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…

Three New Short Videos from Motive Retail

They say that reading text gives the brain a much better workout than taking in information via video, but if you’re like me, you do your gym time every day reading emails, reports, and other print and electronic publications throughout your workday. Motive Retail is pleased to give your brain a little visual stimulation by sharing three new videos on…

NADA 2020 – See you there!

We are looking forward to seeing old friends and new acquaintances this week at the NADA show in Las Vegas. Every year, the convergence of so many parties in automotive provides a unique opportunity to build holistic perspectives on how changes in industry are driving the offerings that support automotive.  With ever-diversifying car buying personas and car buying methods, one…

Tapping into Automotive Telematics Data

In an economy where data is an increasingly valuable commodity, questions over data ownership rights continue to find an audience in economic, political, legal and even technical debates.  In the 2019 Auto Care Legislative Summit in September, a bill was further discussed that is advocating for increased consumer and independent garage facilities rights to telematically transmitted vehicle diagnostic and repair…