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ALLDATA Collision S3500 Estimate Integration Helps Reduce Sublets and Supplements

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

ALLDATA Collision S3500 Estimate Integration Helps Reduce Sublets and Supplements08:00 EDT Tuesday, July 05, 2011ELK GROVE, Calif., July 5, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ALLDATA LLC, the leading provider of manufacturers' vehicle repair information and solutions for the professional automotive service and collision repair industries, has enhanced its popular ALLDATA Collision S3500 repair information software. ALLDATA Collision S3500's Estimate Integration is the first and only program of its type to automatically provide specific line-by-line OE repair information directly from a collision estimate. ALLDATA Collision 3500 with Estimate Integration is the only collision repair software that works with the three major estimating systems to provide OE procedures specific to each make and model. The Estimate Integration enhancement provides at-a-glance views of specific repair data relevant to the individual line item entries on an estimate. It is designed to help improve cycle times, reduce supplements and decrease the amount of work normally outsourced. "Estimate Integration is very user friendly," said Darrell Gates, Manager at Prestige Auto Collision in Mission Viejo, CA. "It is easier and faster to find OE repair information. The biggest benefit of the product however, is that we get peace of mind knowing that we are repairing the vehicle back to OE standards. We can be confident in the quality of the repairs because we have all the information upfront." ALLDATA Collision S3500 includes complete mechanical repair procedures, allowing collision shops to profit from work that might have been lost to an outside source. Technical service bulletins (TSBs) and recall notices are included and updated regularly. "It is clear that OE collision repair information is the highest standard for repairs," said Dan Espersen, ALLDATA Senior Collision Program Manager. "The Estimate Integration enhancement replaces multiple software applications and provides the documentation that a shop needs to validate a repair plan for insurance companies and vehicle owners. It can help reduce negotiations and create more accurate estimates the first time around. By automatically providing OE repair information that is relevant to the estimate, it offers the potential to save an enormous amount of time throughout all areas of a shop. The estimator does not have to look up repair information or wonder if an OE procedure exists for the estimate line item." ALLDATA Collision S3500 is the collision industry's most comprehensive online database of both OE mechanical and collision repair information.About ALLDATA 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. Visit www.alldata.com for more information.About AutoZone 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. On the web at www.autozone.com, AutoZone sells auto and light truck parts and subscriptions to the ALLDATAdiy product, and its Commercial customers can make purchases through www.autozonepro.com. AutoZone does not derive revenue from automotive repair or installation.CONTACT: ALLDATA Annette Mullin at 888-892-2332 Fax: 916-684-6933 press.relations@alldata.com AutoZone Contact Information Media: Ray Pohlman at 866-966-3017 ray.pohlman@autozone.com Financial: Brian Campbell at 901-495-7005 brian.campbell@autozone.com