Improving On Your Paper Contracting Workflow

by Dealertrack on September 19, 2019

When it comes to switching from paper contracts to eContracting or digital contracting, some dealerships have a hard time letting go of the workflows that they are used to. Even when they realize that their paper contract workflow is full of disruptions, inconveniences and expenses, it takes a mindset change to make the switch. Let’s take a lo...

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Choose Your Own (DMS) Adventure

by Lindsay Lauck on August 28, 2019

Choosing a new Dealer Management System (DMS) is a BIG decision. It impacts everything within your dealership. Your staff will need to learn how to use it, you’ll need to devote serious time to install it, every technology system must integrate with it, and you’ve got to find the right vendor you can trust. The relationship you build—and it...

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Why Now Is the Time to Clean Out Your DMS

by Susan Moll on July 17, 2019

  Just because spring is almost over doesn’t mean you’re in the clear when it comes to cleaning. Tidying up the house or clearing out the garage is on very few people’s lists of fun things to do. That’s why they’re often pushed to the back-burner, or never completed. But, remind yourself how good it feels when you finally unpack,...

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New Technology, New Opportunity Webinar: Top Reasons To Join

by Lindsay Lauck on July 10, 2019

Thinking of making a change to your automotive dealership’s technology stack? You’re well aware that shifting gears and integrating new technology can cause fear and panic among even your most stoic staff members. But, with technology driving so many new innovations in the market, and today’s changing consumer, you can’t sit on the fence fo...

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THE DMS DILEMMA: IS THE GRASS REALLY GREENER?

by Lindsay Lauck on May 22, 2019

If you find yourself fantasizing about a new DMS, but dread the thought of switching, you’re not alone. We surveyed hundreds of dealers to better understand perceptions of their current DMS provider and considerations around switching.¹ Many respondents are dissatisfied with their current DMS, but hesitate to disrupt an established relationsh...

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Technology Transitions: 5 Steps For Success

by Lindsay Lauck on May 15, 2019

Technology is an important investment for dealerships. In nearly every aspect of buying, selling, merchandising, and financing auto sales, tech touch-points can either help, or hinder, the process. So when it comes to making a change to even one of the tools that impacts these workflows, it pays to be prepared. Automotive industry expert John Grace...

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Bonus Benefits of a Tech Change

by Lindsay Lauck on April 24, 2019

Just like spring-cleaning, decluttering your dealership's systems paves the way for progress. Updating your automotive dealership’s technology is a lot like spring cleaning. Once you’ve made the mental decision to let go of the old, legacy systems holding you and your business back, you’re free to update your data, your systems, and...

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DMS: First Among Auto Dealership Systems

by Mandi Fang on April 17, 2019

The automotive retail market is more competitive now than ever, and car dealers need every advantage. Almost all franchise dealerships say their dealership-management system is the most important system they use, according to a Dealertrack whitepaper. Yet, it also seems to cause t...

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