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New Alliance Between AutoStar Solutions And KISS Concepts Group Brings Innovative Technology To Independent Dealerships Nationwide


FORT WORTH, Texas – Dealership software provider AutoStar Solutions has announced a new strategic alliance with consulting agency, KISS Concepts Group, to represent the AutoStar Fusion Ignite dealer management system (DMS) to independent dealerships throughout the United States.

As part of this new collaboration, independent agents and agencies that are members of KISS Concepts Group (an acronym for Keep It Simple Successfully) will act as outside sales representatives, introducing independent dealerships throughout the United States to the Fusion Ignite DMS platform.

“We’re very proud to be working with such a well-known and highly respected organization in our industry like AutoStar,” said KISS Concepts Group President and Chief Relationships Officer, Rod Heasley. “As one of the most recognized leaders of enterprise-level dealership technology, this new alliance represents a huge opportunity for KISS Concepts Group agents to enhance established relationships and provide their dealership clients with the tools needed to grow and prosper.”

“We’ve enjoyed a long and successful relationship with Rod and we’re looking forward to joining him in this latest venture,” said Antonio Rajan, Chief Revenue Officer of AutoStar Solutions. “Having our products represented by some of the most respected and reliable independent agents in the US will be instrumental in bringing our solutions to the marketplace and helping us achieve a new level of brand recognition as well as market penetration.”

The web-based Fusion Ignite DMS provides the fundamental elements needed to manage a Buy Here Pay Here, wholesale, or cash based dealership operation. Features of the system include the ability to set up and optimize deals, manage inventory, print compliant forms, make automatic calculations, take payments, and more.

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Autosoft, Inc. Certifies StoneEagle Technology Solutions For Integration with FLEX DMS


WEST MIDDLESEX, Penn. – Autosoft, Inc., a leading national dealer management systems (DMS) provider, announced that StoneEagle has completed the certification process for integration with the FLEX DMS as part of Autosoft’s FLEX Connect program.

StoneEagle offers fully supported web-based applications that help dealers manage performance, accountability and production across their F&I and service operations. These solutions are designed to automate manual tasks, deliver accurate information to drive performance improvements, increase profitability, and maximize customer satisfaction:

  • SEcureMetrics: Tracks F&I, sales and service profitability by individual dealer, dealer group and dealer personnel. SEcureMetrics generates powerful reports, accessible by authorized users, to accurately gauge trends, develop clear forecasts and identify performance issues that require immediate attention.
  • SEcureMenu: Enables F&I managers to deliver a simplified, consistent and compliant F&I product presentation to every customer on any type of PC or mobile device. SEcureMenu includes auto eRating, eContracting and eRemittance functionality, configurable presentation templates, dynamic sales tools, and robust reporting to monitor all usage statistics and transaction details.

“StoneEagle is pleased to forge a partnership with Autosoft and obtain FLEX Connect certification for our SEcureMetrics and SEcureMenu applications,” said Jason Gillette, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for StoneEagle. “The FLEX Connect program facilitates secure and reliable data integration to our applications that increases efficiency and enhances the overall user experience for dealers using the Autosoft FLEX DMS platform and the fee structure is both reasonable and straightforward for the value provided.”

“We’re pleased to add StoneEagle to our growing list of FLEX Connect partners. Our dealers now can seamlessly integrate with applications from another industry leader,” said Christopher Morris, Senior Vice President of Autosoft.

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Dealertrack CRM Receives Reynolds Certification


LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y. — Dealertrack Technologies has received certification from Reynolds and Reynolds for its CRM. The certification is part of the Reynolds Certified Interface (RCI) Program and applies to the ERA dealership management system (DMS).

The RCI Program provides a standardized approach to handling dealership data from a Reynolds DMS in a safe, secure and verifiable manner, improving the security and supportability of interfaces for both dealerships and third-party vendors. In addition to this new interface, Dealertrack has certified interfaces between Reynolds’ ERA DMS and Dealertrack’s Credit Application Network, as well as its inventory management, eMenu, SalesMaker, DealTransfer and econtracting solutions.

