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ALBANY, N.Y. – October 13th, 2014 – Auto/Mate Dealership Systems (www.automate.com) announced today the final integration of its dealership management system (DMS) with Nissan's dealer communications system (DCS). The completed integration means that 100 percent of Nissan dealers using Auto/Mate's DMS are now able to communicate seamlessly with their manufacturer in parts, service, sales and accounting.
"We are pleased to be one of the DMS vendors approved by Nissan," said Mike Esposito, President and CEO of Auto/Mate. "Nissan dealers can benefit from having more DMS vendors to choose from, as well as the ability to choose virtually any third-party vendor using open standards for integration. More choices lead to more competition and overall lower costs for dealers."
Nissan's DCS is the electronic pipeline through which the factory and dealers exchange data on sales, inventory, service, parts, warranty claims and other sales and operating functions. Key integration points enable exchange of the following information:
• Parts inventory/shipper/order/return/master information
• Repair Order data
• Warranty Labor Time Guide
• Special service vehicle campaign
• Customer updates
• Service Appointments to Nissan
• National service history vehicle and customer search to and from Nissan
• Vehicle inventory adjustment: inbound/outbound
• Retail delivery report
• Credit contracts
• Customer updates
• Financial statements
• Warranty payments
• Customer Updates
Auto/Mate's DMS is user friendly, comprehensive dealership management system with more than 20 integrated modules to help dealers manage their business. It supports an unlimited number of users, workstations and printers, and can be implemented in any size dealership or auto group. For more information visit Auto/Mate's solutions page.
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 1,000 auto dealers nationwide. Auto/Mate received the “Highest Rated DMS of 2012" and the "Highest Rated DMS of 2013" awards in the annual Driving Sales Dealer Satisfaction Awards.
Auto/Mate’s employees have more than 850 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