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DMS provider expands its team

Oxford-based DMS provider, Ebbon-Dacs has continued its recruitment drive which has seen four new members of staff appointed at its DMS division in recent weeks.

The latest arrival is Paul Stansfield, who joins from rival Pinewood and brings more than 16 years’ relevant industry experience with him.

Stansfield has been appointed as business development executive, a similar role to the one he carried out at Pinewood for more than eight years, and reports into head of business development and operations, Michelle Benton.

Prior to joining Pinewood, Stansfield fulfilled several roles at a number of Peugeot dealerships, giving him broad experience of both the retailer and supplier side of the industry.

Craig Gibbin, managing director of Ebbon-Dacs’ DMS division, said: “We are delighted to welcome Paul to the DMS team at Ebbon-Dacs as we continue to invest in our expansion and development. We are sure his broad and very relevant experience will prove to be a real asset as we continue to drive the business forward.”

In recent weeks Ebbon-Dacs has announced a number of key appointments to strengthen its DMS offering to automotive retailers at a time when it is bringing several new products to the market.

Marketing executive Ian Tallent recently joined the company from rival DMS supplier, ADP, while Khurram Iqbal was recruited to the new product development team as project manager, and Mike Nicholls joined the company as business consultant.

In recent months, Ebbon-Dacs has substantially increased investment in its DMS solution and currently has three new product developments in the pipeline.

Earlier this year, the company trialled a new finance renewals solution for dealers which provides qualified leads to new finance customers up to 18 months before their existing deals are due to end. After the successful competition of a trial with 10 dealerships, a national roll-out is currently underway.

The company is also working on a vehicle appraisal solution, Appraisal Builder, for smart phones and tablet PCs to help dealers more easily and accurately assess the condition of returned vehicles.

And it is also developing an app for its highly rated data capture solution, Enquiry Builder, which helps dealers capture all sales enquiries they receive. Both are planned for launch before the end of this year.

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