Solenium Group Launches Talking Pictures 7.0 – The Latest Release of its Aftermarket Content Management System

Talking Pictures 7.0 offers flexible application and product information management, automated migration to ACES and PIES, data compliance and more

TORONTO - April 21, 2010 - Solenium Group, a provider of technology solutions and services to some of the leading names in the automotive aftermarket, today announced the launch of Talking Pictures 7.0 – a new release of its industry-leading Content Management System (CMS) designed for companies throughout the aftermarket.

Originally introduced in 1995, Talking Pictures offers unparalleled CMS functionality to aftermarket manufacturers, distributors, retailers and etailers. Since its initial launch, Talking Pictures has provided Aftermarket companies with flexible methods for managing application data and product information, while ensuring full compliance to industry data standards.

Talking Pictures empowers companies to manage the complete product lifecycle. It supports collaborative management and sharing of data throughout organizations, delivers electronic data in industry-standard formats and produces print-ready catalogs. Application data and product information are supported by rich content including high-quality images, marketing materials and product attributes.

With version 7.0, Solenium has added a significant amount of new functionality to Talking Pictures. Most significantly, the system now facilitates and automates migration away from the soon-to-be-obsolete Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA) Legacy standard to the application data standard (ACES) and product information standard (PIES) currently backed by AAIA.

Claudio Di Sano, President of Solenium Group, commented: "Talking Pictures 7.0 was built by aftermarket professionals for aftermarket professionals. Talking Pictures 7.0 is the result of more than 25 years of active involvement in the aftermarket and it solidifies Solenium's position as the industry's most comprehensive provider of content management solutions."

About Solenium Group

Based in Toronto, Canada, Solenium Group has over 25 years of experience providing technology solutions and services to the automotive aftermarket. Solenium's solutions include Talking Pictures, a Content Management System (CMS), which empowers companies to manage, share, publish and distribute product and application data and Visual SKUs, a range of high-volume product imaging solutions for manufacturers, distributors, retailers and etailers across industry sectors. Visual SKUs solutions empower companies to produce high-quality product images, manage digital assets and distribute product images throughout industry supply chains.

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