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Auto/Mate Receives First Place STAR Award for DTS Implementation

CLIFTON PARK, NY (November 03, 2008) – Auto/Mate Dealership Systems (www.automate.com), a leading provider for cost-effective retail automotive management solutions, today announced it is the 2008 first place Implementation Award winner for Data Transfer Specifications (DTS), an annual award presented by NADA’s Standards for Technology in Automotive Retail (STAR). Auto/Mate was honored for adopting more STAR DTS standards and using them in the development of more OEM interfaces than any other dealership management system (DMS) provider.

 

“OEM dealer communication system (DCS) integration has been a strong focus for us because we know how much time and money dealers save when these processes can be streamlined,” said Mike Esposito, president and CEO of Auto/Mate. “We’ve always been strong supporters of STAR’s work in developing voluntary standards for this area, and are honored to be recognized by them for our accomplishments this past year.”

 

Formed in 2001, the STAR organization is the voluntary information technology (IT) standards body for the retail automotive industry. The organization acts as a catalyst in fulfilling the business information needs of dealers and manufacturers with voluntary standards that reduce the time and effort required to support dealership IT activities.

 

“We applaud the team at Auto/Mate for their work in advancing the adoption of STAR DTS standards this year,” adds John Warnik, STAR Steering Committee Membership Chair. “Congratulations on receiving this award, which is a testimony to the benefit on non-proprietary standards for the industry”.

 

Auto/Mate’s Automotive Management Productivity Suite (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. AMPS is available as both a cost-effective in-house and ASP solution.

 

About Standards for Technology in Automotive Retail (STAR)

The Standards for Technology in Automotive Retail (STAR) organization is the Information Technology (IT) standards body for the retail automotive industry. The goal of the Standards for Technology in Automotive Retail (STAR) Organization is to use non-proprietary information technology (IT) standards as a catalyst in fulfilling the business information needs of dealers and manufacturers while reducing the time and effort required to support related activities. Its members include Dealers, Manufacturers, Retail System Providers (RSPs) and automotive-related industry organizations. To learn more about STAR or membership, visit the STAR website at www.starstandard.org.

 

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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