Future F&I Office - No More Paper!

When I started reading this article I was agitated, thinking that electronic deal jackets, electronic signature pads, electronic document archives and electronic transmission of forms to lenders and vendors was a step towards reducing the F&I Manager's responsibility to a clerk. As I continued reading though, it became clear that the future (paperless) F&I office has been developing over time and based on the reliance of electronic convenience today, it's inevitable. With less time needed to shuffle paperwork, I would utilize that precious time to practice my sales skills and techniques more and to learn more than I know today about how to improve in my career.

What comments do you have about our future, paperless F&I office?

What would you do with the time it saves you?

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Comment by Cathy Aron on June 10, 2010 at 12:52am
Great feedback Jack! So bring on the electronic, paperless F&I office!
Comment by Jack Higginbotham on June 9, 2010 at 8:56pm
Cathy,
Personally I am looking forward to the day of electronic deals. No more worrying about when a contract doesn't line up perfectly or forgetting to have a form signed and spending a week trying to get the customer back in to sign that one form. No more running out of forms and having to send a salesperson down the street to borrow some. No more warehouses for deal folder storage. It will also make funding a deal a breeze. Then we can all hone our skills on selling products and faster delivery times which helps create happier customers which in turn will improve CSI ratings also. I could go on and on about the positives of a paperless office! I can't wait!!

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