Quorum Information Technologies Inc.

Quorum Information Technologies Inc.

January 04, 2005 11:24 ET

Quorum Signs Contract with Maritz Inc., to Provide 380 U.S. Cadillac Dealerships with Handheld PDA Sales Technology


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FOR: QUORUM INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES INC.

TSX VENTURE SYMBOL: QIS

JANUARY 4, 2005 - 11:24 ET

Quorum Signs Contract with Maritz Inc., to Provide 380
U.S. Cadillac Dealerships with Handheld PDA Sales
Technology

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(CCNMatthews - Jan. 4, 2005) - Quorum Information
Technologies Inc. (TSX VENTURE:QIS) (Quorum) announced today that the
Company has signed a Contract with Maritz Inc., (Maritz) to deliver
Handheld Personal Digital Assistant (PDA) Sales Technology to the
approximately 380 U.S. Cadillac dealerships participating in the General
Motors Standards For Excellence (SFE) Process. Maritz is responsible for
administering the Standards For Excellence Process with Cadillac,
HUMMER, Buick Pontiac GMC and Chevrolet dealerships in the United
States. Maritz has been in business for over 100 years, and is the
world's largest source of integrated performance improvement, incentive
travel, and consumer market research services. Their clients include 28
of the 50 largest companies in the world.

Under the terms of the contract, Quorum is responsible for the delivery
of hardware plus activation and on-going support services to Cadillac
dealerships enrolled in the SFE Process. The PDAs were designed for use
by dealership sales personnel, and provide them with the ability to
perform a multitude of sales functions on- or off -dealership premises.
The combined functionality of this device will enable Cadillac to "push"
a wealth of information to sales personnel in a high-tech, easy to
update, timely manner.

"Cadillac has the best products on the market, and this handheld PDA
solution is another component in our continual drive to also provide the
best customer service in the industry," said Jeff Pritchard, Cadillac
Retail Integration Manager. "This technology provides our sales
personnel with the ability to instantly provide both prospects and
returning customers with valuable information, from competitive
comparisons to vehicle pictures, to help them make informed purchase
decisions. It is a powerful sales and customer management tool that we
are all very excited about implementing in our Cadillac SFE dealerships."

"We have an amazing relationship with GM U.S., and when we learned of
the opportunity to provide a solution through the Standards For
Excellence Process, we jumped at the opportunity. We teamed up with
Strathcom Media, the developer of the software, to deliver the PDA
software component, and Quorum will be delivering the PDA hardware and
all support services," said Maury Marks, President and CEO of Quorum.
"It provides us the opportunity to introduce Quorum to all the
dealerships in the Cadillac SFE Process and establish market presence
throughout the U.S."

About Quorum:

Quorum (TSX V: QIS) is a successful information technology company that
develops, markets, implements and supports its own software products for
the automotive vertical market. Its key products are DISTRIBUTOR™, a
Windows and Web solution, and XSELLERATOR™ dealership management
software, which combine to form a Dealership and Customer Relationship
Management System (DMS) for the automotive dealership market. Quorum's
success comes from delivering the best DMS System on the market, and
their commitment to total customer satisfaction.



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% Mkt. XS XS % Increase
XSELLERATOR (XS) Total # Share at Dealers Dealers From
TARGET MARKET Dealers Jan / 05 01/04/05 12/31/01 12/31/01
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GM/Saturn Canada 793 13.87 110 30 266%
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GM United States 7647 .06 5 - -
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Saturn United States 437 - - - -
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Contact Information

  • FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
    Quorum Information Technologies Inc.
    Maury Marks
    President and CEO
    (403) 777-0035 Ext. 104
    (403) 777-0039 (FAX)
    Email: marksm@QuorumIS.com
    Website: www.QuorumIS.com
    The TSX Venture Exchange does not accept responsibility for the adequacy
    or accuracy of this release.