HPI gets onto two wheels with Catalyst DMS

Article date: 10 October 2006

Catalyst Computer Systems, a leading provider of dealermanagement systems (DMS) in the motorcycle industry has signed anexclusive contract with HPI to allow dealers access to vehicle IDchecks.

This facility automatically supplies vehicle information to thedealer, including specifications and key dates in thevehicle’s life, simply by entering a registration number intothe Catalyst system.

Jim Moffat, Catalyst’s sales manager, says: “Bysubscribing to this service, our dealers will benefit from a numberof business efficiencies. For example, when booking in a bikepreviously unknown to the dealer, for either repair or service,accessing this data will both speed up the booking-in process andensure the data captured is accurate. We think this will greatlyenhance the functionality already offered by our DMS.”

When subscribing to the vehicle ID check service, dealers can alsolink to HPI via Catalyst for full HPI checks, which reveal avehicle’s potential hidden history, such as plate transfers,theft, outstanding finance and write-offs.

Daniel Burgess, HPI’s automotive director, says:“HPI’s expertise in checks for the car market isunrivalled, and this knowledge is now available to motorcycledealers through one of the leading suppliers of motorcycle DMSsystems.”

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Notes to editors:

About HPI
Originally established in 1938, HPI Limitedis a primary source of vehicle information for the UK motorindustry and motoring consumer, which since August 2004 has beenowned by Norwich Union. HPI encompasses both the HPI database ofall UK road registered vehicle descriptions and histories, and theNational Mileage Register which holds in excess of 85 millionmileage readings.

Together, HPI and NMR represent the UK's largest vehicleinformation source, combining and interpreting data from governmentagencies, industry bodies, private organisations, the police andthe general public. Registering with HPI helps companies to protecttheir financial interests in motor vehicles and a wide range ofother mobile assets. HPI Checks give purchasers instantconfirmation of whether vehicles are correctly described, known tobe subject to outstanding finance or serious accident damage, orrecorded as stolen or "clocked".

'HPI' and the HPI logo are registered trademarks of HPILimited.

(1) All prices include VAT and are correct as of 1st January2006
(2) Mileage Data is not covered by The HPI Guarantee
(3) The HPI Guarantee is subject to terms and conditions

About RAC
With around seven million members, RAC is oneof the UK's most progressive motoring organisations, providingservices for both private and business motorists. Whether it'sroadside assistance, windscreen repair and replacement, learning todrive, vehicle inspections and checks, legal and financial servicesor up-to-the-minute traffic and travel information - RAC is able tomeet motorists’ needs. RAC incorporates BSM, RAC AutoWindscreens, RAC Direct Insurance and HPI.

Aviva bought RAC in May 2005. The acquisition brings together RAC'spowerful brand and customer base with the expertise and leadingposition in motor insurance of Norwich Union Insurance (part ofAviva). Norwich Union is the UK's largest insurer, insuring one inseven motor vehicles and with a market share of around 14%.

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