“Dealertrack is committed to supporting dealers’ technology needs by enabling secure, real-time and seamless integration between systems running in a dealership and Dealertrack systems and solutions,” said Robert Granados, senior vice president and general manager of Inventory and CRM Solutions for Dealertrack. “With this new certification, dealers can confidently and easily exchange information between our CRM and the Reynolds and Reynolds ERA DMS.”

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DealerSocket Partners With FEX DMS


San Clemente, Calif. – DealerSocket announced a new integration with Finance Express (FEX) DMS. In an effort to meet mutual customer demands, the companies have made it easier for dealers to manage and communicate with their customers, they said in a statement.

Through this integration, DealerSocket now accepts a nightly customer file from FEX DMS, which allows dealers to schedule automated processes such as vehicle buy back, happy birthday and anniversary follow-ups to encourage repeat business.

By utilizing FEX’s Web-based DMS, dealers can expect to have more accurate ROI reporting on sold business due to the Deal Recap information feeding from FEX to DealerSocket on a nightly basis.

DealerSocket will also create master customer records showing the total customer value of each customer, which will help dealers know and understand who their customers are in all stages of the follow up process. “This solution addresses the needs of our dealers to have an integrated customer relationship management (CRM) tool. Like FEX DMS, DealerSocket is an industry-leading provider designed to enable dealerships to manage their dealership, not their software. We are pleased to partner with DealerSocket as we continue to enhance the value of the FEX DMS platform,” said David Huber, president and CEO, Finance Express.

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Dealertrack Receives Lead Management Certification From Hyundai


Lake Success, N.Y. — Dealertrack’s DMS Customer Relationship Management (CRM) solution has been certified by Hyundai, who joins a growing list of vehicle manufacturers who have tested and approved the use of the Dealertrack solution.

The Dealertrack CRM solution, which is an option available on Dealertrack DMS, will allow Hyundai dealers to more effectively and efficiently manage and leverage customer information directly from their Dealertrack DMS. Hyundai is the 19th OEM to certify Dealertrack’s CRM as an approved option for maximizing lead generation using Dealertrack’s DMS.

“With this certification, Hyundai dealers using Dealertrack DMS have a proven tool for helping cultivate customer loyalty that can be turned into bottom-line results,” said Sharon Kitzman, vice president and general manager of Dealer Management Solutions at Dealertrack. “From prospecting to customer retention, the Dealertrack CRM helps dealers and OEMs, such as Hyundai, convert their existing customer data into vehicle, parts and service sales.”

In addition to Hyundai, Dealertrack DMS CRM Solution has been certified by the following OEMs:

  • Acura
  • Audi
  • BMW
  • Chrysler
  • Ford Direct
  • General Motors
  • Gulf States and South East Toyota
  • Honda
  • Infiniti
  • Jaguar
  • Land Rover
  • Lexus
  • Mazda
  • Mitsubishi
  • Nissan
  • Toyota
  • Volkswagen

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Finance Express Rebrands Software Suite


RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA – Finance Express has a new name for its suite of software tools for independent dealers. Called the FEX DMS, the rebranding is based on terminology the company’s clients and employees have used for years to describe its product line.

The rebranding also represents the company’s efforts over the last few years to broaden its footprint in the independent dealer market, reported F&I and Showroom magazine.

“We are rebranding our suite of products to better reflect our long term commitment to providing dealer management solutions,” says David Huber, CEO and President of Finance Express.

At its outset, the Finance Express technology was launched as a lender portal. Since that time, through acquisitions, system development, and integrated partnerships, the company has evolved into a major player in the dealer management solutions space.

“We see the FEX DMS as the core technology of a dealer’s operations,” said JeffMcCurry, vice president of development for Finance Express. “Our primary responsibility is to enable the dealer to use best of breed technologies through integration.”

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