Lease Marketing adopts Chrome technology
PORTLAND, Ore. - Lease Marketing Ltd. is using configuration technology from Chrome Systems Corp. for Dealer Link, its point-of-sale leasing software service.
Lease Marketing's 4,500 automotive dealer customers will be able to offer consumers a side-by-side evaluation of vehicle leasing options using Chrome automotive data.
Dealers will be able to calculate and present lease options and information in real time. If multiple cars are being considered, Chrome's configuration technology allows the dealer to show the customer side-by-side comparisons.
IBM helps Chrysler on Web
DETROIT - Chrysler group will use IBM for business-to-consumer Internet initiatives.
IBM will work with Chrysler group service providers such as Cobalt Group, a supplier of Internet-based products and services, and Web-site developer Organic to integrate and streamline the company's Web applications.
IBM will provide standards and methods to enhance Chrysler group's overall Web presence.
'The new partnership will allow us to brand all Chrysler group Internet applications,' said Bill Hall, Chrysler group director of e-commerce. 'With a common look and shared infrastructure, customers will have a seamless experience, whether logging on to our corporate Web sites or communicating via the Internet with our dealers. Additionally, the new partnership is expected to help reduce costs and speed the development of Internet-based initiatives for the Dodge, Chrysler and Jeep brands.'
Software sales pass $3 million
DAYTON, Ohio - ReySource, Internet-based automotive retailing procurement software from Reynolds and Reynolds Co., has exceeded $3 million in sales in its first 10 weeks of operation.
The software allows dealers to use the Internet to simplify their billing and supply management issues for their customers.
The home page, www.ReySource.com, also offers daily automotive news updates, stock market insight and a directory of more than 22,000 automotive-related links.
ReySource Version 2.0, scheduled for rollout this summer, will allow dealers to order customized products, and will provide in-depth order and shipping details as well as online order status.