Ensera and 3M Announce Sponsorship Agreement

Agreement Provides 3M Automotive Aftermarket With Web-Based Marketing Through

Ensera's iON Connection Product and Websites



Apr 17, 2001, 01:00 ET from Ensera, Inc.

    REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Ensera, a technology
 company that delivers business process automation to facilitate commerce and
 communication among participants in the automotive claims industry, today
 announced the execution of a sponsorship agreement with 3M (NYSE:   MMM).  Under
 terms of the agreement, 3M Automotive Aftermarket becomes both a Corporate
 Sponsor of Ensera's iON Connection product and an Affiliate Sponsor of the
 iON Connection product's Shop Center menu once development has been completed.
 Shop Center is being designed for collision repairers to easily locate tools
 and supplies.
     Repairers using Ensera's iON Connection product or Ensera's collision
 repair community website, www.ionrepair.com will be able to click a link to
 3M Automotive Aftermarket's website pages and find information about 3M
 products designed for use during the collision repair process.  Products that
 will be featured as part of this agreement include 3M's Abrasives, Tape,
 Adhesives, Coatings, Sealers, Compounds, Polishes and Glazes, Buffing Pads,
 Detail Supplies, Striping Tape, and Respirators.
 
     About 3M
     3M was founded in 1902 and today offers consumers and business partners
 worldwide thousands of products and services.  The 3M Automotive Aftermarket
 is dedicated to improving the physical and mechanical condition of all kinds
 of vehicles and providing solutions to their customers.  3M products, used in
 collision repair shops, are the result of extraordinary technological
 capabilities.  Research and development projects include more than 100 leading
 technologies including abrasives, adhesives, non-woven fibers, and more.
 
     About Ensera, Inc.
     Based in Redwood Shores, California, Ensera develops and provides
 technology solutions to automate the communications and workflow processes
 across the business enterprises in the automotive claims and collision repair
 marketplaces.  Its technology solutions are designed to provide benefits and
 value to each of these enterprises, including insurance carriers, collision
 repairers, independent appraisers, and industry suppliers.  Ensera's
 technology solutions are designed to reduce costs, improve efficiency and
 customer satisfaction, and develop new business opportunities for these
 business enterprises by providing an information and communications
 infrastructure that facilitates automotive claims and collision repair
 processes.  Ensera, Inc. can be found at www.ensera.com.  Ensera's investors
 include @Ventures III, the affiliated venture capital arm of CMGI, Inc.,
 Wand Partners, High Ridge Capital LLC, Banc of America Securities LLC, a
 subsidiary of Bank of America Corporation, and AC Ventures.
 
 

SOURCE Ensera, Inc.
    REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Ensera, a technology
 company that delivers business process automation to facilitate commerce and
 communication among participants in the automotive claims industry, today
 announced the execution of a sponsorship agreement with 3M (NYSE:   MMM).  Under
 terms of the agreement, 3M Automotive Aftermarket becomes both a Corporate
 Sponsor of Ensera's iON Connection product and an Affiliate Sponsor of the
 iON Connection product's Shop Center menu once development has been completed.
 Shop Center is being designed for collision repairers to easily locate tools
 and supplies.
     Repairers using Ensera's iON Connection product or Ensera's collision
 repair community website, www.ionrepair.com will be able to click a link to
 3M Automotive Aftermarket's website pages and find information about 3M
 products designed for use during the collision repair process.  Products that
 will be featured as part of this agreement include 3M's Abrasives, Tape,
 Adhesives, Coatings, Sealers, Compounds, Polishes and Glazes, Buffing Pads,
 Detail Supplies, Striping Tape, and Respirators.
 
     About 3M
     3M was founded in 1902 and today offers consumers and business partners
 worldwide thousands of products and services.  The 3M Automotive Aftermarket
 is dedicated to improving the physical and mechanical condition of all kinds
 of vehicles and providing solutions to their customers.  3M products, used in
 collision repair shops, are the result of extraordinary technological
 capabilities.  Research and development projects include more than 100 leading
 technologies including abrasives, adhesives, non-woven fibers, and more.
 
     About Ensera, Inc.
     Based in Redwood Shores, California, Ensera develops and provides
 technology solutions to automate the communications and workflow processes
 across the business enterprises in the automotive claims and collision repair
 marketplaces.  Its technology solutions are designed to provide benefits and
 value to each of these enterprises, including insurance carriers, collision
 repairers, independent appraisers, and industry suppliers.  Ensera's
 technology solutions are designed to reduce costs, improve efficiency and
 customer satisfaction, and develop new business opportunities for these
 business enterprises by providing an information and communications
 infrastructure that facilitates automotive claims and collision repair
 processes.  Ensera, Inc. can be found at www.ensera.com.  Ensera's investors
 include @Ventures III, the affiliated venture capital arm of CMGI, Inc.,
 Wand Partners, High Ridge Capital LLC, Banc of America Securities LLC, a
 subsidiary of Bank of America Corporation, and AC Ventures.
 
 SOURCE  Ensera, Inc.

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