Are You Imprisoned by Your DMS?
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Are You Imprisoned by Your DMS?

By Michael Trasatti, CEO In today’s 20 group meetings, in circles, while attending a new car showing, and just about anywhere you go, dealers are talking about their DMS provider. Even DMS providers seem to be talking about each other, sometimes benignly, other times with soft-malice. And finally, it seems DMS providers today, as I...

Can’t we all just get along?
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Can’t we all just get along?

By Veronica Dunford, EVP Business Development In my experience, one of the top frustrations dealers have when choosing the best solutions from multiple vendors is how to get them to work well together. The problem is, whether it’s a DMS; CRM; service lane tool; or any other significant technology available; not all work together in...

What’s your Passion?
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What’s your Passion?

By Michael Trasatti, CEO It’s a new year.  Time again for those yearly resolutions to sift through your mind on how you are going to improve yourself. A new exercise routine, a habit you want to break, recalculate your financial goals. Regardless of resolution, the new year is a natural time to reflect on your...

Let’s be Legendary
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Let’s be Legendary

By Michael Trasatti, CEO ‏Every now and then you witness something truly inspiring.  I was recently reminded such an occurrence…. It was late December and I was watching the Fiesta Bowl. As many of you remember, this years match up was Clemson v. Ohio State. During the game, Clemson just tore apart Ohio State, unlike...

Best Kept Secret (Part II)
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Best Kept Secret (Part II)

By Michael Trasatti, CEO My previous blog ended with a comment regarding the propensity for failure if a leader or a company’s compass points in the wrong direction. I wanted to lead in with a few guiding principles that have helped us immensely along the way and led us to this point while driving much...

Best Kept Secret (Part 1)
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Best Kept Secret (Part 1)

By Michael Trasatti, CEO When is it ok for you to stand up on a towering podium and YELL, “I HAVE SOMETHING GREAT”. Well, thinking through that question, the quick answer would be when you actually do have something great… but you better make sure! DealerBuilt happily was one of the sponsors at this year’s...

Questions to Ask Your Dealership Payroll Provider
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Questions to Ask Your Dealership Payroll Provider

By Michael Trasatti, CEO A couple of the most common questions that any potential client asks regarding a payroll program is: 1) What can your program do that any other payroll program can’t? 2) Can you customize the fastest and easiest way for your login to process payroll within your current program? Within DealerBuilt Payroll...

It’s All About the Questions
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It’s All About the Questions

By Michael Trasatti, CEO The first questions are fairly easy to come up with as long as the person asking them has a solid understanding of the concern, i.e. how the software or the cars work. The second type of questions requires a different mindset. These questions let the helper truly understand the problem. They...

Processing Dealership Payroll – Working Smarter; not Harder
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Processing Dealership Payroll – Working Smarter; not Harder

By Michael Trasatti, CEO It seems that your world comes to a grinding halt while you deal with processing your dealership payroll. Employees count on you for being paid on- time and to have everything accurate on their pay check. For a payroll office, it’s ‘crunch time’ or quite literally a ‘two -minute drill.’ Wouldn’t...

Don’t Let Your DMS Affect Your HR Decisions
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Don’t Let Your DMS Affect Your HR Decisions

By Michael Trasatti, CEO Have you ever had to hire a salesperson based on their knowledge of your DMS? Have your salespeople been spending too much time trying to learn your DMS – rather than spending time on the floor selling? Have your sales managers been forced to rely on one person to create reports?...