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Iselin, NJ – March 23, 2015 -- Superior Integrated Solutions (SIS), the industry’s leading integration provider for auto dealerships, today announced that Subaru of America has chosen SIS as the exclusive provider of integration services to facilitate data exchange between Subaru dealers and their DMS vendors. SIS is certified or approved to provide integration services for 14 DMS providers, and serves as an integration services provider for multiple OEMS, including Ford and General Motors.
“We chose Superior because we felt they were the one company that could support all DMS providers and provide the level of support, service and security we wanted for our Subaru retailers nationwide,” stated Brian Simmermon, VP & CIO, Subaru of America.
Unlike most other integration service providers, SIS is a leader in and specializes in real-time data integration. Rather than just pulling inventory and other needed data once per day, with Superior, dealers can click on demand and access their data as needed.
Currently, SIS handles over 1.4 Million transactions monthly for Subaru dealers nationwide. The company takes a unique approach to DMS integration in that every interface is customized to the provider and dealer and created using multiple layers of quality assurance. It services more than 11,800 dealerships to date and counts among its clients the industry’s largest publicly-traded and private automotive conglomerates, OEMs and automotive vendors across the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico.
“Superiors’ investment in the technology we deploy sets us apart from our competitors. Superior acts solely as a totally secure conduit between its partners and dealership clients and utilizes no internal data storage,” said Phillip Battista, CEO for Superior Integrated Solutions. “Because of this key differentiator, many major issues that plague integration providers simply do not apply to us. One of the first questions asked of a potential integration provider should be ‘Do you warehouse any data?’ Any answer but a definitive ‘no,’ is a good reason to walk away.”
SIS goes to great lengths to ensure data security and stability and provide peace-of-mind to its dealers. The company has over $1,000,000 invested in state-of-the-art technology residing in its Tier III fully hosted facility. SSAE16 certified compliance, paired with 2N redundancy and a 100 percent uptime guarantee, provide superior security and stability. In fact, SIS is so confident in the security of its solution that it’s backed by a $3,000,000 guarantee in the event of data breech. The company is also bonded up to $5,000,000.
With a long and deeply-rooted history in the automotive retail industry, almost all of SIS team members come from one or more areas of automotive retail, each with a highly specialized skill set. Superior is not owned in whole, or in part, by any DMS company. This creates the ability for Superior to service 14 different DMS vendors with one standard interface, resulting in increased scalability for its OEMS and vendors.
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About Superior Integrated Solutions: (www.superiorintegratedsolutions.com)
Superior Integrated Solutions specializes in the programming and integration of dealer management systems with third-party systems in use at auto dealerships. Superior offers in-house custom development services including F&I, accounting, service and parts, and currently represents 70 percent of the top 20 dealer groups in the nation. SIS offers a combined 50 years of automotive experience and understands a dealership’s business goals and terminology. For more information visit: www.superiorintegratedsolutions.com.