Quorum Information Technologies Inc.

Quorum Information Technologies Inc.

April 10, 2006 13:02 ET

Cyclone Commerce & Quorum Information Technologies Deploy 'Next-Generation' Integration Infrastructure for General Motors


Quorum's North American GM Dealership Customers to Benefit from Retail Inventory Management (RIM) Integration

Cyclone Commerce and Axway, which are integrating operations following their merger, today announced with Quorum Information Technologies, Inc. (TSX VENTURE:QIS), that through the use of Cyclone's Activator product, Quorum has successfully passed the General Motors Corporation (GM) Retail Inventory Management (RIM) certification process and is now in general release. The RIM system enables GM to respond instantly to consumer demands, based on real-time perspectives on inventory turns, stock levels, purchasing trends and more.

Within two weeks after the official agreement was signed, the Cyclone/Quorum system was already being piloted at GM dealerships, and now main-stream roll-out to all of Quorum's GM dealership customers can begin. "The short time-to-deployment of this integrated RIM solution speaks to both the power and simplicity of the solutions that Cyclone and Quorum provide to both GM and GM-branded dealerships," said Ken Fritz, Vice President at Cyclone Commerce.

"We're building tomorrow's platform for today's GM dealer network." said Maury Marks, president and CEO of Quorum Information Technologies. "Through this partnership between Quorum and Cyclone, GM and its Dealers will leverage a modern infrastructure and transport protocol upon which its strategic RIM system will be deployed; all communications will take place safely, reliably and efficiently."

"We are very excited to play such a significant role in the technology innovation of an American automotive icon," concluded Fritz. "The combination of Cyclone's Activator product with Quorum's XSELLERATOR™ dealership management software will allow GM and its dealers to 'put the pedal to the metal' in coming years."

About Cyclone Commerce, Inc. and Axway, Inc.

Cyclone and Axway merged in January 2006 to form a global software company with the proven expertise to help companies manage and control their business-critical information in motion, both within and outside the enterprise. Featuring highly flexible integration solutions and customized applications for a number of industries, customers are able to select the components that most appropriately address integration and collaboration between applications, divisions, customers, suppliers and regulatory bodies. Over 7,000 companies around the world have invested in Axway and Cyclone solutions. Axway and Cyclone are a division of Sopra Group, SA (Paris, France).

About Quorum:

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 department in a dealership. Quorum currently has over 17% of the GM dealership market in Canada making it the third largest supplier of Dealership Management Systems for GM in Canada. Quorum was also recently named General Motors' IDMS Supplier for North America. For further information, see Quorum's website www.QuorumIS.com.

Contact Information

  • Quorum Information Technologies, Inc.
    Craig F. Nieboer
    V.P. & CFO
    (403) 777-0035 Ext. 110
    (403) 777-0039 (FAX)
    Email: NieboerC@QuorumIS.com
    Website: www.QuorumIS.com
    Quorum Information Technologies, Inc.
    #200, 6715 - 8 Street N.E.
    Calgary, AB T2E 7H7
    Cyclone Commerce
    Kristalle Ward
    SHIFT Communications
    (415) 591-8408
    Email: kward@shiftcomm.com