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CLIFTON PARK, NY (February 03, 2012) – Auto/Mate Dealership Systems (www.automate.com) announced today the introduction of Desk/Mate, an advanced F&I Desking System for auto dealers that is available as part of Auto/Mate’s dealership management system (DMS) software. Desk/Mate allows sales managers to easily compare multiple retail, lease and balloon payment options; as well as multiple vehicle choices for the customer, displayed side-by-side. Desk/Mate is fast, flexible and easy to use, increasing productivity and profitability in the sales department.
“Flexibility is key; customers are very pressed for time and want to check out a lot of options in a hurry,” said Mike Esposito, President and CEO of Auto/Mate. “Desk/Mate allows sales managers to exceed customer expectations by offering an array of purchase and lease options virtually instantly.”
Desk/Mate’s primary features and benefits include:
Multiple quotes on one screen. Sales managers no longer have to scroll through multiple screens to display multiple options. On one screen, they can enter the basic deal information and quickly see multiple quotes based on variables such as loan/lease/balloon, APR, term, etc.
Additional inventory options. Desk/Mate can instantly scan through a dealership’s entire inventory and display all the vehicles that match a given payment criteria. This gives the sales managers more options and a fast, efficient way to find a vehicle that suits the customers’ needs.
Integration with credit bureaus. Desk/Mate is seamlessly integrated with major industry credit bureaus, allowing sales managers to instantly obtain customer credit scores in order to pre-qualify them.
Easy to understand. “Our customers told us to keep it simple,” said Praveen Tamvada, Director of Marketing at Auto/Mate. “The problem with many of the existing desking solutions is that they are just too complicated.”
Developed by Auto/Mate. Desk/Mate was developed by Auto/Mate based on specific requests and feedback from Auto/Mate’s customers. Desk/Mate works seamlessly within Auto/Mate’s Automotive Management Productivity Suite (AMPS), automatically populating other modules within the DMS with updated deal information.
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 https://www.automate.com/blog/.