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When airbags reached widespread commercial use in the 1970s and 80s, they seemed liked the absolute pinnacle for driver safety.
Few could imagine that the following decades would not only see further advancements to protect drivers, but more importantly, the…
Added by Dixie Somers on December 12, 2017 at 9:00am — No Comments
How Faulty IT Infrastructures are Causing Dealerships to Lose Revenue, Lose Customers and Lose Employee Buy-In
Timonium, MD – January 17th, 2017-- Helion Automotive Technologies announced today the release of a free eBook for auto dealerships, titled Three Service Department Pain Points, Solved! How Faulty IT Infrastructures are Causing…Continue
Added by Erik Nachbahr, CISSP on January 17, 2017 at 5:30am — No Comments
Las Vegas, NV -- April 1st, 2016 -- Helion Technologies, a leading provider of information technology (IT) solutions for auto and truck dealers, announced today that it has added the Summit Truck Group to its list of clientele. The Summit Truck Group operates 33 commercial truck and bus dealerships in Arkansas, Kansas, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Texas. Helion was retained to manage the group's…Continue
Added by Erik Nachbahr, CISSP on April 1, 2016 at 7:00am — No Comments
Timonium, MD -- March 28th, 2016-- Helion Automotive Technologies, a leading provider of information technology (IT) solutions for auto dealers, announced today the release of a free eBook. Five Technology Musts to Drive Auto Dealer Sales & Service Revenue reveals the five most critical information technology (IT) priorities for auto dealerships today, and how to optimize these technologies to increase…Continue
Added by Erik Nachbahr, CISSP on March 28, 2016 at 7:00am — No Comments
Timonium, MD – March 21st, 2016-- Helion Automotive Technologies, a leading provider of information technology (IT) solutions to auto dealerships, warns that the biggest security threat to auto dealerships is the employees. International crime organizations are targeting auto dealers, among other service businesses, with sophisticated and targeted email scams designed to trick unwitting employees into performing actions that…Continue
Added by Erik Nachbahr, CISSP on March 21, 2016 at 7:51am — No Comments
The world of technology is changing fast; here's what dealers need to know:
1) In 2015, there were 18.2 billion devices connected to the Internet. By 2020 that number will increase to over 50 billion devices, or 2.5X the current amount
Added by Erik Nachbahr, CISSP on March 16, 2016 at 12:53pm — No Comments
Timonium, MD – March 14th, 2016-- Helion Automotive Technologies, a leading provider of information technology (IT) solutions to auto dealerships, announced that its president, Erik Nachbahr, was recently appointed as a new member of the Automotive Resource Network (ARN) Auto Retail Committee. The committee is charged with delivering auto retail educational programs and in-house customized training to auto…Continue
Added by Erik Nachbahr, CISSP on March 14, 2016 at 9:47am — No Comments
Now, raise your other hand if you have ever done any of these things while viewing an online webinar presentation.
If you have, you're not alone. Being absent while present--or present while…Continue
Added by Erik Nachbahr, CISSP on February 25, 2016 at 3:41pm — No Comments
Timonium, MD – February 22nd, 2016-- Helion Automotive Technologies, a leading provider of information technology (IT) solutions to auto dealerships, announced today that its president, Erik Nachbahr, will be presenting a workshop at the 2016 NADA Conference and Expo in Las Vegas, NV. Auto dealers who attend Five Technology Musts to Drive Sales and Service Revenue will learn how to leverage their existing information…Continue
Added by Erik Nachbahr, CISSP on February 22, 2016 at 7:37am — No Comments
We all know that feeling when you walk into an auto dealership that's on top of its game. The interior is gleaming. The exterior is impeccable. The service department is clean and humming. The sales staff is professional, organized, and hitting their goals. Even the coffeemaker is state of the art!
