EDS Alumni Create Equal Playing Field ForIndirect Lending

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TROY, Mich. - (05/17/05) -- Playing Field, Inc., a start-updeveloped by former EDS Corp. executives, has introduced a systemto integrate disparate indirect lending systems. Playing Fieldsrecently signed CU Direct Lending Corp. to its system, which allowscar dealers' computer systems to communicate with each other andwith third-party finance companies, even if the system usedifferent programming. The system allows dealers to receive quickercredit decisions and eliminates the need to enter customerinformation more than once for each program used. Playing Fieldswas formed by five former EDS employees, who left the company whenEDS sold its automotive retail group two years ago.

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