SAN FRANCISCO -- Reynolds and Reynolds Co. says it is out of the General Motors Integrated Dealer Management System business.
That means Reynolds, the largest vendor of dealership software in the United States, no longer will sell GMs Integrated Dealer Management System.
It also means Saturn dealers get a reprieve. Reynolds was supposed to switch all Saturn dealers in North America from an ADP Dealer Services system to the GM Integrated Dealer Management System.
Its quite clear at this point that that contract will not go forward, Reynolds Chairman Bob Brockman told Automotive News during an interview today. We dont know what will happen to the Saturn dealers. That will be up to the Saturn dealers and General Motors. But Reynolds will not be part of any global Saturn contract.
The Integrated Dealer Management System is a package of computer software, hardware and services assembled to GMs specifications, then installed and maintained by Reynolds, or one of the three other GM approved vendors. The package is sold to dealers at a price negotiated by GM and the vendors.
A GM spokeswoman said Reynolds withdrawal was its own decision. Reynolds and GMs are embroiled in a court fight over terms of their 2005 contract for the system.