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More Features in Photomate 3.1

Scan VIN to Add an Image, or to Move Parts

Photomate is our mobile app for Checkmate users. It helps you add photos to parts, inventory parts, move parts, and audit locations. Photomate version 3.1 was recently released to the app store.
In this issue of the Car-Part Scoop, we'll show you two new VIN-based features that are in this version: scan the VIN to add parts for imaging, and scan the VIN to move part locations.

Use VIN with Add an Image

It's easy to use the VIN to add a part to Photomate, so photos can be taken of the part. Here's how:
  1. On the Add an Image screen, tap Scan VIN.
  2. Scan the VIN (or type the last 6 characters of the VIN).
  3. Choose the Part Type (and the Side, if applicable).
  4. Tap Retrieve Part to find the part in your inventory and assign it to Photomate.

Use VIN with Move a Part

When you're relocating parts, you can now look up the part by the VIN.

  1. On the Move a Part screen, tap the BY VIN tab.
  2. Scan the VIN (or type the last 6 characters).
  3. Choose the Part Type.
  4. Continue the relocation process like normal to move the part.

Ready to Update?

Remember, for these new features to work, your Photomate app and your Checkmate Rest Server (CMRS) must both be updated (Checkmate Workstation will prompt you to update CMRS to version Additionally, your Checkmate server software must be updated to at least 2019R1.
If you don't have Photomate but would like to learn more, contact your salesperson!
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Training Documents and Video Demos

To learn more about the features above, or any other feature of Photomate, visit our Photomate Training Library on our Products Site. We have tons of videos and written training guides to help!
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Did you know?

Car-Part Interchange Plus now includes new and enhanced interchange for over 100 parts! Car-Part Interchange Plus is available for Checkmate, Pinnacle, and Powerlink users. Contact your salesperson to learn more.

Upcoming Webinars

Tuesday, April 23   •   11:30am Eastern


Car-Part Interchange Plus (CPI+) is an interchange enhancement option. CPI+ offers new and enhanced interchange above and beyond the standard industry interchange. 
As of Car-Part Interchange version 84.2, CPI+ includes new and enhanced interchange for over 100 parts. This includes engine parts, interior parts, and body parts. It also includes new interchange coverage for Mitsubishi (2009 and up) and Mazda (2015 and up). The part types we added were selected in large part based on the search data from and Integrated Car Part Pro (iPro) users. 
CPI+ is available to Checkmate®, Pinnacle®, and Powerlink® users. In this webinar, we'll focus on Checkmate users. We'll talk about:
  • how CPI+ improves accuracy while you buy, inventory, and sell parts.
  • how it improves searches in marketplaces (including Trading Partners), and
  • how it affects the search process.
This webinar will run approximately 1 hour.
Click here to register

We'll Be At

Automotive Recyclers of Michigan (ARM) Road Show & Business Networking Conference  - Livonia, MI
April 25-27, 2019
Booth #15
Car-Part speaker: Theresa Colbert
Virginia Automotive Recyclers Association (VARA) Recycling Summit & Expo - Sterling, VA
May 3-4, 2019
Car-Part speaker: Theresa Colbert
Upper Midwest Auto Recyclers Convention & Trade Show - Black River Falls, WI
May 17-18, 2019
Booth #1

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