Spare parts, diagnostics, workshop equipment, workshop concepts

World-Leading Bosch Workshop Software Further Enhanced Esitronic 2.0 Ensures that Workshops are Equipped for the Future of Control Unit Diagnostics

  • Esitronic 2.0 with simplified, intuitive operating concept
  • Rapid online updates ensure data is more up-to-date
  • A step into the future: web-based version Esitronic live
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  • September 11, 2012
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The Esitronic software package from Bosch is used in over 70,000 vehicle workshops in more than 100 countries for control module diagnostics, efficient troubleshooting and for maintenance and repair work. In Germany, around two thirds of repair shop mechanics use this software, which makes data and electronic vehicle systems from more than 230,000 vehicle models and around 150 manufacturers available to the workshops.

With its latest version, Esitronic 2.0, Bosch has once again made this repair shop software even easier to use and given it a clearer structure. When developing the software, Bosch focused on the functions and data most frequently used in the repair shops. Once the vehicle has been quickly and uniquely identified using the KBA code, the software displays all the important information for diagnosis, troubleshooting and repair at a glance. Direct links allow the user to switch quickly between the different types of information that the software package offers. The new Esitronic 2.0 user interface enables repair shop mechanics to get to what they need with just a few clicks of the mouse.

While data for Esitronic is updated every quarter, for Esitronic 2.0, a large amount of data is available online every two weeks. By the end of 2013, all Esitronic subscribers around the world will be able to use the new Esitronic 2.0. New customers are already receiving this version only.

A Step into the Future: Online Solution Esitronic Live
By networking repair shop testers online, the foundations have been laid for the next stage of development for the Esitronic: the web-based Esitronic live. The software currently under development is regularly supplied with up-to-date data via a permanent Internet connection. What's more, Esitronic live is tailored even more effectively to working processes in the repair shop. The system is a quick and direct solution that takes the repair shop mechanic through the entire diagnosis and repair procedure, from the initial problem in the vehicle to the parts ordering process. The new data model and operating concept also gives the user permanent, direct access to all data relevant to the current work step.

One highlight of the upcoming Esitronic live is that it brings together Bosch expertise and user experience. In future, all diagnosis procedures that have been completed successfully will be evaluated via the online connection from the Bosch server and will then be available to all Esitronic users in the form of weighted, potential causes of faults. This means that the system can continuously learn from practical experiences in the day-to-day work of the workshop. Troubleshooting will be accelerated and improved by removing unnecessary diagnostic processes. The software is currently under development, and the new possibilities offered by Esitronic live are being tested in consultation with users from various sizes of workshop. For example, testing procedures are being verified to ensure they are suitable for use in practice, and the entire system is being checked to ensure it is as intuitive to use as possible. Over the course of 2013, subscribers to Esitronic 2.0 will also be able to access the online upgrade to Esitronic 2.0.

The Automotive Aftermarket division (AA) provides the aftermarket and repair shops worldwide with a complete range of diagnostic and repair shop equipment and a wide range of spare parts – from new and exchange parts to repair solutions – for passenger cars and commercial vehicles. Its product portfolio includes products made as Bosch original equipment, as well as aftermarket products and services developed and manufactured in-house. More than 18,000 associates in 150 countries, as well as a global logistics network, ensure that some 650,000 different spare parts reach customers quickly and on time. In its “Automotive Service Solutions” operations, AA supplies testing and repair-shop technology, diagnostic software, service training, and information services. In addition, the division is responsible for the “Bosch Service” repair-shop franchise, one of the world’s largest independent chains of repair-shops, with some 17,000 workshops. In addition, AA is responsible for more than 1,000 “AutoCrew” partners.

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The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 375,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2015). The company generated sales of 70.6 billion euros in 2015. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing and sales network covers some 150 countries. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. Bosch employs 55,800 associates in research and development at 118 locations across the globe. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to deliver innovations for a connected life. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.”

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