Quorum Information Technologies Inc.
TSX VENTURE : QIS

Quorum Information Technologies Inc.

January 30, 2007 11:10 ET

Quorum and Microsoft Collaboration Brings Powerful New Dashboard IT Solution to Automotive Retail Market

Enhanced Relationship Between Microsoft and Quorum brings Value to Dealers

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(CCNMatthews - Jan. 30, 2007) - Quorum Information Technologies (TSX VENTURE:QIS) announced the development of a new business intelligence solution for dealerships in the automotive retail market. The dashboard-style feature provides top-line reports containing key information on a single screen for each dealership department, and leverages the role-based portal capability of Microsoft's SharePoint technology.

This development is a result of the Joint Technology Road Map the two companies have been following since the announcement of their expanded strategic relationship last November. The Road Map is designed to rapidly integrate Microsoft technologies with Quorum's dealer management systems (DMS) to bring valuable new features to dealerships.

"The SharePoint dashboard is the first of many examples of how the strengthening of our relationship with Microsoft enables us to bring more innovative and high-value solutions to the dealer management systems we deliver for our clients and prospects throughout North America," said Maury Marks, president and CEO of Quorum.

The dashboard feature provides key performance indicators, customized reports and links to key websites and documents and offers a customizable interface for each role in the dealership.

"As an emerging force among those providing technological solutions to this part of the automotive industry, Quorum has successfully and continuously integrated Microsoft technologies that have clearly benefited its customers. We look forward to continued support of Quorum as a strategic partner in the automotive retail space," said John Reed, Microsoft's Director of Automotive Retail Solutions.

About Quorum:

Headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Quorum's focus is on developing, marketing, implementing and supporting its XSELLERATOR™ product for the automotive vertical. XSELLERATOR is a dealership and customer management software product which automates, integrates and streamlines every process across departments in a dealership. One of the select North American suppliers of General Motors' IDMS, Quorum is the third largest DMS provider for GM's Canadian dealerships with over 20% of the market. Quorum is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and Field-Level Managed ISV in both Canada and the United States. Quorum Information Technologies is traded on the Toronto Venture Exchange (TSX-V) under the symbol QIS.

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