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Auto/Mate Dealership Certified by Chrysler for ARO

June 25, 2007

Clifton Park, N.Y. – Auto/Mate Dealership Systems, ranked the highest for overall customer satisfaction in the last three NADA surveys, announced that its AMPS dealer management system has been certified by Chrysler for ARO. Chrysler dealers using AMPS can now seamlessly connect to Chrysler’s ARO parts inventory management system. ARO connects dealer spare parts inventory to a Mopar-controlled automatic daily replenishment order. It’s unique to the industry because it’s based on individual dealer demand. ARO replenishes parts on an as-needed basis, reducing the capital investment that a dealer makes in stocking excess parts.

“ARO is a unique system in that it maximizes the efficiency of dealer capital invested in parts inventory,” said Mike Esposito, president and CEO of Auto/Mate. “The time savings and cost advantages it offers are very exciting to our Chrysler dealers.”

All Auto/Mate Chrysler dealers will be updated to ARO at no charge.

The certified interface allows Chrysler to query Auto/Mate’s AMPS DMS every night. Chrysler monitors each individual dealer’s inventory and sales based on what was sold, then ships parts overnight based on what the system tells them is needed the next day.

Dealers can maintain control by reviewing and agreeing upon recommended stocking parameters, and may revise them as necessary. Years of accumulated data from Chrysler dealers was used to develop ARO’s accurate forecasting model that takes the guesswork out of stocking parts.

Chrysler ARO also offers an order guarantee, whereby if parts sit on a dealer’s shelf for nine months the OEM will buy them back. However, the system is so advanced that it monitors and compares dealers’ inventory needs across the country. If dealer A in one location needs a part that happens to be aging in dealer B’s inventory, Chrysler will send a shipping label to dealer B so they can forward the part to dealer A.

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