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…

Tips To Maintaining a Successful Integration Partner Program

Having been exposed to the world of automotive retail technology for several years now, I’ve learned that there is no end in sight to the ever-changing needs of the market. Ultimately what continues to evolve is the demand for tighter holistic systems integration. At this point in my career, my greatest success has come by way of building and growing…

Integration Solves Dealer Frustrations

2014 is shaping up to be an eventful year in the automotive retail systems market. A recent story in Automotive News pointed out last week, there has been a “frenzy of merger and capital-raising activities among auto-retailing vendors”. Last week, ADP announced its plans to spin-off its Dealer Services business into an independent public company later this year. TrueCar announced plans for a $125 million initial public offering of common stock. DealerTrack Technologies completed auto retail’s biggest acquisition for the year so far with the purchase of Dealer.com for $1billion in cash and stock. And Bloomberg has reported there are plans to sell Cars.com.