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DealerBuilt Integrates DMS Accounting Module with cPayPlus

Grapevine, Texas, January 21, 2020 — DealerBuilt, an enterprise Dealer Management System (DMS) for automobile dealers nationwide, today announced that its accounting module is now integrated with cPayPlus. This integration enables dealers to seamlessly initiate electronic payment to vendors directly within the accounting module’s interface, saving significant time and money with an average savings per transaction of $13.37.

“Many dealerships today have a payables problem, with around 60 percent of all vendor payments made by check rather than electronic payment. Dealers don’t have the time or resources to resolve the problem of storing vendor bank information and keeping it updated and secure,” said Darin Horrocks, President of cPayPlus, “Using our integrated service, dealers can simplify their bill payment process and feel confident that every payment is approved and accurate. We have a solution for 100 percent of vendor payments and there’s no need for the dealer to worry about how each vendor is paid. The solution is easy to use since it follows a dealer’s normal payables process inside DealerBuilt and simply removes the check printing,” Horrocks added.

cPayPlus is a cost-free solution for dealers. There are no software or service costs, as fees are earned by sharing the rebate the solution earns for the dealership when vendors are converted to virtual credit cards. According to Horrocks, the typical dealership spends an average of $5 simply making a payment when you consider labor, material costs, postage, follow up and tracking outstanding payments. Since cPayPlus generates rebates via the virtual credit cards, dealerships end up saving the normal $5 transaction cost while also earning money, driving the total savings per transaction to a healthy average of $13.37.

DealerBuilt’s accounting module is a sophisticated accounting package developed exclusively for dealers that centralizes business operations to reduce complexity. It is highly scalable and supports multiple general ledgers under a single environment. It is successfully used by multi-company, multi-franchise groups to streamline reporting and gain improved visibility into financial performance.

With cPayPlus, DealerBuilt dealers receive invoices and simply input them into the accounting module. The dealership approves payments and decides which invoices need to be paid. Payments are then initiated, but rather than printing checks, the payment information is communicated to cPayPlus. The payment portal verifies whether each vendor already exists within its system. If not, it reaches out to the vendor to determine their preferred method of payment. Once the vendor’s payment method is designated and the funds are available, the payment is made to the vendor. There is no back and forth with vendors or paper to track, just a streamlined system to make paying bills simple. cPayPlus reduces the cost of check printing and eliminates the need to keep vendor bank information secure and up to date. It also supports two-level approval and full reconciliation.

The system is paperless, and transfers are automatic, eliminating the printing, signing and mailing of checks. cPayPlus tracks the payment to ensure funds are received and provides visibility and reporting so dealers can always see up to date information.

“DealerBuilt continues to innovate and deliver relevant solutions that meet the evolving needs of our dealer clients. This partnership enables our clients to boost productivity while reducing costs, all without ever having to leave their DMS,” said Mike Trasatti, CEO, DealerBuilt/LightYear Dealer Technologies LLC.

cPayPlus and DealerBuilt will be conducting demonstrations at booth # 971C during the 2020 NADA show in Las Vegas, NV, February 15-17. To schedule a demo visit: https://dealerbuilt.com/request-a-demo/

About cPayPlus:

Electronic payments have been available to businesses for over 40 years, yet most U.S. business to business payments are still made via paper. cPayPlus fast forwards progress by automating 100% of a business’ vendor payments by its next payment run, making bill payment simple. The company’s mission is to get better every day at providing payments software and services to its customers. It constantly works to deliver solutions that simplify & optimize customers’ and partners’ processes. For more information visit: https://cpayplus.com/

About DealerBuilt:

DealerBuilt is a premier provider of Dealer Management Systems for retail automobile dealerships. DealerBuilt’s integrated LightYear DMS has proven to be an effective solution for the operation of successful dealers and dealership groups of all sizes nationwide. DealerBuilt, located in Mason City, IA, and Grapevine, TX, has enjoyed steady growth as automobile dealers seek additional choices to manage their dealer operations. For more information about DealerBuilt, call (888) 808-0733 or visit  https://dealerbuilt.com/

DealerBuilt Appoints Jonathan Burr as Chief Information Officer

Grapevine, Texas, January 7, 2019 — DealerBuilt, an enterprise Dealer Management System (DMS) for automobile dealers nationwide, today announced the appointment of Jonathan Burr as Chief Information Officer (CIO). DealerBuilt is a high-growth technology company providing dealers a relevant solution that is different from traditional market offerings, and Burr will be responsible for developing and executing DealerBuilt’s overall enterprise-wide IT strategy.

