AUTOMOTIVE data expert Cap HPI has launched an advanced car appraisal tool that integrates valuations into an app, available on iOS and Android tablets.
The app uses the latest vehicle technology to provide repair pricing, specific to each company, in real-time. Accurate, up-to-date vehicle details to auto-populate the appraisal report are provided by entering a registration or VIN.
The appraisal app has been designed to guide the appraiser around the vehicle with the customer in seven simple steps, identifying any areas that require repair while identifying the costs involved and managing consumers’ expectations.
Joel Albyn, product and innovation director, said: ‘We put the customer experience at the heart of the development of the new appraisal app. It draws on a unique data set to provide industry-leading accuracy in real time.’
The app provides an easy-to-use condition, damage and odometer capture process using vehicle diagrams to reduce the amount of training needed. Users can take pictures of any damage on the tablet or iPad, which will automatically attach to the appraisal record. They can email appraisal PDF reports to multiple addresses, and the reports can integrate into some dealership management systems.
It allows users to pre-determine the cost of different types of repair via a web portal, which automatically updates whenever a piece of damage is captured. The electronic process reduces the number of errors and allows for multi-site monitoring.