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HomeNet Automotive

HomeNet Automotive

Inventory Online (IOL)

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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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Great way to keep inventory information updated!
Reviewed by a Dealer Professional Last Week
Recommended: YES
✅ Verified Rating

Pros: This is a great APP. Awesome management TOOL.

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Easy to use, incredibly well supported, includes powerful advanced features
Reviewed by a Dealer Professional June 29th
Recommended: YES
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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.

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Reviewed by a BDC Manager Apr 12, 2016
Recommended: YES
✅ Verified Rating

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.

Dealer Rating
Reviewed by an Internet Director Jan 14, 2016
Recommended: YES
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Pros: It's what I use to manage our inventory. It's easy to use, intuitive and has great functionality.

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Dealer Rating
Reviewed by a Dealer Professional Nov 18, 2014
Recommended: YES
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Pros: Top-notch tech support! They never seem to sleep or stop. I've used them for years and at various companies and each time I've been impressed w/ their diligence and dedication. I can rely on them to assist with outside vendor areas as well and they do with no complaints or stalling. If they detect an error they are on it immediately, normally before I can even see a problem. I can't speak highly enough for their team and support.

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Dealer Rating
Reviewed by an Internet Director Oct 30, 2014
Recommended: YES
✅ Verified Rating

Pros: Very good support. Data conversion dashboard is best I have seen. History tracking is extensive. Hourly updates to our website and logical UI. Love this product.

Cons: Cannot copy data conversion to multiple lots (at this time).

Dealer Rating
Reviewed by a Dealer Professional Sep 18, 2014
Recommended: YES
✅ Verified Rating

Pros: Excellent, easy-to-use inventory management and merchandising solution. Good support.

Cons: Mobile app is only iOS compatible. Needs an android platform.

Dealer Rating
Reviewed by a Dealer Professional May 13, 2014
Recommended: YES
✅ Verified Rating

Pros: Excellent inventory solution, once you learn how to use properly.

Cons: NADA book out is not a good program. Requires each vehicle to be re-booked individually, each and every month.

Dealer Rating
Reviewed by a Dealer Professional Apr 30, 2014
Recommended: YES
✅ Verified Rating

Pros: Unparalleled support team! Everything the sales team pitched the support and service team performed and exceeded my expectations. Industry leaders in Inventory Management and tools that help dealers function in this ever-expanding digital age. Tons of good to say about the team at HomeNet. Did I mention they even performed at 100% even during that nasty weather that pummeled the Northeast? I know where they are headquartered having lived nearby for years so dealing w/ that weather and still handling customers requests was amazing!

Cons: Nada

Dealer Rating
Reviewed by a General Sales Manager Dec 5, 2013
Recommended: YES
✅ Verified Rating

Pros: Great training programs. Responsive service. Product does what we need it to do.

Cons: Product not flexible to minor changes. Need to find a go around sometimes.


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