Burr brings more than twenty years of technical, operations and team management experience to DealerBuilt across local, international, vendor, and outsourced operations, including serving as an industry consultant with ADP/CDK and several OEMs. His technical expertise spans across architectures, web development, analytical systems, and enterprise systems at major corporations including Cision, Ford Motor Company, General Motors, ADP/CDK, HP, AT&T, Sprint, Boeing, Accenture, and Proctor & Gamble.

“DealerBuilt continues to grow and differentiate itself in the marketplace with solutions for dealers that stand out from others and I am very excited to add someone with such a strong background as Jon to our team,” said Mike Trasatti, CEO, DealerBuilt/LightYear Dealer Technologies LLC. “His unique experience will enable us to continue to grow and innovate our technology to better serve the dealer community. His background consulting in the automotive industry with other DMS vendors and OEMs, as well as his success with similar systems in advanced industries beyond automotive, will greatly benefit our organization and our dealers. We have many exciting new developments Jon is working on that our dealers can look forward to in 2020 and beyond,” Trasatti added.

Burr’s love for the automotive industry began growing up farming where he learned to repair various vehicles, and he continues to work as a part-time motorcycle mechanic. Over the past two decades, he has gained experience as a highly accomplished senior executive with a continuous and successful delivery track record of programs, projects, and operations management.

“I joined DealerBuilt as they are a stable, fast-growing company that offers dealers something different from the other offerings out there. I feel there is a huge opportunity as in the past, dealers had few options, and it has been difficult for them to gain the system flexibility they need to expand. DealerBuilt is the best example of providing dealers with the most options and flexibility. It is the solution that allows dealers to execute their vision for how their dealership should run. I am excited to be part of a team that works so closely with dealers to freely enable them to work with their data and other third parties and to integrate seamlessly with any needed interfaces. We make great efforts to help our dealers excel in the marketplace, and we are building new capabilities that drive value,” said Burr.

DealerBuilt was formed in 2008 to bring to market an enterprise DMS providing automobile dealer and dealer groups a viable alternative to the traditional market offerings. Over the years, it has seen increased demand for its more modern, scalable platform with an emphasis on being customer-centric and a dealer advocate for new and innovative services in the DMS space. DealerBuilt now provides hundreds of dealers with a consumer experience DMS (known as ceDMS) that empowers their staff to build processes best for them, encompassing a system centered around their customers.

About DealerBuilt:

DealerBuilt is a premier provider of Dealer Management Systems for retail automobile dealerships. DealerBuilt’s integrated LightYear DMS has proven to be an effective solution for the operation of successful Dealers and Dealership groups of all sizes nationwide. DealerBuilt, located in Mason City, IA, and Grapevine, TX, has enjoyed steady growth as automobile Dealers seek additional choices to manage their dealer operations. For more information about DealerBuilt, call or visit (888) 808-0733 / https://dealerbuilt.com/

DealerBuilt Appoints Successful Finance Professional Brian Marshall as Chief Financial Officer

Grapevine, Texas, December 10, 2019 — DealerBuilt, an enterprise Dealer Management System (DMS) for automobile dealers nationwide, today announced the appointment of Brian Marshall as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Marshall brings over a decade of experience as a strategic finance leader with a proven track record of successfully leading corporate strategy and development for high-growth companies.

Commenting on why he joined the DealerBuilt team, Marshall stated, “I saw the response from current DealerBuilt customers and how they view DealerBuilt as part of their family, fully integrated into their dealership. From my market research, I also saw a growing need and thirst from dealers for something new, better, and more innovative. In this advanced digital age, DMS technology for auto dealers should mirror the advancement of technology that is happening in all other aspects of their lives. DealerBuilt constantly invests in its product, R&D, and support. We are building something to last, not just get by. I am excited to be a part of that.”

Over the past decade, Marshall has excelled at helping companies grow by focusing on accounting and finance, corporate development, and financial planning and analysis. Before joining DealerBuilt, he worked as Vice President of Finance at NewQuest Crosswell, a commercial real estate investment company, where he led debt and equity raises for multiple financings. Before that, he founded Rising Covey Ventures, where he led the financial strategy and M&A activity for numerous organizations.

