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Infomedia and General Motors Sign Long Term Asia Pacific Data

  Licence   Business Editors & Automotive Writers   NARRABEEN, Australia--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 15, 2001--Automotive  industry I.T. developer, Infomedia Ltd. today announced the signing of  a 4 year exclusive data license agreement with General Motors' Asia  Pacific to supply its Microcat(R) electronic parts catalog system to  General Motors dealers in the region.   Microcat is an electronic parts selling system for the automotive  industry. It is designed to make the selection and sale of replacement  parts quicker, easier and more accurate.   Speaking from Japan, Richard Graham, Chairman and CEO of Infomedia  Ltd. said, "The signing of this agreement represents a milestone for  Microcat. It recognizes Infomedia's international depth and global  expansion in the field of electronic parts catalogs."   Through its wholly owned subsidiary, Datateck Publishing Pty  Limited, Infomedia and General Motors' Holden subsidiary have enjoyed  a long and fruitful association in Australia and New Zealand.  Initially, Datateck supplied microfiche parts catalogs for Holden  vehicles in the 1970's, followed by the supply of the Partfinder(R)  EPC system in the 1990's.   Infomedia and General Motors are now working together throughout  Asia Pacific to enhance the sales of genuine parts in the region.  General Motors' dealers in Indonesia will be the first to benefit from  the Microcat system, followed by eleven other Asia Pacific countries  including China, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea and  Taiwan.   This agreement further extends the companies' business  association. Microcat will improve the ability of Asian dealers to  sell genuine GM parts more easily and even more accurately.   "This is the first time in Asia Pacific that multiple General  Motors sources have been brought together in one system. Microcat  replaces the individual CD's supplied by different manufacturing  centres and rationalizes the data into one system. We expect this  contract to add several hundred dealers to our user base over time,"  said Graham.   Infomedia Ltd. is a publicly listed company, which specializes in  the development and licensing of information technology solutions for  automotive dealerships around the world. Its flagship electronic parts  catalog (EPC) product, Microcat(R), is used in 97 countries and 22  languages. Its On-line Business Systems division provides  sophisticated accounting and customer process systems for large and  multi-franchised dealers in Australia. Datateck Publishing Pty Ltd., a  wholly owned subsidiary of Infomedia, provides specialized OEM  analytical work for parts catalogs and service documentation. The  company is listed on the Australian Stock Exchange and its trading  code is IFM.     
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