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4 Steps to Get Your House in Order for Service Warranty Audits

4 Steps to Get Your House in Order for Service Warranty Audits

Service warranty audits are back – some dealers say with a vengeance, according to a recent Auto News article.  Others consider the return of au…

6 Tasks to Re-Purpose Employee Time When Business is Slow

6 Tasks to Re-Purpose Employee Time When Business is Slow

“Inspect what you expect” is a well-known business phrase that I think is particularly applicable to our industry today. That’s because m…

How to retool your floorplan for today’s market

How to retool your floorplan for today’s market

Floor planning is not a new topic; but it’s gotten a lot more interesting lately. As Auto News reported in a recent article, floorplan swung from a $…

Having Trouble Sourcing Used Vehicles? Get Creative!

Having Trouble Sourcing Used Vehicles? Get Creative!

A drive around town quickly identifies an odd reality: dealers’ lots are bare bones. It is honestly shocking how few new cars are on the ground. As n…

What’s really in a Deal Jacket (and why does it make e-contracting so hard)?

What’s really in a Deal Jacket (and why does it make e-contracting so hard)?

I believe the paperless car deal is the holy grail of automotive retailing. In my last blog, I talked about how e-contracting is the sticking point in reac…

e-Contracting: A Game Winning Strategy Without a Playbook?

e-Contracting: A Game Winning Strategy Without a Playbook?

I know from my time as a Controller that digital contracting sounds like a no brainer for the dealership. The benefits are there: less paperwork, less stor…

Where are the auto dealer compliance officers?

Where are the auto dealer compliance officers?

It has been about 5 years since I worked as a controller in a dealership, and many things have changed in the auto industry since then. One thing I am surp…

DMS Negotiations Tips & Tricks

DMS Negotiations Tips & Tricks

You just paid another huge DMS bill, or you heard about a great new system from your 20 Group, or you want better support. There are a myriad of reasons de…

How to Prepare for a DMS Switch

How to Prepare for a DMS Switch

A recent article in Automotive News showcased how the overall market for DMS software is in flux with disrupters cracking the decades-old duopoly of CDK an…

4 Tips for (Actually) Closing Your Month On-Time

4 Tips for (Actually) Closing Your Month On-Time

The phones are ringing off the hook. Your door is closed yet people keep pouring in. You have sales managers asking for their commissions, management wanti…

The 9 Deadliest Missteps of Document Scanning

The 9 Deadliest Missteps of Document Scanning

Electronic document storage is now becoming the rule rather than the exception at many dealerships – and for good reason!  The benefits are far …

How Poor Cyber Security Can Cost you $1.8 Million in Lost Business

How Poor Cyber Security Can Cost you $1.8 Million in Lost Business

Cyberattacks are becoming a common problem and lost productivity due to a cyberattack is a huge blow to any business. Here at One View, we are aware of at …

9 “Must Have" Components for a Document Management Solution

9 “Must Have" Components for a Document Management Solution

It is NADA time again! While this year’s show may look different, it still is the best opportunity to discover and explore technology solutions to su…

One View Vault Key Enables Data Searches Between One View Vault and Auto Dealership Applications

One View Vault Key Enables Data Searches Between One View Vault and Auto Dealership Applications

Users can use the Vault Key to initiate searches of the One View Vault archiving platform without leaving the DMS screen or other applications. Indianap…

Who’s Watching the Watchman?

Who’s Watching the Watchman?

A dealership is a complex organization with a lot of moving parts. With only so many hours in a day, an Owner or GM has to trust the CFO & Controller t…

Buried in Deal Paperwork? How to Cut the Clutter.

Buried in Deal Paperwork? How to Cut the Clutter.

A glance into any dealership accounting office reveals a lot of paper. That’s because selling cars creates a LOT of paperwork. Although a “pape…

Take a Tip from Santa for Effective Vendor Management

Take a Tip from Santa for Effective Vendor Management

Making a list and checking it twice is one of Santa’s best known practices. It’s worth emulating when trying to manage a lot of information. Li…

Your Most Important Hire in 2021 May Surprise You…

Your Most Important Hire in 2021 May Surprise You…

It’s not an Internet Sales Manager to keep up with the surge in online leads that many dealerships are currently experiencing. It’s not additio…

Would you know if your store was missing over $200,000?

Would you know if your store was missing over $200,000?

How and Why to Make Your CPA Your Most Important Relationship A store may be missing over $200,000. Or $745,000. Or as much as $4.1 million. These are a…

One View Unveils Vendor View: The Web-Based Vendor Contract and Storage Management Platform

One View Unveils Vendor View: The Web-Based Vendor Contract and Storage Management Platform

Digital uploads of vendor contracts and automated notifications of contract renewal or expirations ensure dealers are never caught off guard. Indianapo…

What Service Managers Don’t Know and Why it Could Hurt Them

What Service Managers Don’t Know and Why it Could Hurt Them

Industry experts predict that manufacturers’ will continue to double-down on service warranty audits. After all, chargebacks are an additional source…

Net Up to $12k Per Month in Additional Gross Profit by Doing This

Net Up to $12k Per Month in Additional Gross Profit by Doing This

An eye-opening article in Auto Dealer Today cites dealers can generate as much as $12,000 per month in additional gross profit from retail reimbursement fo…

5 Tips to Ace Manufacturer Service Warranty Audits

5 Tips to Ace Manufacturer Service Warranty Audits

As the saying goes, the only guarantees in life are death and taxes. For dealers, you can add a third: audits. The general trend in the industry over th…

One View Upgrades Data Management Capabilities with New Mobile, Browser-Agnostic Archiving Platform

One View Upgrades Data Management Capabilities with New Mobile, Browser-Agnostic Archiving Platform

One View Vault gives dealerships even more power to archive, access, and retain DMS documents. Indianapolis, IN – September 15, 2020 – One V…

How to Avoid the DMS “Gotcha” Moment

How to Avoid the DMS “Gotcha” Moment

Did you choose, or inherit, a DMS that isn’t working for your dealership and now you feel stuck? Do you keep renewing your contract because you&rsquo…

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