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MileOne Automotive Deploys StoneEagle’s F&I Reporting Platform

Dallas, Texas – MileOne Automotive (MileOne), an automotive sales and service delivery network throughout Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and North Carolina, deployed StoneEagle’s SEcureMetrics F&I and sales reporting platform in its dealerships.

SEcureMetrics delivers insight into the profitability, penetration and performance of the F&I department. It offers a variety of reports that provide analytics at both the single dealer and dealer group levels, and tracks the performance of all sales and F&I personnel.

SEcureMetrics is fully integrated with MileOne’s Dealer Management System (DMS). Since the DMS is the system of record, deals only update within the SEcureMetrics reports when changes are made in the DMS. This integration eliminates duplicate data entry and provides a seamless user experience.

“SEcureMetrics is a user-friendly reporting platform that has greatly increased our operational efficiency and ability to monitor F&I performance in a timely manner,” said Spencer Jackson, corporate F&I business development manager, MileOne. “We are pleased with SEcureMetrics and the high level of support we receive from StoneEagle.”

“StoneEagle is pleased to be working with MileOne and proud to be their F&I technology provider,” said Jason Gillette, vice president of sales, StoneEagle. “StoneEagle is committed to helping automotive retailers achieve ongoing success by providing superior customer service and innovative solutions that create immediate efficiencies and cost savings.”

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AFIP Announces Summit Drawing iPad Winner

Colleyville, Texas – Mary Benaknin, director of special finance for the Tischer/Herb Gordon division of MileOne Automotive, won an iPad mini in the Association of Finance & Insurance Professionals’ (AFIP) “I’ve been AFIPed” drawing at the Industry Summit in Las Vegas in September.

All conference attendees who had earned AFIP certification at any time in the past were eligible for the drawing. Participants placed “I’ve been AFIPed” ribbons on their conference name tags.

Benaknin was certified in 2004 and was among the first to achieve the Senior Certified F&I Professional designation in 2005. “When I stopped by the AFIP booth at the special finance convention,” she said, “I wasn’t looking to win anything, but to just say hello and chat with everyone at the table. It was a surprise when I learned via e-mail that I was the winner of an iPad. At least I can say I came home a winner from Las Vegas!

“In the world of special finance, you have to be on top of the ever-changing lender guidelines, laws and regulations. AFIP certification has given me the knowledge and confidence needed to properly disclose and relate terms to customers. I am proud of my senior certification, but look forward to obtaining a masters certification in 2014,” she continued.

Benaknin began her automotive career in 1993, advancing through sales and finance management before starting her first special finance department at MileOne Automotive in 2004. With the creation of a business plan and its successful implementation, the department was delivering 50 vehicles a month within 45 days. Her responsibilities quickly spread to encompass multiple dealerships.

In addition to her duties at MileOne, Benaknin is working on her first book, “Roadmap to Subprime Success in the Automotive Industry,” slated for publication in 2014. She holds a diploma from the College of Automotive Management.

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