But I know a secret. In many dealerships, in the back rooms…Continue
Added by Erik Nachbahr, CISSP on January 26, 2016 at 2:15pm — No Comments
Timonium, MD – January 18th, 2016-- Helion Automotive Technologies, a leading provider of information technology (IT) solutions, is now offering the Cisco® Unified Communications Platform (UCP) for auto dealers, an integrated phone and communications system designed to improve the customer experience and streamline phone processes. Cisco's UCP helps dealerships greatly reduce incidents of lost or dropped calls, placing…Continue
Added by Erik Nachbahr, CISSP on January 18, 2016 at 6:59am — No Comments
Timonium, MD – December 28th, 2015-- Helion Automotive Technologies, a leading provider of information technology (IT) solutions for auto dealers, revealed today the top four IT requirements to support productivity at auto dealerships in 2016. The recommendations are based upon data collected from working with hundreds of auto dealership clients, and recent trends such as the increase in usage of mobile devices.…Continue
Seven years ago I became involved with an organization called The Family Tree, a statewide organization based in Baltimore. The Family Tree is a non-profit with a mission to prevent child abuse, educate parents on how to raise children and provide a variety of other services for families in need. The Family Tree has a staff of approximately 40 employees and an operations budget of around $3 million. The charity helps over 15,000 children every year.
Helion currently provides…Continue
Added by Erik Nachbahr, CISSP on December 22, 2015 at 1:02pm — No Comments
Mobile tablets are great for streamlining processes and increasing productivity; that is, until the battery dies just before the afternoon rush begins. Every brand is different, but mobile tablet batteries can last anywhere from five to twelve hours. Heavy usage and wi-fi connectivity can significantly reduce that time. Without proper maintenance, a battery with a twelve-hour…Continue
Added by Erik Nachbahr, CISSP on December 2, 2015 at 9:54am — No Comments
"This Internet connection is too fast!" said No One Ever. In fact, 'slow Internet' is one of the top employee frustrations, according to a recent study by Deloitte. Is there anything worse than arriving at work, all motivated to tackle an important work project, only to discover the Internet is down? Slow Internet can be detrimental to your dealership's productivity, profitability and employee morale.
Sometimes the problem does lie with your ISP. But in many cases, a…Continue
Added by Erik Nachbahr, CISSP on November 18, 2015 at 1:07pm — No Comments
EDITOR'S NOTE: This looks like a great opportunity to learn some of the best social media listening tactics and the tools required from the advanced social media "Big Data" team at IBM... This is rapidly emerging as the most effective way for car dealers to identify "In Market" new and used vehicle shoppers who are located within your dealership's local marketing region... On a Real-Time basis!…
Added by Ralph Paglia on February 13, 2014 at 9:04am — No Comments
Today’s educated consumer empowered by knowledge they acquired on the internet has little patience for a self-serving dealer message. A click of their mouse will answer their questions and find a vehicle that fits their needs leaving little reason to visit a dealership. Truth be told, the brick and mortar auto dealership is not necessarily the most efficient business model for cost conscious consumers or profit driven auto dealers to achieve their respective goals.
Added by Philip Zelinger on August 6, 2012 at 10:29am — No Comments
NewVehicleConnect™ is a program that sends a communication to selected new vehicle customers, offering an…Continue
Added by Ralph Paglia on October 4, 2011 at 2:25pm — No Comments
AdAgencyOnline.Net is an automotive advertising resource / networking portal known for their in-depth reviews of cutting edge automotive advertising vendors on their hosted blog talk radio station – WAAOL, All Automotive Advertising News All The Time. This week’s Automotive Advertising Experts show will feature a review of an iconic vendor, EVOX IMAGES ®, known by automotive advertising agencies as the best…Continue
Added by Philip Zelinger on July 28, 2011 at 3:41pm — No Comments
Automotive advertising agencies are turning to AdAgencyOnline.Net to find cutting edge mobile marketing and sales process solutions. Philip Zelinger, the President of Ad Agency Online, L.L.C. and the host of the automotive advertising social networking / resource portal http://AdAgencyOnline.Net, reviewed several mobile vendors during his session at The 10th Digital Dealer Conference & Exposition held in Orlando, FL April 19th. - 21st.,…Continue
Added by Philip Zelinger on May 2, 2011 at 10:47am — No Comments