What Did(n’t) Happen in 2017

Posted by Motive Retail on Dec 17, 2017 8:38:47 AM

 

2017 Automotive Highlights

For automakers, 2017 began with many uncertainties. Some questions included:

  • Would new vehicle sales fall off the cliff?
  • Would a large automaker merge with / be acquired by a tech company?
  • Would Apple or Google unleash a game changing vehicle?
  • Would the current dealership model remain viable?
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Topics: Dealer Systems Integration, Automakers, car buyer experience, DMS

The DMS Is Vanishing… And Why It Matters To You

Posted by Motive Retail on Aug 4, 2016 3:34:16 PM

 

The End Of The DMS?

The DMS (Dealer Management System) is on the verge of radical changes if not outright extinction. Bold statement? Yes. Is it true? Consider this quote from none other than Sandy Schwartz, President of Cox Automotive:

“... a DMS in the future "should be a smaller unit" within a dealership, he added, "not this big anchor." “And any such DMS should be open source -- something that integrates easily with whatever other products a dealer wants to use

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Topics: BPI, dealer integration, DMS

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