Solera’s Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based estimating system delivers detailed estimates in less than 3 minutes


June 2, 2021 – Cachan, France – Sidexa, a subsidiary of Solera Holdings Inc., a global leader in risk and asset management data and software solutions for the insurance and automotive industries, today announced the renewal of a collaboration with its partner Five Star (Axalta), one of the largest auto bodyshop networks in France.

As a continuity of its long-lasting partnership around digital innovation Five Star and its 525 bodyshops are once again pioneers to take advantage of Qapter suite including Qapter® Intelligent Estimating, Solera’s AI-based estimating system.

Qapter Intelligent Estimating offers high-precision pre-estimating through a unique combination of artificial intelligence and the Solera | Sidexa database to provide Five Star bodyshops with the most seamless repair experience possible. The intelligent estimating module used by Five Star is based on AI and machine learning to help bodyshops produce their quotes and reduce the time spent on estimating.

Freeing up valuable time for the most experienced employees Qapter Intelligent Estimating simplifies the management of claims throughout the value chain by facilitating the exchange of information between business providers, repairers and assessors to focus on the more complex cases, develop business and customers relationship. For ease of access, the Qapter Intelligent Estimating solution is available now in the bodyshop claims management process.

“With the Qapter Suite and Intelligent Estimating  Five Star has now access to a modern and a complete range of innovative solutions to promote their digital customer journey around their inhouse Repair Zen standard (end-to-end touchless fast bodyshop program).”

said Fernando Pernigo, Regional Vice President for Western Europe, the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey. “Adding Qapter Intelligent Estimating to the Five Star processes will help customers get more reliable, more accurate and faster estimates.”

“Qapter Intelligent Estimating is simple, user-friendly and intuitive,” said David Rozet, CDR Le Cres Five Star. “It’s much faster than our previous system and we’re excited to continue this partnership with Sidexa.”

“Qapter’s rollout in the Five Star network fully aligns with our digital strategy. Supporting auto body mechanics through artificial intelligence to deliver estimates quickly and accurately will strengthen their credibility not only with customers, but with business providers as well. This support is all the more significant in the implementation of our fast bodywork concept, Repair Zen.” said Alain BESSIN, President of GIE Five Star.

Five Star always has the will to be innovative, pioneer and integrate in their solutions the last technology coming on the market to improve repairer’s business and customer. In this context Five Star collaborate with Solera | Sidexa since 2015 as a strategic partner.

Qapter Intelligent Estimating combines proven data science with extensive auto repair experience gained over the past 50 years, based on a history of more than 300 million claims worldwide. For more information on Qapter and its modules, visit

About GIE Five Star – Founded in 1993 and based in Mantes la Ville, Five Star is the European network of professional auto body shops from the Cromax paint brand in the Axalta Coating Systems group. With more than 1,000 members (including more than 520 in France), it increases their visibility with key auto repair players and helps them reach new customers (professional and individual) by delivering the highest quality repairs, with unparalleled customer service. Five Star supports its members, who must meet rigorous criteria, by encouraging work excellence and the exchange of national and international best practices. The Five Star network works closely with insurers, brokers, rental agencies and vehicle fleets.

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Catherine DUYCK

Head of Marketing Communication & Services Five Star

Telephone: 01 30 92 80 54

Email: [email protected]

About Solera | Sidexa Solera is a global leader in the exploitation of risk and asset management data as well as intelligent software solutions. We provide trusted solutions across the automotive and insurance ecosystem to support large-scale connectivity and innovation across the vehicle value chain. Solera | Sidexa offers a suite of next-generation solutions that connects customers, insurers, mutuals, experts, repairers, manufacturers, and equipment makers. These solutions support sounder decision-making through a combination of services, software, precise data, proprietary algorithms and machine learning. Our international database, built on a history of 300 million claims and 1 billion photos, contributes to the intelligence and precision needed to ensure better management and optimal repair of vehicles and assets.

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