Albany, N.Y. – May 4th, 2015 – Auto/Mate Dealership Systems (http://www.automate.com) announced today that more than seventy of its customers and fifteen sponsorship partners attended the Auto/Mate User Summit that was held in Westborough, Massachusetts on Friday, April 17th. Auto dealership executives and managers attended the one-day event designed to share the latest updates and give in-depth training on Auto/Mate’s dealership management system (DMS).
“It’s a great educational experience for our customers, giving them the opportunity to network with their peers and get to know our employees,” said Mike Esposito, President and CEO of Auto/Mate.
More than fifteen Auto/Mate team members hosted the all-day event that included a hosted breakfast, lunch and cocktail hour. Highlights included:
- Presentations on new features including Option/Mate mobile F&I menu, Rev/Mate online scheduling and menu building, Rates, Residuals and Rebates, multi-point inspection for mobile service, payroll and accounting updates, auto dispatch, the latest Open/Mate integrations, data security and more.
- “Rockin’ 101 with Ken Rock” featured a high-level overview of every module in Auto/Mate’s Automotive Management Productivity Suite (AMPS) dealership management system.
- Break out sessions with Auto/Mate’s advanced tech support “Go Team”
- “Town Hall” format where questions and ideas were discussed in an open forum
“I suspected that our dealership was under-utilizing Auto/Mate’s capabilities in our daily operations, so I was looking forward to any insights and tips,” said Natalie Ripperger, Controller with Jim True Ford in Brookville, IN. “I was not disappointed! The User Summit provided a wealth of information for both current and future use. Our dealership now has a new vision and path towards more efficient and effective operations. The event far exceeded my expectations!”
Pre-registered attendees were entered into a drawing for a pair of grandstand tickets to a Red Sox game. Attendee Mike Breen with Anchor Auto Group won the drawing and attended the game Saturday, April 18th.
Fifteen companies helped to sponsor the event, many of them Open/Mate integration partners. Exhibiting sponsors included: DealerSocket, ET File, J.D. Power, Revlink, VinSolutions, RouteOne, Scan123, Great America, 700 Credit and ELEAD1ONE. Other sponsors included: OkiData Americas, AutoAlert, Insight Media Events, Halo Branded Solutions, and Business Partners.
The next Auto/Mate User Summit is tentatively planned for Fall 2015 in the Mid-Western region. For information on attending or sponsoring Auto/Mate’s next User Summit, contact Jessica Joralemon, Manager of Events & Marketing Communications, at 518-371–4331 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Auto/Mate Dealership Systems is a leading provider of dealership management system (DMS) software to retail automotive dealerships, typically saving dealers thousands of dollars per month from their current provider. Our Automotive Management Productivity Suite (AMPS) is a user-friendly, feature-rich DMS in use by more than 1,100 auto dealers nationwide. Auto/Mate has received the DrivingSales Dealer Satisfaction Award in 2012, 2013, and 2014.
Auto/Mate’s employees have more than 940 years of combined experience working in franchised auto dealerships, the foundation of its “Designed By Car People For Car PeopleTM” slogan. Auto/Mate is committed to winning its customers’ business each and every month with no long-term contracts and free software upgrades. For more information follow us on Twitter @AutoMateDMS and subscribe to our blog at http://blog.automate.com.