Appriss offers convenient access to bulk crash reports

Insurers, others benefit from one-stop availability

Sep 18, 2013, 11:45 ET from Appriss

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Sept. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Companies that are authorized to purchase crash reports — such as auto insurance agencies — and need access to multiple reports on a regular basis now have a more convenient and efficient way to get those reports. Appriss' Buycrash bulk accident report purchase program provides insurers and others with an efficient, automated method to receive those reports directly from Appriss. For example, insurance carriers electronically send an unlimited number of standardized claim files to Appriss through a secure channel. Appriss scans and processes the files, looking for any accident reports that match. Those reports are then delivered to the insurance carrier through the same secure channel.  

"Companies see an immediate benefit in money saved and time saved," said Appriss president David Kaelin. "They don't have to search for the reports individually or send someone to the police department to get the reports. Appriss does the bulk search for them. Claims get processed much faster because of the improved efficiency. Plus, the number of reports found is maximized because the system eliminates human error in searching for them."

"The algorithm we've created is able to match approximately 90 percent of the claim files received from insurance carriers," said Appriss product manager Joe Wheeler. "That high match rate vastly improves efficiencies for the claims departments. Ultimately, we are helping them deliver faster and higher quality service to their customers."

Appriss is the only company that has statewide contracts for collision reporting and distribution with the following states:

  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Indiana
  • Kentucky
  • Tennessee

The Buycrash bulk accident report purchase program is one part of the Appriss collision reporting solution, a software technology program provided to law enforcement agencies at no cost to help them improve traffic safety. Collision reports are collected and submitted electronically to a single Web-based repository, making them timelier, more accurate and more easily available for analysis by traffic safety engineers and other law enforcement officials. Also, individual parties involved in an accident have the convenience option of going to to purchase a copy of their report.

About Appriss

Appriss keeps communities safe and informed by using innovative technology to provide a suite of products that: inform crime victims of an offender's status (VINE®); help police catch criminals (JusticeXchange®); improve traffic safety and make crash reports available online (; and prevent the illegal sale of pseudoephedrine to help reduce the number of meth labs (NPLEx™).

Appriss also provides a smartphone app for sheriffs' offices to help them communicate more effectively with their communities. The MobilePatrol™ app is provided at no cost to sheriffs who offer VINE.

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