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Auto/Mate Announces Integration of DMS with Innovative Aftermarket Systems (IAS)

ALBANY, N.Y. – December 9th, 2013 – Auto/Mate Dealership Systems (http://www.automate.com) announced today that its dealership management system (DMS) is now integrated with Innovative Aftermarket System's (IAS) suite of SmartDealerProducts for automotive dealerships. Dealers using both Auto/Mate's DMS and IAS' SmartDealerProducts solutions can now benefit from real-time information exchange between the two systems.

 

"A typical F&I department relies on a mountain of data daily and the instant, secure exchange of data between the DMS and third-party applications is critical for smooth and efficient processes," said Mike Esposito, President and CEO of Auto/Mate Dealership Systems.

 

Auto/Mate uses industry-standard, open interfaces that allow software vendors to integrate with its DMS quickly and with very little expense. Real-time data exchange eliminates redundancy and delivers more accurate information, compared with data exchanges performed via batch deliveries. Prior to the use of open standards, a dealership may have had to manage several vendor relationships for leasing and lending purposes, but a standard format has led to the development of web portals that aggregate data from multiple lenders in one place.

 

"The IAS integration with Auto/Mate enables all of our clients who have the Auto/Mate DMS to create a simple and profitable F&I process with real-time connections to all F&I related data in the dealer's DMS. The F&I data is transmitted in real time to SmartMenu and SmartP.R.U., saving our dealers time and reducing the potential for error," said Matt Nowicki, Vice President of Retail Software with IAS.

 

 

About IAS

 

Innovative Aftermarket Systems (IAS) is the leading provider of F&I aftermarket programs to automotive dealerships. IAS offers a variety of products including, GAP, Invisible Phantom Footprints, Theft Avert, Super Polysteel, The Preferred Difference, R.O.A.D. InTire, among others. Additionally, IAS' flagship software suite, SmartDealerProducts, provides revolutionary F&I software solutions for dealerships and their customers. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, IAS has hundreds of certified agents throughout the United States and provides technology solutions and aftermarket products for many of the top-100 dealer groups. More at www.iasdirect.com.

 

About Auto/Mate

Auto/Mate Dealership Systems is a leading provider of dealership management system (DMS) software to retail automotive dealerships. Its Automotive Management Productivity Suite (AMPS) is a user-friendly, feature-rich DMS in use by more than 900 auto dealers nationwide. In 2013 Auto/Mate received the “Highest Rated” DMS award in the fourth annual Driving Sales Dealer Satisfaction Awards.

 

Auto/Mate’s employees have more than 800 years of combined experience working in auto dealerships – the foundation of its “Designed By Car People For Car PeopleTM” slogan. For more information visit our website, follow us on Twitter @AutoMateDMS and subscribe to our blog at http://blog.automate.com.

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