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  • October In the News Roundup
    Your monthly roundup of the latest and greatest happenings from Auto/Mate and DealerSocket. Publications How to Keep Remote Customers Engaged F&I Showroom Magazine One of the biggest challenges for sales and F&I professionals when working remote deals is keeping customers engaged. In.. READ MORE
  • Rock’s Rants: Special Order Parts
    by Ken Rock, Customer Care Manager Dealers, do you know how much of your dealership’s capital is tied up in parts inventory? Do you know how much of that inventory is obsolete? I have visited dealerships with hundreds of.. READ MORE
  • You Won’t Believe Our Virtual User Summit
    This year’s User Summit may be virtual, but it’s as close as you can get to an in-person experience! Get ready for a series of live, interactive presentations designed to help you improve productivity and job performance, while.. READ MORE
  • September In the News Roundup
    A quick summary of what’s happening at Auto/Mate and DealerSocket. Events Registration for the Virtual User Summit is Now Open Our 4-week-long Virtual User Summit takes place from Thursday, Oct. 22, to Wednesday, Nov. 11, and is jam packed with valuable insights,.. READ MORE
  • Work Smarter, Not Harder!
    Dealerships currently face many challenges, including deficient inventory, stunted sales and wary shoppers. Flexible, reliable and innovative technology is the key to ensuring that your dealership not only survives, but thrives. To help dealers operate more efficiently, Auto/Mate presents, “Work.. READ MORE
  • August In the News Roundup
    Have you seen us in the news lately? Here’s a summary of the latest articles featuring Auto/Mate and DealerSocket. Publications Automotive News Beefing up competition in the DMS market It’s hard to believe that Mike Esposito is officially retired! In this article, reporter.. READ MORE
  • Define Your Legacy
    by Mike Esposito As published in the August issue of AutoSuccess magazine By the time you read this, I’ll be retired after working in the retail auto industry for more than 25 years. I started as a general manager at.. READ MORE
  • Ken Rock Gives Virtual Presentation at Innovative Dealer Summit
    UPDATE: This event has been cancelled. Stay tuned for details about 2021 Innovative Dealer Summit! Are you headed to the Innovative Dealer Summit September 3-4? This two day-event, hosted by the Colorado Auto Dealers Association, is being held at.. READ MORE
  • July In the News Roundup
    Have you heard the latest news from Auto/Mate and DealerSocket? Articles Albany Biz Review After the sale of Auto/Mate, Mike Esposito is ready to ride off into the sunset Auto/Mate’s longtime president recently announced his retirement. Learn more about Mike’s career and legacy.. READ MORE
  • 6 Strategies to Increase Employee Engagement
    By Melissa Maldonado, Director of Customer Support Employee engagement is a top priority for 85% of executives, according to the Deloitte Global Human Capital Trends study. What's the best way to engage your employees? Here are some practical strategies. Measure.. READ MORE
  • Rock’s Rants: Purchase Orders
    By Ken Rock Does your dealership have a purchase order (PO) system? Often when I ask this question in dealerships the answer is, “Sort of.” When I dig deeper, I discover this could mean that POs are opened but.. READ MORE
  • Mike Esposito Announces Retirement, Leaves Strong Legacy
    An open letter to our 'Ohana from Auto/Mate President & CEO Mike Esposito: I have been at Auto/Mate for over 21 years and the time has come, as they say in baseball, to "hang up my spikes." I will.. READ MORE
  • June In the News Roundup
    A monthly summary of the latest news from Auto/Mate and DealerSocket. Publications Ward’s Auto For Car Dealers, Digital Retailing’s Future Arrives Early An Indiana car dealership puts the right tools in place and understands where and how to drive online traffic, with the.. READ MORE
  • 5 Reasons to Reconcile Bank Transactions Daily
    By Tracey Van Allen, Accounting Support Specialist Does your dealership still reconcile bank transactions at the end of every month, using paper bank statements and Excel spreadsheets? Recently I visited a dealership that still used paper ledger books and.. READ MORE
  • How to Build a Team-Oriented Culture
    By Melissa Maldonado, Director of Customer Support During tough times, it can be difficult for employees to stay positive and motivated. But if your dealership has a team-oriented culture, employees will have the attitude, “We’re in it together.” As.. READ MORE

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