com provides consumers with repair articles, factory technical service bulletins, and illustrations for a specific vehicle, along with a link to ALLDATA-approved repair shops. Visit www.alldata.com for more information.
As of May 5, 2012, AutoZone (NYSE:AZO) sells auto and light truck parts, chemicals and accessories through 4,613 AutoZone stores in 48 U.S. states plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico and 297 stores in Mexico.
AutoZone is the leading retailer and a leading distributor of automotive replacement parts and accessories in the United States. Each store carries an extensive product line for cars, sport utility vehicles, vans and light trucks, including new and remanufactured automotive hard parts, maintenance items, accessories, and non-automotive products. Many stores also have a commercial sales program that provides commercial credit and prompt delivery of parts and other products to local, regional and national repair garages, dealers, service stations, and public sector accounts. AutoZone also sells the ALLDATA brand diagnostic and repair software through www.alldata.com. Additionally, we sell automotive hard parts, maintenance items, accessories, non-automotive products and subscriptions to the ALLDATAdiy product through www.autozone.com, and our commercial customers can make purchases through www.autozonepro.com. AutoZone does not derive revenue from automotive repair or installation.
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