Trevose, PA, September 25, 2015 – The CEI Group, Inc. (CEI), a provider of accident management and direct repair services, has integrated its data system with CCC Information Services’ CCC One estimating platform, CEI announced today.
The action makes it possible for repair assignments to be handled directly in the estimating system of CEI’s managed network of independently owned collision repair shops. CCE One, the industry’s leading estimating software system, is used by more than 17,000 repair shops in North America, and enables them to write collision repair estimates easier, faster and with more accuracy.
“Integration with CCC has increased the efficiency of both our repair shop partners and CEI’s estimate auditing procedure,” said Robert Glose, CEI’s senior director of operations. “For us, a key benefit is access to CCC’s EMS advanced analytics, which has enhanced our ability to document the savings we achieve for our customers.”
CEI’s quality control department scrubs every repair estimate it receives for potential savings on parts and labor for repairs on vehicles operated by automotive fleets and property and casualty customers. CCC One’s data base includes prices for parts on more than 1,000 vehicles, including prices for OEM, aftermarket and used parts.
In 2014, CEI’s quality control department saved its fleet customers more than 10% on their collision repair bills.
CEI provides technology-enhanced fleet vehicle accident, driver safety and risk management services. Its provider network consists of some 4,000 collision repair shops in North America, and includes nearly 1,000 truck collision repair centers. Its customers include self-insured, commercial, and institutional and government fleets, directly and through alliances with fleet leasing companies. CEI also provides vehicle direct repair program outsourcing to leading property and casualty insurance companies.
Founded in 1983, CEI has headquarters near Philadelphia, PA, and field sales offices in Trevose, PA, Tulsa, OK, Atlanta, GA, and Minneapolis, MN. In 2000, CEI launched its DriverCare™ solution, which includes telematics-integrated fleet risk management; MVR ordering and compliance, on-line and behind-the-wheel driver safety training; and a safety newsletter. For more information about CEI, please visit ceinetwork.com.