Mitchell 1 Wins Multiple 2015 PTEN Innovation Awards
Award-winning solutions help auto repair shop professionals work more efficiently
Mitchell 1 announced that its ProDemand® Top 10 Repairs List and Mobile ManagerPro took top honors in the Repair Information Sources and Computers and Software categories respectively, in the 2015 Professional Tool & Equipment News (PTEN) Innovation Awards.
Chosen by a panel of judges consisting of technicians and shop owners, the PTEN Innovation Awards recognize the most innovative products introduced in the last year to the automotive aftermarket. Tools are evaluated based on their ability to make vehicle repair and diagnosis easier and more efficient, and make shops more productive.
“It’s a great honor to win two PTEN Innovation Awards,” said Ben Johnson, Mitchell 1’s director of product management. “These awards carry special significance because they’re judged by technicians and shop owners who recognize exceptional tools that help service professionals work more efficiently and productively in the real world.”
The ProDemand Top 10 Repairs List feature offers a new level of efficiency when users search and retrieve repair information. To use this feature, technicians select a vehicle and ProDemand retrieves all the related data, organized into four lists: components, codes, symptoms and lookups. This offers technicians real-world vehicle information as a complete resource for an accurate diagnosis and repair. In three steps ProDemand guides technicians to a likely cause of vehicle disrepair.
“ProDemand is a great tool. Good job, Mitchell 1,” said one judge about the ProDemand Top 10 Repairs List.
Mobile ManagerPro, a pre-configured tablet device fully integrated with the Manager™ SE shop management system, helps shops extend their management system into the driveway and bays. Service writers can start multi-point inspections, estimates and repair orders right at the vehicle. This tool offers fully wireless functionality and will help shops save time with quick VIN and license decoding; custom, prebuilt multi-point inspections and more.
“This is a huge timesaver and a great start for writing up your customers on the fly,” said one judge about the Mobile ManagerPro.
More information about the awards may be found in the Mitchell 1 Shop Connection Blog. For information about Mitchell 1, visit www.mitchell1.com, call (888) 724-6742 or locate an independent sales consultant at www.mitchellrep.com.