Steve Southin
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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
yesterday
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
Friday
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
Friday
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
Steve Southin posted a blog post

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

Sales and service processes have been modified and fine-tuned as long as sales and services have existed. Making a product or service accessible and appealing is what drives sales. These processes include many areas where repetition comes in to play and have been mostly managed manually.  As technology has improved, the ability to automate repetitive elements of workflow…See More
Jul 24
Steve Southin posted a blog post

What A Good User Experience Can Do for You

With most of the country in quarantine, people are more reliant upon digital applications like Netflix and Amazon than ever before. Netflix reportedly had 16 million new subscribers in the first three months of 2020 due to the coronavirus. It’s no coincidence that platforms…See More
Jul 21
Steve Southin's blog post was featured

A Digital Retail Do-Over

Before the Covid-19 pandemic and economic crisis, dealers have been struggling to adopt and perfect digital retailing and the need has accelerated at staggering speed. Data from McKinsey & Company show that consumers…See More
Jul 17
Steve Southin posted a blog post

A Digital Retail Do-Over

Before the Covid-19 pandemic and economic crisis, dealers have been struggling to adopt and perfect digital retailing and the need has accelerated at staggering speed. Data from McKinsey & Company show that consumers…See More
Jul 17
Steve Southin's blog post was featured

The Light at the End of the Tunnel

With Covid-19 creating a ripple effect across the socio-economic fabric of America, life as most of us know it has been disrupted, especially that of the retail customer journey which has migrated into the digital landscape. As a new normal materializes, even the more technophobic consumers have taken to digital retail platforms and applications to meet even the most…See More
Jul 15
Steve Southin posted a blog post

The Light at the End of the Tunnel

With Covid-19 creating a ripple effect across the socio-economic fabric of America, life as most of us know it has been disrupted, especially that of the retail customer journey which has migrated into the digital landscape. As a new normal materializes, even the more technophobic consumers have taken to digital retail platforms and applications to meet even the most…See More
Jul 14
Steve Southin's blog post was featured

Digital Transformation Is Happening Now

With the advancement of technology and sudden wave of consumer adoption, the automotive retail sector is experiencing a global revolution and that can only be attributed to digitization. Thanks to digital platforms and solutions, dealers have experienced many recent changes. Total retail sales in the United States are projected to be upwards of…See More
Jul 10

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
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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 To Look For In An Automated Workflow Solution

Posted on August 11, 2020 at 10:16am 0 Comments

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…

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How a Simple Analog Device Inspired a Digital Powerhouse

Posted on August 7, 2020 at 9:30am 0 Comments

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…

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Automation Let’s You Fly!

Posted on August 4, 2020 at 10:07am 0 Comments

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…

Continue

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

Posted on July 31, 2020 at 9:57am 0 Comments

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…

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