ADP Claims Services Group Notes Shoplink Release

July 18, 2005

ADP Claims Services Group announced DealerElement, a Shoplink add-on module that allows collision repair shops to synchronize data between their Shoplink estimating system and the parts and service applications of ADP’s w.e.b.Suite2005 dealer management system.

By linking customer, vehicle and parts information from the Shoplink estimating system and w.e.b.Suite2005, DealerElement reportedly reduces the time needed to write an estimate, eliminates mistakes associated with entering administrative information and improves parts ordering efficiency for both the body shop and for the dealership.

ADP also introduced several innovations in the latest release of its Shoplink platform, Shoplink 6.37.1, including enhanced vehicle graphics on DVD, electronic part price downloads and an I-CAR toolbar.

These new features reportedly allow estimators to generate estimates faster and more accurately, improve workflow by eliminating the need to re-key information and provide on-demand access to industry standards for collision repair.

DealerElement integration streamlines workflow by enabling estimators using Shoplink to search a dealer’s w.e.b.Suite2005 client database. Estimates are then automatically populated with the relevant customer and vehicle information. DealerElement integration also enables Shoplink users to order parts directly through the dealer management system with a click of a button.

Other new Shoplink features in the latest release facilitate the creation
of the estimates. Enhanced vehicle graphics on DVD provide a sharper image of part options, improving part recognition and, in turn, the accuracy of estimates while reducing the time spent evaluating the vehicle damage.

With electronic part price updates, Shoplink users can access accurate, up-to-the minute OEM pricing information, eliminating the need for manual part price overrides and reducing supplements.

Shoplink’s new I-CAR toolbar provides one-click access to I-CAR’s Uniform Procedures for Collision Repair, allowing estimators to compare proposed repairs with accepted industry guidelines.

In addition to providing on-demand access to collision repair information for training purposes, the I-CAR toolbar strengthens DRP relationships by improving the quality of the repair.

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