AMJ Logistics, Inc. finalizes development of eDirectGlass

Date: 27 March 2002
Source: FT
AMJ Logistics announced today that it has finalized the development of eDirectGlass based on Microsoft's .Net Framework, a move that solidifies AMJ's position as the leader in providing e-commerce solutions for the automotive glass replacement industry.

"This is a milestone in the evolutionary process of software in this industry. For years, point-of-sale vendors and electronic glass networks have failed to deliver advanced, flexible and innovative e-commerce solutions. With eDirectGlass, AMJ stands to be a leader in providing all-in-one e-commerce technology that will improve the way the industry does business," said Gary Hart, AMJ's CEO.

AMJ provides Internet based technology solutions that automate the workflow processes across the automotive glass replacement claims marketplaces. AMJ enables each of these markets to transact with one another, over the Internet, using an open architecture and non-proprietary network while adhering to industry standards such as those developed by the Collision Industry Electronic Commerce Association (CIECA).

"What we have done is a first in this industry, by combining all of the current technology aspects into one offering," said Jeff Tatus, AMJ's Vice President of Business Development. "Glass shops, Insurance and Fleet companies can now take control of the glass replacement claims process using our automated technology that includes first notice of loss, point-of-sale, customer relationship management and enterprise resource planning. For the first time, the supply chain retains control of their data without the high costs associated with today's model," continued Tatus.

"The days of proprietary software and data networks are over and through the use of Microsoft's .Net Framework, we can continue to craft applications as Web services that share functions with disparate applications via the Internet," said Rudy Lehman, Chief Technology Officer for AMJ.

"Without the ability to tear down these proprietary data models that have a stranglehold on the industry, costs will continue to rise, workmanship may be compromised and margins will continue to erode for glass shops. What we are offering is a flat-fee based system void of transaction fees to the glass shop. This model and the freedom to do business will take the industry down a positive and profitable path," said Hart.

600450 AMJ Logistics, Inc. finalizes development of eDirectGlass
Date: 27 March 2002
Source: FT

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