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Audatex - deliver re-certification training programme for Apollo Motor Group's 22 bodyshops

Audatex - deliver re-certification training programme for Apollo Motor Group's 22 bodyshops | Audatex UK | Scoop.it

Audatex recently delivered Re-Certification Training and the Apollo Estimator of the Year Competition to the 26 strong team of Vehicle Damage Assessors (VDA) from the Apollo Motor Group.

The training sessions, which were spread over three days, mark the third year that Apollo has partnered with Audatex to invest in the excellence of its staff.

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Trevor Knowles, Training Manager with Audatex, adds,

“The success of the Audatex training programme, illustrates the value we bring to Nigel and the Apollo team. We have designed a training solution that helps drive performance levels and enhances efficiency in the bodyshops. These bottom line benefits make Audatex a key partner for bodyshops and manufacturers keen to invest in the quality and development of their staff.”

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Audatex partners with Peugeot Citroën

Audatex partners with Peugeot Citroën | Audatex UK | Scoop.it

Audatex is working in partnership with Peugeot Citroën, developing a premium training programme with bespoke certification for its bodyshop staff. 

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Leonie Douglas Fleet & Collision Programmes Manager at Peugeot Citroen said, ‘Our growing parntership with Audatex ensures that we can continue to bring our bodyshop estimators the very best training, helping them get assessments right first time, keeping their costs down and increasing the efficiency across our approved network.’

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Latest release of AudaMobile includes estimating on light commercial vehicles

Latest release of AudaMobile includes estimating on light commercial vehicles | Audatex UK | Scoop.it

Audatex is extending the benefits of AudaMobile, its ‘right first time’, paperless estimating App, to bodyshops who estimate and repair Light Commercial Vehicles (LCV).

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Paul Skykes explains, 

"With more vehicle types now available than ever before on AudaMobile, assessors can use it to create fast, accurate estimates on LCVs.
AudaMobile allows Vehicle Damage Assessors (VDA) to capture damage and calculate assessments at the side of the vehicle, increasing estimate accuracy and streamlining the claims process.

"Combine these benefits with our latest enhancements to AudaMobile, including improved image quality and iSO8 compatibility, LCV bodyshops have even greater opportunities to boost revenue."

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Insurers and bodyshops should reassess the role of technology

Audatex explains the automation of processes that should underpin not replace existing infrastructures.

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The depth of data increasingly becoming available to insurers heralds a future of reduced risk and fraud, combined with increased profit, but urges Audatex, new technology platforms designed to maximise data intelligence shouldn’t be seen as a threat to established underwriting infrastructures and resources.

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Paint price update for 2015

Paint price update for 2015 | Audatex UK | Scoop.it

PPG Group has announced that it will be implementing a price increase effective 19th January 2015 across its Nexa Autocolor Car Compliant and PPG Car Compliant paint brands. In addition, Akzo Nobel has announced a price increase effective 1st February 2015 for its Sikkens paint brand, and Axalta Coating Systems for their Standox, Cromax, and Spies Hecker brands, also effective 1st February 2015. 

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Audatex has requested the detailed pricing data from each paint manufacturer before forwarding to AZT for processing. Once this work is complete and we have made the necessary adjustments to our paint tables, we will advise the indicative average percentage update that our customers can expect to see as a result of these changes, together with the implementation date.

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2014 reflections and what's in store for 2015

2014 reflections and what's in store for 2015 | Audatex UK | Scoop.it

http://www.abpclub.co.uk Paul Sykes, Managing Director, Audatex UK says from an Audatex perspective:

"Our biggest challenges for 2014 became our biggest highlights. We needed to up the tempo in delivering greater mobility led applications whilst diversifying to support market changes and our customers’ needs.

As a result, we developed and brought to market a range of estimating and data solutions that encourage a truly mobile approach to working, and offer real time communication with our platform. Our recently launched iPad app, AudaLite, is a great example of how we continue to add value to the repair community by enhancing our right first time estimating solutions, but widen their functionality - this time with a focus on quoting for smaller retail and non insurance related jobs."

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"Improving efficiencies within the repair cycle but ultimately enhancing the whole customer experience, saw us as at the start of our mobile journey. The release of AudaMobile, AudaLite and our latest solution, AudaGarage which sees us deliver accurate technical data for over 30 million vehicles, are all driven by the mobility theme."

