Five Subsidiaries of BMW Group France Select Reynolds' Incadea Solution; Atos Origin to Lead Implementation RAUBLING, Germany, June 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Reynolds and Reynolds Company (NYSE:REY) announced that five subsidiaries of BMW Group France have selected the Reynolds incadea automotive retailing software with Atos Origin as their rollout partner. The BMW incadea project is a result of close collaboration between Reynolds and Reynolds International and BMW AG. BMW AG currently recommends the incadea system in a dozen countries, including Spain, Switzerland, Austria and Germany. Reynolds has led other successful implementations with BMW Belux (Belgium/Luxembourg), in which more than 70 dealerships were installed in 18 months on the incadea solution. Atos Origin, BMW's long-time partner for dealer management systems, is Reynolds' partner for the BMW network in France. Atos Origin is a leading system integrator in the automotive industry and has more than 18 years of experience with BMW. Atos has dedicated a team to this project. According to Thierry Gasiglia, systems integration manager, Atos Origin, "With incadea we are implementing a product adapted to new business specifications defined by BMW AG. Our responsibility as a Reynolds partner is to leverage our deep market expertise to service and support the BMW Group France car dealers in their daily operations and to maintain the consistency in the implementation of the incadea product." Hubert Gervais, incadea France manager, said, "The BMW Group France project provides us with the opportunity to satisfy our international customer, BMW, locally with a high level of quality and product integration. Now that the subsidiaries have selected incadea, the solution will soon be proposed to the BMW dealers in France. Along with Atos Origin, we will show dealers the solution at the upcoming Equip'Auto tradeshow in Paris." The incadea system is built on Microsoft Windows(R) and Microsoft(R) Business Solutions Navision(R), one of the company's enterprise resource planning solutions. It is used by 12,000 users representing 600 customer installations in 28 countries. Flexible architecture enables the solution to be easily localized to support multiple languages, currencies and local business requirements. The BMW project covers five French dealer subsidiary sites that together generate $100 million in revenues, sell more than 4,500 vehicles and have more than 200 employees. The BMW Group France subsidiaries selected the incadea solution because of its flexibility and ease of use, its ability to be localized and for its powerful reporting and integration capabilities. The incadea solution is being adapted to meet BMW's requirements, enabling dealers to efficiently exchange data with the manufacturer. For dealers, the powerful system enables them to capture and view real-time business, customer and vehicle information. It is a multi-site, multi-make solution that has the capacity to accompany the fast growth of BMW's subsidiaries. Developed in collaboration with BMW AG, the following BMW-specific features are already available on an international level: * Vehicle and customer information interface - enables access to the latest customer prospect information, production and delivery status on ordered vehicles and access to information on pre-owned vehicles in the BMW dealer network * Inventory management interface - incadea is fully compliant with the future BMW inventory ordering system that automates inventory updates between dealers to expedite inventory replenishment * Key reader interface - provides access to the information such as vehicle history and scheduled maintenance, mileage, vehicle serial numbers, and owner information * Labor Time Guide interface - provides automatic integration of labor time guides for service operations * Vehicle repair interface - enables access to the technical information sheet in the incadea system, permitting direct access to the latest vehicle repair information * Advanced reporting interface - provides standard BMW reporting capabilities that are specific to BMW France, including features such as statement of accounts and monthly reports "Before selecting incadea, BMW Group France thoroughly evaluated other solutions available in the market," said Eymeric Lepoutre, director of Finance and Administration, BMW Distribution. "The ERP-based incadea delivers a powerful set of accounts and payments. It gives real-time visibility into business management and permits us to do real-time business reporting. It delivers a seamless interface and data exchange with BMW headquarters. This integrated system enables our dealers to access information on their customers and vehicles, increasing their efficiency and profitability. "For BMW, customer satisfaction is the focus. Reliable certifications, access to the latest information and transparency in front of the customer - incadea provides us with it all," he said. About Reynolds Reynolds and Reynolds ( http://www.reyrey.com/ ) helps automobile dealers sell cars and take care of customers. Serving dealers since 1927, it is the leading provider of dealer management systems in the U.S. and Canada. Globally, Reynolds serves automotive retailers and OEMs through its incadea solution and a worldwide partner network, as well as through its consulting practice. Today, the incadea solution serves approximately 12,000 users at dealerships in 28 countries. The incadea system is built on Microsoft Windows(R) and Microsoft(R) Business Solutions Navision(R). Flexible architecture enables the solution to be easily localized to support multiple languages, currencies and local business requirements by Reynolds partners. DATASOURCE: The Reynolds and Reynolds Company CONTACT: Michelle Zendah of The Reynolds and Reynolds Company, +1-937-485-8499, or Web site: http://www.reyrey.com/

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