Audatex North America, Inc. Acquires New Era Software LLC and its Proven AutoFocus™ Body Shop Management System.

02 Feb 2011

With AutoFocus, Audatex now provides the strongest suite of estimating and management system software in the industry.

San Diego, (Feb. 2, 2011) - Audatex North America, Inc., the leading provider of software and services to the automobile insurance claims processing industry, today announced that it has purchased New Era Software LLC, a U.S.-based provider of body shop management systems (“BMS”).

NewEra’s expertise coupled with Audatex’s distribution capabilities will provide our 12,000+ collision repair customers in North America with an integrated management solution that controls the vital operational elements of the collision repair process. By further expanding its product offering, Audatex continues to provide collision repair facilities with better tools to gain a competitive edge.

The combination of Audatex’s customer base and platform with NewEra’s scalable and modular BMS will allow us to deliver more high-value services to our collision repair customers, enabling them to more effectively manage their operations and administrative activities with vendors, insurers and customers. We are very excited about their proven volume-based scheduling and workflow management tools which will include the ability for collision repair facilities to display and intelligently manage vehicle repair status that can be tracked real-time by customers, rental car agencies and insurance professionals via an electronic device of their choice.

"The NewEra body shop management system, AutoFocus, will be a key offering in our body shop suite of products, and underscores our commitment to bringing essential and value added products and services to our customers”.

Elias Olmeta, CFOO of Audatex North America.

About Audatex North America, Inc.

Audatex is the leading global claims solutions provider serving the automotive industry. Active today across six continents, Audatex provides world-class claims solutions that help customers automate their processes; managing millions of claims each year efficiently and effectively, and resolving billions in claims settlements. Beyond a leading presence in automotive claims, our growing footprint also extends into the automotive related financial services and medical claims solutions markets. As part of the Solera group of companies, Audatex, Sidexa, Informex, ABZ, Hollander and IMS draw on unique global experience to develop and deliver the latest technologies, market intelligence and best practices on a local level. For more information, please refer to the Company's website at