CHICAGO — F&I Administration Solutions (F&I Admin) announced that its SCS Auto platform, a fully integrated, web-based solution that automates and streamlines the F&I product administration process, is now integrated with the following inspection companies: Warranty Inspection Services, One Guard Inspections, Southwest Inspection Services, Carr Appraisals and Lemon Squad Auto Inspections.

Company officials said the SCS Auto platform is now connected electronically to each inspection company’s ordering and reporting system, allowing a product provider’s claims manager to order an inspection from the SCS Auto claims screen. Electronic notifications are received from the inspection company indicating the completion of each stage of the inspection. Once the inspection is completed, results can be accessed directly from the claim screen, according to the company.

“It is extremely gratifying to deliver technology solutions that are so quickly and universally adopted,” said David Trinder, CEO of F&I Admin. “Both our provider customers and the inspection companies have been very quick to adopt the new process.”

“Some technological changes need little selling,” added Kumar Kathinokkula, COO of F&I Admin. “It does not take must to see 100 percent adoption when you tell a claims manager that instead of typing a fax or going to another website to fill out a detailed form to order an inspection, he or she can simply click a button on the claim screen. One of our provider customers estimates that the process saves over $10 in time and processing costs. That is technology worth delivering.”

SCS Auto is specifically designed to support vehicle service contracts, GAP, tire-and-wheel, appearance protection, limited warranty, theft, key replacement, prepaid maintenance and more. In addition to its connection to inspection companies, SCS Auto is also broadly connected to many other service providers in the industry, including more than 20 menu systems, parts databases, payment plan providers and a state-of-the-art credit card provider for the efficient payment of claims.

“This is yet another step in our commitment to connecting to all possible partners in the industry to create efficiencies and savings for all parties involved,” Trinder added.

Additional information about SCS Auto can be found here.