“Brian is an excellent addition to our DealerBuilt team as he has a strong track record of financial and strategic leadership with private equity-backed businesses. His background in bridging the gap between finance and operations to encourage efficient growth will be instrumental in helping DealerBuilt continue to drive sustainable long-term growth,” said Mike Trasatti, CEO, DealerBuilt/LightYear Dealer Technologies LLC.

DealerBuilt was formed in 2008 to bring to market an enterprise DMS providing automobile dealer and dealer groups a viable alternative to the traditional market offerings. Over the years, it has seen increased demand for its more modern, scalable platform with an emphasis on being customer-centric and a dealer advocate for new and innovative services in the DMS space. DealerBuilt now provides hundreds of dealers with a consumer experience DMS (known as ceDMS) that empowers their staff to build processes best for them, encompassing a system centered around their customers.

About DealerBuilt:

DealerBuilt is a premier provider of Dealer Management Systems for retail automobile dealerships. DealerBuilt’s integrated LightYear DMS has proven to be an effective solution for the operation of successful Dealers and Dealership groups of all sizes nationwide. DealerBuilt, located in Mason City, IA, and Grapevine, TX, has enjoyed steady growth as automobile Dealers seek additional choices to manage their dealer operations. For more information about DealerBuilt, call or visit (888) 808-0733 / https://dealerbuilt.com/

DealerBuilt Recognized as One of the Most Promising Automotive Technology Solution Providers in 2019

Iowa-based DealerBuilt is known for putting dealers’ needs first. Whether delivering the flexibility and scalability that growing dealerships need, or maintaining a platform that allows users to choose their own third-party providers, the DealerBuilt Dealer Management System (DMS) always strikes dealers as an easy-to-use system that helps businesses grow. How does DealerBuilt do it? By listening to what dealer clients want, and continually elevating the system with new functionality and capability.

Read the whole article here: https://automotive.cioreview.com/vendor/2019/dealerbuilt

DealerBuilt Appoints Automotive Industry Veteran Keith Baker as Chief Revenue Officer

Mason City Iowa, August 28, 2019 — DealerBuilt, a proven enterprise Dealer Management System (DMS) for automobile dealers nationwide, today announced the appointment of successful automotive industry veteran Keith Baker as Chief Revenue Officer (CRO). As CRO, he is responsible for directly influencing DealerBuilt’s continued and future growth. In addition to overseeing new business sales and marketing, he will be instrumental in improving client utilization and product strategy.

Commenting on why he joined the DealerBuilt team, Baker stated, “I looked at many companies before joining DealerBuilt. The DMS space is extremely dysfunctional, and the majority of the negative consequences from this dysfunction fall squarely on the shoulders of the dealers. I’ve seen it too many times; smart, experienced, dedicated operators are stalled at best. In the worst cases, they are so tightly squeezed they are losing ground in the middle of a tremendous economic boom. They need help. They need allies. They need a company that is genuinely dealer centric. That is why I joined DealerBuilt.”

Baker, an automotive industry veteran and executive sales leader with 25 years of success building and growing world-class field sales teams, is also an award-winning speaker and a peak business performance coach. Before joining DealerBuilt, he built top-producing sales and service teams in the automotive industry with leading companies including ALLDATA and Autobytel, before joining Cox Automotive in 2012. While at Cox Automotive, Baker was instrumental in the explosive growth of vAuto’s client base before moving over to his final post at Cox Automotive as the VP of Sales for DealerTrack DMS.

“I am truly excited to add Keith to our strong DealerBuilt team. He has a track record as a real ‘growth innovator.’ However, with a similar passion to take care of each customer…one at a time. As our company continues its growth trajectory, the Chief Revenue Officer is a pivotal role directly influencing our future expansion. Keith will lead the charge as he takes on the responsibility for all aspects of driving revenue to the company,” said Mike Trasatti, CEO, DealerBuilt/LightYear Dealer Technologies LLC.

DealerBuilt was formed in 2008 to bring to market an enterprise DMS providing automobile dealer and dealer groups a viable alternative to the traditional market offerings. Over the years, it has seen increased demand for its more modern, scalable platform with an emphasis on being customer-centric and a dealer advocate for new and innovative services in the DMS space. DealerBuilt now provides hundreds of dealers with a consumer experience DMS (known as ceDMS) that empowers their staff to build processes best for them, encompassing a system centered around their customers.

