Mitchell has introduced a feature in Mitchell Cloud Estimating that automatically detects a completed scan or calibration and gives users the ability to add it as a line on the collision-damage appraisal.
According to the San Diego-based company, this feature helps ensure that estimates include the appropriate diagnostic procedures performed. It is also designed to assist independent, staff and shop appraisers with maintaining accurate records while giving vehicle owners added visibility into the repair work completed.
When configured, the new feature in Mitchell Cloud Estimating automatically detects diagnostic procedures performed on the vehicle with a Mitchell diagnostics device and indexes the related scan and calibration documents associated with a claim.
Then, in the estimating system, it surfaces a list of available scan and calibration operations related to the automobile. Estimators can select the applicable diagnostic lines and update the appraisal with the relevant operations, labor times and prices.
“Diagnostic scanning and calibration are becoming a standard part of collision repair,” says Jack Rozint, Mitchell’s senior vice president of repair sales. “By enhancing our diagnostics-as-a- service platform and more tightly integrating it with Mitchell Cloud Estimating, we can provide collision facilities with an end-to-end solution designed to efficiently manage repairs, documentation and billing.”
The new feature’s rollout comes as Mitchell announces a milestone for its diagnostics platform: more than 5 million scans and 125,000 static and dynamic calibrations performed by U.S. and Canadian customers. Launched in 2017, Mitchell says its platform’s scan volume has grown by more than 2 million in less than two years with availability of the MD-500 device.