Proud to Partner with Autosoft to Support the Free-Flow of Data

This week, Motive Retail and Autosoft formally announced its new partnership via this press release.  In the seven years leading up this exciting new relationship, Autosoft had leveraged Motive Retail’s certification platform, Motive Integrator Certify, to publish specifications, test and ultimately certify partner systems to integrate to Autosoft Flex DMS. In the wake of releasing its next generation DMS, Autosoft…

Shifting to focus on profitability has everyone looking for operational efficiency

In its newsletter this week, Automotive News featured an interview with Nicholas Speeks, CEO of Mercedes Benz USA about finding opportunity in crisis.    As  the global economy waits for demand to rebound, Mr. Speeks talks about shifting from producing volume to focusing on operational efficiency.  This shift is no-doubt common in many industries. If your business relies on data…

Motive Retail Covid19 Shelter-in-Place Week 6 Update

Six weeks into Motive Retail’s Covid-19 shelter-in-place protocol, here’s a quick update on how the virus has affected our work: We’ve fine-tuned our work efficiency tools (JIRA boards, agile rituals, etc) to the point where we may be BETTER aligned on work across the team than before Covid! We’ve increased all-hands standups over video call from 1x/week to 2x/week, while…

Inspiration from Newton in Challenging Times

We are witnessing times many of us never thought we’d experience in our lifetime.  At Motive Retail, we are grateful that we are able to maintain full business continuity with 100% of our staff working from their homes. We are also grateful that we entered this period: 1. With a healthy backlog of work, including  New integration certification programs from…