Steve Southin
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What Dark UX is and Why You Should Avoid It

For anyone unfamiliar, User Experience (UX) is a term referring to the interaction that a user has with a website, application or product. The goal of UX design is to create an easy, efficient and smooth experience for the user. A happy user is a returning user and customer retention has never been more critical. But there is also a ‘dark side’ of UX design. There is a…See More
Aug 28
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What Dark UX is and Why You Should Avoid It

For anyone unfamiliar, User Experience (UX) is a term referring to the interaction that a user has with a website, application or product. The goal of UX design is to create an easy, efficient and smooth experience for the user. A happy user is a returning user and customer retention has never been more critical. But there is also a ‘dark side’ of UX design. There is a…See More
Aug 28
Steve Southin posted a blog post

Weighing The Cost of a Used Car Manager's Time

Anyone not responsible for vehicle inventory management may think it an easy concept but it is a stressful and labor-intensive endeavor normally bestowed upon one person: The Used Car Manager. This individual has an encyclopedias worth of knowledge in their heads about profit/loss margins of every vehicle on the lot - a figure that can change at the drop of a hat in the…See More
Aug 25
Steve Southin posted a blog post

3 Biggest Benefits of Automating a Workflow

The COVID-19 Pandemic has accentuated the need for automation across most service and manufacturing industries and the automotive industry is no different. There are countless tedious repetitive, task laden manual processes within automotive sales and service that greatly benefit from automation and its best application is to make business processes easier for humans…See More
Aug 21
Steve Southin posted a blog post

Reshaping the Landscape

The latest and greatest digital shift since COVID-19 hit has reshaped the retail landscape faster than could have been imagined. It has brought new opportunities and challenges alike. Major retailers are closing physical storefronts and investing heavily in digital platforms with very…See More
Aug 18
Steve Southin's 2 blog posts were featured
Aug 14
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How Automation Has Helped Businesses During a Pandemic

Automation has become a key element of digital transformation.  This shift could replace nearly 70% of manual, repetitive tasks, according to a Brookings Institute Report. Automation, in fact, has been slowly transforming the way we do business…See More
Aug 14
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What To Look For In An Automated Workflow Solution

From sales to finance, and IT to marketing, workflow automation can liberate almost any departments from the burden of tedious manual processes. A workflow automation process begins with a clear objective and ends at process evaluation. I have already discussed the handful of ways in which dealers are already using automation so let’s take a look at how to choose a…See More
Aug 11
Steve Southin's blog post was featured

How a Simple Analog Device Inspired a Digital Powerhouse

Kevin Systrom, one of the co-founders of Instagram attributes the creation of the powerhouse Photo Application and social network to a particular yet simple life event. He had chosen to study in Italy his Junior year of college, and a professor had replaced the state-of-the-art modern camera he had around his neck with the iconic but ultra-simple Holga toy camera. The…See More
Aug 7
Steve Southin posted a blog post

How a Simple Analog Device Inspired a Digital Powerhouse

Kevin Systrom, one of the co-founders of Instagram attributes the creation of the powerhouse Photo Application and social network to a particular yet simple life event. He had chosen to study in Italy his Junior year of college, and a professor had replaced the state-of-the-art modern camera he had around his neck with the iconic but ultra-simple Holga toy camera. The…See More
Aug 7
Steve Southin's blog post was featured

Automation Let’s You Fly!

One of the most popular metaphors in business is how leaders are the pilots of their organizations: in the driver's seat, handling turbulence, and getting employees and customers to their destination. This is an easy metaphor to apply to automation, especially since aviation’s adoption of automation follows a similar path as it does with the automotive industry. Wilbur…See More
Aug 5
Steve Southin posted a blog post

Automation Let’s You Fly!

One of the most popular metaphors in business is how leaders are the pilots of their organizations: in the driver's seat, handling turbulence, and getting employees and customers to their destination. This is an easy metaphor to apply to automation, especially since aviation’s adoption of automation follows a similar path as it does with the automotive industry. Wilbur…See More
Aug 4
Steve Southin's blog post was featured

Have You Ever Considered Using Shopstreaming? You Are Probably Already Doing It

Last year, U.S. e-commerce sales generated about $365.2 billion in revenue. With the COVID-19 pandemic resulting in changing shopping habits as nonessential businesses endure mandated closures, there is more incentive than ever to invest in growing your digital retail…See More
Jul 31
Steve Southin posted a blog post

Have You Ever Considered Using Shopstreaming? You Are Probably Already Doing It

Last year, U.S. e-commerce sales generated about $365.2 billion in revenue. With the COVID-19 pandemic resulting in changing shopping habits as nonessential businesses endure mandated closures, there is more incentive than ever to invest in growing your digital retail…See More
Jul 31
Steve Southin's blog post was featured

How Automation is Already Helping Your Dealership (and Why You Should Investigate Other Ways) - Part 2

In my last blogI discussed how dealers have been using automation to manage internet lead processes. In this blog, I will take it one step further and explain how dealers are using an even more effective…See More
Jul 28
Steve Southin posted a blog post

How Automation is Already Helping Your Dealership (and Why You Should Investigate Other Ways) - Part 2

In my last blogI discussed how dealers have been using automation to manage internet lead processes. In this blog, I will take it one step further and explain how dealers are using an even more effective…See More
Jul 28

Profile Information

Which best describes you?
Vendor Partner
What company do you work for (or own)?
PAVE
What is your current position within your organization?
Co-Ceo
What is your company website?
http://paveapi.com/
What is your Facebook page/URL?
http://www.facebook.com/PAVEInspect
What is your LinkedIn page/URL?
http://www.linkedin.com/company/paveinspect/
How did you specifically hear about DealerELITE? If referred, who?
Arnold Tijerina
Not everyone gets approved for DealerELITE. To maintain the integrity of DealerELITE, tell us what you will have to offer once a dealerELITE member?
Steve and his 25+ years of automotive retail and wholesale experience deliver in-depth domain knowledge that was essential in his focus as PAVE's creator and product architect. Steve also has 15+ years of technical and startup expertise that he gained as an Autotech entrepreneur, with his second recent successful exit being Bumper App he brought to market in 2012 and successfully exited through an acquisition by Vicimus Inc. in 2017.

Steve Southin's Blog

What Dark UX is and Why You Should Avoid It

Posted on August 28, 2020 at 9:47am 0 Comments

For anyone unfamiliar, User Experience (UX) is a term referring to the interaction that a user has with a website, application or product. The goal of UX design is to create an easy, efficient and smooth experience for the user. A happy user is a returning user and customer retention has never been more…

Continue

Weighing The Cost of a Used Car Manager's Time

Posted on August 25, 2020 at 10:14am 0 Comments

Anyone not responsible for vehicle inventory management may think it an easy concept but it is a stressful and labor-intensive endeavor normally bestowed upon one person: The Used Car Manager. This individual has an encyclopedias worth of knowledge in their heads about profit/loss margins of every vehicle on the lot - a figure that can change at the…

Continue

3 Biggest Benefits of Automating a Workflow

Posted on August 21, 2020 at 9:54am 0 Comments

The COVID-19 Pandemic has accentuated the need for automation across most service and manufacturing industries and the automotive industry is no different. There are countless tedious repetitive, task laden manual processes within automotive sales and service that greatly benefit from automation and its best application is to make business processes…

Continue

Reshaping the Landscape

Posted on August 18, 2020 at 9:48am 0 Comments

The latest and greatest digital shift since COVID-19 hit has reshaped the retail landscape faster than could have been imagined. It has brought new opportunities and challenges alike. Major retailers are closing physical storefronts and investing heavily in digital platforms with very…

Continue

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