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Solera rolls out global intelligent estimating solution

Solera has rolled out its intelligent estimating solution, Qapter, to automotive repair and bodyshops globally.

It says 25,000 bodyshops throughout Europe and North America have already began using the Artificial Intelligence (AI) solution.

Customers using Qapter will have the ability to empower non-skilled damage appraisers to create estimates in under three minutes. The AI-based estimating system will help repair shops to shorten key-to-key times, manage operating costs and deliver a better repair experience for customers.

Intelligent, accurate, estimating is an essential part of the full claims workflow. Solera says its unique approach that combines data science and Repair Science detects damaged parts and recommends repair operations and times based on scientific research. Assisted by a patented image capture technology, this intelligent estimating solution enables non-skilled users to submit photos and generate a repair cost estimate in just under three minutes.

Evan Davies, Solera CTO says: “Solera’s product approach to AI and Machine Learning makes it possible for repair shops to introduce photo-based estimating as a simple release upgrade. The solution is ready to produce accurate estimates for light to medium damage cases, allowing estimators to concentrate on more complex cases.”

Qapter’s AI pre-estimates also improve triage decisions in complex cases. For bodyshops that operate as part of a network, Qapter can increase the accuracy of routing decisions and significantly reduce the need for vehicles to be moved between sites.

Qapter Intelligent Estimating will be available within existing workflows, making any new features instantly accessible and seamless with minimal disruption.

Solera customers currently using Qapter will have intelligent estimating enabled as a feature through a simple upgrade path.

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