Powered by HPI, the AUTOi system allows dealerships to appraise, store, provenance check, value and send highly detailed vehicle appraisals anywhere, anytime via smartphones, tablets and PC. Information is entered through the use of tick boxes and drop down menus, such as service history, MOT expiry, remaining tax and tyre depth – helping dealers pick up variables that could affect the value.
Up to nine pictures and two videos can be added to the paperless appraisals, and the images can feature damage indicators. As the system is web based, dealers can also access dealership appraisals from anywhere in the world.
The new product was created after a survey of dealers, which showed 80% used a smartphone or tablet daily and 90% believed a paperless appraisal system would benefit their business. The overwhelming majority surveyed also believed that valuing a vehicle would be easier after watching a video presentation than just reading a paper description.
Daniel Burgess, Managing Director for HPI, says: ‘Now dealers can simply download the AUTOi app directly from the Apple App store or Google Play, allowing them to edit, upload and store more accurate vehicle information than ever, in the palm of their hand.
‘With instant access to CAP/Glass Valuations and the protection of HPI’s market leading vehicle information, the AUTOi app adds credibility to dealer valuations. This technology brings dealers the most professional, transparent and auditable system, to accurately appraise any vehicle, helping them save time and improve the efficiency of their business.’