JANUARY 2009

Audatex to integrate real-time parts search engine by APU

Audatex North America, Inc. entered into a letter of intent for a multi-year product integration and distribution agreement with APU Solutions, Inc., whose network provides nationwide parts availability, quality-rating, pricing and procurement.

The relationship would provide end-users with the ability to search and purchase locally available, graded salvage parts directly within the Audatex Estimating™ system. Without leaving the Audatex Estimating system or rekeying data, users will be able to leverage APU technology to search, select and purchase alternative parts and include them on the Audatex estimate. The integrated solution leverages technology and relationships from Hollander, a Solera company, provider of technology and business solutions for the auto recycling industry, to benefit insurers, collision repair facilities, and auto recyclers.

The agreement covers business conducted by the companies throughout the United States and Canada, Audatex and APU will align products and sales efforts that will deliver integrated solutions.

Charles Lukens, CEO of APU Solutions, commented, “Audatex clearly shares our commitment to product innovation and customer needs. By integrating our technologies and jointly developing certain new technologies together we’ll deliver world-class estimatics and alternative part-procurement solutions that will reshape the industry.”