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Seven Ways a CIO can Pick the Right DMS

By Auto Tech Outlook | Thursday, August 13, 2020

Appropriate dealership management software will leverage the industry by simplifying tasks and boosting marketing.

FREMONT, CA: Automation has become the king of the industries and is revolutionizing the existing systems. Automotive technologies and robots are handling the intricate works and doing it better than a human worker does. This advancement is changing the shape of the automobile industry. However, it is necessary to choose the right software for the right situation at the right time to take the business to great heights.

For a CIO from the automotive industry, streamlining the dealership management system (DMS) can be a great challenge. While there are varieties of options to select from, the selection of the correct software that works for the company is important. Here are some criteria on which a CIO can make the choice.

1. Prioritize value over price:

Software is a significant investment and can get bigger results if the solution is right. Give more importance to the value of the product rather than price because the higher price can be worth it if you are getting the features you need. Judging the quality of the product is more necessary than the cost.

2. Take a test drive before making a decision:

Before making a decision, go through the software demos and ask questions to clear the doubts. Find out whether the software meets all the demands or not, and demo more and more software. Choosing the right software takes efforts and time, and one should make efforts to find one that fulfils the requirements.

3. Consult the team of users:

Before buying the software, consult the people who are using the software. The unit can easily explain the problems they are facing with the current system. Never do these alone, instead assemble a committee for this job. Involve salespeople necessarily because they use such softwares abundantly.

4. Get an idea of the vendor’s background:

Before sitting down for a demo go though the vendors’ website to learn the history of the vendors. Rate them based on online rating and reviews. Try to get trustworthy testimonials with the people who have used it earlier. It is better to do an in-depth study before deciding to buy. The online platform has made this work more accessible than before.

5. Begin with the end in sight:

Without understanding the needs, one cannot select the product just like that. It is better to nail down the essentials first, which will help in buying the right product accordingly. Buy the software that completes all your tasks without hurdles and have the ability to enhance the existing work process.

6. Can boost customer experience:

The spread of internet rose a new generation of customers that demands better customer experience and comforts. While choosing software always give priority to the customers and which can boost their experience. Right software can fulfil customer’s desires and make them satisfied easily. It can automatically send timely communication via email and can provide personalized microsites through which customers can view the deal on the table and extend their relationship with the dealership.

7. User-friendly:

Feature-rich software and budget-fit software will be user-friendly, always choose software that can be easy to use. Best-in-class software has the capability to deal with all the requirements of the user.

There are several benefits of Automobile Dealership Management Software such as:

• Improve sales by generating more revenue.
• It combines every aspect of the dealership into one centralized system.
• It manages vehicle registration and insurance process smoothly.
• Simplify everyday tasks of workers.
• Enhance automotive marketing.
• Improve payroll management.
• Tone down Risk with DMS Enhancement.
• Boost customer satisfaction.

Many automation technologies are used in the automotive industry such as machine vision, collaborative robot, artificial intelligence for autonomous cars and many more. Industrial automation will accelerate explosive growth. Adopting intelligent software can build a strong foundation for the automobile business by introducing new workflows, process, and operations.

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