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Solera acquires automotive software provider

Solera Holdings Inc., has acquired automotive software provider, InSyPro. It says it expects to streamline the claims process for bodyshops following this acquisition.

This transaction follows a successful three-year strategic partnership that has seen the creation of an integrated end-to-end bodyshop management solution, providing real-time visibility into operations, anytime, anywhere on any device.

Solera says it will invest significant resources to globally scale and accelerate the product enhancement roadmap of InSyPro’s existing bodyshop management solution, PlanManager.

PlanManager provides a digital-first management and triage solution, using apps and integrated two-way customer communications. This increases technician utilisation by 10 per cent and significantly reduces administrative time by 60 minutes per claim.

Evan Davies, chief technology officer of Solera, said: “Solera delivers efficiency gains through intelligent, integrated solutions that provide a superior customer experience. PlanManager delivers this by providing users the tools and intelligent data needed to run an efficient workshop, enabling real-time tracking of all bodyshop management tasks and vehicle repairs. We welcome InSyPro into the Solera family and look forward to continuing to build on our partnership and global solutions portfolio.”

Dave Shepherd, regional managing director of Solera, said: “The combined expertise of the InSyPro and Solera teams will enhance the PlanManager platform to build integrated solutions which continue to grow and develop with the changing needs of vehicle repair complexity, heightened customer expectations and work provision requirements.”