IRVINE, Calif. — AutoAlert,® Inc., the innovator in providing data analytic and lead-generation solutions to auto dealers, said today it has received a third and fourth new U.S. patent. Patent Number 8,086,529 became effective December 27, 2011 and 8,095,461 is effective January 10, 2012.
These new patents from the United States Patent and Trademark Office for methods and processes integrated into AutoAlert software systems follows on the heels of earlier U.S. patent numbers 7,827,099 issued in December of 2010 and 8,005,752 issued in August of 2011.
“With these patents in place and others coming, we believe we are taking the responsible steps needed to stand ready to protect the rights associated with our patented intellectual property,” said Jeffrey S. Cotton, cofounder of AutoAlert and a 25-year veteran of the automotive industry. The company expects to receive additional patents during 2012, he added.
AutoAlert continues to develop and improve software-supported processes and practices which help to expand new and used car sales, improve gross profit, create additional warranty sales, and earn higher CSI scores (customer satisfaction index) with vastly increased customer loyalty and much more.
“The AutoAlert difference is the partnership we form with our users,” said Kyle Warner, AutoAlert’s Director of Training and Client Care. “Our mission is to cultivate strong, long-term relationships with each client. We invest significant on-going effort to support and train our clients, helping them to sell more cars at higher grosses using AutoAlert. We accomplish our mission by surrounding our clients with elite employees who are knowledgeable and professional; their sole purpose is to make every client a successful AutoAlert user.”
More than 1,200 automobile dealerships and more than 10,000 individual users have benefited from added sales, profits, commissions and individualized support and training that come with each AutoAlert installation.
Founded in 2002, AutoAlert, Inc. is the first and only company of its kind to offer dealership and enterprise wide business intelligence software, support and training.
AutoAlert is a registered trademark of AutoAlert, Inc. ServiceAlert, MileageAlert, WarrantyAlert, ConquestAlert, MaintenanceAlert and FlexAlert are trademarks of AutoAlert, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries.