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Auto/Mate in Pilot Program with Toyota Motor Sales USA to Integrate DMS

CLIFTON PARK, NY (February 12, 2010) – Auto/Mate Dealership Systems, (www.automate.com) the highest ranked DMS in the 2009 NADA Annual Survey of Dealership Satisfaction, announced today that it and Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc (TMS) have successfully completed the first phase of a pilot program that’s purpose is to prove the feasibility of a new TMS portal to be used for integrating Dealer Management Systems with TMS systems through the web based portal.

 

During this first phase, the parties successfully integrated six pilot Interfaces between Auto/Mate’s Automotive Management Productivity Suite (AMPS) and TMS through this new web-based portal. This integration electronically transmits items such as warranty claims, parts orders/parts returns and new vehicle delivery information directly from AMPS to TMS. If implemented in a production environment by TMS, Auto/Mate and a dealership, it streamlines communications between the dealership and TMS, helps to insure completeness and accuracy of the data is submitted to the manufacturer, and should save dealers valuable administrative time.

 

Phase one of the pilot is successfully completed and involved six of potentially 13 total interfaces.

 

The six interfaces are the following:

 

“I have been an Auto/Mate customer for over 10 years and am overjoyed with the results thus far in regards to this project. The interfaces that have been delivered so far have been tremendously user friendly and have done a great job in increasing the efficiency of my people in all our departments,” said Warren A. Price, President, The Price Automotive Group.

 

“We are very excited to be involved in this pilot program with TMS/USA. The integration allows retailers to quickly and easily input and transmit vital data to the manufacturer,” said Mike Esposito, president of Auto/Mate. “Whenever and wherever we can help a dealer save time, we know were improving their bottom line.”

 

AMPS is an easy-to-use comprehensive dealership management system with over 20 integrated modules to help dealers more efficiently and effectively manage their business. It supports an unlimited number of users, workstations and printers, and can be implemented in any size dealership. AMPS is available as both a cost-effective in-house and ASP solution. For more information visit www.automate.com or visit booth # 675 at the 2010 NADA Exposition and Convention in Orlando, FL, February 12-15.

 

About Auto/Mate

Auto/Mate Dealership Systems is a leading provider of dealership management system (DMS) software to retail automotive dealerships. Its Automotive Management Productivity Suite (AMPS) is a user-friendly, feature-rich dealership management software in use by more than 900 auto dealers nationwide. Auto/Mate offers the best customer service in the industry; the company received top satisfaction rankings in NADA’s most recent DMS provider survey.

 

Auto/Mate’s employees have more than 300 years of combined experience working in auto dealerships – the foundation of its “Designed by Car People, for Car People” slogan. For more information, visit www.automate.com, follow us on Twitter @AutoMateDMS and subscribe to our blog at http://www.automate.com/blog/.

 

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