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CLIFTON PARK, N.Y. – October 31, 2011 – Auto/Mate Dealership Systems (http://www.automate.com) announced today that long-time customer Bleecker Automotive Group estimates it has reduced its technology costs up to $200,000 annually. The cost reductions are a result of having switched from a legacy dealership management system (DMS) provider to Auto/Mate’s DMS; along with paring unnecessary third-party vendors and using the modules within…Continue
Added by Mike Esposito on October 31, 2011 at 9:25am — No Comments
It’s a generally accepted practice in the auto retail business: the service department offers the used car department discounted rates. Doing so keeps the recon cost of the vehicle low, which makes the resulting margin and gross higher.
But does it really? I would argue that dealerships as a whole would reap more profit if the service department charges the used car department “door rate.” How so?
First of all, the used car department is a high volume customer. Think of all the…Continue
Added by Mike Esposito on October 18, 2011 at 10:25am — No Comments
CLIFTON PARK, N.Y. – October 17, 2011 – Auto/Mate Dealership Systems (http://www.automate.com) announced today the results of an auto dealership technology survey it conducted in September. The 159 survey respondents included 55% owners and general managers, and 45% a mix of management positions including controllers and CIOs, dealer principals, service and parts managers, and sales managers.
“We are getting more requests from our dealer…Continue
Added by Mike Esposito on October 17, 2011 at 7:43am — No Comments