OnSource Adds Smart Picture Technologies Capabilities to Photo Inspection Service

The Smart Picture technology calculates measurements instantaneously, and users can edit and share Smart Pictures directly from OnSource’s portal.

(Mobile device equipped with Smart Picture Technologies app. Source: Smart Picture Technologies.)

OnSource (Braintree, Mass.), provider of a platform that connects insurance companies with third-party vehicle and property photo inspections via smart phone apps, recently struck a partnership with Smart Picture Technologies (Austin, Texas) to improve the speed and accuracy of collecting and recording measurements, right from the photo.

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Smart Picture Technologies’ patent-pending technology platform enables users to capture Smart Picture images which contain millions of measurement data points, according to an OnSource statement. The technology calculates measurements instantaneously, and users can edit and share Smart Pictures directly from OnSource’s portal. The process can save a significant amount of time when collecting measurements in the field.

Improved Accuracy and Productivity

“Smart Picture has created powerful solutions in the home improvement and real estate industries so we’re very enthusiastic to bring SmartPicture to the insurance industry, as well,” says Kari Myllykoski, CEO, Smart Pictures Technologies. “Our technology uses any smart phone and increases productivity, improves accuracy, prevents human errors, and saves time and money spent in any type of work or process which requires measuring and estimating, such as processing an insurance claim.”

Tim Schneider, Co-Founder, OnSource.

Tim Schneider, Co-Founder, OnSource.

The technology can be used by OnSource’s photo inspectors and with the vendor’s suite of customer self-serve inspection apps. By using OnSource’s photo claims apps, customers can snap photos using a “smart target” and all measurements are automatically captured.

“We’re really excited to partner with Smart Picture,” comments Tim Schneider, co-founder, OnSource. “Adding this technology to our current inspection process makes a lot of sense for our clients who want to make collecting measurements easier and more accurate than ever before.”

Anthony R. O’Donnell // Anthony O'Donnell is Executive Editor of Insurance Innovation Reporter. For nearly two decades, he has been an observer and commentator on the use of information technology in the insurance industry, following industry trends and writing about the use of IT across all sectors of the insurance industry. He can be reached at AnthODonnell@IIReporter.com or (503) 936-2803.

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