About DealerBuilt:

DealerBuilt is a premier provider of Dealer Management Systems for retail automobile dealerships. DealerBuilt’s integrated LightYear DMS has proven to be an effective solution for the operation of successful Dealers and Dealership groups of all sizes nationwide. DealerBuilt, located in Mason City, IA, and Grapevine, TX, has enjoyed steady growth as automobile Dealers seek additional choices to manage their dealer operations. For more information about DealerBuilt, call or visit (888) 808-0733 / https://dealerbuilt.com/

DealerBuilt Hires Mike theCarGuy Correra as a Client Experience Specialist

Mason City Iowa, July 15, 2019 — DealerBuilt, a proven enterprise Dealer Management System (DMS) for automobile dealers nationwide, today announced that it has hired well-known automotive industry veteran Mike “theCarGuy” Correra as a Client Experience Specialist. Correra serves as a DealerBuilt subject matter expert for best practices and key metrics that support one complete dealership workflow (sales, parts, service, and accounting). In his position, he visits with dealers, studies their use of the DealerBuilt DMS and helps improve their performance with tips and techniques he learned from many years using the system as a dealer.

Commenting on why he joined the DealerBuilt team, Correra stated, “The first thing that usually comes to mind is the review I wrote about their DMS back in 2014 when I was the GSM at a dealership which converted over to their system. One of the things that impressed me then, and still does, is what an awesome team DealerBuilt has. The level of caring for their dealer partners and passion for building the best tools for auto dealers is second to none.”

“When I left the retail car business after 30 years of success, I felt I still have more to offer dealers. Working for DealerBuilt allows me to help more people than I ever could by working at one dealership, or on my own. Over the last year or so I have been in nearly ninety dealerships and have met hundreds of very cool car people. I am so grateful for the opportunity to help and look forward to helping many more increase their efficiency with their DMS, as well as get better at what they do! There is still much to be done and many places to go. Keep an eye out as the adventures of Mike “theCarGuy” and DealerBuilt Man come to a car dealer near you!” Correra continued.

Correra brings over 30 years of experience in automotive retail to DealerBuilt. He started as a tune-up and drivability tech at a Ford store and left to take a sales position at another Ford store where he was soon promoted to Assistant Sales Manager. He then quickly moved on to serve as the GSM at a variety of auto groups and single point dealerships, in one case helping to almost triple sales in just over two years. The dealership went from averaging 50-65 units a month when he arrived, to consistently averaging over 150 at his departure. Also, at Raceway Ford, he was an integral part of more than doubling annual new vehicle sales volume from 2013-2015. Sales grew from 600 to over 1300, significantly increasing profitability and zone market share.

Correra has also successfully held the position of Fleet/Internet Sales Director at several dealerships. Most recently, just before joining DealerBuilt, Correra worked as a successful entrepreneur building his brand, Mike theCarGuy, to help increase dealerships’ online visibility with focused branding and engaging, specific social media management that promoted each stores’ culture and uniqueness.

“I couldn’t be more excited to have Mike on board. He is one of the best possible people we could have as a specialist interacting with our clients,” said Mike Trasatti CEO, DealerBuilt/LightYear Dealer Technologies LLC. “Our mission is to make a difference in the lives of those we are fortunate enough to meet by utilizing our time, talents, and resources. Mike perfectly exemplifies this; it is his passion. Moreover, the fact that he has used our system for years as a dealer himself is rather the icing on the cake – both for DealerBuilt and for our clients,” Trasatti added.

DealerBuilt was formed in 2008 to bring to market an enterprise DMS providing automobile dealer and dealer groups a viable alternative to the traditional market offerings. Over the years, it has seen increased demand for its more modern, scalable platform with an emphasis on being customer-centric and a dealer advocate for new and innovative services in the DMS space. DealerBuilt now provides hundreds of dealers with a consumer experience DMS (known as ceDMS) that empowers their staff to build processes best for them, encompassing a system centered around their customers.

About DealerBuilt:

DealerBuilt is a premier provider of Dealer Management Systems for retail automobile dealerships. DealerBuilt’s integrated LightYear DMS has proven to be an effective solution for the operation of successful Dealers and Dealership groups of all sizes nationwide. DealerBuilt, located in Mason City, IA, and Grapevine, TX, has enjoyed steady growth as automobile Dealers seek additional choices to manage their dealer operations. For more information about DealerBuilt, call or visit (888) 808-0733 / https://dealerbuilt.com/

Mason City auto dealership owner has DealerBuilt on cusp of expansion

Mason City Iowa, June 30, 2019 — Behind a non-descript office door in a Mason City shopping center, a small company called DealerBuilt supports a locally-developed software platform used by the nation’s largest car dealerships.

