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December 20, 2016 - Industry News

GWC Warranty Caps Off Charitable Year With Toy Drive Donation

GWC Warranty employees across the country donated hundreds of toys and more than $1,000 to help families of hospitalized children shop for holiday gifts.

Tags: Charity, Donation, GWC Warranty Corporation

December 19, 2016 - Industry News

Auto/Mate Now Integrated Into DealerOps

As part of the integration, dealerships that use both vendors’ solutions will now receive automatic and seamless updates from their Auto/Mate Automotive Management Productivity Suite (AMPS) software into their DealerOps Platform.

Tags: Auto/Mate, Auto/Mate Dealership Systems, DealerOps, Mobile Applications, Technology

November 15, 2016 - Industry News

NADA: New Administration Could Push Sales Above 2017 Forecast of 17.1M

The NADA’s chief economist said the industry will sell 17.1 million new units in 2017. That forecast could rise by the end of February — that's if the the new administration delivers on its stated policy objectives.

Tags: 2017, NADA, New-Vehicle Sales, SAAR

November 14, 2016 - Industry News

ADESA Kansas City Gets New General Manager

ADESA has promoted Kevin Rhoads, a 15-year veteran of the automotive industry, to general manager of its Kansas City auction location, the company announced this week.

Tags: ADESA, Auto Auctions, General Manager, hiring

September 28, 2016 - Industry News

Manheim Now Offering Enhanced Vehicle Imaging at 74 Auctions

Manheim has nearly tripled the number of auctions offering enhanced vehicle imaging (EVI), expanding from 25 to 74 locations throughout North America, the company said this week

Tags: Auto Auctions, Inventory Photos, Manheim, Marketing, Online Marketplace

September 22, 2016 - Industry News

OptionSoft, CDK Lightspeed Announces Data Integration

The integration allows powersports, marine and RV dealers using OptionSoft's desking, CRM and F&I menu tools to pull sales, F&I, inventory, and customer data from the CDK Lightspeed DMS.

Tags: CDK Lightspeed, CRM, Desking, F&I Menu, OptionSoft Technologies, Powersports

September 8, 2016 - Industry News

J.D. Power Sale Complete

J.D. Power’s sale to XIO Group in London for $1.1 billion was completed this week, the global alternative investments firm announced on Wednesday. J.D. Power will remain headquartered in Costa Mesa, Calif., and will continue to be led by its existing management team.

Tags: Finbarr O'Neill, J.D. Power, XIO Group

August 25, 2016 - Industry News

AIAG Adds New Member to Board of Directors

The Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) has appointed Cesar D. Pucci, director of corporate quality at Eaton Corporation, to its board of directors. He joins the more than 20 executives from the OEM and supplier community who currently serve on the AIAG board.

Tags: AIAG, Automotive Industry Action Group, Board of Directors

August 25, 2016 - Industry News

Amazon Enters the Vehicle-Shopping Business

Photo: Business Wire

The ecommerce site stopped short of saying it's looking to compete against lead sites like Cars.com, TrueCar, and Edmunds.com, describing its new web page as a car research destination and automotive community designed to help 'customers get the information they need when shopping for vehicles, images, videos, customer reviews.'

Tags: Auto Research, Car Shopping, Online Shopping, Web Tools

August 23, 2016 - Industry News

Auto/Mate Announces Integration With Dominion Dealer Solutions

Users of both company's automotive solutions should expect to see enhanced customer insights as a result of the integration, which, according to Auto/Mate, will allow for real-time updates of customer, vehicle, service and deal information in both systems.

Tags: Auto/Mate, CRM, DMS, DMS integration, Dominion Dealer Solutions

August 23, 2016 - Industry News

AMS to Sponsor Mobile Wallet Giveaway at Industry Summit

Organizers of the upcoming Industry Summit have announced that Automotive Mobile Solutions (AMS) is offering a free year of mobile wallet geofencing services to the winner of a drawing at the event, which will be held Aug. 29–31, 2016, at Paris Las Vegas.

Tags: Automotive Mobile Marketing of the Year award, Digital Marketing, Geofencing, Industry Summit, Parts and Service

August 15, 2016 - Industry News

AutoLoop Names New Vice President of Analytics and Data Services

Doug van Sach, vice president of analytics and data services.

AutoLoop LLC named Doug Van Sach vice president of analytics and data services. He will oversee data services and be responsible for using analytics to improve digital and multi-channel acquisition, retention, and loyalty programs for AutoLoop’s OEM and dealer partners.

