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Auto/Mate Announces Speakers and Presentations for the 2016 National Customer User Summit

Albany, N.Y. – June 20th, 2016Auto/Mate Dealership Systems today announced the full agenda of speakers and presentations for its National Customer User Summit to be held September 19-21, 2016 at the Hilton Chicago/Oak Brook Hills Resort & Conference Center. All sessions offer practical "how to" advice from vendors that integrate with Auto/Mate's dealership management system (DMS), and/or actionable strategies that attendees can take home to…

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Added by Mike Esposito on June 20, 2016 at 9:32am — No Comments

Has Your Dealership Embraced Mobile Tablets?

Are employees in your dealership using mobile tablets in service, sales and/or F&I departments?

Despite much interest and even hype surrounding usage of mobile tablets in the dealership, the reality is that fewer than 50% of dealerships currently use or plan to use…

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Added by Mike Esposito on June 9, 2016 at 1:30pm — No Comments

How to Create a Culture of Health for Happy, Productive Employees



Are you looking for ways to improve employee productivity and boost morale? Consider creating a culture of health in your dealership.

 

Many studies show the correlation between healthy employees and higher productivity. Research from the Health Enhancement Research Organization (HERO), Brigham Young University and the Center for Health Research at Healthways…

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Added by Mike Esposito on May 12, 2016 at 9:41am — No Comments

Auto/Mate Releases Free eBook: The Auto Dealer's 10-Step Guide to Using Mobile Tablets in Service, Sales and F&I

Albany, N.Y. – April 25th, 2016Auto/Mate Dealership Systems announced today that it is releasing a free eBook for download, titled The Auto Dealer's 10-Step Guide to Using Mobile…

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Added by Mike Esposito on April 25, 2016 at 7:01am — No Comments

Auto/Mate Receives a “Top Workplaces” Award for the Fifth Consecutive Year from The Times-Union

Albany, N.Y. – April 19th, 2016 – Auto/Mate Dealership Systems announced today that it has received a "Top Workplaces" award from the Albany Times-Union for the fifth consecutive year.…

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Added by Mike Esposito on April 19, 2016 at 4:30am — No Comments

Auto/Mate Introduces New Streamlined and Intuitive Payroll Application for Auto Dealerships

Albany, N.Y. – March 22nd, 2016Auto/Mate Dealership Systems today introduced a completely redesigned payroll application for auto dealers, located within the Accounting Suite of its dealership management system (DMS). The new payroll application includes a host of new features that streamline and expedite the payroll process.

 

"We asked our customers and prospects what their biggest challenges were when they process payroll, then…

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Added by Mike Esposito on March 22, 2016 at 7:44am — No Comments

Auto/Mate Announces DMS Accounting Suite Updates, Improving Productivity for Dealership Personnel

Albany, N.Y. – March 14th, 2016 – Auto/Mate Dealership Systems (http://www.automate.com) today announced new features in its dealership management system (DMS) Accounting Suite. The updates are designed to streamline processes that typically involve countless hours of labor by accounting personnel. New features include inquiry screen data entry, automated inter-company accounts payable, automated inter-company general journal postings and cash…

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Added by Mike Esposito on March 14, 2016 at 8:41am — No Comments

Auto/Mate's Mike Esposito and Dave Druzynski to Present Workplace-Focused Workshops at NADA 2016

Albany, N.Y. – March 7th, 2016 – Auto/Mate Dealership Systems (http://www.automate.com) announced today that two of its senior executives will be presenting workshops at the 2016 NADA Conference and Exposition in Las Vegas, NV. Mike Esposito, President and CEO, will present Create a Top Workplace to Increase Customer Loyalty, and Dave Druzynski, Director of Human Resources, will present Proceed with Caution! Social Media in Hiring and…

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Added by Mike Esposito on March 7, 2016 at 6:58am — No Comments

What is Your Definition of Success?

How do you define success: a financial goal, peer recognition or a title or position? Most people think of success in terms of their personal success, but businesses can also be successful.

