Cap Motor Research has today announced the launch of a new automotive business alliance designed to meet the needs of dealers, manufacturers, insurers, finance providers, fleets and remarketing specialists through use of the internet.
United with stock distribution, broadcast and web systems provider AutoLocate to form the Cap Network, the new alliance is aimed at providing industry decision makers with a “unique portfolio” of automotive information, vehicle and risk management tools.
They include: the WEBbuilder tool kit, developed with IBM, to enable dealerships to create and manage their website, from its content, editorial and pictures, vehicle search and display facilities boosted by specification and equipment details direct from Cap Network databases, supported by Cap Network staff
dealership locator to make customer contact easier, with location maps and directions and contact details
a navigator allowing website visitors to compare vehicles with full details supplied by Cap, finance and tax calculators
used vehicle valuation, including future values
Cap Connect, a new concept featuring a suite of components for use within dealerships enabling users to access a range of vehicle and market information. Dealerships can manage sales leads, enhance vehicle information, transmit stock to be marketed on the internet, value vehicles, assess refurbishment costs, create reports and sales literature, as well as access the latest industry news provided by Automotive Management, Fleet News, Sewells and eventually Autotrade
links to leading automotive website search engines at Yahoo, Interactive Exchange & Mart, Freeserve, Autopig, Fish4Cars and First Affinity allowing dealers' stock to be seen by millions of potential customers each day. Stock is transmitted to multiple sites using Cap AUTOstream.
A spokesman for Cap Network said: “The network is a genuine one-stop shop for automotive expertise, giving unrivalled breadth of support across the industry from tried, tested and trusted solution providers.”
Cap Network is being launched today at Automotive Management's Digital Dealer Fair at the National Motorcyle Museum, Birmingham.