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NIADA Member Services Creates New Partnership Program


ARLINGTON, Texas — The National Indepedent Dealers Association’s member services division has created a new partnership program designed to offer members a wider array of companies whose products and services they can trust, according to an association announcement.

“This new affinity partnership initiative focuses on firms that serve certain segments of the insurance/financial services markets as well as new leading-edge entrepreneurial firms entering our market,” NIADA Senior Vice President of member services Scott Lilja said. “We are excited to kick off 2017 with this innovative and powerful new member services initiative.”

The NIADA National Partner Program (NAPP) will include partner providers that will provide a broad portfolio of products and services that independent vehicle dealers use on a daily basis. NAPP partners, according to the association, will undergo the same scrutiny and due diligence as the companies in NIADA’s successful national corporate partner and national member benefit programs.

Inaugural NAPP members include AutoPoint, Berkshire Risk Services LLC, DealerRater, Frazer Computing, High Tech Locksmiths, Keystone Automotive Operations, Northland Used Car Leasing and Daily Rentals and Reynolds and Reynolds Document Services.

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DealerSocket Announces Integration With FetchAQuote.com


SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. — DealerSocket’s newly launched iDMS platform for independent dealers is now integrated with FetchAQuote.com (Fetch), an electronic auto insurance service, the companies announced this week.

Independent dealers can use Fetch, which offers a large selection of nonstandard insurers that specialize in insuring customers with poor credit and bad driving histories, to help their customers secure affordable car insurance quotes in a matter of seconds, according to the companies.

“Our independent dealers often work with customers who have no insurance or are extremely difficult to insure. One of the biggest benefits of offering Fetch to iDMS users is that it helps buyers get insured quickly, cheaply and at all hours of the day. We focus on integrations that will save our dealers time and money. Fetch does both, so we look forward to a long and fruitful partnership,” said Jennifer Lee, vice president, product development at DealerSocket.

Fetch is accessible to iDMS users without a login or password. They can simply click on the “More” icon and select “Save Customers Money on Car Insurance” within the Deals module in iDMS. From start to finish, according to the companies, the entire process takes less than six minutes.

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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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