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ADP Connects 10,000th Vendor to DMS

HOFFMAN ESTATES — ADP Dealer Services announced that its Third Party Access Program has certified 10,000th vendor, providing users of its dealership management system (DMS) with access to more than 10,000 technology solutions.

“ADP’s continuing goal is to offer an open system, and we’re excited to see our Third Party Access Program expand beyond this significant milestone,” said Dan McCray, vice president of product marketing for ADP Dealer Services.

The company’s Third Party Access Program provides open integration for third-party vendors wanting to access the ADP DMS. The program includes several levels of integration, with the highest level featuring ADP-managed bi-directional interfaces with real-time read and write access on a 24/7 basis, reported F&I and Showroom magazine.

“The bi-directional offering of the ADP Third Party Access program involves authenticating every vendor every time they access a dealer’s DMS data,” McCray said. “With this process we can provide a system that is secure as well as open.”

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Auto/Mate eBook Provides “10 Steps” on DMS Data Conversion

CLIFTON PARK, N.Y. — Auto/Mate has released a new eBook called, “The Auto Dealer’s 10-Step Guide for a Successful DMS Data Conversion,” which is designed to help dealers set up processes that will reduce complications associated with data conversions, regardless of which DMS vendor the dealer is switching to or from.

“Most dealers have heard a horror story or two about DMS conversions, and they mistakenly think it’s an inevitable part of the process — or that success is solely the responsibility of the DMS vendor,” said Mike Esposito, CEO of Auto/Mate. “Yet with adequate planning there are concrete steps dealers can take to protect their data and make the transition to a new system relatively smooth.”

Top industry experts contribute tips and anecdotes based on consulting experiences with hundreds of dealership clients that have switched DMS vendors. The eBook benefits dealers who have already chosen a new DMS provider, as well as dealers who are considering a change but are hesitant due to fears of losing data, loss of productivity, employee resistance, and other factors often associated with data conversions.

“It’s important to realize that data is not only one of the most valuable assets that a dealership has, but is irreplaceable once lost or destroyed,” said Esposito. “This guide will help dealers identify and successfully convert all the critical data and processes necessary for uninterrupted operations.”

The Auto/Mate eBook is available for a free download at, http://www.automate.com/downloads/ConversionGuide.pdf.

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DealerTrack Launches Program to Reduce DMS Costs

Launching its largest and most aggressive DMS marketing program to date, DealerTrack is putting its money where its mouth is, claiming it can save most DMS customers at least 50 percent – or it will pick up the bill.

The new “DealerTrack DMS Switch and Save 50% Program” began on Monday. Under the program, DealerTrack says it will save users of competing DMS systems* at least 50 percent compared with the cost of their current DMS. If it cannot, DealerTrack will pay for one month of the dealer’s current DMS service.

*Qualifying competitive systems include ADP (Elite, Drive, ARG/EDS, Web Suite 2006, Web Suite 2007) or Reynolds & Reynolds (Power/UCS, ERA excluding ERA ES).

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