On the 17th of April, we celebrated the launch of PlanManager, our new end-to-end web-based bodyshop management solution at the official opening of Artis Accident Care’s (Artis) state-of-the-art vehicle bodyshop in Thurrock.
Artis is our very first customer to implement PlanManager here in the UK and so what better way to kick off the partnership than with a full tour of its innovative new bodyshop with live demonstrations of PlanManager in action!
The day saw Artis open the doors of its new site to customers, press and individuals from all areas of the automotive industry. Guests were firstly given a warm welcome by Jamie Smithyes, Managing Director at Artis and our very own Dave Shepherd.
Jamie discussed the company’s vision to use technology to become a fully paperless bodyshop and how integrating PlanManager has enabled it to streamline its management processes to provide safer and more efficient repairs and deliver a great experience for customers, insurers and its staff. He also discussed how its investment in tech-led vehicle repairs will help to future-proof it from the constant advancements in vehicle technology.
Dave then introduced PlanManager to guests for the very first time here in the UK. He gave insights into how the partnership between Audatex and Artis was formed and the short, but exciting journey they shared from developing the concept of the solution to it going live in the host’s bodyshop.
He also credited the Artis team for its desire to be at the forefront in vehicle repair efficiency, its focus on delivering an exceptional customer journey, and its commitment to achieving this through the use of groundbreaking new technology.
Next up, guests were given an exclusive tour of the bodyshop’s customer-friendly layout and new technology on offer. The Artis team also gave guests a full live demo of Audatex PlanManager in its very own workshop, showing attendees its ability to provide digital bodyshop management in real-time.
The day was finished off with a drinks reception and toast to the excellent achievements of Artis, a leader in bodyshop innovation and efficiency through automation.
It was great to gather members of the automotive and repair industry together to showcase the latest in innovative and forward-thinking bodyshop technology of the future. A huge thanks to Artis for hosting a great event and to all our guests!