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Technology companies often focus on their products and leave service levels far behind. They rely on shiny objects and whiz-bang features to sell products. Companies that lead with technology often forget that the result of a customer interaction isn’t the technology – it’s how the customer feels using the technology. At fusionZONE, we strive to be…Continue
Added by Ed Barton on January 6, 2020 at 6:12am — No Comments
Grapevine, Texas, December 10, 2019 -- DealerBuilt, an enterprise Dealer Management System (DMS) for automobile…Continue
Added by Michael Trasatti on December 10, 2019 at 6:54am — No Comments
One of the biggest hurdles dealerships face when attempting to create a personalized experience for every customer is breaking down their data silos. Data silos are common in virtually every auto dealership today. They…Continue
Added by Doug Van Sach on August 1, 2019 at 7:13am — No Comments
In my first blog article, I talked…Continue
Added by Veronica Dunford on July 17, 2019 at 7:30am — No Comments
Netflix is one of the most successful disruptors of the digital age. How did they do it?
By developing a business model built on customer obsession and personalization at scale. So take note of their strategy: here are three takeaways from Netflix’s meteoric…
Added by Dean Martin on June 27, 2019 at 7:00am — No Comments
If you haven't heard already, Tesla was in a world of hurt after reporting its Quarter 1 sales. In fact, the pain was so great that some could say it almost became the Titanic with a series of unfortunate events including sales reported lower than…Continue
Added by Michia Rohrssen on April 17, 2019 at 7:31am — No Comments
All too often we get wrapped up in the finger pointing when in reality all the customer cares about is "Who's going to fix my problem?"
Once we can eliminate…Continue
Added by Veronica Dunford on March 21, 2019 at 7:30am — No Comments
With increased capital & resources DealerBuilt will further improve customer service & accelerate release of in-demand technologies including F&I e-signature platform and ceDMS
Mason City Iowa, March 18, 2019 -- DealerBuilt, a…Continue
Added by Michael Trasatti on March 18, 2019 at 7:00am — No Comments
In my last blog, Technicians are the Key to Dealerships’ Future, I discussed how the race to acquire technicians may just be outweighed by the difficult task of retaining the ones…Continue
Added by Chris Miller on March 7, 2019 at 7:30am — No Comments
At NADA many exhibitors hyped their digital retailing solutions to support online vehicle transactions. While no one has cracked the code for a complete, seamless online transaction, there are several great solutions that provide enough functionality to meet consumer demands. After all, consumers are…Continue
As Millennials get older, they become an increasingly important fixed ops customer segment to retain. A recent AutoLoop study found that currently, Millennials make up approximately 18% of all service appointments. And that number continues to steadily increase year over year. In fact, as shown in the graph below, Millennials and Generation Z continuously…Continue
Added by Kate Spangler on January 8, 2019 at 6:59am — No Comments
The problem is, whether it’s a DMS; CRM; service lane tool; or any other significant technology available; not all work together in…Continue
Added by Veronica Dunford on December 27, 2018 at 7:00am — No Comments
Added by Chris Miller on November 13, 2018 at 6:37am — No Comments
It’s a common scenario: drivers eating, texting, talking on the phone, taking care of personal grooming, or even reading while on the road. Loosely termed “distracted driving,” it includes any activity drivers engage in when they’re behind the wheel, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
A recent AutoLoop study identified the most common of those activities among morning commuters while driving. With a remarkable 48% of…Continue
Added by Doug Van Sach on November 9, 2018 at 7:29am — No Comments
The good news? To date, automotive sales have remained stronger than many analysts originally predicted, with customers of all ages continuing to buy both new and pre-owned vehicles. Considering some of the earlier ominous forecasts, it’s no wonder numerous retailers are…Continue
Added by Doug Van Sach on October 25, 2018 at 7:00am — No Comments
No doubt, you have noticed that the usage of the terms Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) has skyrocketed in the last decade.
Today, every industry is strategizing about how to leverage AI and ML to improve business. The automotive industry is no exception.…
Added by Natalie Born on October 1, 2018 at 7:00am — No Comments
Columbus, OH, September 12, 2018 – Clarivoy, a pioneer and leader in automotive marketing attribution, today announced it has been recognized as one of the 2019 10 Best Tech Startups in Columbus by the Tech Tribune.
Founded in 2017, The Tech Tribune delivers the latest technology news, in-depth technology articles, and insights on the hottest technology startups all over the world. The Tribune staff…Continue
Added by Steve White on September 12, 2018 at 7:22am — No Comments
If you’re a movie fan, at some point, you will almost certainly have witnessed a scene where a villain sabotages a vehicle. The unsuspecting character gets into their car, fires up the engine and it explodes, dramatically. Or, perhaps the villain messes with the brakes, causing the main character to have a horrible crash. While these are familiar scenes out of a movie, the…Continue
Added by Chris Miller on August 27, 2018 at 6:44am — No Comments
The world of retail is setting the pace for embracing how technology is transforming the consumer buying process. The companies who are winning with consumers (Amazon, Netflix, Apple) have stopped looking at marketing by “channels” and are looking at individual human connections. These companies have replaced cookies with actual people.
Added by Jonathan Lucenay on August 24, 2018 at 6:30am — No Comments
There’s a focused shift in the automotive community to reduce friction and create a more seamless experience for consumers from online to on the lot. Sure, some consumers – albeit…Continue
Added by John Wingle on August 8, 2018 at 6:56am — No Comments