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Auto/Mate Announces Integration with Autopoint's Service Scheduling and Shop Loading Product Line

ALBANY, N.Y. – July 27th, 2015 – Auto/Mate Dealership Systems announced today that Autopoint, a Solera company and a leading provider of revenue and retention solutions for auto dealership service departments, has completed integration of several of its products with Auto/Mate's dealership management system (DMS). Auto/Mate customers now have the ability to access Autopoint's advanced scheduling and shop loading features through the Fixed Ops Suite in their DMS.

“Improving Fixed Ops productivity and profits is a key focus for many dealers, and Auto/Mate is committed to providing all the tools that a Service Director needs to streamline efficiencies," said Mike Esposito, President and CEO of Auto/Mate Dealership Systems. “Our Open/Mate platform makes it easy and inexpensive for third-party vendors to integrate with our DMS, resulting in more vendor choices and cost savings for dealers.”

"A fully integrated solution improves process flow and speeds up transactions," said Rich Holland, Managing Director of Autopoint. "With this partnership, Auto/Mate customers also have access to our entire suite of revenue and retention solutions for auto dealership service departments."

Auto/Mate's DMS is now fully integrated with the following Autopoint products:

Shop Watch. Powerful appointment scheduling, shop loading, route sheets, arrival and departure boards, web appointments, emailing, texting and more. 

RFID & WelcomeBoards. RFID (Radio Frequency Identification System) that automatically welcomes customers on a flat screen TV as they pull into the service drive and also sends a text message to the sales person who sold the car.

Media Boards. Promotes the dealership's products and services on flat screen TVs throughout the dealership. 

Auto/Mate's Fixed Ops Suite is a full-featured solution that offers the following benefits to further streamline processes:

  • One-screen access allows all service merchandising functions to be accessed within one screen via user-friendly pull-down menus and buttons
  • Automated dispatch and electronic RO capabilities enable hands-free, customized and flexible dispatching
  • Graphics-rich calendar allows service managers to view color-coded appointments on a daily, weekly or monthly basis "at-a-glance"
  • Instant merge feature that merges duplicate customer information with a single click of a button (unique to Auto/Mate's DMS)
  • "OEM Button" to access manufacturers’ online information at any time within Auto/Mate's DMS

 

Auto/Mate offers low-cost, seamless integration for third-party vendors with its Open/Mate program. Auto/Mate is an advocate of open standards integration as a way to increase competition, lower prices and improve the quality of products offered by all vendors.

Auto/Mate's DMS is an industry-leading solution designed for single and group franchise dealerships, proven to increase efficiencies and boost dealer profits. For more information call Auto/Mate at 877-340-2677.

About AutoPoint

AutoPoint is a leading provider of revenue and retention solutions for automotive dealership service departments. AutoPoint is a business unit of Solera Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SLH) a leading global provider of risk and asset management software and services to the automotive and property marketplace, including the P&C insurance industry. For more information visit: http://www.autopoint.com/

About Auto/Mate

Auto/Mate Dealership Systems is a leading provider of dealership management system (DMS) software to retail automotive dealerships, typically saving dealers thousands of dollars per month from their current provider. Our Automotive Management Productivity Suite (AMPS) is a user-friendly, feature-rich DMS in use by more than 1,100 auto dealers nationwide. Auto/Mate has received the DrivingSales Dealer Satisfaction Award in 2012, 2013, and 2014.

Auto/Mate's employees have more than 940 years of combined experience working in franchised auto dealerships, the foundation of its “Designed By Car People For Car PeopleTM” slogan. Auto/Mate is committed to winning its customers’ business each and every month with no long-term contracts and free software upgrades. For more information follow us on Twitter @AutoMateDMS 

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