CDK Global had opened up its platform to software developers looking to integrate new applications with its dealer management system.
A dealer software firm has been censured after a breach of its data security. Now Ivendi believes the action against DealerBuilt serves to remind dealers in the UK of the importance of data security.
Dealer management system provider CDK Global is reaching the end of a two-week partner roadshow which it hopes will ultimately lead to efficiencies for dealer staff.
Brexit headwinds have been blamed for an 11% decline in new car purchase enquiries to UK car dealers during March.
It’s no secret that car sales are increasingly influenced by technology, with digital tools and services now forming a central part of the customer journey.
CDK Global has taken steps to boost integration with car dealers various DMS operating platforms with the roll-out of a new Partner Programme which will see it work with five UK tech companies.
Dragon2000 has urged dealers to ensure they are compliant with the Government’s new Making Tax Digital service, designed to make it easier for businesses.
Dragon2000 has launched integration with MotorSpecs for its Dragon DMS users.
Vauxhall retailer Thurlow Nunn has re-implemented Pinewood DMS across all 12 of its locations.
Car retailers will have to open up to the prospect of collaboration and integration in order to deliver a digital transformation that will benefit car retailers and buyers alike, according to Jardine Motor Group’s Matt Wrigley.
Drivers wanting to prepare for winter weather could see an increase on winter tyre demand, which dealers should capitalise on to increase profits.
Pendragon’s Pinewood car dealer software provider has expanded its reach into the Dutch automotive sector with the roll-out of its DMS offering to Hyundai franchisee Dirk Barten Group.
Dragon2000 has announced that dealers have sold two million cars, completed six million services and charged for 13.3 million service labour hours through DragonDMS.
Pendragon has blamed the performance a faltering UK Motor Division for a 41.4% fall in underlying pre-tax profits in financial results for the first half of 2018.
Dragon2000 has partnered with Codeweavers to offer an “industry-first” finance integration into the firm’s dealer management system, DragonDMS.
Pinewood has made it possible for its car dealer clients to sell and manage vehicle their stock directly from their smartphone or tablet with the introduction of its new Stock+ app.
CDK Global is encouraging dealers to ensure their impact with digital tools and a more “effective” marketing spend.
If you ask the average consumer about car insurance, it’s very possible the answer will include an audible huff of frustration, followed by an expression of exasperation.
CDK Global has announced the appointment of Stuart Miles as managing director for the UK and Ireland.
Changing or upgrading dealership management systems does not always run smoothly – Brayleys Cars and Sere Motors have had very mixed experiences
Automotive Management Live: Where franchised and independent dealers will find everything they need to know about operating a modern showroom and service and repair facility fit for the digital age.
When: November 7 2019
Where: Birmingham NEC
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