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SAN FRANCISCO, CA – January 22nd, 2015 – Auto/Mate Dealership Systems (www.automate.com) announced today it has received a “Top Rated” Dealership Management System (DMS) award in the sixth annual DrivingSales Dealer Satisfaction Awards, presented at a special event today in conjunction with the 2015 National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Convention & Expo.
"This is the third year in a row that Auto/Mate has been recognized by dealers for being a leader in customer satisfaction," said Mike Esposito, President and CEO of Auto/Mate Dealership Systems. "We're not satisfied unless our customers are satisfied, so knowing they appreciate us for providing the best software with the best support is a great achievement."
Auto/Mate's Automotive Management Productivity Suite (AMPS) is a full-featured, user-friendly dealership management system in use at more than 1,000 auto retailers nationwide. AMPS provides dealers with robust functionality suitable for large auto groups and equivalent to other leading DMS vendors, for a much lower monthly premium. The system is designed "By Car People For Car PeopleTM," has an open API for third-party vendor integration and is customizable to a dealership's individual processes.
“We congratulate Auto/Mate on being a DrivingSales Dealer Satisfaction Award recipient and for being recognized by its dealer customers for high levels of excellence,” said DrivingSales CEO and Founder Jared Hamilton. “For six years, and through over 21,000 validated reviews, DrivingSales Vendor Ratings has helped dealers make smarter, more informed decisions, leading them to outstanding service providers such as Auto/Mate."
The DrivingSales Dealer Satisfaction Awards are based on cumulative ratings tallied and verified over the calendar year (January – December 2014) at DrivingSales.com Vendor Ratings. DrivingSales.com Vendor Ratings is the industry’s only neutral, comprehensive vendor rating forum featuring real-time peer reviews and honest competitor comparisons, and provides dealerships with important information from actual customers who have hands-on experience using vendor products / solutions in their stores. Each rating is verified as coming from an actual dealership employee.
Full award results are available online at http://dealersatisfactionawards.com/. Award winners are showcased in the Q1 2015 issue of DrivingSales DealerExec which, in addition to being distributed at the 2015 NADA Convention and Expo, is delivered to every new car dealership nationwide, as well as to more than 2,000 of the top used car dealers in the U.S. For more information on DealerExec, please visit DealeExecMag dot com.
For more information on Auto/Mate's DMS, please visit www.automate.com or visit Booth #3310N at the NADA Convention & Expo, January 24th - 26th.
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
DrivingSales enables retail automotive dealers to learn, connect, innovate, and prosper in a rapidly changing retail environment. DrivingSales operates three business units geared at delivering actionable insight to dealers: DrivingSales Media, which comprises the DrivingSales.com dealer community, DrivingSales News, Dealer Executive Magazine, and multiple industry conferences. DrivingSales University, the leading provider of automotive retail education content and certification programs, and DrivingSales Data, the industry’s largest cross-channel data analytics platform.
Founded by a third-generation car dealer in 2008, today DrivingSales is utilized by over 60% of franchised dealerships in North America as a resource to improve their business performance.
Auto/Mate Media Relations:
Holly Forsberg ,Carter West Public Relations, 602-680-8960
DrivingSales Media Relations:
Melanie Webber, mWEBB Communications, 949.307.1723