Powersports Manufacturers Re-Thinking Dealer Integration

Posted by Motive Retail on Feb 20, 2017 3:45:46 PM

                                      An Avalanche Of Data

 

 

The powersports industry is increasingly becoming aware of the value of its data. There are over 700,000 Motorcycle/ATV unit sales each year, plus an additional 100,000 snowmobiles. Factor in the thousands of consumers interacting with powersports websites, marketing systems and CRMs, and huge quantities of valuable data are produced daily. Dealers also accumulate data from parts and repair transactions as well as F&I. All combined,the amount of customer data aggregated at each dealer is significant. 

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Topics: dealer retail integration, dealer systems, data,

Squeezed By Dealer Integration? [5] Rules For Powersports IT Teams

Posted by Motive Retail on Feb 3, 2017 1:26:24 PM


The Dealer Integration Squeeze

Demand for more and better dealers systems has never been higher and shows no signs of letting up. Pressure is coming from

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Topics: dealer retail integration, dsp integration, dms integration, powersports

Is The Auto Industry About to Be Run Over [By Its Own Cars]?

Posted by Motive Retail on Jan 20, 2017 8:49:28 AM

 


Alarm bells have been ringing for several years now. While the auto industry was preoccupied with recovering from the Great Recession and basking in 7 years of strong growth, rumors of cars that could

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Topics: dealer retail integration, mobility, car sharing

How To Master Dealer Integration[Video]

Posted by Motive Retail on May 24, 2016 10:23:10 AM


What Does Integration Mean For You?

Fast, efficient automotive integration has never been more important than it is today. Rising consumer expectations, the impact of the connected car, challenges from the tech industry and the critical need for a more efficient automotive industry are driving integration forward. Better and faster integration methods are now available and have many benefits.

 

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Topics: dealer retail integration, dsp integration, dealer integration

Will Automakers Lose Out On This $400 Billion Opportunity?

Posted by Motive Retail on May 4, 2016 10:22:06 AM


Is The Connected Car Living Up To It’s Hype?

Just how big is the connected car market going to be? Accenture estimates that it has the global potential to reach a total €500 billion by 2025  or roughly $430 billion USD. Much of that revenue would be in the form of data access fees and service/software subscriptions. These revenue streams typically feature much higher gross margins than

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Topics: dealer retail integration, dms integration, connected car

Squeezed By Retail Integration? [5] Rules For Small IT Teams

Posted by Motive Retail on Apr 13, 2016 10:28:05 AM


The Retail Integration Squeeze

Demand for more and better dealers systems has never been higher and shows no signs of letting up. Pressure is coming from

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Topics: dealer retail integration, dsp integration, dms integration

Why F&I Should Matter To You

Posted by Motive Retail on Feb 3, 2016 10:35:41 AM


The Case For Better F&I

If you are part of your company’s F&I operations, you probably know how important F&I is to your dealers profits. The general trend over the past decade has seen an increase in the importance of F&I. NADA reported that F&I contributed to 39% of the gross profit for new and used vehicles. F&I also contributes directly to OEM profits via captive finance/leasing and 

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Topics: dealer retail integration, dms integration, f&I

Connected Car? Not So Fast

Posted by Motive Retail on Jan 14, 2016 11:23:11 AM


More Than A Smartphone

The connected car has been called a “smartphone” on wheels. Unfortunately, that phrase became outdated almost before it was invented. While the initial vision may have been for a better way to integrate our electronic devices with our vehicles, technology has rapidly pushed way beyond that.

Current and projected features associated with the connected car now include

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Topics: dealer retail integration, automotive data standards, connected car

Don’t Start 2016 Without Reading This

Posted by Motive Retail on Jan 6, 2016 9:35:34 AM


What We Can Learn From 2015 

2015 was a year of tremendous growth in the automotive industry with strong global sales and record U.S sales. At Motive Retail, we are extremely pleased to have shared in that growth and have had a truly amazing past year. But before any of that, let’s look at what you might have missed in 2015. It just might make for a

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Topics: dealer retail integration, dsp integration, dms integration, automotive industry

How Will You Meet Your 2016 Revenue Goals?

Posted by Motive Retail on Dec 8, 2015 11:47:59 AM


Where To Begin?

As 2015 draws to an end, our thoughts are already turning towards 2016. What do we want to accomplish? What should we focus on? While the the choices are many, for those of us who stay awake thinking about how to make things better for our customers, a good place to begin 2016 is to ask ourselves what were our customers asking for this year?

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Topics: dealer retail integration, automotive business process integration

Daimler Transforms Retail Integration

Posted by Motive Retail on Nov 10, 2015 1:30:47 PM

 

Vision

In 2012, Daimler became one of the pioneers in automotive integration by adopting an open approach to dealer system integration. At first, like many manufacturers, they believed that by standardizing the software choices available to their dealers, they were simplifying dealer integration and reducing their risks and costs. However, after objectively reviewing the results

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Topics: retail integration SaaS, Daimler AG, dealer retail integration, open dealer systems

Manufacturers Re-Thinking Dealer Integration

Posted by Motive Retail on Oct 29, 2015 1:18:39 PM

                                      An Avalanche Of Data

 

The automotive industry is increasingly becoming aware of the value of its data. There are 88 million vehicle purchases globally each year, with many more additional consumers visiting but never making a purchase. Each of these interactions generates data. Dealers also

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Topics: dealer retail integration, dealer systems, data,

Don’t Ignore Data Integration As A Profit Booster

Posted by Motive Retail on Oct 14, 2015 8:37:00 AM

Data Integration

Recently, we looked at BPI (Business Process Integration/Process Integration) and how it can enhance customer experience and revenue. Next, let’s look at data integration and its impact on profits. Data integration involves extracting or sharing data from dealer systems and aggregating it into an OEMs database(s).

 

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Topics: dealer retail integration, data integration, BPI

Big Data = Big Opportunities

Posted by Motive Retail on Sep 1, 2015 9:54:00 AM

 

Big Data is defined as high-volume, high-velocity and/or high-variety information assets that enable enhanced insight, decision making, and process automation. In other words, big data is the massive influx of information that can be acquired by a variety of systems. The amount of data stored by industries is now doubling at a staggering rate of once every 1.2 years. Big Data in and of itself has little value until it is analyzed and put to work. It can be thought of as the raw ingredients that are fed into business intelligence and business analytics. Before diving into the deep waters of business data, intelligence and analytics, a couple of definitions are helpful.

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Topics: Industry Observations, technology, dealer retail integration

The Automobile And Silicon Valley Collide (And It’s A Good Thing)

Posted by Motive Retail on May 11, 2015 2:12:35 AM

It appears that one of the most iconic pieces of hardware (the automobile) is finally getting an upgrade. Just as typewriters and wired telephones were transformed into computers and smartphones, the automobile is rapidly undergoing a transformation of its own. While computers and electronics have been part of the automobile since the late 70’s, the focus had been primarily on engine and drivetrain management.

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Topics: retail integration SaaS, Industry Observations, smart cars, dealer retail integration, Motive Integrator

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