Audatex is launching the first phase of its internet strategy through a web-based estimating system www.audatex.co.uk.
It enables insurers and accident managers to receive Audatex estimates from non-approved as well as approved repairers in the usual format.
According to Audatex, web-based estimating represents a major opportunity for repairers though not all have internet access.
Its ISP service is intended to extend the benefits of web-based estimating to the whole industry.
Bodyshops subscribing to audanet.com will have internet access and be able to create their own websites and e-mail addresses.
Alex Leonard, Audatex managing director, said: “Repairers are under tremendous pressure to drive down costs and we are committed to making the Audatex estimate accessible to a wider audience. We will be able to reach every bodyshop at every geographical location.”
The new Audatex system is based on AudaWorkstation and in-built help screens.