It has been about 5 years since I worked as a controller in a dealership, and many things have changed in the auto industry since then. One thing I am surprised to see has not changed is the lack of designated compliance officers. We didn’t have one then, and most dealerships still don’t have one today.
Compliance officers can protect…Continue
You just paid another huge DMS bill, or you heard about a great new system from your 20 Group, or you want better support. There are a myriad of reasons dealers decide to switch DMS providers. Whatever the reason, it’s a major decision because your DMS touches every aspect of your business.
I get it. I’ve been a Controller during a DMS switch and it’s a decision no one should hurry or take lightly. No matter what, it will disrupt your business and challenge your team. Yet, if…Continue
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.
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…Continue