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Advent, Darwin Form Strategic Alliance

January 30, 2017

SAN PEDRO, Calif. — DMS maker Advent Resources and F&I technology firm Darwin Automotive said last week they will provide a fully integrated version of Darwin’s prescriptive selling/F&I menu solution to Advent dealers as part of a strategic alliance.

The Darwin system will be offered as an upgrade to Advent dealers. It works on tablets and cell phones, features integrated F&I interview capabilities with comprehensive utilization reports, and features predictive analytics and the Darwin’s patented prescriptive selling format.  

“We’ve had an opportunity to see many of the F&I menus on the market and decided Darwin Automotive provided the best offering for our clients,” said Tim Gill, president of Advent Resources. “We chose Darwin because not only do they have all the bells and whistles one would expect from new technology, they are the best in the business at integrating with dealer management systems and matching payments accurately — an area where many F&I software providers fail today”

The Darwin menu system also offers single- and multi-column presentation formats. The system’s tablet mode is optional, as users can still print out the menu if desired. It also features a connection to third-party data and tools so producers can tailor their presentation to the driver’s needs, as well as electronic rating, contracting and esignature capabilities for hundreds of F&I products.

The system also features a full suite of qualitative and quantitative F&I reporting, products-only sales mode and Service Payment Plan integration.  

“We are thrilled to be able to offer the Advent customer base a fully integrated option that can help take them to the next level with their F&I production,” said Phil Battista, president of Darwin Automotive. “Two of Advent’s larger auto groups, Hertz Car Sales and Prime Auto Group, launched Darwin last year and have been seeing great results in their 100-plus stores, combined. I’ve known Tim and his team for a long time and they already do a phenomenal job in the F&I space so to form a strategic alliance with should make for a very powerful combination for Advent clients nationally.”

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