Auto/Mate Selects Experian® to Provide AutoCheck® Vehicle History Reports to Dealers

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Auto/Mate Dealership Systems today announced a new integration relationship with Experian Automotive to provide the company's AutoCheck® vehicle reports to Auto/Mate's dealer clients using AutoCheck FreeLinkSM technology. Dealers will be able to quickly and easily get AutoCheck reports for prospective customers using Auto/Mate's popular, low-cost Automotive Management Productivity Suite (AMPS).

These unique, detailed reports help increase sales by giving consumers the confidence to make purchasing decisions.

Auto/Mate Dealership Systems today announced a new integration relationship with Experian Automotive to provide the company's AutoCheck® vehicle reports to Auto/Mate's dealer clients using AutoCheck FreeLinkSM technology. Dealers will be able to quickly and easily get AutoCheck reports for prospective customers using Auto/Mate's popular, low-cost Automotive Management Productivity Suite (AMPS).

"AutoCheck gives consumers the information they need to understand important aspects of a used vehicle's history," said Mike Esposito, president and CEO of Auto/Mate. "These unique, detailed reports help increase sales by giving consumers the confidence to make purchasing decisions."

AutoCheck is the industry's first and only vehicle history report to feature a vehicle history score: the AutoCheck Score. The AutoCheck Score distills large amounts of vehicle information into a simple, numeric score listed as a number from one to 100. This process capitalizes on Experian's world-class expertise in collecting, interpreting, analyzing and packaging information in a way that people can easily understand and use.

The AutoCheck Score accurately summarizes the individual items and events in a vehicle's history in a way that consumers can readily understand, including accidents or frame damage, mileage, odometer history, number of owners, emissions history, whether it has ever been repossessed or stolen or used as a government vehicle, police car or taxi, along with title brands such as Flood, Junk and Salvage. The report also includes an AutoCheck Score Range, which compares the car to other vehicles of similar age and class to better help consumers when evaluating a used vehicle.

"Having the means to quickly and easily help a car buyer understand the important events in a vehicle's history is critical to any dealer needing to build consumer confidence in their inventories and close more sales," said Scott Waldron, president of Experian Automotive. "We are excited to partner with Auto/Mate in bringing their dealer clients the tools they need in giving their customers peace of mind when it comes to buying a used vehicle."

Auto/Mate's Automotive Management Productivity Suite is a robust DMS with over 20 integrated modules to suit any size dealership. Dealers get all of the tools they need to effectively and efficiently manage store operations, including Sales, F&I, Fixed Operations, Accounting, CRM, and Fleet Sales.

AMPS can be purchased and paid for on a month-to-month basis, eliminating the need for long-term contracts that often contain hidden charges, excessive third party DMS integration expenses, and mandatory upgrade fees. AMPS is offered as both an in-house and ASP solution.

About Experian Automotive
Experian Automotive, a part of Experian, delivers information services to manufacturers, dealers, finance and insurance companies, and consumers. Experian® helps automotive clients increase customer loyalty, target and win new business, and make better lending and vehicle purchase decisions. Its National Vehicle Database, housing more than 500 million vehicles, along with Experian's credit, consumer and business information assets, meets the industry's growing demand for an integrated information source. Experian's advanced decision support services help clients turn this information into improved business results. Experian technology supports several top automotive Web sites, including eBay Motors, CarsDirect.com, CarMax.com and NADAguides.com. For more information on Experian Automotive and its suite of services, visit our Web site at http://www.experianautomotive.com.    

About Experian
Experian is the leading global information services company, providing data and analytical tools to clients in more than 65 countries. The company helps businesses to manage credit risk, prevent fraud, target marketing offers and automate decision making. Experian also helps individuals to manage their credit relationships and protect against identity theft.

Experian plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange (EXPN) and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 index. Total revenue for the year ended March 31, 2009 was $3.9 billion. Experian employs approximately 15,000 people in 40 countries and has its corporate headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, with operational headquarters in Nottingham, UK; Costa Mesa, California; and São Paulo, Brazil.

For more information, visit http://www.experianplc.com.

About Auto/Mate
Auto/Mate Dealership Systems was established in 1985 with a simple goal: to provide an efficient and reasonably priced computer system to increase dealers' profitability. Designed by former auto dealer executives, AMPS (Automotive Management Productivity Suite) by Auto/Mate offers more than 20 fully integrated modules to suit any size dealership and to address every need, including Sales, F&I, Fixed Operations, Accounting, CRM, Fleet Sales and more. Auto/Mate's success has led to a continuous growth rate of more than 30% per year, with its system currently in use by more than 400 dealers. In three combined surveys conducted by NADA, Auto/Mate has ranked the highest in customer satisfaction over any other dealer system.

AMPS by Auto/Mate Dealership Systems is powerful, scalable and has a unique, graphical interface that makes it familiar and easy to use. AMPS is an open system and will run on most computer hardware that a dealer has in place. When compared to other systems on the market, AMPS offers the most value per dollar, allowing dealerships to operate more efficiently and profitably. For more information, please visit http://www.automate.com.

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