Autino are looking forward to welcoming CDK Global to their offices in Reading when the Partner Programme Roadshow rolls into town on Thursday 2nd May.
Earlier on in 2019, Autino became one of the first tech companies to be granted integration rights with CDK Global when they joined the CDKI Partner Programme. Integration with CustomerVue and CustomerLounge will eliminate re-keying for dealer customers of Autino, with details added into either system automatically populate the other in real-time.
The CDK Global Roadshow sees the Partner team hit the road on a tour around the UK visiting the Partners that have already joined the scheme. Between the 29th April and 10th May, they will be visiting a total of eight partners with an entourage of hospitality and refreshment vans serving muffins and coffee to the Autino and CDK teams.
CDK Global launched a Roadshow microsite on 24thApril to help partners, car retailers and other industry players follow events via a “follow the van” map, with information about partners, video updates and insight from each partner updated daily. It will also contain links on how to sign-up to the partner programme.
“Our mantra at CDK is ‘where connections begin’ and I cannot think of better way to stay connected to our Partners, and industry friends, by visiting them on their home turf. We want to check out how the first few months of the partnership have progressed and find out just what makes them – and their employees – continue to innovate and be inspired by the automotive business,” said Jonathan Hales, UK Partner Manager at CDK Global.
The Partner Programme has been devised by the DMS provider to boost integration with other automotive technology providers to deliver a more joined-up process for dealers who invariably operate multi-systems. CDK's Partner Programme is a powerful new way to build stronger connections enabling data to be shared and managed seamlessly.
Autino general manager Andrew Mortimer said:
“We're really looking forward to welcoming the CDK team to our office. More than just a technical integration between Autino and CDK, our teams coming together on 2nd May will drive valuable engagement and discussion with the key members of both teams working on this exciting new feature for our products.
“CDK integration continues to be top of the list of requirements from our dealer clients, and the vital roles that CustomerVue and CustomerLounge play in managing a superior aftersales experience for customers and staff alike will be significantly enhanced thanks to the Partner Programme.
“Removing the old barriers presented by running several software systems inside a dealership really excites us as we strive to empower our customers to deliver enhanced customer experiences.”
About the CDKI Partner Programme
The CDKI Partner Programme offers potential automotive tech partners anywhere in the UK access to the CDK core Dealer Management Systems using standardised integration points. This access benefits Partners by opening new, international, business opportunities and providing enhanced solutions to mutual customers. It offers a significant business boost to highly innovative tech companies in the UK, most of whom are in key regional locations, working with local talent and expertise.