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

How Can Automotive Meet Its Global Challenges?

Posted by Motive Retail on Jun 10, 2016 1:50:23 PM

 

Global Integration

Previously, we’ve covered the importance of dealer integration from a business perspective, we looked at new technologies that facilitate integration, and examined the tidal wave impact that the consumer is having on the automotive industry’s integration priorities. But what does the overall integration landscape look like from a global perspective?

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Topics: open dealer systems, dms 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

The Car Buyer Has Spoken. Are You Listening?

Posted by Motive Retail on Mar 14, 2016 9:49:28 AM


Rising Above Your Competitors

Times have changed in automotive. The “arms race” is over. By that, I mean gone are the days when manufacturers were engaged in a continual battle for the hearts and minds of customers via the introduction of newer and better features. Airbags, traction control, anti-lock brakes, better fuel economy, greater comfort, all of these were part of the game of one upmanship that manufacturers engaged in, trying to separate their brand from others.

True, new features like

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Topics: dsp integration, dms integration, car buyer experience

Powersports Retail Integration Gets A Huge Boost

Posted by Motive Retail on Mar 9, 2016 9:17:46 AM


Motive Retail Releases Powersports Data Standards

Motive Retail has just announced the release of a new, standards based solution for integration of systems across the powersports industry. Powersports Data Standards (PDS) offers a comprehensive approach for Powersports manufacturers and other suppliers to enable data sharing and tighter coordination with dealers.

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Topics: BPI, dms integration

DSPs And The Tale Of The Better Mousetrap

Posted by Motive Retail on Feb 23, 2016 11:20:43 AM


A DSP's Real Customers

If your business is developing and selling systems to dealers, having a better mousetrap is rarely enough to close the deal. It may sound like a difficult pill to swallow, but there is plenty of truth to it. Dealer System Providers or DSPs as we’ve always called them, face numerous hurdles in

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Topics: dsp integration, automotive business process 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

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

STAR Announces New Member Benefit

Posted by Motive Retail on Dec 15, 2015 9:32:04 AM

The automotive industry organization, Standards for Technology in Automotive Retail (STAR), was organized in 2001 with the mission of providing data standards for automotive retail participants. STAR’s membership is comprised of automakers, dealer systems providers and related vendors. STAR produces a standardized set of XML Schemas commonly known as

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Topics: Testing, STAR, dms integration

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