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Why Technicians and Service Advisors Need Marriage Counseling

Life in the retail automotive industry is taxing. Managers and employees work long hours and, in many cases, are with their co-workers more than they are with their families. Miscommunications, tension or arguments can detract from the efficiency of the dealership, and thus decrease overall…

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Added by Richard Holland on May 21, 2015 at 8:45am — No Comments

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SEO With A Guarantee

    SEO WITH A GUARANTEE?

 Tired of Broken Promises? If you could be on the 1st Page of Google, with a money back guarantee, would you the be type company that would close and take care of those leads?

 The Great Recession of 2008! Remember the Great Recession of 2008? How everyone was impacted…

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Added by Jon Floyd on May 20, 2015 at 8:30am — No Comments

Auto/Mate Receives Platinum Award in Auto Dealer Monthly's Dealers' Choice Awards

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

ALBANY, N.Y. – May 18th, 2015 – Auto/Mate Dealership Systems (http://www.automate.com) announced today it has received a Platinum award in the 2015 Auto Dealer Monthly Dealers' Choice Awards. This year marks the second time that Auto/Mate has received a top ranking in the publication's annual award program, which recognizes the industry's best product and service providers. Winners of the Dealer's Choice…

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Added by Mike Esposito on May 18, 2015 at 10:46am — No Comments

Overcoming Resistance To New Technology

As part of doing business in today’s fast-paced world, inevitably we all have to adopt new technology to make things run more efficiently.  Whether it’s a CRM, a call-tracking system, or a new DMS, it’s not usually met with a big welcome from all employees when the time comes to implement it. Most people don’t like…

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Added by Richard Holland on May 14, 2015 at 12:18pm — 1 Comment

Auto/Mate Announces Integration of its DMS with Lead Information Services' CRM and ILM Solutions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

ALBANY, N.Y. – May 11th, 2015 – Auto/Mate Dealership Systems (http://www.automate.com) announced today that Lead Information Services, LLC (LIS) a developer of internet-based Customer Relations Management (CRM) and Internet Lead Management (ILM) software, has fully and successfully integrated its solutions with Auto/Mate's dealership management system…

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Added by Mike Esposito on May 11, 2015 at 11:08am — No Comments

Auto/Mate Ranks Number One on Top Workplaces 2015 Report; Mike Esposito Honored with Special Leadership Award from the Times-Union

For Immediate Release

Albany, N.Y. – April 27th, 2015 – Auto/Mate Dealership Systems (http://www.automate.com) announced today that it ranked number one on the…

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Added by Mike Esposito on April 27, 2015 at 11:50am — No Comments

Twitter Can Be Used For Business Branding?

Twitter Can Be Used For Business Branding?

Twitter is a social networking and micro-blogging service that has about 248 million active users as of 2014.  When using this program, people send short…

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Added by Jon Floyd on April 22, 2015 at 7:30am — No Comments

The Three Car Dealership Biases to Making a Change in Culture

Training and consulting with America’s car dealers is both fun and frustrating. Fun, because selling cars at retail presents one of the most challenging and (yes) entertaining pursuits one can endeavor to undertake. Frustrating, because car dealers have been presented with so many “quick fixes,” “magic…

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Added by Steve Stauning on April 8, 2015 at 9:00am — 4 Comments

Auto/Mate Releases Free eBook: "The Auto Dealer's Ten-Step Guide To Creating Customer Loyalty"

ALBANY, N.Y. – April 6th, 2015 – Auto/Mate Dealership Systems (http://www.automate.com) today announced the release of a free eBook titled "The Auto Dealer's Ten Step Guide to Creating Customer Loyalty: No Customer Loyalty Program Needed!" The eBook shares management and leadership principles proven to increase customer loyalty and generate higher profits, such as focusing on employee…

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Added by Mike Esposito on April 6, 2015 at 11:14am — No Comments

Auto/Mate and DealerPeak Integrate DMS and CRM Solutions, Boosting Profits For Enterprise Dealer Groups

ALBANY, N.Y. – March 23rd, 2015 – Auto/Mate Dealership Systems (http://www.automate.com) announced today that DealerPeak, a leading provider of enterprise Customer Relationship Management (CRM), lead management and website solutions to auto retailers, has completed integration with Auto/Mate's Dealership Management System (DMS). Auto dealership groups using both Auto/Mate and DealerPeak…

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Added by Mike Esposito on March 23, 2015 at 8:59am — No Comments

Auto/Mate's Dave Druzynski to Present "Social Media In Hiring And Employment" At Innovative Dealer Summit

ALBANY, N.Y. – March 16th, 2015 – Auto/Mate Dealership Systems (http://www.automate.com) today announced that Dave Druzynski, Director of Human Resources at Auto/Mate, will present "Social Media in Hiring and Employment" at the upcoming Innovative Dealer Summit in Denver, CO on April 7th and 8th, 2015. In his presentation Druzynski will share the current laws and practices that impact a dealership's use of social media in the hiring process.…

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Added by Mike Esposito on March 16, 2015 at 11:25am — No Comments

Auto/Mate Integrates Dealership Management System with VinSolutions' Sales & Service Marketing Platform

Real-time data delivery improves customer service & retention opportunities for auto dealers 

ALBANY, N.Y. – February 23rd, 2015 – Auto/Mate Dealership Systems (http://www.automate.com) today announced it has integrated its dealership management solution (DMS) with VinSolutions' (www.vinsolutions.com) all-in-one management, sales and service…

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Added by Mike Esposito on February 23, 2015 at 12:12pm — No Comments

What Does Cheating Teach Your Employees?

