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Group 1 Achieves 98 Percent Compliance with Compli DCMS

March 30, 2009

PORTLAND, Ore. — Compliance management solutions provider Compli has announced that Houston-based Group 1 Automotive's use of Compli's Dealership Compliance Management System (DCMS) helped the dealership group adopt and automate their Red Flags compliance, leading to a measureable 98 percent Red Flags compliance level over a period of less than two weeks.

As a Fortune 500 automotive retailer and one of the top five dealership groups in the country, Group 1 Automotive is faced with the challenge of managing best practices, risk and liabilities across 100 locations throughout the United States. With the most recent Red Flags requirements, Group 1 Automotive leveraged its investment in the Compli system to rapidly distribute its Red Flags Program, Policies, Trainings, and Incident Report Forms and centrally monitored compliance across their entire dealership in real time, with clear dashboard reports.

"Within two weeks of the program rollout, we obtained 98 percent compliance with all mandatory Red Flags compliance material and were able to print a detailed report summarizing this activity for our board of directors' meeting," said Brooks O’Hara, Group 1's vice president of human resources. "That is a level of efficiency and clarity we had never been able to accomplish with paper-based processes."

Compli’s DCMS was designed to serve as an automated compliance solution to protect dealers from claims, fines and litigation while lowering overhead costs. The system combines automotive legal content from industry leaders Hudson Cook LLP and Fisher & Phillips LLP with automated best practices to create turnkey compliance programs that reduce liabilities and keep individual bad acts from harming the dealership.

"Compli clients use one platform and our extensive content library to address compliance and business requirements across their entire organization," said Lon Leneve, president of Compli. "Group 1 Automotive is a great example. They have completed their Red Flags requirements, and now they will leverage the Compli system to address other high-priority compliance and business process areas by employing different content over the same efficient platform."

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