Estify Launches Predictive Repair-Planning Program
July 24, 2017—Estify announced on Monday the launch of Estify Pro, a first-of-its-kind predictive collision repair planning solution.
Estify Pro is a tool that automates vehicle repair planning, partnering directly with original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to create a software platform that generates consistent, OEM-approved repair plans quickly and easily for repairers and insurance carriers.
The goal, the company states, is to eliminate inconsistency and subjectivity from repair planning. Estify Pro ensures that vehicles will consistently be returned to the safety standards intended in the original design. The program integrates directly into the industry’s most common estimating platforms, ensuring there is no disruption of a repairer’s current workflow or communication with his or her customers.
“Vehicles on the road today are more like computers on wheels,” Estify CEO Rochelle Thielen said. “Until the age of autonomous vehicles, cars will continue to become more complex, and therefore achieving accuracy in the repair process is and will continue to be more difficult than ever before.”
The platform offers a host of benefits including improved accuracy, decreased cycle times, increased productivity, and smoother onboarding of new employees while reducing liability, supplements, and the number of vehicles that return to a shop due to improper repairs.
“Estify is passionate about providing repairers and carriers with instant and integrated access to OEM repair data,” Thielen said. “We understand that repairers, carriers, and vehicle manufacturers (OEMs) are all committed to high-quality repairs that restore vehicles to pre-loss condition. However, with so many external pressures surrounding the repair process, manually referencing approved repair procedures is far too time-consuming. Studies have shown that less than 20% of vehicles have been repaired using current OEM repair procedures as a reference. We know we can save more lives and the hundreds of millions of dollars lost to inefficient repairs by getting in front of the repair, integrating directly into the current estimating workflow, and automatically providing all the documentation needed to properly restore the vehicle to pre-loss condition.”
Estify is launching pilots with several OEMs this week, and Pro will be widely available by early 2018.
Founded in 2012 and incubated at Amplify LA’s business accelerator program, Estify is transforming the auto collision repair industry with technology. The company addresses efficiency and accuracy gaps in the $32 billion auto collision business with user-friendly, cloud-based software solutions that enable body shops to comply with insurance and regulatory requirements more easily and improve vehicular safety for consumers.