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December 21, 2012 - Industry News

CUDL, Vero to Showcase Growing Suite of Dealer Solutions at the 2013 National Automobile Dealers Association Convention and Exposition

CUDL, administrators of the nation’s largest auto lending network for credit unions, along with its subsidiary Vero, providers of best in class identity recovery, and vehicle aftermarket products and services for the automotive marketplace, have announced their participation at the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Convention for the tenth consecutive year.

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December 20, 2012 - Industry News

NCM Adds Four Associates to Expand its Franchised and BHPH Auto Dealer Services

NCM Associates, a leading provider of automotive 20 group, retail operations consulting, training, and operations Benchmark® analysis services to franchise, independent and Buy Here, Pay Here auto dealers, today announced it has hired four new associates to serve its retail automotive clientele.

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December 20, 2012 - Industry News

Westlake Partner Releases Major Update to DealerCenter Website

Westlake Financial Services, a full spectrum auto finance company, announces a major update to the DealerCenter (www.dealercenter.net) website.

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December 18, 2012 - Industry News

vAuto Genius Labs To Release AutoVisorTM Tool For Dealers

vAuto Genius Labs announces plans to release AutoVisor, a solution to build confidence for dealers and customers in every used vehicle opportunity.

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December 17, 2012 - Industry News

National Automotive Experts and The Impact Group Partner for Intensive F&I Process Training with FUSION System

National Automotive Experts and The Impact Group Partner for Intensive F&I Process Training with FUSION™ System, Beginning January 2013.

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December 17, 2012 - Industry News

RedBumper Releases SmartPrice

RedBumper, LLC, a new generation automotive inventory management company, today announced the release of SmartPrice™, the first dynamic automated pricing tool in the automotive industry.

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December 12, 2012 - Industry News

Hudson Cook, LLP Adds Catharine Andricos as Partner

Hudson Cook LLP, a nationwide provider of legal compliance services for the financial services industry, announces the addition of Catharine Andricos as a partner in the Washington DC office.

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December 12, 2012 - Industry News

Dale Pollak Releases Velocity Overdrive: The Road to Reinvention

vAuto founder Dale Pollak announces the release of Velocity Overdrive: The Road to Reinvention, a book that addresses efforts by dealers to increase profitability in a market where tighter margins are the ‘new norm.’

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December 12, 2012 - Industry News

Get Auto Announces GetAuto Prices Mobile App for Consumers

Get Auto ®, a division of Dominion Enterprises, today announced the availability of its Get Auto Prices mobile app for iPhone and Droid OS phones.

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December 11, 2012 - Industry News

Outsell Announces Significant Improvements in its Live Chat Channel

Outsell, a digital marketing Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) company that is transforming the way brands engage with consumers, announced today that improvements to the Outsell Customer Centered Sales System have directly resulted in some impressive results for its Live Chat, one of the channels offered to customers as part of Outsell’s Digital Engagement Platform.

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December 6, 2012 - Industry News

Dealer.com Sharpens The Point On Its CRM Solution With The Addition Of A Pencil Tool

Dealer.com announced today the latest groundbreaking enhancements to its customer relationship management (CRM) solution, giving customers an unprecedented level of visibility and control over their operations.

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December 3, 2012 - Industry News

Dominion Dealer Solutions and Microsoft Establish Strategic Relationship for Next-Generation Dealer Management System

Dominion Dealer Solutions and Microsoft have established a strategic relationship to collaborate and create a next-generation Dealer Management System (DMS) based on Microsoft Dynamics AX.

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November 29, 2012 - Industry News

Cars.com Launches New Auto Show Mobile App

Cars.com, the premier online resource for buying and selling new and used cars, has introduced an all-new mobile app to help car shoppers navigate auto shows with the help of Cars.com experts.

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November 28, 2012 - Industry News

Auto Loan Originations at Highest Levels in Five Years, Equifax Reports

The latest data from Equifax's National Consumer Credit Trends Report shows that the total number of auto loan originations from January-August 2012 totaled 14.6 million -- the highest number of originations for that timeframe since 2007 (14.8 million).

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November 27, 2012 - Industry News

vAuto Expands Brand, Launches Product Line To Serve More Dealers

vAuto announces a company branding initiative that includes the renaming of its existing used vehicle inventory management product suite and the launch of a new product line.

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November 27, 2012 - Industry News

Santa Margarita Ford Benefits by Increasing Test Drives 20% in First 90 Days Using The Next Up

The Next Up, a retail sales process (RSP) proven to improve dealership sales results, is pleased to announce Santa Margarita Ford has reported test drives up by 20% since implementing the sales process 90 days ago.

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November 27, 2012 - Industry News

vAuto launches product line to serve more dealers

VAuto unveils a company branding initiative that includes the renaming of its existing used vehicle inventory management product suite and the launch of a new product line.

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November 26, 2012 - Industry News

Westlake announces new credit facility with Japanese firm

Westlake Financial Services, a full-spectrum auto finance company, announces a new $30 million credit facility with MG Leasing Corporation (MGL), a Japanese leasing company. The credit facility collateralizes Westlake’s auto finance receivables. The agreement was executed on Nov. 8, 2012 and funds Nov. 26, 2012.

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November 16, 2012 - Industry News

GM teams with firm to develop credible online reviews

Naked Lime Marketing's Digital Reputation Management Service has been approved by General Motors for the 2013 Standards for Excellence program. Naked Lime’s base reputation management package for GM dealers includes everything they need to monitor what their customers are saying online and to help develop credible online reviews for their dealership.

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November 16, 2012 - Industry News

Top online auto marketplace offers better borrowing power

The largest online marketplace for buying and selling all things automotive, eBay Motors, is now providing financing options for shoppers through leading online auto lender RoadLoans.

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November 9, 2012 - Industry News

Partnership simplifies BHPH cash payments

The integration of PayNearMe with AutoStar simplifies the way dealers accept cash payments, benefiting both consumers and dealers. Now car repayments can be made with cash in less than 60 seconds at more than 8,600 local, participating 7-Eleven and ACE Cash Express stores nationwide.

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November 5, 2012 - Industry News

CarSoup.com releases Version 1.1 of iPad app

Users of iPads can browse photos of, shop for, or learn more about the car of their dreams with Version 1.1 of the popular and well-reviewed CarSoup.com car shopping app, which will boast 1.3 million vehicles from across the United States.

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November 5, 2012 - Industry News

AutoStar Solutions offers free BHPH dealership software

Dealership technology provider AutoStar Solutions is making its popular Fusion Ignite dealer management software system available at no up-front cost to independent dealers in qualifying states. As part of this promotion, dealers will receive a two-user license for the software and will only be required to pay a nominal fee of $5 per transaction. This could result in significant discounts to the Ignite software system, which is regularly valued at more than $1,200 per year.

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October 24, 2012 - Industry News

Dominion improves service lane prospecting

Dominion Dealer Solutions today announced a new release of its equity alert tool, DealActivator, to further empower automotive dealers to pull in-service customers into the buying market.DealActivator mines the retailer’s database for highly-qualified equity customers from sales and service, delivering data to the dealer daily. Dealers can locate quality inventory at better prices, yielding higher gross and volume.

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October 23, 2012 - Industry News

NADA to automakers: Stop unfair practices

Bill Underriner, chairman of NADA, has outlined two contentious factory issues facing new-car dealers and urged automakers to support a level playing field for dealerships of all sizes. “Two-tier pricing and mandatory facility upgrades are symptoms of a bigger overall problem—manufacturer intrusion into dealers’ businesses,” he said today in remarks to the Automotive Press Association in Detroit. “NADA wants the automakers to stop unfair practices.”

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