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
Albany, N.Y. – November 9th, 2015 – Auto/Mate Dealership Systems (http://www.automate.com) announced today that it has been named a “Best Places to Work” in New York State’s Capital region by the Albany Business Review. Auto/Mate was one of nine companies honored in the medium-large category (companies with 50 to 149…Continue
Added by Mike Esposito on November 9, 2015 at 10:02am — No Comments
Car manufacturers and dealers have historically focused on product quality and the driving experience to acquire new customers and encourage brand…
Added by Larisa Bedgood on October 29, 2015 at 1:58pm — No Comments
Added by Mike Esposito on October 26, 2015 at 11:10am — No Comments
Albany, N.Y. – October 19th, 2015 – Auto/Mate Dealership Systems (http://www.automate.com) announced today that more than 100 of its customers, including dealership executives and managers, attended its annual User Summit. Ten industry vendors also exhibited at the event that was held in Oak Brook, IL near Chicago on October 12th and 13th, 2015. Auto/Mate's User Summit is designed to share the latest features and give in-depth training on…Continue
Added by Mike Esposito on October 19, 2015 at 12:05pm — No Comments
Albany, N.Y. – October 12th, 2015 – Auto/Mate Dealership Systems (http://www.automate.com) announced today that StoneEagle has completed integration with Auto/Mate's Dealership Management System (DMS). Auto dealership groups using Auto/Mate's DMS and StoneEagle's web-based applications will benefit from seamless and real-time data updates in both systems.
Added by Mike Esposito on October 12, 2015 at 9:29am — No Comments
Albany, N.Y. – September 28th, 2015 – Auto/Mate Dealership Systems (http://www.automate.com) announced today that its president and CEO, Mike Esposito, will be presenting a FREE webinar titled "How to Create Customer Loyalty Without a Customer Loyalty Program." The Automotive News webinar is scheduled for Thursday, October 15th, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. EST.
"Many dealers rely on customer service training and loyalty programs to…Continue
Added by Mike Esposito on September 28, 2015 at 11:59am — No Comments
As a dealership manager it can be difficult to get participation and buy-in from your team. During my many years as a general manager, I found that one of the simplest and most effective ways to get a team to work towards a common goal is through accountability. Accountability (when managed lightly) can create…Continue
We sat down recently with our Social Media Manager, Tori, to find out exactly how she spends her day. Does she spend it on her phone surfing Instagram and Pinterest? Or, is she busy helping to build a brand, researching trends and changes?
When asked what she finds to be a best practice and…Continue
Added by Paul Potratz on September 17, 2015 at 4:07pm — No Comments
Karen Bradley Training FranklinCovey's "Put First Things First" - 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
Certified FranklinCovey Trainer and Facilitator, Karen Bradley is onsite at Route 4 Cars in NJ. Route 4 Cars is a 2 roof top…Continue
Added by Sean V. Bradley on September 17, 2015 at 4:02pm — No Comments
We as a society tend to focus on instant satisfaction and accomplishing your goals, or, workflow as quickly as possible. This becomes so much of our focus that we often don’t realize that what we are trying to optimize really only saves us milliseconds of our day. This holds true for many job roles, including…Continue
Added by Paul Potratz on September 16, 2015 at 12:14pm — No Comments
If you are evaluating Data mining for your dealership, the technology is a profitable servant only when integrated into the correct selling process and executed by properly trained users. The right training makes this process second nature to users, which means their interaction with customers will not…Continue
Added by Ryan Mayo on September 9, 2015 at 3:47pm — No Comments
Human beings do have a tendency to overcomplicate things. In our industry, there are so many things that we need to deal with on a daily basis - customers, co-workers, employees, bosses, technology - at times it gets overwhelming. I believe that most dealers understand the importance of customer loyalty…Continue
Added by Mike Gorun on September 8, 2015 at 8:57am — No Comments