DALLAS, TX  - Ristken Software Services (Ristken), an enterprise-level provider of software solutions for the automotive industry designed to manage employee performance and maximize profits, today announced it has integrated rates from the Asset Protection Division of Protective Life Corporation into its MenuPro product, giving automotive dealerships direct access to Protective's rates. Ristken also integrates rates from other leading providers into its Menu solution, including Zurich, CNA Warranty and Premier Dealer Services (PDS).

By facilitating access to Protective's rates in one simple, easy-to-use solution through MenuPro, dealers can now electronically rate vehicles resulting in improved accuracy and faster F&I processing. Additionally, MenuPro makes it easy for finance managers at dealerships to create accurate, high-quality product presentations for customers, as well as handle the disclosure and compliance needs of their sales processes, compliance training and compliance monitoring.
 
"This was an important collaboration for Ristken, and we are very pleased to be working with a well-respected company like Protective," said Patrick DeMarco, vice president of business development for Ristken. "Incorporating Protective's highly competitive rates into MenuPro gives automotive agents and dealers greater access to superior products and services, as well as adding to Ristken's growing market share and customer adoption."

Protective, is a leading supplier of extended service contracts, GAP coverage and credit insurance for automobile, marine, RV, and power sports dealers.

"Teaming up with Ristken was a great decision because it allows us to deliver our products through their menu on a real time basis," said Marty Reilly, chief information officer for Protective.  "Protective is constantly looking to provide our dealers with value added solutions, and by partnering with an industry leader like Ristken, our customers are getting an innovative and easy to use application."

More than 3500 dealerships nationwide currently use Ristken's products, including MenuPro to manage disclosures and calculations needed for regulatory, marketing and business scenarios.  MenuPro benefits dealers and agents by streamlining sales processes and providing a convenient method to comply with customer disclosure regulations, ultimately increasing customer satisfaction. 

About Ristken Software Services:
Since 1998, Ristken Software Services has delivered a suite of products and technologies to the automotive industry, which focus on increasing the productivity of both dealership Finance Management, and the insurance/warranty companies that service those dealerships to help manage employee performance and drive revenue, while simultaneously improving customer service levels. The company's software is used to track and report a wide variety of parameters, simplifying operations, improving profits and increasing employee productivity. Ristken Software Services also allow managers to generate a variety of documents from department profitability reports to sales and leasing contracts. The Web-based applications provide for 24/7 availability from anywhere in the World. Premiere customers for Ristken Software Services include Jim Moran and Associates, Universal Underwriters, CNA National Warranty and JD Power and Associates.  Ristken's industry expertise and enterprise level technology is in use at thousands of customers across the U.S. and Canada.

About Protective:
Protective Life Corporation was established on a profound belief in the American dream. Since 1907, Protective Life Insurance Company has remained true to its core beliefs: quality, serving people and growth. This unwavering commitment to treating people the way we would like to be treated has been rewarded with stable, long-term relationships and growth.

Protective Life Corporation is one of the fastest growing companies in the life insurance industry. Insurance products are available through its subsidiaries Protective Life Insurance Company, West Coast Life Insurance Company, Protective Life and Annuity Insurance Company (our New York licensed company), and Lyndon Property Insurance Company.