ALLDATA Now Integrates with Chief Automotive Technologies® Measuring Systems
Elk Grove, CA – November 5, 2007 – ALLDATA® and Chief Automotive Technologies® recently announced at the 2007 International Autobody Congress & Exposition (NACE) in Las Vegas, Nevada the integration of ALLDATA Collision data with selected Chief computerized measuring systems.
Branded as the Chief “VIP” (Vehicle Information Portal) solution and exclusively available to ALLDATA and Chief customers, this innovative product allows collision shops quick and convenient access to the valuable original equipment manufacturer (OEM) information needed to make efficient, high-quality estimates and repairs on today’s complex vehicles.
“It’s virtually impossible to correctly repair today’s vehicles without knowing exactly what systems, materials, specifications and procedures are included,” explained Randy Gard, President of Chief Automotive Technologies. “Our integration with ALLDATA enables Chief to provide this information not only to shop estimators, production managers and parts order personnel, but also to the measuring system sitting next to the vehicle being repaired.”
Gard adds, “Having this invaluable OEM data both in the front of the shop and at the technician’s ‘point-of-use’ is huge! The result will be a tremendous improvement on shop and technician efficiency as they both will now know exactly how that vehicle needs to be repaired and, with Chief Design-Based Repair Systems, will have the necessary tools to do so.”
The ALLDATA-Chief integration represents a landmark opportunity for collision shops to effectively streamline and advance their estimation and repair processes. In addition to detailed collision repair data and procedures, the Chief VIP product will also provide subscribers access to ALLDATA’s extensive mechanical diagnostic and repair database.
“ALLDATA is very excited about our product integration with Chief Automotive Technologies,” remarks ALLDATA President Jeff Lagges. “Along with our association with one of the premier brands and companies in the collision industry, we’ve had the opportunity to work closely with their team and experience first-hand their commitment to excellence. ALLDATA’s mission for over 20 years has been to improve our customers’ ability to perform their jobs and maximize their business opportunities. Chief is committed to the same vision, and together we feel that we have a powerful solution to get this done.”
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