The customizable collaboration platform, MAHLE Forum, will be used by Christian Brothers Automotive at all 160 of its locations.
The new collaboration environment, called CBA Connect, will allow Christian Brothers Automotive technicians to interact with and support other technicians within the organization when they need help diagnosing or repairing vehicles.
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“We have had extensive experience and success using collaboration tools with our technicians,” said Bob Augustine, technical training manager, Christian Brothers Automotive. “We chose the MAHLE Forum as our next generation tool due to the automotive focus of the platform. Our customized Forum will enable us to support our technicians more efficiently, help build their continuous knowledge base and provide a search engine to quickly find the information from past repair and service information.”
The Christian Brothers Automotive MAHLE Forum will provide a multimedia document management and document authoring environment for technicians and Christian Brothers Automotive trainers.
Access to the platform can be achieved through the web or using mobile applications.
The customized application for Christian Brothers will provide repair support for domestic, Asian and European vehicles with convenient VIN decoding/lookup capabilities and social media (e.g., YouTube, What’s app) integration.
Technicians in the Christian Brothers network, can upload images, videos, audio, documents and more to illustrate the issue they are posting about. MAHLE Forum will also integrate and support all Christian Brothers legacy data.