ATLANTA – AutoIMS received an honorable mention in the prestigious 2008 Automotive News PACE Award competition in the Information Technology category. The 14th annual PACE (Premier Automotive Suppliers’ Contribution to Excellence) Award is jointly presented by Automotive News, Microsoft, SAP and Transportation Research Center Inc.

AutoIMS was recognized for bringing innovations to the remarketing industry through technology. Companies connect to the AutoIMS’ common platform and database; saving significant time and expense in data management. By better organizing and streamlining data companies achieve faster improvements in processes and are able to replace or eliminate legacy systems. Today one record can be created and shared between systems, where each entity updates and adds to the existing record rather than recreating it.

This improves accuracy and cuts down on duplicate records. The suite of applications offered by AutoIMS continues to cross pollinate and morph into a system that produces “self perpetuating innovations”.

“The Automotive News PACE Award process has been a rewarding opportunity for AutoIMS to analyze and reflect on past accomplishments and future potential,” says Don Meadows, president/CEO of AutoIMS. “Receiving one of the few awards in Information technology and the only one representing the remarketing industry in this highly regarded competition elevates our stature in the marketplace.”

This award belongs to the creative employees at AASC and the visionaries in the industry who believed in the concept and backed the efforts of AutoIMS. The original Board of AASC represents a “Who’s Who” in the auction industry. They were Larry Brasher of the Servnet Auctions; Darryll Ceccoli, former head of Manheim Auctions; Jim Hallett from ADESA Auctions; Tony Moorby, former head of ATD Auto Auctions; and Ray Nichols, the president of BSC, who represented an esteemed group of independent auction owners.

Recognizing superior innovation, technological advancement and business performance, the Automotive News PACE Award is open to suppliers that contribute products, processes, information technology, materials or services directly to the manufacture of cars or trucks. The award is accepted around the world as the industry symbol of innovation.

AutoIMS earned an honorable mention in the Information Technology and Services category which recognizes game-changing innovations in the design and implementation of information systems solutions that enable companies to improve operational performance or delivery of services.

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