Daimler Transforms Retail Integration

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



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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