Ensera Announces New Release of Internet Enabled Collision Repair Management System - iON Control Version 4

Latest Version Provides Enhanced Business Controls and Web-Based Status

Updates to Insurers and Customers



Apr 10, 2001, 01:00 ET from Ensera, Inc.

    REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Ensera, a technology
 company that delivers business process automation to facilitate
 inter-enterprise commerce and communication among commercial participants in
 the automotive claims industry, today announced the immediate availability of
 the latest release of its collision repair management system, iON Control
 Version 4.  Originally introduced at NACE 2000, iON Control provides a clean
 and simple user interface that integrates with all major estimating systems as
 well as insurance communications, imaging, and accounting.  iON Control is
 based on all available CIECA data formats, continuing Ensera's commitment to
 open system standards for the collision repair industry.
 
     Some of the industry-leading features of iON Control Version 4 include:
 
     Web-Based Status Updating -- The production module of iON Control captures
 vehicle repair status data systematically as the job progresses.  When used in
 conjunction with Ensera's iON Connection imaging and Internet communications
 solution, repair status can be made available to customers, insurers, rental
 agencies, and others via the repair facilities website that is hosted by
 Ensera.
     Automatic Parts Price Increase Supplements -- iON Control V4 provides the
 ability to automatically update the estimating system with parts price
 increase supplements without extra data entry.  iON Control uses the CIECA
 standard for parts price increase supplements to update any estimating
 software that uses the CIECA supplement import standards.
     Automated Estimating System Reconciliation -- iON Control V4 can eliminate
 the time consuming process of reconciling the estimating system with the
 management system while closing a job.  The powerful reconciliation module
 easily pinpoints differences between the estimating system and the repair job
 in the management software.  The result is that jobs can be closed without
 spending 20-30 minutes reconciling the systems while assuring that every
 portion of the repair is accurately billed.
     Electronic Parts Ordering -- iON Control V4 provides the ability to order
 and receive and return parts, as well as provide supplements in a fast,
 flexible way, via the phone, fax, or Internet.  Repairs can choose the method
 that works best with their vendors.
     Real Time Job Profit Analysis -- Identify problems before it's too late:
 see how the job is progressing financially before it's completed.
     Open Systems Integration -- iON Control integrates with many standard
 industry applications including all or the major estimating systems and
 QuickBooks Pro accounting.
 
     For more information about Ensera or Ensera products contact us at
 866-ENSERA1 or visit us at www.ensera.com.
 
     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 on the World Wide Web 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 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Ensera, a technology
 company that delivers business process automation to facilitate
 inter-enterprise commerce and communication among commercial participants in
 the automotive claims industry, today announced the immediate availability of
 the latest release of its collision repair management system, iON Control
 Version 4.  Originally introduced at NACE 2000, iON Control provides a clean
 and simple user interface that integrates with all major estimating systems as
 well as insurance communications, imaging, and accounting.  iON Control is
 based on all available CIECA data formats, continuing Ensera's commitment to
 open system standards for the collision repair industry.
 
     Some of the industry-leading features of iON Control Version 4 include:
 
     Web-Based Status Updating -- The production module of iON Control captures
 vehicle repair status data systematically as the job progresses.  When used in
 conjunction with Ensera's iON Connection imaging and Internet communications
 solution, repair status can be made available to customers, insurers, rental
 agencies, and others via the repair facilities website that is hosted by
 Ensera.
     Automatic Parts Price Increase Supplements -- iON Control V4 provides the
 ability to automatically update the estimating system with parts price
 increase supplements without extra data entry.  iON Control uses the CIECA
 standard for parts price increase supplements to update any estimating
 software that uses the CIECA supplement import standards.
     Automated Estimating System Reconciliation -- iON Control V4 can eliminate
 the time consuming process of reconciling the estimating system with the
 management system while closing a job.  The powerful reconciliation module
 easily pinpoints differences between the estimating system and the repair job
 in the management software.  The result is that jobs can be closed without
 spending 20-30 minutes reconciling the systems while assuring that every
 portion of the repair is accurately billed.
     Electronic Parts Ordering -- iON Control V4 provides the ability to order
 and receive and return parts, as well as provide supplements in a fast,
 flexible way, via the phone, fax, or Internet.  Repairs can choose the method
 that works best with their vendors.
     Real Time Job Profit Analysis -- Identify problems before it's too late:
 see how the job is progressing financially before it's completed.
     Open Systems Integration -- iON Control integrates with many standard
 industry applications including all or the major estimating systems and
 QuickBooks Pro accounting.
 
     For more information about Ensera or Ensera products contact us at
 866-ENSERA1 or visit us at www.ensera.com.
 
     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 on the World Wide Web 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.