 

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Solera and CAP seek agreement approval

Solera and CAP seek agreement approval | Audatex UK | Scoop.it
The CMA is investigating the completed acquisition by Solera Holdings, Inc. of the entire issued share capital of CAP Automotive
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CAP Automotive acquired by Solera Holdings for £295m

CAP Automotive acquired by Solera Holdings for £295m | Audatex UK | Scoop.it

CAP AUTOMOTIVE has been acquired by leading provider of risk and asset management software and services Solera Holdings Inc for £295m. Solera has a long-established presence in the UK, already owning HPI and Audatex, and it is active in more than 70 other countries worldwide.

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CAP bought by HPI and Audatex owner Solera

CAP bought by HPI and Audatex owner Solera | Audatex UK | Scoop.it
CAP Automotive has been acquired by Solera Holdings, a provider of risk and asset management software and services to automotive companies
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New features for AudaMobile

New features for AudaMobile | Audatex UK | Scoop.it

www.bodyshopmag.com "Audatex is investing in the development of AudaMobile, its innovative App designed to help bodyshops captures more data for 'right first time', paperless estimates"

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"Crucially, the new features allow users to create an assessment from scratch and edit authorised assessments, on their iPad, without having to be within AudaEnterpriseGold."

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BE2014 a flying success

BE2014 a flying success | Audatex UK | Scoop.it

"The 2014 bodyshop Event took place on 2 and 3 October at the Celtic Manor Resort and, once again, feedback has shown this year’s event was a flying success... A massive thank you to Audatex"

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Auto Body Professionals Club - The home of the body repair industry

Auto Body Professionals Club - The home of the body repair industry | Audatex UK | Scoop.it
Confirming its commitment to ABP and its members', Audatex, continues to back the Club's forthcoming events, including the National Ireland Meetings, Charity Golf Day and ABP Annual Convention; this is the 8th year Audatex has been headline partner for the ABP Annual Convention including the Night of Knights and the UK Body Repair Industry Year Book.
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Paul Sykes, Managing Director for Audatex says: “We are thrilled to once again be supporting the ABP through sponsorship and embracing these opportunities to launch yet another exciting initiative to help bodyshops. But we also have some totally new ‘fun’ ideas for the ABP Convention on 18th November which promise to make the event all the more rewarding for those that attend. Just watch this space…”
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Audatex data shows preference for repair

Audatex data shows preference for repair | Audatex UK | Scoop.it
Bodyshops go for insurer repair incentives, as average parts prices rise by 25%
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Conversely, the average price of an individual part has risen by 25% over the same period, from £60 to over £75. However, despite increases in parts prices, the overall parts costs per repair job have risen by only four per cent in the same time.
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Audatex partners at the IBIS Global Summit 2015

Audatex partners at the IBIS Global Summit 2015 | Audatex UK | Scoop.it

The IBIS Global Summit 2015 will, for the first time, include commercial breaks – giving delegates a chance to learn about the IBIS partners. 

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The commercial breaks are part of 2015’s theme ‘Evolution through Collaboration’, aiming to give the conference sponsors an opportunity to enhance the delegates’ experience of IBIS. All businesses have importance in the global collision repair market and, through collaboration, each industry stakeholder has the potential to improve and grow. The IBIS partners: 3M, AkzoNobel, Audatex, Axalta, Chief, EMM, Enterprise and Fix Auto World, are hand-picked in order to bring the most value to delegates. 

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Audatex tackles repair assessments for Peugeot Citroen

Audatex tackles repair assessments for Peugeot Citroen | Audatex UK | Scoop.it
Peugeot Citroën has put its vehicle damage assessors through a training programme with Audatex to help ensure assessments are right first time.
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Training took place in 15 regional centres across the UK, including Maidstone, Newbury, Bristol and Milton Keynes.

The vehicle damage assessors were tested throughout the training and based on their performance, a winner was announced from each of the networks.

The Citroën estimator of the year was awarded to Matt Famer of MG Cannon Salisbury and the Peugeot estimator of the year was awarded to Neil Trisnan of Robins and Day Chiswick.

Each winner received atrophy along with and iPad and a three-month subscription to AudaMobile for use within their business.

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Paint index increases by 3.9% with effect from Saturday 14 February

Further to our recent communications regarding paint price updates, Audatex can confirm that we will be making an adjustment to our paint material tables for PPG, Akzo Nobel, Axalta Coating Systems, and 3M - effective Saturday 14th February 2015 for our online users.

Audatex UK's insight:

We will update our offline users as part of our D4.29 data release.

