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Network Specialists, Inc. and Form Alliance

October 23, 2002

Network Specialists, Inc. (NSI) and, Inc. announced an alliance where both companies intend to fully integrate their products to provide a complete financial management solution for independent automotive dealers. This solution will be available to independent automotive dealers needing accounting, F&I and payroll capabilities to manage their dealerships, as well as an e-business platform for dealers to price, configure and contract service contracts and extended warranties.

NSI’s AutoPro offers a dealer management system, allowing independent dealers to have the same tools as franchise dealers. Utilizing AutoPro’s new-generation ASP model or its more traditional PC based offering, dealers now have a solution.

"An alliance between and AutoPro will greatly enhance the way in which service contract providers offer products to independent automotive dealers. Their customers can finally benefit from insurance products that protect their purchase because service contract providers will now have the ability to reach them in a more cost effective manner. AutoPro and have created a simple interface to take difficulty and risk of error out of the process," stated Bobby Allen, president of

In addition to integrating products, the two companies will engage in joint selling and marketing activities under a revenue sharing model that has been put in place.

"Our relationship with is a giant leap forward for the independent automotive marketplace. AutoPro and will now provide independent automotive dealers with a low cost DMS and a valuable new revenue source, service contract providers with incremental revenue, and car buyers with valuable purchase protection products. Additionally, AutoPro will be offering our dealers the ultimate in reporting through our integration of Stoneeagle.coms’ reporting capabilities allowing dealers to measure and manage profitability – a win win situation for everyone involved," added Will Claren, president of NSI.

About, a subsidiary of the StoneEagle Group, provides aftermarket financial services such as Charge-Back Indemnity Administration, F&I Penetration Reporting, Insurance Data Extraction, and Service Contract Validation, Quoting and Claim Submission via the Web to automobile dealers, service contract providers, banks, credit unions and other financial institutions nationwide. is an industry specific software design and development company. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, StoneEagle personnel have been involved in providing software applications to the insurance and related industries since 1967. For more information, visit

About NSI

Based near Sacramento California, NSI has provided mission-critical Internet outsourcing and software services for a variety of industries since 1993. Its AutoPro Dealer Management System is a software product utilized by used car retailers to help them operate their businesses more efficiently and effectively in a secure, computerized environment. AutoPro is a fully integrated software product that provides the dealers with a full scale Finance and Insurance Module, Inventory Control, the ability to process credit and loan applications electronically, as well as other features. Two versions of AutoPro are now available – an online "ASP" solution which requires no software installation at the dealer’s location, and a standard client/server solution which will run under MS Windows, Apple Computer’s OsX, or Unix/Linux. For more information, visit

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