DealerBuilt’s core product, the LightYear Dealer Management System (DMS), started out in the 1980s as a spreadsheet, the brainchild of John Hosmer in Mason City.

Read the full article here.

About DealerBuilt:

DealerBuilt is a premier provider of Dealer Management Systems for retail automobile dealerships. DealerBuilt’s integrated LightYear DMS has proven to be an effective solution for the operation of successful Dealers and Dealership groups of all sizes nationwide. DealerBuilt, located in Mason City, IA, and Grapevine, TX, has enjoyed steady growth as automobile Dealers seek additional choices to manage their dealer operations. For more information about DealerBuilt, call or visit (888) 808-0733 / https://dealerbuilt.com/

DealerBuilt Promotes Kathy Henderson to National Accounts Director

Company is adding resources, upgrading account management team & boosting its professional services team with top client specialists

Mason City Iowa, June 26, 2019 — DealerBuilt, a proven enterprise Dealer Management System (DMS) for automobile dealers nationwide, today announced that it is adding resources and upgrading its account management team and has promoted Kathy Henderson to National Accounts Director. In her role, Henderson manages a team of account managers dedicated to helping customers take full advantage of DealerBuilt’s products and services. She is also responsible for the company’s continued high client retention, providing confidence that every client has representation and a channel to communicate how DealerBuilt can best continue to meet their needs.

Commenting on Henderson’s promotion DealerBuilt Executive Vice President Veronica Dunford stated, “Kathy is an ideal client advocate. As an account manager, she demonstrated strong leadership and is known as a trusted partner to her clients. They often state that a big part of their success comes from knowing they have excellent representation with Kathy. At DealerBuilt, we preach that everyone in the company aids in the success of our clients. Customer satisfaction should be at the forefront of everyone’s mind, regardless of their position. As our National Accounts Director, it will be incumbent upon Kathy to ensure thought leadership centers around our goal of 100% customer satisfaction, and that our clients have the level of support, communication, and commitment they expect from DealerBuilt.”

Henderson heads up a team of highly trained account managers with in-depth product knowledge who create business relationships with dealer principals, general managers, and all levels of dealership management through virtual and face-to-face client site visits.

DealerBuilt was formed in 2008 to bring to market an enterprise DMS providing automobile dealer and dealer groups a viable alternative to the traditional market offerings. Over the years, it has seen increased demand for its more modern, scalable platform with an emphasis on being a dealer advocate for new and innovative services in the DMS space. DealerBuilt now provides hundreds of dealers with a DMS that empowers their staff to build processes best for them, encompassing a system centered around their customers.

“During times of growth, client satisfaction can often take a back seat to new installations and the growing pains this sometimes brings. The National Account Manager position was created to ensure we always place the correct emphasis on direct client interaction. It is my passion to educate clients on DealerBuilt’s offerings and to boost their success by ensuring our internal processes exceed client expectations. I feel privileged to head up this team,” Henderson stated.

About DealerBuilt:

DealerBuilt is a premier provider of Dealer Management Systems for retail automobile dealerships. DealerBuilt’s integrated LightYear DMS has proven to be an effective solution for the operation of successful Dealers and Dealership groups of all sizes nationwide. DealerBuilt, located in Mason City, IA, and Grapevine, TX, has enjoyed steady growth as automobile Dealers seek additional choices to manage their dealer operations. For more information about DealerBuilt, call or visit (888) 808-0733 / https://dealerbuilt.com/

DealerBuilt Partners with ParkerGale Capital to Further Company Growth & Innovation

Increased capital & resources will further improve customer service & accelerate release of in-demand technologies including F&I e-signature platform and ceDMS

“We studied DealerBuilt and discovered a uniquely valuable culture and a resounding number of employees that care about what they do in this business, which is something we plan to continue to build on”
— Ryan Milligan, Partner at ParkerGale

MASON CITY, IOWA, USA, March 18, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — DealerBuilt, a proven enterprise Dealer Management System (DMS) for automobile dealers nationwide, today announced it has partnered with ParkerGale Capital to further its growth and innovation in the automotive industry.

