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All ADM Blog Posts Tagged 'technology' (175)

Selecting the Right DMS is Like a Marriage: 3 Features that Help Avoid a DMS Divorce

This is my second blog in a series about what to look for when choosing a Dealer Management System.

In my first blog article, I talked about how to start evaluating the right DMS for your dealership. This blog is a continuation of…

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Added by Veronica Dunford on July 17, 2019 at 7:34am — No Comments

3 Ways The Netflix Marketing Model Can Benefit Your Dealership

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…

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Added by Dean Martin on June 27, 2019 at 7:00am — No Comments

Why Tesla Missed the Boat

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…

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Added by Michia Rohrssen on April 17, 2019 at 7:31am — No Comments

Don’t play the “Blame Game!”

It’s not my fault – but it IS my responsibility to fix it! This attitude has served me very well in my career.

 

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…

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Added by Veronica Dunford on March 21, 2019 at 7:30am — No Comments

DealerBuilt Partners with ParkerGale Capital to Further Company Growth & Innovation

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…

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Added by Michael Trasatti on March 18, 2019 at 7:00am — No Comments

When it Comes to Technicians, Dealerships May Need a Bigger Boat

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…

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Added by Chris Miller on March 7, 2019 at 7:30am — No Comments

3 Increasingly Common Car Features and What They Do

If you are preparing to purchase a new car for the first time in several years, you understandably may be in awe of the many incredible new features loaded into various models and trims. It may seem as though even the base trims for many models have advanced features that you may have little or no knowledge about. These are a few of the increasingly common advanced…

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Added by Brooke Chaplan on February 27, 2019 at 3:12pm — No Comments

Digital Retailing is Not About Technology

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…

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Added by Scot Eisenfelder on February 15, 2019 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

How Auto Companies Manufacture Body Parts and Accessories

The automotive industry has changed over the decades, but some of the same basic principles of manufacture still exist. These types of companies are more technology based in the modern era. Here are some of the steps that are involved with the manufacturing process.

Computer Design Software

Computers are being relied on more heavily in…

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Added by Rachelle Wilber on February 1, 2019 at 8:13am — No Comments

Millennial Expectations and Online Scheduling

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…

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Added by Kate Spangler on January 8, 2019 at 6:59am — No Comments

Can’t we all just get along?

In my experience, one of the top frustrations dealers have when choosing the best solutions from multiple vendors is how to get them to work well together.

The problem is, whether it’s a DMS; CRM; service lane tool; or any other significant technology available; not all work together in…

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Added by Veronica Dunford on December 27, 2018 at 7:00am — No Comments

As Safety Value Increases, So Do Repairs

Technology that helps safeguard…

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Added by Chris Miller on November 13, 2018 at 6:37am — No Comments

How New Safety Features Mean New Opportunities For Dealers

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…

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Added by Doug Van Sach on November 9, 2018 at 7:29am — No Comments

Retail Hazard Ahead: Vehicle Purchases Experiencing Some Delays

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…

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Added by Doug Van Sach on October 25, 2018 at 7:00am — No Comments

Automotive Tech: How Modern Technology Plays a Part in Your Fuel Economy

Fuel economy is something that’s important to most drivers but it’s also something different from what it was years ago. Fuel economy can now be changed and can be adjusted thanks to technology.

Vehicles Come with Fuel Efficiency

Many…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on October 11, 2018 at 12:58pm — No Comments

Two Buzz-Worthy Terms You Need to Know Today

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.…

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Added by Natalie Born on October 1, 2018 at 7:00am — No Comments

Clarivoy Recognized by Tech Tribune as one of the 2019 10 Best Tech Startups in Columbus, Ohio

Columbus, OH, September 12, 2018Clarivoy, 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…

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Added by Steve White on September 12, 2018 at 7:22am — No Comments

Advancing Technology and the Public Threat

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…

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Added by Chris Miller on August 27, 2018 at 6:44am — No Comments

How to Win the Marketing Battle: Exchange Cookies for People

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. 

Marketing to…

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Added by Jonathan Lucenay on August 24, 2018 at 6:30am — No Comments

New Drivers: How to Find the Safest and Best Car for Your Young Teen Drivers

When your teenagers are ready for their first vehicle, you probably feel a mix of both excitement and trepidation.

While you’re probably happy to no longer have to drive them everywhere, you are also worried about the safety of their cars. Taking some time to…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on August 18, 2018 at 4:30pm — No Comments

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