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Slalom Consulting Enhances Motorcycle Insurance Product Solution With Kelley Blue Book InfoDriver Data

Kelley Blue Book Valuation Data Helps Slalom Insurance Customers Gain Market Insights, Make Effective Business Decisions

MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif., Dec. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Slalom Consulting announced today that it has partnered with Kelley Blue Book to integrate its InfoDriver Data with the firm's Motorcycle Symbol File, an industry-leading motorcycle insurance product and underwriting solution that helps insurance carriers improve their services.

Slalom Consulting's solution now incorporates valuation data for more than 34,900 motorcycle makes and models from Kelley Blue Book's InfoDriver Data product.  InfoDriver Data provides Kelley Blue Book valuation information about used vehicles and new vehicles—including motorcycles—in addition to vehicle reviews.

"With the continued growth of the motorcycle insurance industry, it's critical that property and casualty insurance carriers develop custom solutions that optimize market data to deliver rich insights and ensure competitiveness," said Jason Koehn, practice area leader of insurance and financial services for Slalom Consulting.  "With Kelley Blue Book's comprehensive information set incorporated into the Slalom data file, the industry, as well as customers, will benefit from improved pricing, underwriting and loss results."

The Motorcycle Symbol File from Slalom incorporates wholesale, retail and manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) information into the solution, along with model year, manufacturer, engine size and other key data. 

"Kelley Blue Book's valuation and vehicle information is among the most recognized and trusted in the industry," said John Heffinger, vice president of data services for Kelley Blue Book.  "Integrating our industry-leading data into Slalom's product provides motorcycle insurers with the information they need to help them make effective business decisions."

In addition to Kelley Blue Book data, the Slalom solution provides users with competitive analysis, helps adjusters identify insured vehicles, and integrates seamlessly with existing products and pricing structures. 

For more information on Slalom Consulting, visit www.slalom.com.  For more information on Kelley Blue Book's InfoDriver Data product, visit www.800bluebook.com.    

About Slalom Consulting
Slalom Consulting brings together business and technology expertise to help companies drive enterprise performance, accelerate innovation, enhance the customer experience, and increase employee productivity. The firm delivers award-winning solutions in such areas as business intelligence, mobility and cloud through a national network of local offices across 11 North American cities.

Founded in 2001 and based in Seattle, Wash., Slalom has rapidly grown to more than 1,800 consultants. The company has earned recognition from Microsoft as the Partner of the Year five times, including 2012 Microsoft Office 365 Solution Partner of the Year, as well as one of the Top 10 Best Firms to Work For by Consulting Magazine. For more information, visit www.slalom.com.

About Kelley Blue Book (www.kbb.com)
Founded in 1926, Kelley Blue Book, The Trusted Resource®, is the only vehicle valuation and information source trusted and relied upon by both consumers and the industry.  Each week the company provides the most market-reflective values in the industry on its top-rated website www.kbb.com, including its famous Blue Book® Trade-In and Suggested Retail Values and Fair Purchase Price, which reports what others are paying for new cars this week.  The company also provides vehicle pricing and values through various products and services available to car dealers, auto manufacturers, finance and insurance companies as well as governmental agencies.  KBB.com provides consumer pricing and information on cars for sale, minivans, pickup trucks, sedan, hybrids, electric cars, and SUVs.  Kelley Blue Book's KBB.com ranked highest in its category for brand equity and was named Online Auto Shopping Brand of the Year by the 2012 Harris Poll EquiTrend® study.  Kelley Blue Book Co. Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of AutoTrader Group.

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