Avert, Inc. Completes Merger With Advantage Assessment, Inc.

Apr 13, 2001, 01:00 ET from Avert, Inc.

    FORT COLLINS, Colo., April 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Avert, Inc. (Nasdaq: AVRT)
 an Internet based application service provider (ASP) company providing
 employment screening and human resource solutions to a diverse nationwide
 customer base, today announced that it has successfully completed its merger
 with Advantage Assessment, Inc., a developer of employee assessment and
 candidate tracking technology.
     The effective date of the merger was March 30, 2001.  Advantage Assessment
 will now conduct business as the KeyPoint Division of Avert and will remain in
 its offices in Pensacola, Florida.  The KeyPoint Division will continue to
 focus on development of enhanced assessment technology while Avert takes the
 lead role in the company's sales efforts.
     "We feel this acquisition demonstrates our ongoing commitment to provide a
 full suite of high quality hiring solutions that are customizable for both
 small to mid-sized businesses and large corporations," stated Avert President
 and CEO, Dean Suposs.  "Assessment testing is a natural fit with our
 employment screening product line and we plan to quickly move forward with the
 integration and marketing of this new product."
     Avert delivered online over a million pre-employment background searches
 in the past year through its OrderXpert environment.  Advantage Assessment has
 provided employees with more than 36,000 job fit analyses, as well as the
 technology to collect and track applicant data in its Members Only system.
 Instant, online job fit assessments will be added as the first stage of
 Avert's pre-employment process.  This addition will allow clients to filter
 applicants through assessments, followed by their interviewing process and
 then Avert background checks, which provides the client with a more complete
 applicant profile to refer to in making a job offer.  The two companies'
 integrated delivery systems permit cost-effective hiring solutions for the
 complete pre-employment screening process.
 
     About Avert, Inc.  Avert, Inc., www.avert.com, is an Internet-based
 information network company providing employment background checks and human
 resource services via remote access to over 14,000 diverse clients nationwide.
 Combining innovative Internet technology and more than a decade of experience,
 Avert offers clients fast turnaround, current data and competitive pricing on
 products including criminal court records, driving records, reference checks,
 credit reports and much more.  The company is headquartered in Fort Collins,
 Colo.
 
     About Advantage Assessment, Inc.  Advantage Assessment, Inc. was launched
 in August 1998 to introduce human resources applied technology via the
 Internet.  The company's online HR applications are designed for recruiting
 job applicants, assessing candidates for job fit and tracking applicant data.
 
     This press release may contain forward-looking statements that are made
 pursuant to the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation
 Reform Act of 1995.  Factors that may cause the company's actual results to
 differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements
 include, but are not limited to, the following: risks associated with
 potential liability for failure to comply with federal and state regulations;
 liability to customers and/or to the subjects of background checks for
 inaccurate or misuse of information; loss of key personnel; and intense
 competition, as well as general economic business conditions, changes in laws
 or regulations and other factors, many of which are beyond the control of the
 company.
 
 

SOURCE Avert, Inc.
    FORT COLLINS, Colo., April 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Avert, Inc. (Nasdaq: AVRT)
 an Internet based application service provider (ASP) company providing
 employment screening and human resource solutions to a diverse nationwide
 customer base, today announced that it has successfully completed its merger
 with Advantage Assessment, Inc., a developer of employee assessment and
 candidate tracking technology.
     The effective date of the merger was March 30, 2001.  Advantage Assessment
 will now conduct business as the KeyPoint Division of Avert and will remain in
 its offices in Pensacola, Florida.  The KeyPoint Division will continue to
 focus on development of enhanced assessment technology while Avert takes the
 lead role in the company's sales efforts.
     "We feel this acquisition demonstrates our ongoing commitment to provide a
 full suite of high quality hiring solutions that are customizable for both
 small to mid-sized businesses and large corporations," stated Avert President
 and CEO, Dean Suposs.  "Assessment testing is a natural fit with our
 employment screening product line and we plan to quickly move forward with the
 integration and marketing of this new product."
     Avert delivered online over a million pre-employment background searches
 in the past year through its OrderXpert environment.  Advantage Assessment has
 provided employees with more than 36,000 job fit analyses, as well as the
 technology to collect and track applicant data in its Members Only system.
 Instant, online job fit assessments will be added as the first stage of
 Avert's pre-employment process.  This addition will allow clients to filter
 applicants through assessments, followed by their interviewing process and
 then Avert background checks, which provides the client with a more complete
 applicant profile to refer to in making a job offer.  The two companies'
 integrated delivery systems permit cost-effective hiring solutions for the
 complete pre-employment screening process.
 
     About Avert, Inc.  Avert, Inc., www.avert.com, is an Internet-based
 information network company providing employment background checks and human
 resource services via remote access to over 14,000 diverse clients nationwide.
 Combining innovative Internet technology and more than a decade of experience,
 Avert offers clients fast turnaround, current data and competitive pricing on
 products including criminal court records, driving records, reference checks,
 credit reports and much more.  The company is headquartered in Fort Collins,
 Colo.
 
     About Advantage Assessment, Inc.  Advantage Assessment, Inc. was launched
 in August 1998 to introduce human resources applied technology via the
 Internet.  The company's online HR applications are designed for recruiting
 job applicants, assessing candidates for job fit and tracking applicant data.
 
     This press release may contain forward-looking statements that are made
 pursuant to the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation
 Reform Act of 1995.  Factors that may cause the company's actual results to
 differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements
 include, but are not limited to, the following: risks associated with
 potential liability for failure to comply with federal and state regulations;
 liability to customers and/or to the subjects of background checks for
 inaccurate or misuse of information; loss of key personnel; and intense
 competition, as well as general economic business conditions, changes in laws
 or regulations and other factors, many of which are beyond the control of the
 company.
 
 SOURCE  Avert, Inc.