Dealer Management System

ADP Dealer Services to spin-off and go public

11:07 am U.S. ET | April 10, 2014
ADP Dealer Services, a dealer software giant, is poised to become an independent public company, according to a statement today by parent company ADP. The board of directors of ADP approved the spinoff, the statement said.... Read More »


Reynolds puts scare in Illinois store

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2013
For a dealership to change dealer management system vendors, it typically takes at least a year of preparation, staff training and testing.... Read More »


Bad news, good news for Tesla

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 7, 2013
Despite the flames, it wasn't a total crash-and-burn week for Tesla Motors Inc.... Read More »


Dealers open financial books to top staff

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 22, 2013
Dealers who share their data want their managers to understand how the business operates.... Read More »


Cobalt dealership Web sites disrupted by traffic deluge

3:01 pm U.S. ET | July 10, 2013
Many auto dealerships that use digital marketing vendor Cobalt to power their Web sites -- including General Motors' dealer network in the United States -- had their service disrupted today by a deluge in Web traffic. Cobalt is "addressing this issue with the highest priority," said Chris Reed, Cobalt vice president, in a statement.... Read More »


DealerTrack sued in U.S. court for racial discrimination

3:58 pm U.S. ET | June 13, 2013
Software vendor DealerTrack and its holding company are facing a federal lawsuit for alleged race discrimination filed by two former employees. DealerTrack wrote in a statement that it believes the defendants' claims do not have merit.... Read More »



Dealerships adjust compensation, roles, workload to make finance office hum

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 10, 2013
Many dealerships are experimenting with ways to get more bang for the buck in the F&I department. Some dealerships have merged sales and finance responsibilities into lower-paid hybrid positions. Others have hired junior-level F&I staffers to defray some of the workload. The experimentation makes many finance managers uneasy, but their compensation is generally increasing as dealers put more focus on boosting gross profits from finance.... Read More »


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