Automotive News recently carried a story about a lawsuit filed by Subaru of America against one of their franchisees. The lawsuit accuses a Southern California dealership of falsifying 224 CSI surveys in an…

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Added by Richard Holland on February 19, 2015 at 9:20am — No Comments

Mike Esposito to Present "A Better Way to Customer Loyalty" to Auto Dealers Attending INSIGHT15

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

ALBANY, N.Y. – February 16th, 2015 – Auto/Mate Dealership Systems (http://www.automate.com) today announced its President and CEO Mike Esposito will speak at the INSIGHT15 Customer Loyalty and Retention Conference, March 24th through March 26th at the Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, FL. Esposito will present "A Better Way to Customer Loyalty: Focus on Employees First, Customers Second" to auto dealers attending the…

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Added by Mike Esposito on February 16, 2015 at 10:05am — No Comments

New and improved "Car salesman" image, it's up to us.

       

How long? How long before we get away from the past images of the shyster? The all about me, just in it for the quick buck ? The compassionless shark? .........The answer lies within us.

I've been blessed to have witnessed a rather curious cycle, perpetual in nature, yet new to each generation of car people.

Each generation despises the old car dogs and feel…

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Added by Roger Williams on February 16, 2015 at 5:00am — No Comments

Season of Change?

With a steadily improving economy and declining unemployment rates, the automobile industry is geared up to experience another year of expansion and progress. While this is great news, it would be wise to consider that just as customers now have more choices when it comes to buying or servicing their vehicle, employees (and prospective employees) also have more options than they did just a few years ago.  In general they no longer feel quite so loyal to their position, nor do they fear…

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Added by Richard Holland on February 5, 2015 at 9:20am — No Comments

Auto/Mate Launches New Website With More Dealership Management System Educational Resources for Auto Dealers

ALBANY, N.Y. – February 2nd, 2015 – Auto/Mate Dealership Systems (http://www.automate.com) today announced the launch of a new website with more dealership management system (DMS) educational resources for auto dealers. The new website is easier to navigate and optimized for mobile devices, so dealers can access the latest company news and DMS information on the go.…

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Added by Mike Esposito on February 2, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments

COACHING-THE PROCESS THAT KEEPS ON GIVING

The most important process COACHING

More Important than the latest greatest technology, the right inventory, advertising, hottest brand, and most importantly, the key to sustained long term growth in today's competitve market.

*Coaching = A training or development process

 

*5 Point…

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Added by Roger Williams on January 21, 2015 at 5:30pm — 2 Comments

Auto/Mate Launches Option/Mate Mobile F&I Menu Solution, Improving Customer Experience

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

ALBANY, N.Y. – January 19th, 2014 – Auto/Mate Dealership Systems (http://www.automate.com) today launched Option/Mate™ Mobile, a mobile-optimized version of its advanced F&I menu solution for auto dealers. F&I managers using Auto/Mate's dealership management system (DMS) can now offer customers at their auto dealerships a variety of menu presentations on a mobile tablet. Option/Mate Mobile allows the…

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Added by Mike Esposito on January 19, 2015 at 1:15pm — No Comments

Auto/Mate Introduces Rev/Mate, Online Service Scheduling And Menu Building Solution for Auto Dealers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

ALBANY, N.Y. – January 12th, 2014 – Auto/Mate Dealership Systems (http://www.automate.com) today introduced Rev/Mate, an online service scheduling and menu building solution for auto dealers. Rev/Mate will be rolled out in the Automotive Productivity Management Suite (AMPS) Fixed Ops/Mate module in 2015. Rev/Mate is designed for service departments to maximize customer pay revenue while creating a…

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Added by Mike Esposito on January 12, 2015 at 12:06pm — No Comments

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Good Failure and Bad Failure, Part II

Posted by Robin Cunnigham on May 21, 2015 at 7:28pm 0 Comments

failure and success

I recently wrote a blog for NCM, Up to Speed, titled: There is Good Failure and Bad Failure. That idea had been floating around in my…

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Why Technicians and Service Advisors Need Marriage Counseling

Posted by Richard Holland on May 21, 2015 at 8:45am 0 Comments

Life in the retail automotive industry is taxing. Managers and…

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The best celebrity weddings of 2014

Posted by Diyana on May 21, 2015 at 5:03am 0 Comments

Who doesn't get excited about organising their big day? Whether you spend years planning the event, or arrange everything in just a matter of weeks, every wedding is as unique as the bride and…

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Posted by John Sternal on May 20, 2015 at 4:51pm 0 Comments

LEASE OFFERS HEAT UP AHEAD OF MEMORIAL DAY SALES





Swapalease.com, the nation’s largest car lease marketplace, reports several aggressive lease deals in May according to its Wantalease.com new lease online…

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