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September 21, 2011 - Industry News

BMW Financial Services Expands Web Access through All Leading Smartphone Platforms

With the proliferation of mobile technology, BMW Financial Services now provides account functionality via smartphones.

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September 21, 2011 - Industry News

MaximTrak Technologies and F&I Administration Solutions LLC Announce Strategic Partnership, Integration

MaximTrak Technologies, a leading systems developer for the retail automotive, motorcycle and powersports finance and insurance industry, announced a strategic partnership and integration with F&I Administration Solutions, LLC, the country’s leading provider of software for the administration of automotive F&I products.

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September 14, 2011 - Industry News

DealerMine Helps Hendrick Honda Save $125,000 on Parts Purchases and Boost Profits in the Parts Department

DealerMine Corporation (www.dealermine.com), provider of the obsolescence management service for auto dealers, announces it helped Hendrick Honda of Charlotte, NC reduce its investment in idle parts inventory and save over $125,000 dollars on new parts purchases, increasing profit in the parts department and the dealership.

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September 14, 2011 - Industry News

Dealer Specialties Integrates Kelley Blue Book Values into MarketControl Analytics Solution

Dealer Specialties, a division of Dominion Dealer Solutions, today announced the integration of Kelley Blue Book Values into the appraisal tool of MarketControl Analytics.

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September 14, 2011 - Industry News

Auto/Mate Announces Integrated Service Pricing Guides (SPG’s) for AMPS Dealership Management System for Auto Dealers

Auto/Mate Dealership Systems announced the addition of a Service Pricing Guide module into its dealership management system’s (DMS) Service System.

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September 13, 2011 - Industry News

HookLogic Secures $9.5 Million in Growth Funding from Bain Capital Ventures

HookLogic announced a $9.5 million round of financing from Bain Capital Ventures. It is the first institutional investment in HookLogic after six years of profitable growth.

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September 8, 2011 - Industry News

iPhone Application Launched to Assist Dealers in Purchasing Vehicles at Auction

American automobile dealers can use a newly launched iPhone application to determine which vehicles to buy at auction based on customizable criteria. Bidzpin was launched Wednesday (Sept. 7).

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August 30, 2011 - Industry News

Cars.com Brings ESPN College Football to the Showroom With “In It To Win It”

Cars.com, one of the nation’s leading resources for buying and selling a car, announced today that it will be a presenting sponsor of Saturday Afternoon College Football on ESPN for the sixth consecutive year, reaching more than 100 million viewers.

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August 30, 2011 - Industry News

Study: NADA Tackles Factory Image Programs with First-Ever Cost Analysis

The National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) has commissioned an independent study to take an in-depth look at the cost effectiveness of factory image programs that require new-car dealers to invest billions of dollars each year.

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August 29, 2011 - Industry News

Service Repair Solutions, Inc., Appoints Rich Holland as President of MPi

Service Repair Solutions, Inc., (SRS), today announced the appointment of Rich Holland, formerly SRS’ Chief Strategy Officer, to the position of President of MPi, a subsidiary of SRS.

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August 24, 2011 - Industry News

Zendex Exhibits Innovative Line of Shop Tools and Accessories

Zendex Tool Corporation will exhibit its full line of products in Booth #N519 at the NACE Show. These products include their renowned line of GoJAK® self-loading jack/dollies and accessories, RakJAK™ pneumatic jacks and accessories, SpeedBLASTER™ gravity-fed pneumatic media blasters, HotSPOT™ blast recovery systems, QuickSPIFF™ air-powered hand-held vacuums and WheelCHOCK stationary wheel chocking systems.

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August 24, 2011 - Industry News

DealerSocket Named for Fourth Consecutive Year to Inc. Magazine’s Exclusive List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies

Inc. magazine today named DealerSocket to its fifth annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies.

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August 23, 2011 - Industry News

DealerTrack to Sell ALG, Inc. to TrueCar, Inc.

DealerTrack Holdings, Inc., today announced that it has signed an agreement to sell its wholly owned subsidiary, ALG, Inc., to TrueCar, Inc.

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August 17, 2011 - Industry News

Exeter Finance Acquired by Blackstone, Secures $600 Million Line of Credit

Exeter Finance Corp., a specialty auto finance company, announced it has been acquired by Blackstone from Navigation Capital Partners (NCP).

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August 17, 2011 - Industry News

GWC Warranty Partners with Universal Lenders to Introduce New Aftermarket Financing Plan

GWC Warranty, a leading vehicle service contract provider, has partnered with Universal Lenders LLC to provide Dealers across the country with “The ZERO Plan,” an interest-free financing option for GWC Vehicle Service Contracts.

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August 17, 2011 - Industry News

Cochran Selected by Fiat to Open New Dealership in Pittsburgh

#1 Cochran, the leading automotive retailer in Western Pennsylvania, has been selected as Pittsburgh’s first Fiat dealer and plans to open in October of 2011.

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August 16, 2011 - Industry News

CAR-Research XRM Releases Auto Dealers' Guide to Outselling Competition, Increasing Car Sales, Decreasing 3rd Party Leads, & Closing more Be-Backs

CAR-Research XRM, a single-source CRM solution uniquely branded as; “XRM, Exceeding CRM”, today announced the release of: An Auto Dealers' Guide to Outselling Competition, Increasing Car Sales, Decreasing 3rd Party Leads and Closing more Be-Backs.

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August 16, 2011 - Industry News

GSFSGroup Announces Alan Bond as New Vice-President of National Sales

GSFSGroup announced today that Alan Bond has been appointed Vice President, National Sales to further continue the development of GSFSGroup’s national footprint.

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August 12, 2011 - Industry News

Auto Dealer CRM Provider DealerSocket Adds DealerTrack Credit Application Integration

DealerSocket, a leading auto dealer CRM provider, announced the availability of the integration between DealerSocket’s CRM Solution and the DealerTrack credit application network.

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August 4, 2011 - Industry News

Compli Expands Comprehensive Suite of Premium Trainings to Meet Clients’ Growing Needs

Compli, the nation's trusted provider of HR and compliance management solutions, is pleased to announce the expansion of premium trainings within the Compli platform.

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August 2, 2011 - Industry News

OSHA Still Eyeing Safety Violations in Dealerships

Automotive Compliance Consultants today reminded auto retailers that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is continuing to eye dealerships for a variety of violations that if found can cost dealerships dearly.

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July 26, 2011 - Industry News

DealerTrack Enhances Dealer Compliance Workflow with New Tools to Support Dodd-Frank Act Requirements

DealerTrack today announced the addition of free functionality to the DealerTrack Performance Suite that enables dealers to comply with the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, which went into effect on July 21, 2011.

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July 26, 2011 - Industry News

Consumers Reengage Automotive Market as the Dataium ASI™ (Auto Shopper Intensity) Index Ticks Up After Two Months Of Decline

After two straight months of decline, the Dataium ASI index turns upward indicating stronger sales volumes for the automotive industry over the next 45-60 days.

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July 26, 2011 - Industry News

EasyCare and PureCars Create a Superior Communication Experience for Dealers and their Prospective Customers

EasyCare® and PureCars™ announce joining forces to help provide a more effective way for consumers to receive complete information on vehicles they are considering.

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July 26, 2011 - Industry News

CAR-Research XRM Integrates Voice Notes into CRM

CAR-Research XRM, a single-source CRM solution uniquely branded as “XRM, Exceeding CRM,” today announced it has integrated Voice Notes technology into its CRM.

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