CCC Information Services Inc. Launches CarwiseTM Solution

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Consumer-facing app and website helps repairers drive higher CSI.

CCC Information Services Inc. announced today the launch of the Carwise Solution, a consumer-facing offering that extends the reach of CCC’s repair status update solutions to the iPhone® and web.

Carwise automatically delivers status updates to consumers from repairers whenever key repair milestones are met. CCC ONETM UpdatePlus delivers status notifications via text message and email. Now the notifications can also be delivered on and via an app developed by CCC for the iPhone.

Industry research indicates that consumer satisfaction increases significantly when customers are kept informed of the status of their repair via push updates. CCC’s market research looked further into consumer preferences: “Our research showed that consumers want transparency into the repair process and choice in how they get that transparency,” said Pervinder Johar, Chief Technology Officer at CCC. “Although email and text are currently popular choices, consumers are increasingly looking to interactive applications for more insight. That’s one reason we built the Carwise Solution.”

In addition to enhanced status information, the Carwise app and website also provide photos of the repair in progress. And because the notifications are triggered automatically by CCC ONE™ Estimating events, this high-touch customer service happens with virtually no additional work on the repairer’s part.

“Frequent and timely communications with consumers help drive satisfaction, repeat business and referrals,” said Jim Dickens, SVP of the Automotive Services Group at CCC. “Because those communications can take time away from actual repair work, we developed CCC ONE UpdatePlus, a text and email solution that happens virtually automatically. And to give consumers more choices, we developed the Carwise Solution for the web and the iPhone. The combination of CCC ONE UpdatePlus and Carwise provides a powerful customer experience throughout the repair process.”

CCC Information Services Inc.
CCC brings together what matters most - insight to make the best decisions, connections into the largest auto claims network and superior productivity through an innovative single platform. Founded in 1980, CCC is the nation’s leading provider of advanced software, workflow tools and enabling technologies to the automotive claims and collision repair industries. Its client base includes more than 350 insurance companies and more than 22,000 repair facilities. CCC also delivers the most comprehensive, best-in-class industry insight by leveraging data captured from the millions of transactions processed through its network, and the forward-looking, trusted advisor perspective of its people. You can find out more about CCC Information Services Inc. by visiting the company’s web site at

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