Thinking of upgrading your DMS comms? 5 things to look out for

Posted by Jon Oxtoby on 17-May-2021 10:48:18

The communication tools your DMS offers aren’t always easy to use and don’t always give your customers a premium experience. But how do you sort the wheat from the chaff when choosing an aftersales communications platform?

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Topics: customer experience, technology, dealerships, dms, dealer management, communication, digital, dealer software, automotive, software, digitisation

Can service advisors really work from home?

Posted by Jon Oxtoby on 04-May-2021 10:45:00

As we emerge, blinking, out of another lockdown, is this really it? Or are COVID-19 and its variants here to stay, requiring annual vaccines and regular lockdowns? The truth is, nobody yet knows.

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Topics: customer experience, technology, dealerships, IT, dealer software, automotive, customer relationships, software, service, digitisation, covid-19

Are all-in-one digital tools right for dealerships?

Posted by Jon Oxtoby on 12-Apr-2021 10:45:00

Many dealerships look for digital tools that can handle a multitude of different tasks in their aftersales department. The simplicity and convenience of this approach are obvious – but is it a mistake?

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Topics: customer experience, technology, dealerships, dms, IT, dealer software, automotive, software, CDK Global, service, digitisation

4 steps to switching from phone-based to digital-first communications

Posted by Jon Oxtoby on 29-Mar-2021 09:13:19

If you’re ready to digitise the way your aftersales department communicates with customers, this blog will help you understand how to get started.

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Topics: technology, dealerships, dms, IT, communication, dealer software, Aftersales, Customerlounge, automotive, software, dealer, Support, branding, digitisation, website

UK dealer groups feature strongly in top listings for Europe

Posted by Alex Knight on 19-Mar-2019 10:16:00

UK dealers figure highly in the top European listings for non-manufacturer owned groups, according to automotive research and consultancy the ICDP.

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Topics: dealerships, dealer software, buying, car buying, sales, customer journey, convenience

Dealerships: Make your buying experience as good as Amazon

Posted by Alex Knight on 13-Feb-2019 10:50:00

The buyer’s journey and experience has changed thanks to the digital revolution. Customers are spoilt for choice and let’s be honest, they can have the majority of things with a click of a button. It’s all about convenience. So, to keep the customer happy you need to make the searching and purchasing as simple and straightforward as possible. Amazon have nailed this.

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Topics: dealerships, dealer software, buying, car buying, sales, customer journey, convenience

Understand what your car buyers want when it comes to touchpoints

Posted by Nathan Elliott on 22-Jan-2019 10:01:00

45% of people want face-to-face guidance from a dealer during the car buying journey. The main elements people want guidance with is the vehicle (67%), warrantee and maintenance (68%), and finance options (37%).

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Topics: digital, car purchase, dealer software, buying

GDPR and your dealer software

Posted by Nathan Elliott on 18-Dec-2018 10:44:00

The new data protection regulation is just around the corner so everyone’s asking the question “Are you ready?”. Despite being quite ominous, the question is an important one. Dealerships hold a lot of data in their CRMs and DMSs and there needs to be a few changes before the 25th May.

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Topics: gdpr, security, dealer software, process

Your DMS Should Make You Feel Like A King

Posted by Nathan Elliott on 08-Nov-2018 11:22:00

Feel like a king

Your dealership management system is the heart and soul of your dealership, this is something that every member of staff will be using every day. This is the communication and transparency you rely on. Your DMS should make you and your dealership feel like a King. It should give you power, control and ensure you are fully informed on the goings-on of your roost.

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Topics: profit, dealerships, dms, dealer management, IT, integration, digital, dealer software, process, software

Is Your Current DMS Equipped For The Modern Customer?

Posted by Nathan Elliott on 24-Oct-2018 11:05:00

The modern customer is savvy, informed and in control. Their expectations are high and their patience is low. This is true in every industry and is particularly the case in the automotive industry and, more specifically, the car-buying and after sales processes.

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Topics: customer experience, technology, data, dms, integration, dealer software, software, dealer

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