NADA Urges for Change to Data Integration Model

This week an “advertorial” was published in Automotive News, written by Peter Welch, the current president and CEO of the National Automobile Dealers Association.  Peter, we couldn’t have said it better ourselves! Data IS the auto retail industry’s oxygen. We’re working every day to enable the integration of data across the automotive ecosystem and as I’ve said before…we’re just getting…

100 Successful DMS Integration Projects for Daimler

For the past 6 years, Motive Retail has partnered with Daimler to support their Retail Integration Program.  Daimler’s Retail Integration Program enables integration of dealer systems (notably DMS systems) to integrate with Daimler’s back-end systems.  This past June marked the completion of the 100th integration project, a significant milestone. For Daimler, their main goal is to facilitate more integration and…

Industry Insights

As dramatic disruption comes to automotive showrooms, proactive dealers can benefit greatly.  This is the title of a new report published by McKinsey & Company and definitely worth the read.  There is no question our market is changing yet dealers are some of the most creative and committed entrepreneurs around.  I’m confident they can adapt. Read on… https://www.mckinsey.com/industries/automotive-and-assembly/our-insights/as-dramatic-disruption-comes-to-automotive-showrooms-proactive-dealers-can-benefit-greatly  

Challenge, Opportunity…or both?

Depending on who you talk to, the average dealership in North America uses anywhere from 14 to 18 software systems to run its business.  Some suggest this is 3x as many as just a few years ago. Others suggest that as more and more of the car buying experience moves online, this only gets even more complex. Perhaps Dealer Systems…