The Digital Shift may be furthering the proliferation of auto-tech companies

Just as technology has evolved in our everyday lives, our consumer experiences have as well.   Shopping online is the norm; we expect to get follow-ups via text and email; we have access to almost unlimited information about any product we may want.  Therefore, it’s no surprise that automotive shopping has evolved as well.  And our current circumstances have accelerated…

Reflecting on NADA’s commissioned report Dealership of Tomorrow 2.0

I recently “re-”stumbled across Glenn Mercer’s Dealership of Tomorrow 2.0 report that was launched at NADA at the beginning of 2020.  The scope of the report was to make predictions about the changing automotive retail environment through the late 2020s, and it was written right before Covid19 started to have its major impact on the global economy.   I thought…

The Potentially Supreme Role of Data

With the nation’s attention on the Supreme Court, many of us are thinking about how the court decides some of the most difficult, contentious issues that ultimately define how all of us live our lives. In automotive, like many other industries with increasing reliance on data sharing, it’s likely only a matter of time before an interesting decision on data…

DriveCentric on how MIX helped move business forward

We love our customers, and we love when our customers love us even more!  Check out this 1 minute video testimony from DriveCentric, a leader in the CRM space who is able to divert IT resources from DMS integrations to in-house product development and innovation thanks to Motive Integrator eXchange (MIX). 

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…