Clifton Park, NY – Auto/Mate Dealership Systems, ranked the highest for overall customer satisfaction in the last three NADA surveys, announced today the introduction of a new and unique feature in its AMPS (Automotive Management Productivity Suite) dealership management system. Dash/Mate is a tool that can be used to select graphical elements, called “widgets,” that can display dealership vital statistics, and allows them to be viewed at-a-glance.
Users throughout a dealership can use Dash/Mate to set up customized, graphical representations of particular metrics they are interested in. For instance, a General Manager might want to keep abreast of the number of vehicle sales each day to see if the dealership is on track for the month. Dash/Mate allows the GM to create a widget graphical element such as a bar chart, meter or thermometer, that can be displayed in AMPS at all times. Arrows or colored indicators will let the GM know at a single glance if the dealership is below, meeting or exceeding goals. A Sales Manager might set up a speedometer to show their rate of new vehicle sales. A Finance & Insurance Manager may set up a gauge to show the percentage of how many cars are sold with extended warranty contracts and if that number is meeting a goal. A Service Manager could create a digital “clock” to show where the service department is in meeting its gross estimates.
“Dash/Mate is a truly unique feature that no other dealer system offers,” said Mike Esposito, President of Auto/Mate. “This tool is an example of how Auto/Mate’s real dealership knowledge is integrated into our product offerings. Our team has more than 175 combined years of automotive dealership experience, and we know exactly what type of information is most important to Dealers and General Managers.”
Dash/Mate was inspired by indicators on a vehicle dashboard that let the driver know speed, temperature, fuel and engine oil levels with a single glance. Unlike other dealer systems that offer similar statistical information in the form of spreadsheets or other complicated numerical representations, Dash/Mate graphics are visually appealing, and allow users to customize fonts, colors, and what type of graphical element is displayed.
Dash/Mate offers a long list of metrics that can be represented in the form of LED displays, volt meters, charts, and more. Users can also create a customized report using information accessible to them in the AMPS system. Dash/Mate automatically updates the information in graphical elements several times daily by accessing corresponding records in the AMPS system.
Dash/Mate will be available in the 2nd quarter, and is included as a standard feature within AMPS (Automotive Management Productivity Suite) by Auto/Mate Dealership Systems.
Auto/Mate Dealership Systems was established 25 years ago with a simple goal: to provide an efficient and reasonably priced computer system to increase dealers’ profitability. Designed by former auto dealer executives, AMPS (Automotive Management Productivity Suite) by Auto/Mate offers more than 20 fully integrated modules to suit any size dealership and to address every need, including Sales, F&I, Fixed Operations, Accounting, CRM, Fleet Sales and more. Auto/Mate’s success has led to a continuous growth rate of more than 30% per year, with its system currently in use by more than 400 dealers. In three combined surveys conducted by NADA, Auto/Mate has ranked the highest in customer satisfaction over any other dealer system.
AMPS by Auto/Mate Dealership Systems is powerful, scalable and has a unique, graphical interface that makes it familiar and easy to use. AMPS is an open system and will run on most computer hardware that a dealer has in place. When compared to other systems on the market, AMPS offers the most value per dollar, allowing dealerships to operate more efficiently and profitably.