Travis Peterson
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How to Prepare for a DMS Switch

A recent article in Automotive News showcased how the overall market for DMS software is in flux with disrupters cracking the decades-old duopoly of CDK and Reynolds and Reynolds. NADA 2021 proved the point with as many as 20 companies exhibiting DMS software. If you’re one of the many dealerships who recently signed with a new provider, you’re going to need to buckle up. …See More
Mar 30
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4 Tips for (Actually) Closing Your Month On-Time

The phones are ringing off the hook. Your door is closed yet people keep pouring in. You have sales managers asking for their commissions, management wanting the final numbers for the month, a floorplan needing reconciled, and the statement still hasn’t been uploaded to the manufacturer. I get it – I’ve been there. The dealership month-end close process is complex;…See More
Mar 23
Travis Peterson posted a blog post

The 9 Deadliest Missteps of Document Scanning

Electronic document storage is now becoming the rule rather than the exception at many dealerships – and for good reason!  The benefits are far reaching: from enabling easier audits to ditching jam-packed filing cabinets. Yet as with any big change, there are speed bumps. The biggest obstacle is the lack of an official dealership scanning process. Too often, this job is seen as simply clerical and assigned to a $10 an hour temp or piggy-backed onto the existing tasks of an overtaxed employee.…See More
Feb 23
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How Poor Cyber Security Can Cost you $1.8 Million in Lost Business

Cyberattacks are becoming a common problem and lost productivity due to a cyberattack is a huge blow to any business. Here at One View, we are aware of at least 5 dealer groups in just the last six months that were impacted by cyberattacks. One group with 25 stores and over $80 million in annual revenue lost all access to their computer network for over a week. Dealers think in terms of revenue and productivity time. With 72 working hours in a week and $80 million in annual revenue a dealer…See More
Feb 10
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9 “Must Have” Components for a Document Management Solution

It’s NADA time again! While this year’s show may look different, it still is the best opportunity to discover and explore technology solutions to successfully run your business. Every dealer’s “must learn more” list should include digital document management technology. The auto industry produces a lot of paper. All those documents take up valuable office space, and/or cost you money to store off-site. Digging through boxes to find a deal jacket or repair record wastes employee time. …See More
Feb 1
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New One View Vault Key Enables Seamless Data Searches Between One View Vault and Auto Dealership Applications

Users can use the Vault Key to initiate searches of the One View Vault archiving platform without leaving the DMS screen or other applications Indianapolis, IN – January 26, 2021 – One View, an auto industry-specific data solution specialist, announces the launch of the Vault Key search application for One View Vault. Vault Key enables One View Vault users to…See More
Jan 26
Travis Peterson posted a blog post

Who's Watching the Watchman?

A dealership is a complex organization with a lot of moving parts. With only so many hours in a day, an Owner or GM has to trust the CFO & Controller to handle financials. But as the saying goes: absolute power can corrupt absolutely. Who’s watching the watchman at your dealership? Of course, I’m not saying that every Controller is corrupt. Far from it. What I’m…See More
Jan 20
Travis Peterson posted a blog post

Buried in Deal Paperwork? How to Cut the Clutter.

A glance into any dealership accounting office reveals a lot of paper. That’s because selling cars creates a LOT of paperwork. Although a “paperless” office may be the holy grail, we’re not there yet.States require certain paperwork, and they insist you keep it. Retention periods vary by state, but the result is paper deal jackets crammed into filing cabinets, stored in piles of teetering cardboard boxes in unlocked offices, or jammed into storage facilities.…See More
Jan 6
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Take a Tip from Santa for Effective Vendor Management

Making a list and checking it twice is one of Santa’s best known practices. It’s worth emulating when trying to manage a lot of information. Like your list of vendor partners. The average dealership has around ten vendor partners. Large groups can have hundreds. Whatever the length of your list, proper management helps you weed out the naughty (costing you money) from the nice (making you money).   …See More
Dec 21, 2020
Travis Peterson posted a blog post

Your Most Important Hire in 2021 May Surprise You…

It’s not an Internet Sales Manager to keep up with the surge in online leads that many dealerships are currently experiencing. It’s not additional service technicians, who are becoming increasingly scarce to hire. Your most important hire in 2021 is…a Scan Operator. Surprised? Although banks are more accepting of electronic paperwork and states are modernizing their…See More
Dec 10, 2020
Travis Peterson posted a blog post

Would you know if your store was missing over $200,000?

