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: Automakers, DMS, Dealer Systems Integration, car buyer experience

Digital Iron And Business Process Integration

Posted by Motive Retail on Oct 26, 2017 12:57:38 PM


Business Process Integration (BPI) 

Our previous blog examined the need for more standardization of data transmission within the construction industry. We touched on the construction industry’s historically low level of productivity gains, and how better data could help boost productivity.

And we looked at the success of the telematics standards as an example of how data from the site and equipment can provide far reaching benefits across the entire industry.

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Topics: Data Standards, BPI, construction industry BPI

Why The Construction Industry Needs More Data Standards

Posted by Motive Retail on Oct 5, 2017 6:19:58 AM

Going Beyond Mixed Fleet Telematics

The recent adoption of the Mixed Fleet Telematics data standard is a big win for the construction industry. With four major manufacturers already on board, the initiative is off to a good start. But the telematics standards only addresses one of the many data needs of the industry.

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Is The Technology Gap Hurting Automotive?

Posted by Motive Retail on May 25, 2017 11:19:00 AM


The Growing Gap Between Automakers And Dealers

There is no doubt that in just a few short years, the auto industry has made remarkable advances in areas like connectivity, autonomous driving, robotics, and electric vehicles. For such large, traditional companies to embrace 

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Topics: dsp integration, Dealer Systems Integration, Customer Experience, data integration

Automotive & "The Amazon Effect": Ride The Wave or Get Buried

Posted by Motive Retail on Mar 22, 2017 9:49:12 AM

Surviving the Tsunami

In previous posts, we’ve covered some of the challenges that automotive is facing. These included; changing consumer expectations, the need for better data to improve operational efficiencies and to enhance the consumer experience, as well as changes regarding the connected car/mobility paradigm shift.

To be sure, the industry

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Topics: automotive business process integration, Customer Experience, Innovation

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

Why Is XML The Choice For Industry Data Standards?

Posted by Motive Retail on Jan 4, 2017 8:48:28 AM

XML And B2B Standards

Just how important have data standards become? Consider this. Without consistent, well-documented and easily understood standards, it’s likely that the internet  would have remained a technological curiosity and would not have become such a central part of our world.

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The Changing Face Of Automotive

Posted by Motive Retail on Oct 19, 2016 2:20:32 PM

Where Is The Money Now And Where Is It Going?

For over 100 years, the automotive industry has been solidly in the manufacturing business. While many industries have been
transformed by the data revolution (retail, banking, communications), automotive has been mostly on the sidelines. But that is changing fast, and

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Topics: connected car, mobility, automotive investment

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