DealerBuilt was formed in 2008 to bring to market an enterprise DMS providing automobile dealer and dealer groups a viable alternative to the established market offerings. Over the years, DealerBuilt has seen increased demand for its more modern, scalable platform with an emphasis on being a dealer advocate for new and innovative services in the DMS space.

“In seeking this new partnership with ParkerGale, we wanted a partner who has a like-minded approach to this market, values what we built, yet understands the complexities we face, and has similar core values and culture that we worked hard to build,” stated Mike Trasatti, DealerBuilt CEO.

“DealerBuilt has seen steady growth over the years through word-of-mouth and has achieved market acceptance from some of the best dealer operators in the business,” Trasatti continued, “We owe it to our current customers to broaden our reach, fulfill their needs, and grow in a responsible way to ensure we maintain our commitment to providing great customer service and innovative solutions.”

“In conducting our due diligence, we studied DealerBuilt and discovered a uniquely valuable culture and a resounding number of employees that care about what they do in this business, which is something we plan to continue to build on,” said Ryan Milligan, Partner at ParkerGale. “We think this is precisely what the auto industry is looking for – a high tech and high touch approach to dealership technology. From our industry research, we know there is significant demand from dealers and OEMs to work with vendors that have both the right technology and the right company culture; one that is truly focused on the auto dealer’s future growth and success,” Milligan added.

The capital investment and additional resources will enable DealerBuilt to expand its reach, create the structure necessary for continued growth, and bring to market more readily the features requested from our customers.

Presidio Technology Partners, LLC served as the exclusive financial advisor to DealerBuilt.

About ParkerGale:

ParkerGale Capital is a small private equity firm based in Chicago that invests in profitable, founder-owned technology companies and corporate carve-outs where the firm’s operating resources can have a meaningful impact on the outcome. ParkerGale also hosts the private equity industry’s only podcast, the PEFunCast on iTunes and Google Play. For more information, please visit www.parkergale.com.

About DealerBuilt:

DealerBuilt is a premier provider of Dealer Management Systems for retail automobile dealerships. DealerBuilt’s integrated LightYear DMS has proven to be an effective solution for the operation of successful Dealers and Dealership groups of all sizes nationwide. DealerBuilt, located in Mason City, IA, and Grapevine, TX, has enjoyed steady growth as automobile Dealers seek additional choices to manage their dealer operations. For more information about DealerBuilt, call or visit (888) 808-0733 / https://dealerbuilt.com/

Mike Trasatti
DealerBuilt

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Veronica Dunford, EVP Business Development

DealerBuilt Announces Veronica Dunford as Executive Vice President of Business Development.

September 18, 2017 – It is with great excitement and pleasure that DealerBuilt announces the appointment of Veronica Dunford as Executive Vice President of Business Development at DealerBuilt.

Veronica has been with DealerBuilt for over 5 years in various roles. First, as Key Account Manager for the Western Region. Then, as National Accounts Director, the position she has mastered over the past 2 1/2 years.

Now in this Executive position, Veronica will be heading up all new business development for DealerBuilt including Sales, Marketing, Advertising; all while becoming the main “evangelist” for the company at all industry functions, conferences, and public forums.

Veronica will be leveraging her already extensive knowledge of the automotive industry, specifically in sales and upper management in this newly developed role within Dealer Built. Her tenure with the company combined with her hands-on experience with one of the top Ford dealerships in California and pre-automotive experience in the financial sector made her the obvious choice for this position.

We are pleased that Veronica has accepted this appointment and know she will represent DealerBuilt well and will continue to put forth the values that make Dealer Built the premier DMS technology company in the Automotive Industry.

Please join us in congratulating Veronica and thanking her for all she already does and has done to help the members of our industry.

About DealerBuilt:

DealerBuilt is a premier provider of Dealer Management Systems for retail automobile dealerships. DealerBuilt’s integrated LightYear DMS has proven to be an effective solution for the operation of successful Dealers and Dealership groups of all sizes nationwide. DealerBuilt, located in Mason City, IA, and Grapevine, TX, has enjoyed steady growth as automobile Dealers seek additional choices to manage their dealer operations. For more information about DealerBuilt, call or visit (888) 808-0733 / https://dealerbuilt.com/

DealerBuilt Expands Integration with Spiffit to Include Sales, Service & Accounting

“Now, DealerBuilt clients using Spiffit will see increased sales by engaging their staff and management in improved incentive program management.”
— Sean Ugrin, Spiffit founder and CEO

MASON CITY, IOWA, UNITED STATES, February 5, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — DealerBuilt, a leading provider of automotive Dealer Management Systems (DMS), today announced that it has expanded its integration with Channel Partner Spiffit to help auto dealers improve operations in sales, service, and accounting, and to drive more revenue.

