Merchandise and Distribute Your Inventory From One Location.
Save time and sell more cars by getting inventory out of your system and in front of shoppers with Inventory Online (IOL).
There are so many details about your inventory that you want consumers to see, but don't have the time or bandwidth to keep your merchandising consistent and updated across all consumer touch points. HomeNet helps dealers solve this challenge with our Inventory Online solution (IOL).
IOL is an Automotive Inventory Management tool that easily integrates into and streamlines the existing sales process of your dealership and effortlessly creates engaging display ads for every car on your lot. Expertly formatted content highlighting each vehicle's features is automatically distributed to dealer and OEM websites, online classifieds and third party sites.
One platform to merchandise and distribute your inventory - IOL Pro easily aggregates and transforms raw vehicle data into robust, digital vehicle display ads that can be automatically distributed anywhere online.
IOL collects data from many sources for each vehicle and protects your changes from being overwritten.
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Learn more about each of our incredible Inventory Online packages.
- IOL Essentials: Get the benefits of Inventory Online (IOL) and the features that matter most to you. http://www.homenetauto.com/products/iol-essentials.asp
- IOL Overdrive: Merchandising for New and Used Inventory http://www.homenetauto.com/products/iol-overdrive.asp
-IOL Ultimate: Includes all the features of Overdrive Plus Streamlined photo capture, KBB Awards and Accolades Image Stamps, Image Enhancement Tool for new cars, and Chrome Expanded Image Gallery http://www.homenetauto.com/products/iol-ultimate.asp
A comparison chart of our IOL packages can be found at the bottom of the page on http://www.homenetauto.com/products/iol-essentials.asp
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Pros: We use the pricing matrix a lot, which is so helpful. They are pretty straight forward and have good tech support.
Pros: I don't personally interact with them, but the photos look great and I hear good things about them.
Pros: Information is up to the minute. Support team is always available.
Pros: Support is awesome! Works well with our CRM!
Pros: Endless feeds, great VIN decoder, many pricing management options and fantastic support team.
Pros: Great Vendor! Always available for support!
Pros: easy to use, great photo editor, vehicle description paragraph creator very handy!
Pros: This is a great APP. Awesome management TOOL.
Pros: This is probably the best-supported and one of my favorite software platforms we use. The phone support is excellent and has even helped me solve problems that were not even technically Homenet's issue. The inventory list view layout is super easy to customize using drag and drop and a series of drop-down filters. Additionally, all users can save these views making it easy to switch what list you are looking at and download it into Excel (e.g. - used cars without photos, all new Fords, aged inventory by model, etc.). Finally, my favorite feature is the data conversions. This advanced feature can replace hours of repetitive tasks if utilized correctly. Auto-writing vehicle descriptions, tagging special vehicles, batch editing models, trims, etc). This feature has freed up my recon team's time so they can focus on things that can only be done by humans.
Cons: By far the positives outweigh the negatives but for the sake of a well-rounded review, here are some things to consider: -The pricing rules and integration aren't as robust as vAuto's (we currently use vAuto in tandem with Homenet). -The syndication to other sites is not all realtime. This isn't necessarily Homenet's fault but I hope in the near future they push for faster syndication solutions. -The FlickFusion video integration with Homenet is only ok. I would much rather they develop a Youtube solution and remove the middleman. -For advanced users, only 5 custom comment fields are visible in the list view even though there are more behind the scenes that can be utilized. Not a huge deal but it limits the amount of custom data I can pipe into Homenet.
Pros: I love being able to take pictures and having them up instantly without having to upload them. Great tech support and customer service. Vehicle pricing works very well.
Cons: Every once in a while, there are rare issues.
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