eSalvage

The eSalvage service offered by Glass’s Information Services will enable the sale and disposal of total loss vehicles via the Internet.

The service offers salvage buyers access to an electronic trading environment, enabling sellers of salvage, including insurers to trade over the Internet. The service is configured to allow a full range of trading to take place, from cars to agricultural plant.

So how does it work?

Glass’s provide the sellers of salvage with an administration system that captures salvage data from staff and independent engineers. This data includes digital images of the salvage, together with key data such as make, model, mileage, extras, key availability, service history, air bag, deployment, etc.

The seller allocates low value salvage to the nearest salvage agent on a free of charge basis. All other salvage is open for bidding and will remain on the system for a minimum of one and half working days. Buyers of salvage are be able to access this information and bid through eSalvage.

eSalvage displays the close date on each piece of salvage. The system will also give a brief description of the vehicle together with a short description of extras. Further detail and a range of photographs is also available on the system. This enables salvage buyers to review the photographs and select any of these for closer inspection.

Salvage buyers are required to bid for vehicles within their area. Outside of this area bidding is available on any vehicle. A simple search function allows buyers to locate vehicles by area, make and model. On close of bidding the system will update buyers on their success.

The seller communicates with Salvage buyers electronically on a regular basis, giving ‘authority to collect’ notices, and updating vehicles that are cleared for sale.

The system provides a suite of management reports. From outstanding bids, to cleared stock and credit limits.

Awards

GLASS’S ESALVAGE WINS BEST INTEGRATED VALUE CHAIN IN FINANCIAL SERVICES AT DIGITAL BRITAIN AWARDS

LONDON (June 7, 2001) – Glass’s Information Services Ltd, in association with ABS, is pleased to announce that eSalvage has won the 2001 Digital Britain Award for Best Integrated Value Chain in Financial Services. The Digital Britain Awards Ceremony was held tonight and puts in the spotlight British organisations that have received significant business benefits through the adoption and use of new technologies. The winners of the Digital Britain Awards demonstrate that despite current events like the dot com downturn and global economic turmoil, there are organisations which are flourishing by using technology to retain an agile approach to the world of commerce.

Hosted by broadcaster and journalist Adrian Chiles, the Digital Britain Awards were developed by Microsoft in conjunction with key partners BT, Compaq, KPMG Consulting and SAP (UK) Ltd. Media sponsors for the Awards were Business Voice, Manufacturing Computer Solutions, Public Finance and The Times. The Awards honoured a range of UK organisations in retail, manufacturing, financial services and the public sectors -- as well as a number of other sectors -- that demonstrated agility and took advantage of opportunities enabled by e-commerce.

A distinguished panel of judges -- including academics, business leaders, media and analysts—convened on May 1, 2001 for the judging of the Awards. These judges were looking for winners who have adopted and used new technology to achieve significant business benefits. Indicators of success included: Solutions that delivered consistent, significant and measurable benefits Innovative use of technology Effective business models (financial position, customer satisfaction, process integration) Compelling user experiences Positive return on investment

History

September 29, 1999
Elite pilots Glass’s eSalvage service

The accident management company, Elite Repair Services Ltd, is to pilot the new eSalvage™ service from Glass's Information Services Ltd. The pilot will begin during October 1999 and is scheduled to last for six months.

eSalvage is an internet-based salvage disposal service designed by Glass's, in partnership with Alternative Business Solutions Ltd (ABS), to facilitate the disposal of salvage through both contract and tender processes. This flexible approach means that the system can match the requirements of all organisations that dispose of salvage. Since the service was announced in June it has attracted much interest from the market, including insurers, accident management companies, fleets and salvage dealers. During the six-month pilot Elite will be loading images and descriptions of salvage vehicles onto the eSalvage web site and registered salvage buyers accessing the site will be able to view and bid for the vehicles on screen. In essence eSalvage eases the disposal of vehicle salvage.

Elite is the first of the interested parties to pilot eSalvage. Andy Tunnicliffe, Elite's Project Manager for the eSalvage pilot, explains why they chose to run a pilot scheme, "We already offer our clients cost control via our accident management, claims handling, third party capture and motor engineering solutions - an involvement in salvage disposal is a logical addition to our comprehensive range of services. Elite is a progressive company and already utilises Information Technology (IT) in all areas of its business. Our adoption of the Glass's eSalvage service is a rational continuation of our ongoing commitment to IT."

Jane Bloore, Glass's Project Manager for eSalvage, comments, "We're delighted that Elite is piloting eSalvage and are confident that Elite's salvage disposal service will prove to be both popular and successful with its customers. We're all looking forward to a long and prosperous association."

September 29, 1999

2008 Developments

During 2008 eSalvage will introduce two major up grades for clients. The first up grade will allow salvage sellers to pre instruct salvage dealers, reducing storage exposure and allowing instructions to be sent to dealers at the notification of first claim. The dealers will then supply missing information and images to the sellers, reducing engineering costs.

The second development will introduce a free standing interface, allowing repairers and engineers to remotely populate the eSalvage system, reducing administration time. In addition there are numerous smaller changes that will benefit sellers and buyers.

Salvage Dealers

We are interested in recruiting salvage dealers that are fully licenced under the Environmental Agency. Currently we have openings in the following areas, Cambridge, Bedford, Luton, Oxford, Swindon, Newbury and in Scotland. Openings do appear from time to time. Contact Joe March or David Thacker at joe.march@eurotaxglass.co.uk or david.thacker@eurotaxglass.co.uk


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