BUS launches flagship product BUS Manager(TM)- Company to begin installing the first 20 licences over the next two weeks



    MONTREAL, Oct. 16 /CNW Telbec/ - BUS Systems Inc. (TSX-V: BUS) is pleased
to announce the launch of its flagship product, BUS Manager(TM). Over the next
two weeks, BUS will install its first 20 licences for Procolor Prestige, a
customer that already has licences for BUS Controller(TM) accounting software.
    "BUS Manager(TM) is the ideal interactive tool for management of
collision repairer activities," stated Claude Savard, President and Chief
Executive Officer of BUS Systems. "Demonstrations at collision repair centers
and insurance companies have already shown that this product will be a hit. It
rounds out our integrated software suite that includes our BUS Connector(TM)
portal and BUS Controller(TM), our accounting software specially designed for
collision repairers. We are now in a position to offer the industry a fully
integrated solution, which gives us an edge over the competition."
    With the BUS Manager(TM) application, BUS technology allows better
coordination of all aspects of managing a collision repair center. The
software is securely accessible on line and can be fed via the BUS
Connecto (TM) portal. Programming and functionality upgrading are done in real
time so as to better meet changing user needs.
    BUS Manager(TM) is easy-to-use software that allows follow-up of customer
files in real time. BUS Manager(TM) plans the optimal production schedule
while taking into account the repair center's capacity. It measures the
productivity of technicians and work-in-progress and suggests the best
appointment based on production capacity. Its electronic parts ordering system
enables BUS Manager(TM) to track orders and inform the repair center of parts
availability before work begins. BUS Manager(TM) fosters direct interaction
with suppliers for better management of parts ordering, reception and returns.
It also assigns the replacement vehicle that will be available for the
duration of the repairs, and monitors maintenance of the replacement vehicle
fleet. Finally, BUS Manager(TM) offers collision repairers a unique means of
communicating with their dealer customers, regardless of the nature of the
business relation.
    In the next development phases of the BUS Manager(TM) software,
additional functionalities will be designed to facilitate the interaction
between the collision repairer and its franchisor, the insurer partners and
parts suppliers.

    About BUS

    BUS operates an interactive, transactional internet portal for the
management, processing and follow-up of insurance claims, including management
of relations and the exchange of information between the participants.
    The Company's mission is to offer an evolving, integrated electronic
solution that allows those involved in the claims sector or automotive events
industry to come together to exchange information, perform all of the
transactions required within the framework of their respective activities and
continuously improve the efficiency of claims processing.
    For additional information about BUS, visit the Company's website at
www.busconnect.com

    Forward-Looking Statements

    This press release contains "Forward-Looking Statements" pursuant to the
securities legislation which are based on certain estimates and expectations.
Statements which are not based on historical fact, in particular statements on
management's views and expectations, are Forward-Looking Statements. These
statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties and the actual
results could differ materially from those presented. The Company is under no
obligation to update any Forward-Looking Statement to take into account any
new information, future event or any other factor.

    The TSX Venture Exchange does not accept responsibility for the adequacy
    or accuracy of this press release.




For further information:

For further information: Claude Savard, President and CEO, BUS Systems
Inc., (514) 350-5252, csavard@busconnect.com; François Kalos, SOLAK
Communications, (450) 993-0828, kalos@solak.ca

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