Quorum Information Technologies Inc.
TSX VENTURE : QIS

Quorum Information Technologies Inc.

March 29, 2006 10:19 ET

Oxlo Systems and Quorum Information Technologies form Strategic Alliance

BROOMFIELD, COLORADO AND CALGARY, ALBERTA--(CCNMatthews - March 29, 2006) -

Partnership enables Quorum Integration with Full Portfolio of Oxlo OEM Customers

Oxlo Systems Inc. and Quorum Information Technologies, Inc. (TSX VENTURE:QIS) today announced an agreement to integrate Quorum's XSELLERATOR™ dealer management system with the Oxlo Dealer Communications Hub. Through this partnership, Quorum will utilize the Oxlo system for multiple OEM integrations as well as its financial acceptance network and other dealer integrations.

By working with Oxlo, Quorum is able to focus on the specific requirements of its contract with GM for the Integrated Dealer Management System (IDMS) while meeting the demands of multi-franchise dealers across North America, and receive the benefits of multiple integrations with a singular effort. Oxlo and Quorum took their first tangible step together with the integration to RouteOne for the submission of on-line credit applications, which was recently released in production for all of Quorum's dealership customers in both the U.S. and Canada.

Utilizing the Oxlo Dealer Communications Hub, Quorum will be able to provide its dealers with other integrated factory communications in the future including: Ford Motor Company, Hyundai Motor America, Volkswagen of America, Inc. and Audi of America. Going forward, Quorum plans to leverage additional integrations as Oxlo expands its Dealer Communications Hub.

"Oxlo's Dealer Communications Hub is a critical component of Quorum's growth and expansion strategy in the DMS marketplace," said Maury Marks, president and CEO, Quorum. "Integration through Oxlo will allow us to grow our business faster by accommodating multi-franchise dealerships as well as complement our relationship with GM and support the requirements of its new Integrated Dealer Management System initiative."

"We are delighted to be partnered with Quorum," said Jim Lejeal, co-founder and CEO of Oxlo Systems. "With their win of the North American GM IDMS contract and the ongoing recognition of their XSELLERATOR system, Quorum is in an exciting phase of their business. Oxlo looks forward to supporting their growth objectives with our integrate-once value proposition that enables key dealer integrations across multiple automotive franchises," added Lejeal.

ABOUT QUORUM INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

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 more information on Quorum, please go to www.quorumis.com.

ABOUT OXLO SYSTEMS

Oxlo Systems Inc., based in Broomfield, Colo. is the leading Dealer Communications Hub provider, designed specifically to improve the processes of buying, selling, servicing, and financing a car. By seamlessly connecting the various systems that drive the automotive retail business, Oxlo differentiates itself with an integration focus that allows dealerships and manufacturers to concentrate on customer relationships and system vendors on application development. Within the existing IT architectures of the dealership, these plug-and-play integration solutions, which support the STAR standard, provide the tools that allow dealers to increase sales and lower costs. Oxlo Systems is a privately held corporation and has received institutional financing from Mobius Venture Capital and Appian Ventures. For more information, please visit www.oxlo.com. For perspective on emerging trends and issues affecting the market, visit Oxlo Observer at http://oxlo-observer.typepad.com.


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Contact Information

  • Airfoil Public Relations for Oxlo Systems
    Media Contacts: Tanisha Leonard
    (248) 304-1441 or Mobile: (248) 225-5299
    Email: leonard@airfoilpr.com
    or
    Quorum Information Technologies, Inc.
    Craig Nieboer, C.A.
    (403) 777-0035 ext. 110
    (403) 777-0039 (FAX)
    Email: nieboerc@quorumis.com