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GM Selects Auto/Mate to Provide Integrated Dealer Management System to Dealers

January 12, 2009

CLIFTON PARK, N.Y. – Auto/Mate Dealership Systems

, a dealership management system provider (DMS), was selected by General Motors Corporation to provide GM's Integrated Dealer Management System (IDMS) to its North American dealer base.

IDMS helps streamline GM/dealer communications and parts inventory management, increases store productivity and improves customer service and satisfaction.

Auto/Mate is one of only five DMS providers approved to deliver IDMS to General Motors' dealers nationwide.

"We're extremely excited about our partnership with GM and Auto/Mate's involvement in the IDMS program," said Mike Esposito, president and CEO of Auto/Mate. "It's a great opportunity to provide GM dealers with an outstanding business management solution that can increase store efficiency and reduce costs."

Under the terms and conditions of the multi-year contract, Auto/Mate will develop a GM IDMS version of its Automated Management Productivity Suite (AMPS), a comprehensive DMS with 20 fully integrated modules and easy-to-use graphical interfaces for any size dealership. GM IDMS, supported by AMPS, which will be made available to dealers on a month-to-month contract basis, will help GM dealers more efficiently and effectively manage store operations such as sales, CRM, F&I, fixed operations, human resources, payroll and accounting.

Other benefits of GM IDMS AMPS include fast, easy and real-time transfer of information; a single-entry database, factory data integration, standardized and stable fixed pricing, simplified billing through the GM open account, and seamless integration with GM systems.

"We're extremely pleased that Auto/Mate has joined our IDMS program," said Jim Bement, manager, GM Global Retail Systems. "IDMS provides our dealers with a way to more effectively manage their dealership. Integrating IDMS with Auto/Mate's AMPS will give GM dealers a complete and powerful system to improve store operations."

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