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…

The DMS Is Vanishing… And Why It Matters To You


The End Of The DMS?

The DMS (Dealer Management System) is on the verge of radical changes if not outright invisible_man2.pngextinction. Bold statement? Yes. Is it true? Consider this quote from none other than Sandy Schwartz, President of Cox Automotive:

“… a DMS in the future “should be a smaller unit” within a dealership, he added, “not this big anchor.” “And any such DMS should be open source — something that integrates easily with whatever other products a dealer wants to use”…

How Can Automotive Meet Its Global Challenges?


Global Integration

Previously, we’ve covered the importance of dealer integration from a business perspective, we looked at new technologies that facilitate integration, and ASEAN-Integration-Globalization.pngexamined the tidal wave impact that the consumer is having on the automotive industry’s integration priorities. But what does the overall integration landscape look like from a global perspective? …

How To Master Dealer Integration[Video]

What Does Integration Mean For You?

Fast, efficient automotive integration has never been more important than it is today. Rising consumer expectations, the carsalesperson175.pngimpact of the connected car, challenges from the tech industry and the critical need for a more efficient automotive industry are driving integration forward. Better and faster integration methods are now available and have many benefits.