Customizable Shop List
The Autobody Alliance team spends enormous effort in creating and maintaining our
preferred list of trusted repair facilities throughout the entire country. Due to
this, we strongly recommend that insurance carriers working with us take advantage
of the list we maintain. However, we do understand that everyone likes to be able
to customize or "tweak" things to their own way from time to time, even
if it's just a small change.
For this, we've implemented a feature with AutoBody Alliance that allows users
of our network to customize their list of preferred repair facilities. Whether you
would like to make just a small modification to the AutoBody Alliance list, maintain
a completely customized list of your own or anything in between, we've created
a tool that will meet your needs and make the process simple, fast and effective.
How it works
Getting started is easy. Once you have an account with AutoBody Alliance you can
simply log into the website to start customizing your list. On your first visit
to the Custom Shop List page, you will be presented with an option to start with
the AutoBody Alliance network list, or start from "scratch".
From that point on you are presented with two basic lists, one is your list of selected
network facilities, and the other is a list of facilities that are not selected
that you can choose from. Since our database of shops covers the entire country,
we provide options to narrow both lists by geography to make it a little more manageable.
As you select shops to add to your list, a geographical map dynamically updates
to show you the amount of coverage you have created. This map allows you to more
easily determine the need for coverage based on geography and/or population. The
map has several views that show individual points where facilities are located or
a radius of coverage per shop to find "holes" in coverage in a particular
What do I do with it?
Once you've completed customizing your map you can "mark" a point
in time, which saves a snapshot of the shop coverage you have. From here there are
few options where you can take advantage of your custom list of preferred facilities.
When you use the AutoBody Alliance central dispatching tool, your custom list is
what will be presented to dispatchers or auditors sending assignments out to repair
facilities for an estimate. This ensures that your customized list is what is available
to choose from.
More info on One Stop Dispatching
AutoBody Alliance provides the option of your own web application for searching
shops, custom-branded with your own company's color, theme and logo. The web
application works very similar to the AutoBodyAlliance.com home page, however it's
provided under a different domain name with your custom design and your custom shop
list. This web site can then be used to direct insured's in order to search
for repair facilities in their area.
The complete customized shop list raw data can be exported from the AutoBody Alliance
system in order to be imported into your own system. The export can be done as often
as needed and each time creates another "mark" in time. Changes to the
list can then be tracked if you wanted to roll back to a point it time, or just
export the changes (additions and removals) since the last time an export was requested.
AutoBody Alliance also offers custom programming API's so that application developers
can programmatically make requests for data on-the-fly with a specific geography
and we will return a list of shops from your customized list to use in other applications.
This feature allows up to the minute access to any changes in the preferred list
and avoids the need to store data internally.
To get started using AutoBody Alliance's Direct Repair Program or to get more
information you can go to the Contact Us form and request
an email or a phone call.