VinConnect Mobile app keeps dealers connected to customers from the showroom to the service lanes
MISSION, Kan. (January 23, 2015) — Car dealers now have the option to take their customer relationship management software on the go. This week, VinSolutions announced the launch of VinConnect Mobile, a mobile app that gives dealers enhanced access to their CRM right from their hand-held mobile device, enabling them to track all activity and stay connected to their customers from anywhere, at any time.
“Our focus for 2015 is really all around the mobile experience, and VinConnect Mobile is our contribution to the revolution,” said Lori Wittman, general manager for VinSolutions. “With the new mobile app, dealers can connect faster and easier with the ever-changing car shopper in today’s fast-paced world.”
“VinConnect Mobile gives dealers a truly competitive advantage in the market,” said Sean Stapleton, vice president of sales and marketing for VinSolutions. “We’re helping dealers extend their CRM to where they are, and most importantly, where their customers might be — on the lot, in the showroom or in the service lane.
VinConnect Mobile harnesses the power of the award-winning VinConnect CRM conveniently within the dealer’s own smartphone or tablet so they can be more agile and efficient with customer communications. VinConnect Mobile also speeds up the sales process, which addresses one of car shoppers’ top complaints. In fact, the new mobile features were developed based directly on feedback from dealers. The VinConnect Mobile app features include:
Customer I.D. scanner: Dealers can scan a shopper’s driver’s license right from their smartphone to quickly and accurately capture customer information. The scanner initiates new records, checks for duplicate contacts in the database and allows immediate updates to stored information.
Mobile call tracking: VinConnect Mobile records and logs all outbound customer calls to holistically track the sales process, all with a dealer’s existing phone system. Calls made from a personal mobile device still come from the dealership phone number.
Vehicle-of-interest scanner: Dealers can scan the VIN of any vehicle to easily capture the customer’s vehicle of choice — right on the lot — helping to speed up the sales process.
For a demo of the VinConnect Mobile capabilities, visit the VinSolutions team at booth #1519S at the National Automotive Dealership Association (NADA) Convention & Expo in San Francisco, January 22–25.
VinSolutions helps make every customer connection count by providing individual dealers and dealer groups with sophisticated, yet easy-to-use software solutions that span the scope of dealership operations. With its cloud-based system, VinSolutions’ all-in-one internal management, sales and service marketing solutions platform is accessible from anywhere an Internet connection is available, including mobile devices.
VinSolutions has been named to the Inc. 5000 every year since 2011 and has received numerous industry awards for its innovative products. VinSolutions is OEM certified by every major manufacturer and is ADP, Reynolds & Reynolds and Dealertrack DMS certified. The company also provides marketing solutions under the Haystak® Digital Marketing brand. Founded in 2006 and headquartered in Mission, Kansas, VinSolutions is wholly owned by Cox Automotive. Additionally, Cox Automotive also owns Manheim Auctions, AutoTrader.com, Kelley Blue Book, vAuto, Xtime and HomeNet Automotive. Cox Automotive is a subsidiary of Cox Enterprises. Visit VinSolutions online at vinsolutions.com