AudaExplore Exceeds $3 Million in Donations to Collision Repair Education Foundation

  AudaExplore Exceeds $3 Million in Donations to Collision Repair Education
                                  Foundation

Estimating Software Plays Vital Role in Training Future Industry Leaders
Across the U.S.

PR Newswire

SAN DIEGO and HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., March 19, 2013

SAN DIEGO and HOFFMAN ESTATES,Ill., March 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/
--AudaExplore (formerly the U.S. operations of Audatex North America, Inc.
and Explore Information Services), a leading provider of automotive claims,
underwriting and information solutions to the insurance carrier, repair shop
and government agency markets, and the Collision Repair Education Foundation,
a philanthropic organization that enables education activities in the
collision repair industry, today announced that AudaExplore has exceeded $3
million in software donations to the Foundation since the launch of its
Audatex Educational Institutions Program in 2010. To date, more than 137
collision repair school programs in 35 states across the U.S. have benefited
from in-kind donations of the company's estimating software through the
program's partnership with the Foundation.

"We've been a consistent supporter of the Collision Repair Education
Foundation since it was established in 1991," said Wolfgang Ahrens, Managing
Director, AudaExplore. "AudaExplore is proud to play a role in shaping the
future of our industry by making our world-class technology available to
schools so that students can step right into their careers with the knowledge
that they've been trained on the very best, most complete estimating software
available on the market."

Under the Audatex Educational Institutions Program, AudaExplore provides a
comprehensive software and training package — free of charge — to vocational
and technical schools throughout the U.S. To qualify, schools must complete an
online survey conducted by the Collision Repair Education Foundation.
Thousands of students nationwide participate in the free online training that
is available as part of the Educational Institutions Programs. Since
AudaExplore is a member of the I-CAR Industry Training Alliance, select
AudaExplore training courses qualify for points that apply to the I-CAR Gold
Class Professionals® and Platinum Individual™ programs.

According to Collision Repair Education Foundation Executive Director Clark
Plucinski, in-kind software donations greatly assist collision school programs
nationwide. "AudaExplore's contributions are vital to our next generation of
industry leaders," said Plucinski. "On behalf of the collision repair
instructors and students who benefit from this support, we are grateful to
AudaExplore for its ongoing role in giving our students the best technical
education possible."

"As an AudaExplore associate and a member of the executive committee of the
Collision Repair Education Foundation Board of Trustees, I know the value this
donation represents to students in terms of what it brings to the learning
experience and how it prepares them for the real world," said Rick Tuuri, Vice
President, Industry Relations, AudaExplore. "We take great pride in our
involvement with the foundation and in reaching this important milestone."

One of the schools benefiting from the AudaExplore donation in 2012 was
Manhattan Area Technical College in Manhattan, Kan. Collision Instructor Linn
Schroll stated, "Audatex Estimating serves as an outstanding teaching tool
that allows us to take the vehicle inspection process and transform it into a
complete estimate, repair order and repair plan. We thank AudaExplore for
helping us keep our students on the cutting edge of collision repair
technology."

About the Collision Repair Education Foundation

The mission of the Collision Repair Education Foundation is to secure
donations that support philanthropic and collision repair education activities
that promote and enhance career opportunities in the industry. The ultimate
goal is to create a future in which every entry-level technician hired will
have graduated with the necessary skills and understanding of new technology
to be well-trained, productive, and efficient employees from day one on the
job. More information can be found at http://collisioneducationfoundation.org/

About AudaExplore
AudaExplore (formerly the U.S. operations of Audatex North America, Inc. and
Explore Information Services) is a leading provider of automotive claims,
underwriting and information solutions to the insurance carrier, repair shop
and government agency markets. AudaExplore is a business unit of Solera
Holdings, Inc., the leading global claims solutions provider serving the
automotive industry. Solera provides world-class claims, underwriting and
information solutions that help customers automate their processes; managing
millions of claims each year efficiently and effectively, and resolving
billions of dollars in claims settlements. As part of the Solera group of
companies, the AudaExplore, AUTOonline, Market Scan, Sidexa, Informex, Inpart,
ABZ, Hollander, HPI and IMS businesses all 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 visit our websites at
www.exploredata.com and www.audatex.us.

SOURCE AudaExplore

Website: http://www.audatex.us
Contact: Rob Jensen, Director, Marketing, AudaExplore, +1-858-946-1691,
Rob.jensen@audatex.com