KAR Auction Services IT Shared Services Receives Honorable Mention for 2015 HP Discover Awards

For Immediate Release

Darci Valentine
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CARMEL, Ind. – KAR Auction Services, Inc. (NYSE: KAR), a provider of used vehicle auction services, announced today that the company’s IT Shared Services (KAR ITSS) team has earned an Honorable Mention in the 2015 HP Discover Awards for Customer Excellence in the Performance Testing category. KAR Auction Services, Inc. CIO IT Shared Services Gary Watkins made the announcement.

KAR ITSS was one of the few companies selected out of more than 70 nominations to be recognized for the innovative, results-driven IT solution they developed and implemented with HP’s software. Utilizing HP Unified Test Professional 12.0, Performance Center and SiteScope, KAR ITSS developed a suite of automated smoke test scripts to support six lines of business, developed an automated functional regression suite for the company’s eBusiness and AutoVIN teams, and implemented concurrent performance testing capabilities. Together, these creative solutions increased the team’s capacity and throughput, and saved thousands of hours annually.

“Our mission at KAR Auction Services is to invest in and leverage best-in-class technology solutions to provide continuously streamlined, elevated service to our customers,” said Watkins. “Achieving an Honorable Mention in the HP Discover Awards is a testament to our commitment, and an inspiration for us to continue dedicating ourselves to moving the technology needle forward.”

KAR ITSS was recognized for their Honorable Mention at the HP Discover Awards event on June 2 at the HP Discover Zone in Las Vegas.

About KAR Auction Services
KAR Auction Services, Inc. (NYSE: KAR), a FORTUNE® 1000 company, operates used vehicle auction services for North American sellers and buyers worldwide. Based in Carmel, Ind., the KAR group of companies is comprised of ADESA, Inc. (ADESA), Insurance Auto Auctions, Inc. (IAA), Automotive Finance Corporation (AFC), and additional business units, with nearly 13,000 employees across the globe.

ADESA operates 66 wholesale used vehicle auctions and IAA has 170 salvage vehicle auctions. Both companies offer leading online auction platforms to provide greater access for customers. AFC provides inventory financing and comprehensive business services primarily to independent used vehicle dealers from its 112 locations. Together, KAR’s complementary businesses provide support, technology and logistics for the used vehicle industry. For more information, visit karauctionservices.com.

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