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…

Inspiration from Newton in Challenging Times

We are witnessing times many of us never thought we’d experience in our lifetime.  At Motive Retail, we are grateful that we are able to maintain full business continuity with 100% of our staff working from their homes. We are also grateful that we entered this period: 1. With a healthy backlog of work, including  New integration certification programs from…

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…

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”…