New Version of Audatex Estimating Optimized for
Windows 8 Tablets

Latest Release Enables Users to Easily Manipulate 3-D Vehicle Graphics to Quickly Create Accurate Repair Estimates from Anywhere

SAN DIEGO – May 14, 2013 – AudaExplore, a leading provider of automotive claims, underwriting and information solutions to the insurance carrier, repair shop and government agency markets, today announced the availability of Audatex Estimating version 7.0, which delivers a range of data enhancements and compatibility with the latest operating systems and browsers, including Internet Explorer 10. Most significantly, this new release of AudaExplore’s flagship estimating software has been optimized for use with Windows 8 tablet computers, allowing appraisers and collision repair shop personnel to easily manipulate 3-D vehicle graphics to quickly create accurate repair estimates from anywhere.

"Utilizing the advanced technology of Microsoft Windows 8 combined with Audatex Estimating's tablet-optimized 3-D vehicle and parts graphics allows users to swipe-to-rotate, pinch-to-zoom and tap-to-select parts – capabilities available only to Audatex Estimating users," said Wolfgang Ahrens, Managing Director of AudaExplore.

Now available in the U.S., Audatex Estimating 7.0 brings additional powerful estimating features to Windows 8 tablets, including color-coded parts and substrate materials; AudaVIN™ vehicle identification technology; integrated access to AudaExplore’s vehicle-specific, option-driven database; as well as a wide range time-saving workflows.

“With support for Windows 8 tablets, along with other mobile, self-service and advanced technologies we’ve introduced to the market, AudaExplore is keeping the professionals we serve ahead of the technology curve so that they can deliver the fastest claims outcomes and best possible experience to their vehicle owner customers,” added Ahrens.

Audatex Estimating is an advanced collision repair estimating platform that improves productivity and drives faster, more accurate repairs. It empowers insurers, collision repair professionals and independent appraisers to all collaborate using a single estimating application. The result is reduced cycle times, increased accuracy and streamlined communication. Key features and benefits include:

  • Powerful estimating database – the most comprehensive and intelligent database in the collision repair market.
  • Intelligent 3D graphics – unparalleled, intuitive visual insight into parts and repairs enables improved estimating accuracy and faster repair cycles.
  • Ongoing data updates – keeps users current with weekly equipment part price updates, overlap calculations, paint decode functions and more.
  • Easy navigation – an intuitive, straightforward design allows quick processing.
  • Streamlined communication – exchange information and share estimates quickly and efficiently.
  • Operational organization – keeps users on track with a wide range of estimating reports including labor, parts lists, work orders and more.

Existing Audatex Estimating customers will be automatically upgraded to Audatex Estimating 7.0.

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About AudaExplore

AudaExplore (formerly the U.S. operations of Audatex North America, Inc. and Explore Information Services) is a leading provider of automotive claims, underwriting and information solutions to the insurance carrier, repair shop and government agency markets. AudaExplore is a business unit of Solera Holdings, Inc., the leading global claims solutions provider serving the automotive industry. Solera provides world-class claims, underwriting and information solutions that help customers automate their processes; managing millions of claims each year efficiently and effectively, and resolving billions of dollars in claims settlements. As part of the Solera group of companies, the AudaExplore, AUTOonline, Market Scan, Sidexa, Informex, Inpart, ABZ, Hollander, HPI and IMS businesses all draw on unique global experience to develop and deliver the latest technologies, market intelligence and best practices on a local level. For more information, please visit our websites at and


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