 

How do you define whether your dealership is successful? Is it revenue goals,…

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Added by Mike Esposito on March 3, 2016 at 8:40am — No Comments

Mike Esposito Honored with a Third Age Achievement Award for Contributions to the Capital Region of New York

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Albany, N.Y. – February 22nd, 2016 – Auto/Mate Dealership Systems (http://www.automate.com) announced today that its president and CEO, Mike Esposito, has been named as a recipient of the "Third Age Achievement Award," presented by the Senior Services of Albany. The award recognizes the achievements of business professionals over the age of 60 who live in the Capital Region of New York. Esposito was honored for…

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Added by Mike Esposito on February 22, 2016 at 6:47am — No Comments

How to Create Work-Life Balance for Happy Employees and Happy Customers

Studies show that one of the best ways for companies to become more profitable is to have engaged employees. An engaged employee is defined as having high levels of job satisfaction as well as overall happiness. One of the keys to having happy employees is to create an environment that encourages a work-life…

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Added by Mike Esposito on February 19, 2016 at 6:55am — No Comments

Auto/Mate Announces Integration with Scan123, Saving Auto Dealers Money While Improving Productivity

Albany, N.Y. – February 1st, 2016 – Auto/Mate Dealership Systems (http://www.automate.com) today announced the integration of its dealership management system (DMS) with Scan123's electronic document management system. Auto dealerships using Scan123's solution can now store documents in, and retrieve documents from, Auto/Mate's Automotive Productivity Management Suite (AMPS) DMS. The…

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Added by Mike Esposito on February 1, 2016 at 6:30am — No Comments

Top Five Reasons Why Good Employees Quit

High employee turnover rates continue to be a problem for car dealers, according to the 2015 NADA Workforce Study. Competition for talent is fierce. For dealers, this means that retaining your best employees is perhaps even more important than the ability to find and hire new talent.

 

At Auto/Mate we hire people with car dealership experience, so we have interviewed literally hundreds, if not thousands of ex car-dealership employees. In our experience, here are the top five…

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Added by Mike Esposito on January 7, 2016 at 2:25pm — No Comments

Auto/Mate Presents "Social Media in Hiring and Employment" in an Automotive News Webinar

Albany, N.Y. – January 4th, 2016 – Auto/Mate Dealership Systems (http://www.automate.com) announced today that Dave Druzynski, Director of Human Resources, will be presenting a FREE Automotive News Power Training Webinar titled "Social Media in Hiring and Employment." The webinar is scheduled for Wednesday, January 20th, 2016 at 2:00 p.m.…

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Added by Mike Esposito on January 4, 2016 at 7:48am — No Comments

How to Reduce Employee Turnover

In the 2015 NADA Workforce Study, one of the most shocking statistics to me was that only 33% of all sales consultants hired reached their three-year service anniversary; which means that 67% of sales consultants that were hired quit within the first three years.

 

The high turnover rate among car…

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Added by Mike Esposito on December 16, 2015 at 4:33pm — No Comments

How to Create a 'Best Place to Work'

Recently Auto/Mate received a 'Best Places to Work' award from the Albany Business Review for the sixth year in a row. We have also been voted a 'Top Workplace' by the Times-Union multiple years in a row. Focusing on employee happiness has long been one my top priorities. People often ask me how I do it, but before I answer that, I'd like to explain why I do it.

 

This is a fact: your customers will never love your company unless your employees love your…

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Added by Mike Esposito on December 9, 2015 at 7:21am — No Comments

Auto/Mate Announces Open/Mate Integration with Kaarma, Streamlining Service Payments and Communications

Albany, N.Y. – November 16th, 2015 – Auto/Mate Dealership Systems (http://www.automate.com) announced today that Kaarma has completed integration with Auto/Mate's Dealership Management System (DMS). Auto/Mate's Fixed Ops Suite in its DMS now seamlessly integrates and sends customer payment and communications records to Kaarma's service applications.

 

"Auto/Mate makes it…

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Added by Mike Esposito on November 16, 2015 at 6:18am — No Comments

Auto/Mate Receives a “Best Places to Work” Award from the Albany Business Review Six Years Running

Albany, N.Y. – November 9th, 2015 – Auto/Mate Dealership Systems (http://www.automate.com) announced today that it has been named a “Best Places to…

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Added by Mike Esposito on November 9, 2015 at 7:00am — No Comments

Auto/Mate Releases Free eBook: The Auto Dealer's Ten-Step Guide To Hiring the Best Employees

Albany, N.Y. – October 26th, 2015 – Auto/Mate Dealership Systems (http://www.automate.com) announced today the release of a free eBook titled "The Auto Dealer's Ten Step Guide to…

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Added by Mike Esposito on October 26, 2015 at 8:07am — No Comments

More Than 100 Dealer Managers and Executives Attend Auto/Mate's Annual User Summit, Exceeding Expectations

Albany, N.Y. – October 19th, 2015 – Auto/Mate Dealership Systems (http://www.automate.com) announced today that more than 100 of its customers, including dealership executives and managers, attended its annual User Summit. Ten industry vendors also exhibited at the event that was held in Oak Brook, IL near Chicago on October 12th and 13th, 2015. Auto/Mate's User Summit is designed to share the latest features and give in-depth training on…

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Added by Mike Esposito on October 19, 2015 at 9:01am — No Comments

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