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Drive to Success: Hiring (Women in Automotive) For Success!

by Lindsay Lauck on March 18, 2019

Automotive dealerships who make an effort to build a strong, inclusive culture of diversity, respect, and empowerment are discovering a key benefit: when women succeed at work, your dealership succeeds! In fact, as women take on leadership roles in all areas of the automotive industry, from manufacturing to design, to production, sales, and beyond,...

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It’s Time to Think About a Change

by John Grace on March 13, 2019

Dealerships rely on a network of business operations running behind the scenes to make sure all of their information is easily available when needed. The DMS is a core component of this, along with other major IT systems playing key roles in dealer operations, including sales, F&I, digital marketing, registration and titling, inventory, back of...

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Drive to Success: Lead Your Auto Dealership To Success With Change Management Tips

by Lindsay Lauck on March 11, 2019

Change happens. And, it’s happening faster and more often thanks to the demands of customers, the innovations of competitors, and the rate of technology disruption. Your automotive dealership is no stranger to it, and generally rolls with the punches. But, the practice of change management with the installation of new systems and technology is st...

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Hiring for Outdated Tech is An Outdated Practice

by Lindsay Lauck on March 6, 2019

Automotive dealerships have a lot of complex, moving parts. Inventory management and sales, parts and services, operations and accounting—everything has to work together to make the business run efficiently and smoothly. And the key ingredient driving your business? The people. But retaining the well-trained and highly skilled staff is becomin...

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Drive to Success: Mobility Drives Change For Smart Cities

by Lindsay Lauck on March 4, 2019

More than one major movement is changing the automotive industry—and it’s shifting from the outside-in. Technology, cultural factors like the new sharing economy, and environmental needs (like the switch to electric) are impacting the way the public buys and uses vehicles. And all of these changes are going to have major impacts on the...

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Can You “Kondo” Your Outdated DMS Technology?

by Lindsay Lauck on February 27, 2019

Have you heard about the trend that is Marie Kondo, the Netflix star and best-selling author of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing. This cultural phenomenon has...

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Congratulations to the winners of our Dealertrack uniFITM Sweepstakes!

by Celeste Lindell on February 26, 2019

As part of our onboarding program to welcome dealers to the new Dealertrack uniFI™ platform, newly enrolled dealerships and their staff were invited to watch a video and enter our sweepstakes to win great prizes. We are excited to announce the lucky winners: Grand Prize – NASCAR Experience for 2 in Las Vegas:...

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Drive to Success: The Right KPIs for Digital Retailing

by Lindsay Lauck on February 25, 2019

General Managers and Dealer Principal Owners manage everything from inventory management, to hiring, to sales and advertising within the automotive sales business. With the emergence (and extreme importance) of Digital Retailing, dealerships are introducing technologies to fast-track their brands to consumers who are shopping and researching their...

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Auto Dealer Controllers’ Tips For A Smooth DMS Transition

by Lindsay Lauck on February 20, 2019

Dealerships with outdated technology are getting left in the dark. The inability to access real-time data on the sales floor, roadblocks in your accounting and F&I processes that frustrate buyers, and clunky systems that drive away employees—before and after they get hired—are just some of the side-effects of a DMS that doesn’t fit your n...

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The Scoop on California AB 516 for Dealers 

by Dealertrack on February 19, 2019

On January 1, 2019, California became one of 36 states to mandate that auto dealers, lessor-retailers, wholesale dealers and auto auctions provide a Temporary License Plate (TLP) for each vehicle sold. California Assembly Bill No. 516 also created an electronic Report of Sale (ROS) system that automatically generates an ROS number for each deal....

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