Audatex APU is an alternative parts utilization solution that is seamlessly integrated with Audatex Estimating.
It locates recycled, aftermarket, reconditioned and surplus original equipment parts for vehicle repairers. Audatex APU sources these alternative parts from an extensive network of qualified automotive recyclers, parts distributors, dealers and manufacturers.
Users can search, select and report, in real time, on locally- and regionally-available salvage parts from directly within the estimating system.
Access real time and up-to-date inventory management systems.
The only Real time – Real steel solution in the industry:
APU does not rely on a static database model for pricing and availability. Using the latest satellite and Internet technology, APU queries the actual inventory management systems at each participating part supplier. This is done in real time and automatically maps and returns the price and availability of the requested parts within seconds.
Fast and simple claim submission:
With a couple of mouse clicks, estimators, staff adjusters and independent appraisers upload preliminary estimates to PartsNetwork®.
Automatic eligible parts searches:
Every estimate is put through an insurance specific customized profile for ALL eligible parts. APU’s part intelligence feature adds assemblies to the search when enough individual parts that would make up an assembly are requested. The parts request is instantly submitted to all recycled and aftermarket part suppliers participating in the network.
Instant Parts Procurement:
Parts can be ordered by DRP shops directly via the quote or by recommendation of the appraiser. An instant messaging feature allows direct communication between supplier, repairer and insurance representative.
On-Line File for every claim:
Every claim submitted through PartsNetwork® initiates the creation of an online file. This file details everything that occurred while searching for and procuring parts. Real time inspection is possible through our on-line file. You can actually view each part decision within minutes of the claim being written.
Real time cost comparison to preliminary estimate pricing:
Each part is compared against the price written on the preliminary estimate and returns the savings difference in a summary captured in the online file.
No software installation or maintenance:
PartsNetwork® is completely web based negating the need to mail software to clients. APU clients need only a computer and Internet connection to access the latest version of our software. This enables APU to remain mobile in our product offerings and can quickly adjust to an ever-evolving industry.
Robust online reporting:
PartsNetwork® reporting allows multi level drill downs or per claim auditing. Reporting is customized per user and can be set based upon a hierarchy.