The impact of the detailed data supplied by these companies is an indicative average increase of 3.9% on the calculated paint and materials.

These calculations are based upon updated paint material tables which represent the basket of paint brands used in our system and take into account the market share of the brands within the overall basket, as per the table below:

Paint brand Market share from ABP UK Body Repair Industry Yearbook 2014-2015

Nexa Autocolor 18%
PPG 10%
Sikkens 15%
Standox 6%
Spies Hecker 6%
Cromax (formerly Dupont) 5%

Please note that this is an indicative percentage for guidance purposes only, as the actual increase per job, will depend on a number of factors including the specific paint operations (e.g. new part, surface, repair), paint type and the surface to be prepared/painted (e.g. metal vs. plastic).

 

For further information on Paint Updates visit: 
www.audatex.co.uk/content.php?name=support/paint_updates/paint_material_price_review_and_process

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British Bodyshop Awards - Presenting Companies and Diamond Partners announced

British Bodyshop Awards - Presenting Companies and Diamond Partners announced | Audatex UK | Scoop.it

ABP announce our Diamond Partners and Presenting Companies for the 2015 British Bodyshop Awards which take place at the Evolution in Battersea, London on Tuesday 12 May, hosted by Fiona Bruce.

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Audatex is proud to be Diamond Partners of this fantastic event, now in it's fourth year. It is firmly established as the biggest awards evening in the calendar, with 936 guests attending in 2014. 

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Industry interview with Paul Sykes, Managing Director at Audatex

Industry interview with Paul Sykes, Managing Director at Audatex | Audatex UK | Scoop.it

Following two highly coveted product launches in the last few months – AudaMobile and AudaVIN+– it is evident Audatex (UK) Ltd’s strategy has taken on fresh impetus."

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Understanding the bodyshop market

Understanding the bodyshop market | Audatex UK | Scoop.it

"95%+ of the bodyshops in the UK use Audatex. The system facilitates bodyshop's estimates and how much a job is going to cost."

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CAP acquired by HPI and Audatex owner for £295m | Motor Trader

CAP acquired by HPI and Audatex owner for £295m | Motor Trader | Audatex UK | Scoop.it

CAP Automotive has been acquired by Solera Holdings, the owner of Audatex, for £295.5m.

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AudaMobile enhancements enrich mobility and flexibility for bodyshops

AudaMobile enhancements enrich mobility and flexibility for bodyshops | Audatex UK | Scoop.it

http://www.abpclub.co.uk "Audatex, the global claims solutions provider, continues to invest in the development ofAudaMobile, its innovative App designed to help bodyshops capture more data for ‘right first time’, paperless estimates."

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Crucially, the new features allow users to create an assessment from scratch and edit authorised assessments, on their iPad, without having to be within AudaEnterpriseGold. This latest version of AudaMobile is also iOS8 compatible.

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Audatex geared for change

Audatex geared for change | Audatex UK | Scoop.it
In an exclusive interview with Audatex managing director Paul Sykes, bodyshop has learnt of major change for the business moving
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Paul confirmed connectivity, and parts are key areas for the business moving into 2015 - all with a key focus on assisting the repair community.

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AudaLite

AudaLite | Audatex UK | Scoop.it

Audatex has launched its new iPad app, AudaLite which has been created directly in response to the reduction in the number of motor insurance claim repairs now being conducted by bodyshops. 

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The new app not only enables bodyshops to provide quick and accurate quotes for light work, but makes importing data into existing bodyshop management systems easy and keeps track of smaller jobs. 

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Audatex launches AudaLite app

Audatex launches AudaLite app | Audatex UK | Scoop.it
New Audatex iPad app automates quoting to enhance upselling and boost customer service
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Auto Body Professionals Club - The home of the body repair industry

Auto Body Professionals Club - The home of the body repair industry | Audatex UK | Scoop.it
Audatex is offering two prizes at the forthcoming ABP meetings in Ireland, as follows: Dublin: prize draw via cards you fill in your contact details on and the prize is a iPad Mini Belfast: which will be two boxed bottles of nice wine.
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The Dublin meetingwill take place at Croke Park stadium on Wednesday 10th September, commencing at 9.30am, concluding at 1.00pm with a buffet lunch. A stadium tour will be organised for interested parties following lunch. The Belfast meeting will take place at the Titanic Experience on Thursday 11th September, commencing at 9.30am, concluding at 1.00pm with a buffet lunch.
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