How a Technology Switch Helped Goode Motors Keep Growing

by Dealertrack on August 8, 2018

The moment a dealership realizes that its legacy DMS can’t keep up with business growth, everything changes. Suddenly, there’s a crossroads between hanging on to the familiarity of the past and embracing the promise of the future. But while the prospect of growth can be exciting, the transition to new technology isn’t always easy.  ...

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Five Keys to a Mystery-Free DMS Switch

by Dealertrack on August 1, 2018

Technology is just as integral to the operations of your dealership as the cars you sell. But for one reason or another, while selling cars comes easy to most dealers, technology (and especially the implementation of new technology) remains somewhat of a mystery. Many dealers either ignore the need for change or try to force their old technology to...

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Why Dealers Get Stuck Using Outdated Technology

by Dealertrack on July 11, 2018

The auto retail industry is made up of thousands of forward-thinking business people that have found success by adapting to changing environments. These industry leaders have endured downturns, adapted to imposing regulations, and evolved to become the results of natural selection in the marketplace. But when it comes to technology, even enterprisi...

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Communicating Helps Soften Change

by Dealertrack on June 13, 2018

Successfully integrating new technology at a dealership is a daunting task. It’s more than just adopting new software. It involves operational changes, contemplation of compatibility issues, and buy-in from the entire dealership team. Although changing technologies can be challenging, proper communication can help soften the sting of change....

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Drive to Success: Managing Change in the Dealership

by Dealertrack on June 11, 2018

From implementing new technology to adjusting company culture, managing change in the dealership is difficult. Because change is usually met with at least a little resistance from employees, it’s important to have a change management plan in place to avoid downtime and potential lost profits. 1 -...

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The Future: Open, Integrated Systems

by Dealertrack on June 6, 2018

The Internet of Things is here. Consumers are starting to expect that their refrigerator can talk to the stove and their GPS knows where to take them based on calendar appointments. These innovations require software services and devices to communicate with different systems. With open systems comes efficiencies, convenience, and ultimately a bette...

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Invest in New Technology with a Purpose

by Dealertrack on May 30, 2018

Today’s consumers are always on the lookout for the latest and greatest. When something feels old or outdated, it’s quickly replaced with something else that’s new and exciting. This is especially true with technology. But, as dealerships search to find advantages in a competitive marketplace, it’s important to incorporate new technology wi...

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Drive to Success: Switching Technology

by Dealertrack on February 5, 2018

Drive to Success is a weekly series capturing the most influential articles, tips, and tricks from industry experts and publication to help drive your dealership to success. Each week will focus on a specific key topic in the automotive industry. Technology is a huge part of today’s world. In order to increase profits and remain a s...

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