How and Why to Make Your CPA Your Most Important RelationshipA store may be missing over $200,000. Or $745,000. Or as much as $4.1 million. These are all real amounts embezzled from dealerships by employees. Most…See More
Nov 9, 2020
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One View Unveils Vendor View: The Web-Based Vendor Contract and Storage Management Platform for Vehicle Dealerships

Digital uploads of vendor contracts and automated notifications of contract renewal or expirations ensure dealers are never caught off guard.Indianapolis, IN – October 19, 2020 – One View, an auto industry-specific data solution specialist, today announced the release of its Vendor View contract storage and management platform. The web-based, user-friendly platform allows dealerships to upload copies of vendor contracts and receive automated notifications of…See More
Oct 19, 2020
Travis Peterson posted a blog post

What Service Managers Don’t Know and Why it Could Hurt Them

Industry experts predict that manufacturers’ will continue to double-down on service warranty audits. After all, chargebacks are an additional source of revenue that is sorely needed now. Every service manager should take special note of this prediction. Here’s why:It is the dealer’s responsibility to maintain a…See More
Oct 12, 2020
Travis Peterson posted a blog post

Net Up to $12k Per Month in Additional Gross Profit by Doing This

An eye-opening article in Auto Dealer Today cites dealers can generate as much as $12,000 per month in additional gross profit from retail reimbursement for warranty parts. This makes sense when you consider that the majority of manufacturers pay on average 40 percent over cost. If a dealer is approved at 80 percent markup over cost, that dealer will in effect double warranty gross profit…See More
Oct 5, 2020
Travis Peterson posted a blog post

5 Tips to Ace Manufacturer Service Warranty Audits

As the saying goes, the only guarantees in life are death and taxes. For dealers, you can add a third: audits.The general trend in the industry over the past few years is manufacturers auditing more frequently, on a smaller scale. Manufacturers are struggling in the time of COVID-19, and it’s likely that increased audits will be a source of revenue for OEMs.Many…See More
Sep 22, 2020
Travis Peterson posted a blog post

One View Upgrades Data Management Capabilities with New Mobile-Friendly, Browser-Agnostic Archiving Platform

One View Vault gives dealerships even more power to archive, access, and retain DMS documents.Indianapolis, IN – September 15, 2020 – One View, an auto industry-specific data solution specialist, today announced the full transition of its customer base to the recently launched One View Vault. The company has officially sunset its former platform, Web-View.…See More
Sep 15, 2020

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I have over 13 years of experience in the industry, including as a DMS sales rep and comptroller for a dealer group, I have a passion for helping dealers streamline workflows, refine the user experience, and identify unique solutions to dealer problems. I look forward to sharing my insights and experience through blog postings.

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How to Prepare for a DMS Switch

Posted on March 30, 2021 at 7:44am 0 Comments

A recent article in Automotive News showcased how the overall market for DMS software is in flux with disrupters cracking the decades-old duopoly of CDK and Reynolds and Reynolds. NADA 2021 proved the point with as many as 20 companies exhibiting DMS software. If you’re one of the many dealerships who recently signed with a new provider, you’re going to need to buckle up.

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4 Tips for (Actually) Closing Your Month On-Time

Posted on March 23, 2021 at 8:49am 0 Comments

The phones are ringing off the hook. Your door is closed yet people keep pouring in. You have sales managers asking for their commissions, management wanting the final numbers for the month, a floorplan needing reconciled, and the statement still hasn’t been uploaded to the manufacturer.

 

I get it – I’ve been there. The dealership month-end…

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The 9 Deadliest Missteps of Document Scanning

Posted on February 23, 2021 at 12:32pm 0 Comments

Electronic document storage is now becoming the rule rather than the exception at many dealerships – and for good reason!  The benefits are far reaching: from enabling easier audits to ditching jam-packed filing cabinets.

 

Yet as with any big change, there are speed bumps. The biggest obstacle is the lack of an official dealership scanning process.

 

Too often, this job is seen as simply clerical and assigned to a $10 an hour temp or piggy-backed onto the…

Continue

How Poor Cyber Security Can Cost you $1.8 Million in Lost Business

Posted on February 10, 2021 at 9:10am 0 Comments

Cyberattacks are becoming a common problem and lost productivity due to a cyberattack is a huge blow to any business. Here at One View, we are aware of at least 5 dealer groups in just the last six months that were impacted by cyberattacks. One group with 25 stores and over $80 million in annual revenue lost all access to their computer network for over a week.

 

Dealers think in terms of revenue and productivity time. With 72 working hours in a week and $80 million in annual…

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