Notifications & Messages

Jared Hamilton
From: Jared Hamilton
Hey - It’s time to join the thousands of other dealer professionals on DrivingSales. Create an account so you can get full access to the articles, discussions and people that are shaping the future of the automotive industry.
Industry Press Releases

Industry Press Releases Industry Press Releases

Exclusive Blog Posts

Texting for Business Landlines - Wait, you can text landlines?

Texting for Business Landlines - Wait, you can text landlines?

I understand that there are many texting platforms but not all texting is created equal. Often dealerships have found trouble with providing one number to …

Tech-Pocalypse Now!

Tech-Pocalypse Now!

There’s a shortage of technicians most dealerships are experiencing, and the drought has no end in sight. Unwittingly, well-trained technicians n…

Making the Sale by Communicating with Your Customers

Making the Sale by Communicating with Your Customers

You may see and talk to dozens of customers on any given day and while most of them are at your dealership to purchase a car (some may just be browsing), o…

5 Referral Program MYTHS - BUSTED!

5 Referral Program MYTHS - BUSTED!

Myth 1: Referral Marketing Programs are less cost effective than other marketing channels. FALSE! 92% of people trust recommendations from friends over…

A Dealership Went Pro-Police And This Happened

A Dealership Went Pro-Police And This Happened

There's a lot of anger in our country right now - for a variety of different reasons.   Sadly a lot of that anger is coming out against the men…

CAR-Research XRM Named Platinum Award Winner For CRM in the 2011 Dealers' Choice Awards


Houston, Texas, April 1, 2011, CAR-Research XRM,  a single-source CRM solution uniquely branded as; “XRM, Exceeding CRM”, is proud to announce it has been named the recipient of the Platinum Award in the Customer Relations Management (CRM) category of the Auto Dealer Monthly 2011 Dealers’ Choice Awards.


“The Dealers’ Choice Awards offer dealers and their employees the opportunity to make their collective voice heard and bring some well-deserved recognition not only to the great products and services that are vital to the day-to-day operations of the dealership, but also to the people behind those products and services.,” said Harlene Doane, editor of Auto Dealer Monthly. “Auto Dealer Monthly is honored to be able to recognize some of the best in the industry. CAR-Research XRM has every reason to be extremely proud of their products, services and staffs.”


"We are extremely happy with the results our auto dealers are achieving with our CRM and grateful they chose to vote for us for this award. We truly offer dealers the future of CRM," said Kurt Kubicki, VP of Marketing for CAR-Research XRM.  "We're a single source solution; from sales to service, e-Commerce to ad-sourcing; which will significantly increase revenue and profitability, while saving dealers money in the process."



The Award Process

This is the seventh year Auto Dealer Monthly has held the Dealer’s Choice Awards, which recognize the most highly-regarded vendors, suppliers and finance companies in the retail automotive industry, as voted on by dealers and dealership personnel.


This year a total of 54 awards were presented to 45 companies in 21 distinctive categories of products and services. Dealers and dealership personnel rated providers in each category in four areas: 1) the product or service provided, 2) customer support and service, 3) the overall value for dollars spent, and 4) whether the dealer would recommend the provider.


The complete list of winners, as well as any provider or finance company rated higher than the group average score in any category, and the feature article on the 2011 Dealers’ Choice Awards is in the April 2011 issue of Auto Dealer Monthly magazine, which can be found here:



CAR-Research XRM integrates all of the tools a dealership needs to plan, schedule and control the presales and post sales activities in an organization. A dealership can consolidate all its departments into a manageable solution that delivers value through proven processes and accountability monitoring at every stage of the customer life cycle.


The XRM platform offers over 50 CRM and Marketing Applications, including Internet Lead Mgr, Showroom Control, Desking with DMS push, Websites, Call Center, Integrated Telephony, Mobile XRM, Inventory Control Manager, Service Drive Control Manager©, and Social CRM. The XRM integration model allows dealers to eliminate redundant vendors and save money on their customer relationship efforts by bundling custom solutions for their store.



About CAR-Research XRM:

CAR-Research XRM provides auto dealerships with a comprehensive single-source CRM solution and has been helping dealerships grow their business and increase profits since 1994. Its founders worked in the retail automotive industry for years before forming CAR-Research XRM. Using this experience and industry knowledge, the company built its dealership solution one piece at a time, resulting in the industry’s most advanced single-source dealer solution, one that exceeds traditional CRM's.


About Auto Dealer Monthly, LLC

Auto Dealer Monthly is the day-to-day resource for automotive dealerships of all sizes. It is known for offering business solutions to dealers by providing information necessary to make wise decisions regarding products, services or process changes in daily operations. Auto Dealer Monthly is also the publisher of Auto Dealer Monthly magazine and creator of and


 Unlock all of the community & features  Join Now