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November 14, 2011 - Industry News

SmartAuction Launches Enhancements to Dealer eVantage

Ally Financial’s SmartAuction vehicle auction web site launched enhancements to its popular Dealer eVantage inventory management tool.

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November 14, 2011 - Industry News

Dealix Launches PrecisionTargeting(TM) to Dealers Nationwide

The Dealer Services Group of Automatic Data Processing, Inc. today announced that its Dealix business unit has successfully launched its newest product offering, PrecisionTargeting, to dealers nationwide.

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November 14, 2011 - Industry News

Google Dealer Jumpstart Team Selects NCM Associates for its First Automotive Dealer 20 Group Presentation

NCM® Associates, the leading provider of 20 Group, retail operations consulting, management training and education, and Benchmark® analysis services to retail automotive dealers and managers, announced it has been selected by Google for the first presentation of the Google Dealer Jumpstart Program to members of NCM’s Hyundai Profit Council Dealer 20 Group.

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November 11, 2011 - Industry News

Larry H. Miller Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Riverdale Opens New Dealership

Tony Schnurr, president of the Larry H. Miller Automotive Group, announced today a grand opening and ribbon cutting celebration for the new Larry H. Miller Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Riverdale dealership.

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November 11, 2011 - Industry News

vAuto Delivers Used Vehicle Breakthroughs for Dealers

vAuto announces the release today of Provision, a powerful used vehicle inventory management engine that will eliminate the pain of finding used vehicles and optimizing inventories for profitability for auto dealers.

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November 9, 2011 - Industry News

Payless Car Sales Introduces Payless Assurance(SM) Certified Pre-Owned Program

Payless® Car Sales, Inc., America’s Used Car Company®, announced today that a program agreement has been signed with JM&A Group to administer its Payless AssuranceSM Certified Pre-Owned Program.

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November 7, 2011 - Industry News

vAuto RealDeal Increases Dealer Traffic 24%

Dealers who use vAuto’s RealDeal get more online vehicle shopper interest and leads than dealerships that do not, according to results of a test conducted with AutoTrader.com.

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November 3, 2011 - Industry News

Prestige Financial Establishes $30 Million Line of Credit with Chase

Prestige Financial has established a $30 million line of credit with Chase Utah. The new line represents a renewed and growing relationship between the two entities, and comes on the heels of a $12 million amortizing term loan facility that they put into place in September.

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November 2, 2011 - Industry News

Equifax: Auto Finance Companies Significantly Originating More Loans than Banks and Credit Unions in Today's Economy

Auto finance companies have significantly increased lending by more than 47% over the past two years, according to the latest Equifax National Credit Trends Report.

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November 1, 2011 - Industry News

Ally Financial Launches Innovative Vehicle Financing Product

Ally Financial Inc. launches Ally Buyer’s Choice, an industry-first product offering for U.S. dealers and customers on new 2011 and 2012 General Motors and Chrysler vehicles.

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November 1, 2011 - Industry News

Cobalt Announces Google AdWords Premier SMB Partner Status

Cobalt, a business unit of ADP Dealer Services, today announced that it has been named a Google AdWords™ Premier SMB Partner.

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November 1, 2011 - Industry News

Bleecker Automotive Group Saves Up to $200,000 Annually by Paring Unnecessary Vendors; Using Auto/Mate’s DMS

Auto/Mate Dealership Systems announced today that long-time customer Bleecker Automotive Group estimates it has reduced its technology costs up to $200,000 annually.

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November 1, 2011 - Industry News

BHPH Purchaser ALPS Reports Strong Q3 Results

Advanced Lending & Portfolio Services (ALPS) announces strong quarterly results with a total portfolio size of $11.5 Million at the end of Q3. This represents a 2000% growth year over year.

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November 1, 2011 - Industry News

Complete Client Portfolio Management Tool Helps Paragon Honda-Acura Sell 95 Additional Units a Month from Existing Customer Base

Paragon Honda-Acura, a Queens, NY-based dealership is selling 95 additional units a month from its existing customer base by using portfolio lead management software from AutoAlert, Inc.™

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November 1, 2011 - Industry News

vAuto Partners with Auction Pipeline

vAuto announces today that its customers can now quickly and efficiently source used vehicles available at Auction Pipeline auctions, including the ability to access run lists from within vAuto’s proprietary stocking module.

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November 1, 2011 - Industry News

AutoTrader.com's Used/CPO Car Insights Report Shows Increased Consumer Interest in Hyundai

According to the Used/CPO Car Insights Report, which provides analysis of monthly activity for both used (non-CPO) and CPO vehicles on the AutoTrader.com site, Hyundai captured five of the top 20 spots for CPO “Big Movers” in September.

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October 24, 2011 - Industry News

CNA National Appoints Tim Schilling to Newly Created Position of Actuarial Director

CNA National is pleased to announce that Tim Schilling has accepted the newly created position of actuarial director, effective October 17.

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October 19, 2011 - Industry News

Southside Financial Group Launches National Subprime Loan Portfolio Program

Southside Financial Group, an active purchaser of auto finance receivables, today announced the launch of a nationwide program to purchase existing near prime and subprime auto loan portfolios from franchised and independent auto dealers.

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October 19, 2011 - Industry News

Dataium ASI Research Shows Strong Gains for the Auto Industry

The Dataium ASI index, a leading predictive indicator of automotive sales, showed the largest month over month gain in the past four months, indicating that 2011 vehicle sales are on track to post around a 10% increase in sales volume over last year.

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October 18, 2011 - Industry News

DealerMine Corporation Announces its Service is Now Available to Canadian Auto Dealers

DealerMine Corporation, provider of the obsolescence management service for auto dealers, announces its service is now available in Canada.

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October 18, 2011 - Industry News

CAR-Research XRM Enjoys Unprecedented Growth, Appoints Patrick Kelly as President & COO

CAR-Research XRM, a single-source CRM solution uniquely branded as “XRM, Exceeding CRM,” today announced the appointment of Patrick Kelly, formerly Senior Vice President, to the position of President and COO.

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October 18, 2011 - Industry News

Auto/Mate’s Latest Auto Dealer Survey Reveals Social Media & Mobile Apps On the Rise

Auto/Mate Dealership Systems announced the results of an auto dealership technology survey it conducted in September.

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October 17, 2011 - Industry News

CNA National Appoints Justin Eichmann to Newly Created Position of e-Commerce Manager

CNA National is pleased to announce that Justin Eichmann has joined the firm as e-commerce manager, effective September 26.

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October 12, 2011 - Industry News

New Model Entries Drive Consumer Interest Gains in Compact Cars on AutoTrader.com

New model entries in the compact car segment gained considerable increases in consumer interest on the site, according to the New Car Insights Report from AutoTrader.com for September.

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October 12, 2011 - Industry News

Cars.com Announces Ad Buy in Super Bowl XLVI

Cars.com, the premiere online resource for buying and selling new and used vehicles, announced today that it is returning to the Big Game for the fifth consecutive year.

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