Are you looking for ways to improve employee productivity and boost morale? Consider creating a culture of health in your dealership.
Many studies show the correlation between healthy employees and higher productivity. Research from the Health Enhancement Research Organization (HERO), Brigham Young University and the Center for Health Research at Healthways shows:…Continue
Among the many activities I complete in advance of a dealer consulting visit is a thorough analysis of their online reputation, as this can often help define much of the visit’s focus. During one such analysis this week, I discovered the following for an upcoming dealer visit (numbers have been estimated…Continue
Added by Steve Stauning on May 7, 2016 at 12:00pm — No Comments
As the recession loosens its tight grip on our economy and businesses, vehicle sales have begun to steadily climb nationwide. As a result, a very important decision is looming for auto dealers. Many of the customers that are…Continue
Added by Jeff Cowan on April 25, 2016 at 1:40pm — No Comments
Added by Mike Esposito on April 25, 2016 at 10:03am — No Comments
Albany, N.Y. – March 22nd, 2016 – Auto/Mate Dealership Systems today introduced a completely redesigned payroll application for auto dealers, located within the Accounting Suite of its dealership management system (DMS). The new payroll application includes a host of new features that streamline and expedite the payroll process.
"We asked our customers and prospects what their biggest challenges were when they process payroll, then…Continue
Added by Mike Esposito on March 22, 2016 at 11:14am — No Comments
Albany, N.Y. – March 14th, 2016 – Auto/Mate Dealership Systems (http://www.automate.com) today announced new features in its dealership management system (DMS) Accounting Suite. The updates are designed to streamline processes that typically involve countless hours of labor by accounting personnel. New features include inquiry screen data entry, automated inter-company accounts payable, automated inter-company general…Continue
Added by Mike Esposito on March 14, 2016 at 11:45am — No Comments
The car business is a people business. Because of that, dealerships see customers from a variety of backgrounds, income levels and credit histories. And, for a salesperson or manager, there’s nothing more disheartening than to spend a lot of time with a customer just to discover that they are credit challenged. Despite…Continue
Added by Paul Moran on March 11, 2016 at 9:09am — No Comments
I have had many mentors in my life, (grateful every moment for all of them) but I was told by a specific mentor to…Continue
Added by Joe Orr on March 10, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments
Albany, N.Y. – March 7th, 2016 – Auto/Mate Dealership Systems (http://www.automate.com) announced today that two of its senior executives will be presenting workshops at the 2016 NADA Conference and Exposition in Las Vegas, NV. Mike Esposito, President and CEO, will present Create a Top Workplace to Increase Customer Loyalty, and Dave Druzynski, Director of Human Resources, will present Proceed with Caution! Social Media in Hiring and…Continue
Added by Mike Esposito on March 7, 2016 at 10:01am — No Comments
How do you define success: a financial goal, peer recognition or a title or position? Most people think of success in terms of their personal success, but businesses can also be successful.
How do you define whether your dealership is successful? Is it revenue goals, sales…Continue
Albany, N.Y. – February 22nd, 2016 – Auto/Mate Dealership Systems (http://www.automate.com) announced today that its president and CEO, Mike Esposito, has been named as a recipient of the "Third Age Achievement Award," presented by the Senior Services of Albany. The award recognizes the achievements of business professionals over the age of 60 who live in the Capital Region of New York. Esposito was honored for his contributions in the area of…Continue
Added by Mike Esposito on February 22, 2016 at 9:50am — No Comments
I’m sure that every management team sits down on occasion to discuss ways to improve dealership operations. Whether that improvement has to do with sales goals, employee satisfaction, or simply lot appearance, typically what happens is that everyone is gung-ho about it and it kicks off great. Then, slowly that momentum…Continue
Added by Joe Orr on February 10, 2016 at 8:25am — No Comments
Albany, N.Y. – February 1st, 2016 – Auto/Mate Dealership Systems (http://www.automate.com) today announced the integration of its dealership management system (DMS) with Scan123's electronic document management system. Auto dealerships using Scan123's solution can now store documents in, and retrieve documents from, Auto/Mate's Automotive Productivity Management Suite (AMPS) DMS. The…Continue
Added by Mike Esposito on February 1, 2016 at 9:23am — No Comments
We all love this industry and what it can, and has done, for our families, friends, country and our local communities. But, I fear that if we do not stop and take a serious look at where we are as far as operations and culture in our stores today, our future generations may be in jeopardy.
Added by Joe Orr on January 6, 2016 at 8:33am — No Comments
When I first started in the Automotive Industry in the 1990’s (I will not tell you how early so I don’t embarrass myself, but let’s just say it was early), I remember sitting in sales meetings and having the GM ask us over and over again “Why are they (customers) calling the dealership?” We (the sales team) would all…Continue
Added by Christopher "Kit" Rogers on December 21, 2015 at 8:40am — No Comments
In the 2015 NADA Workforce Study, one of the most shocking statistics to me was that only 33% of all sales consultants hired reached their three-year service anniversary; which means that 67% of sales consultants that were hired quit within the first three years.
The high turnover rate among car…Continue
Added by Mike Esposito on December 16, 2015 at 7:37pm — No Comments
ALBANY, N.Y. – December 15th, 2015 – Auto/Mate Dealership Systems (http://www.automate.com) announced today that it has recently integrated its dealership management system (DMS) software with CRMSuite. Dealers using both Auto/Mate and CRMSuite will benefit from the increased business intelligence that the DMS and CRM deliver via real-time data exchanges between the systems.
“Our Open/Mate integration program is very inexpensive…Continue
Added by Mike Esposito on December 15, 2015 at 10:31am — No Comments
It happens every day. You sit in your morning meetings and you review the daily log from the day before and you ask each salesperson, “What is going on with Mr. & Mrs. Smith?” And then it happens, the salesperson goes blank and gets that “deer in the headlights” look. You wait….. and nothing. Across the table…Continue
Recently Auto/Mate received a 'Best Places to Work' award from the Albany Business Review for the sixth year in a row. We have also been voted a 'Top Workplace' by the Times-Union multiple years in a row. Focusing on employee happiness has long been one my top priorities. People often ask me how I do it, but before I answer that, I'd like to explain why I do it.
This is a fact: your customers will never love your company unless your employees love your…Continue
Added by Mike Esposito on December 9, 2015 at 10:23am — No Comments
Albany, N.Y. – November 16th, 2015 – Auto/Mate Dealership Systems (http://www.automate.com) announced today that Kaarma has completed integration with Auto/Mate's Dealership Management System (DMS). Auto/Mate's Fixed Ops Suite in its DMS now seamlessly integrates and sends customer payment and communications records to Kaarma's service applications.
"Auto/Mate makes it…Continue
Added by Mike Esposito on November 16, 2015 at 9:22am — No Comments