Tags: AutoLoop, hiring, Vice President

August 15, 2016 - Industry News

Earn Compliance Certification at Industry Summit

Organizers of the upcoming Industry Summit have announced that registered attendees, exhibitors, and sponsors are invited to the Certified Automotive Compliance Specialist review session and exam that concludes the co-located Compliance Summit on Tuesday, Aug. 30.

August 11, 2016 - Industry News

IT Firm Launches Specialized Services Aimed at Dealerships

United Datacom Networks Inc. (UDNI) announced the launch of Dealers Edge, a new IT support program designed to help dealers meet their legal obligations with respect to data privacy and security. Services include remote management and 24/7 monitoring.

Tags: Data, IT, Management, Safeguarding

August 4, 2016 - Industry News

Portfolio Makes OC Business Journal's 'Best Places to Work' List

For the third time, California's Orange County Business Journal named Portfolio to its 2016 Best Places to Work list.

Tags: Awards, Best Places to Work, Portfolio

August 4, 2016 - Industry News

Carvana Enters Washington, D.C., Market

Carvana is continuing its ongoing market expansion with its official launch in Washington, D.C. The online pre-owned retailer now provides next-day delivery to nearly 103.5 million customers nationwide, including more than 13.2 million in the Washington, D.C., area.

Tags: Carvana, Dealership Experience, Online Buying

July 28, 2016 - Industry News

ORIAS Offers Prize to Industry Summit Attendees

Organizers of the upcoming Industry Summit have announced that Old Republic Insured Automotive Services (ORIAS) will award two $500 American Express gift cards in a random drawing of attendees who register by this Friday, July 29.

Tags: Compliance Summit, F&I manager, F&I trainer, Industry Summit, ORIAS

July 26, 2016 - Industry News

Car Buyers and Shoppers Crave Advanced Technology, Study Shows

Findings from a new IHS Automotive global consumer survey indicate that new advanced technologies and increased connectivity are driving consumer preferences as they consider new vehicles.

Tags: IHS Automotive, Survey, Vehicle Technology

July 20, 2016 - Industry News

Capital Z Acquires Portfolio Group

Capital Z Partners Management announced it has acquired Portfolio Group Inc. from Frontenac Company LLC. The F&I product provider's current management team will retain their current roles and significant ownership.

Tags: Acquisition, Capital Z, F&I , F&I Product Provider, Frontenac, Portfolio Group

July 20, 2016 - Industry News

What's Next Media Selects Flick Fusion as Preferred Video Marketing Provider

What’s Next Media will leverage Flick Fusion’s Smart Flicks marketing platform to hose and distribute its customers' videos.

Tags: Flick Fusion, Video Marketing, What's Next Media

July 20, 2016 - Industry News

Manheim Names Two New Vice Presidents

Derek Hansen, vice president of Digital Inventory Solutions. 

Manheim has named Derek Hansen vice president of digital inventory solutions and Angela Babin vice president of retail solutions.

Tags: hiring, Manheim, Promotions, Vice President

July 19, 2016 - Industry News

Jumpstart Automotive Partners With Autolist.com

Jumpstart Automotive Group has signed an exclusive ad sales representation agreement with Autolist.com. Jumpstart CEO Nick Matarazzo said the partnership will allow his company to tap into consumers deep in the automotive purchase funnel.

Tags: Auto Publisher, Autolist.com, Jumpstart Automotive

July 19, 2016 - Industry News

Champlain National Bank Enters Indirect Channel

Champlain National Bank has entered the indirect auto finance channel behind a cloud-based loan origination system developed by Teledata Communications Inc. The bank is currently integrated with Dealertrack and RouteOne, and has signed 'a substantial number of dealers' in the New York region.

Tags: Auto Loans, Champlain National Bank, Lending, Software

July 19, 2016 - Industry News

Dealertrack Rolls Out Econtracting to Volvo Dealers Nationwide

Dealertrack announced this week that Volvo Car Financial Services is now available for econtracting with Volvo dealers nationwide on the Dealertrack platform. The decision to go national was spurred by results of a regional pilot.

Tags: Dealer Software, Dealertrack, eContracting, Volvo

July 14, 2016 - Industry News

NADA to Hold 100 Carnival Event at 2017 Convention

The event — which is exclusive to NADA and American Truck Dealers members — will be held at Mardi Gras World on Jan. 26, 2017. It will feature cuisine from top New Orleans restaurants and entertainment from Foreigner, Cowboy Mouth and local jazz musicians.

Tags: NADA, NADA Convention and Expo

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