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Mike Esposito's Blog – February 2012 Archive (4)

Creating Efficient Processes: Part 1

The future of the retail automotive industry has arrived. Going forward, only the most efficient dealerships will survive. What do I mean by efficient? Well, first cutting fat (unnecessary spending), and second becoming lean, and by that I mean making your dealership extremely efficient.

 

I know what you’re thinking. All analysts point to improving auto sales in 2012. Most dealers just spent the last several years cutting unnecessary expenses and streamlining operations. And…

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Added by Mike Esposito on February 28, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

Auto/Mate Upgrades Automated Dispatch and Electronic Repair Order Functions in Fixed Operations Module

CLIFTON PARK, N.Y. – February 13th, 2012 – Auto/Mate Dealership Systems (http://www.automate.com) announced today it has added Automated Dispatch and Electronic Repair Order (RO) functions to the Fixed Operations module in its dealership management system (DMS) software. The upgrade is a complete overhaul of the previous dispatch system, enabling hands-free, customized and flexible dispatching along with a more open electronic RO system…

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Added by Mike Esposito on February 13, 2012 at 9:32am — No Comments

Dealers, You Do Not Have Control of Your Data!

Exhibiting at the NADA 2012 Convention and Expo in Las Vegas was very interesting. One of the hottest topics was the “third party data access” controversy that has been unfolding over the last few months. From a DMS provider’s point of view, there are certainly ways that we can help dealers maintain control of their data, such as offering a free data protection service. But as I see the state of things right now, I’d be willing…

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Added by Mike Esposito on February 10, 2012 at 12:16pm — 4 Comments

Are You Re-living Groundhog Day? Learn These Lessons to Escape. By Mike Esposito, President & CEO, Auto/Mate

In the movie “Groundhog Day,” Bill Murray had to learn how to be a nice person and help other people (and genuinely mean it) before he won the girl and got his life on track. Only then could he escape the eternal blaring of the alarm clock that woke him up to re-live Groundhog Day, over and over and over…

Much like Bill Murray, many car dealers are also re-living Groundhog Day. Every day many dealers wake up determined to improve their bottom line. Cut costs. Increase profits.…

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Added by Mike Esposito on February 2, 2012 at 10:23am — No Comments

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