Spiffit is the leading provider of SaaS (Software as a Service) sales incentive management applications and has been a DealerBuilt Channel Partner for the past four years. The previous integration was purely for the service side of the business and is now expanded into sales and accounting as well.

DealerBuilt DMS clients using the Spiffit platform can now manage their various sales performance incentive funds more efficiently and certainty. The Spiffit program not only automates burdensome manual incentive program recordkeeping and reporting but also delivers more actionable spiffs accountability that helps drive sales performance.

Spiffit tracks the spiff incentive programs of dealership OEMs, vendors and dealer groups and displays liabilities, reconciles claims and compiles downloadable program data for accurate/concise reporting and fulfillment. The automated and DMS-driven platform enables sharing of sales, financial and performance metrics by employee and department, in real-time. Spiffit Scoreboards engage the entire team from management to staff.

Spiffit also provides DealerBuilt clients with accurate and accessible digital documentation for all contests and pay plans to simplify incentives program administration, accounting, and payroll. With Spiffit, DealerBuilt clients eliminate end-of-month crunching of manual incentives reports, which themselves can be questionable, time-consuming and ineffective for motivational purposes.

“DealerBuilt provides hundreds of dealers with a DMS that empowers their staff to build processes best for them, encompassing a system centered around their customers, which makes Spiffit a perfect partner,” stated Veronica Dunford, DealerBuilt Executive Vice President of Business Development. “Spiffit is the kind of revolutionary technology we seek to provide for DealerBuilt clients, and we’re excited to expand our partnership to provide performance-enhancement solutions like this to help our clients push back margin compression.”

“Spiffit’s expanded integration with DealerBuilt proves our commitment to implement and manage spiff programs for DealerBuilt’s clients,” said Sean Ugrin, Spiffit founder and Chief Executive Officer. “Now, DealerBuilt clients using Spiffit will see increased sales by engaging their staff and management in improved incentive program management. In line with DealerBuilt, our desire for a great customer experience is priority one.”

About DealerBuilt:

DealerBuilt is a premier provider of Dealer Management Systems for retail automobile dealerships. DealerBuilt’s integrated LightYear DMS has proven to be an effective solution for the operation of successful Dealers and Dealership groups of all sizes nationwide. DealerBuilt, located in Mason City, IA, and Grapevine, TX, has enjoyed steady growth as automobile Dealers seek additional choices to manage their dealer operations. For more information about DealerBuilt, call or visit (888) 808-0733 / https://dealerbuilt.com/

About Spiffit:

Spiffit is a leading provider of SaaS sales incentive applications that drive revenue. Spiffit’s powerful application has been proven to increase performance by promoting and rewarding profitable behavior for automotive dealers of all sizes. Spiffit, in Denver, Colorado, has been growing steadily as automotive dealers see the improved results achieved by implementing and managing targeted Spiff programs for both Service and Sales. For more information, contact Spiffit.com or e-mail hello@Spiffit.com.

DealerBuilt Introduces the ceDMS

DealerBuilt announces a Consumer Experience platform as part of DealerBuilt’s core offering.

GRAPEVINE, Texas, Oct. 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — DealerBuilt, a leading provider of automotive Dealer Management Systems (DMS), introduces a new platform for their flagship LightYear DMS, evolving the DMS into a ceDMS. DealerBuilt’s new Consumer Experience Platform bridges the gap between the importance of a best-in-breed dealer operating system with a best-in-class Consumer Experience solution.

“Today’s consumer demands that dealers pay attention to their total experience in a manner in which they have become accustomed to in today’s rapidly evolving world of technology,” stated Mike Trasatti, CEO of DealerBuilt. Trasatti continued to elaborate, “They want a single point of entry for all their Dealership needs. DealerBuilt is committed to ensuring that the ceDMS delivers on those expectations by being the centralized end to end solution that extends into the consumer experience solution of tomorrow.”

DealerBuilt has partnered with UpdatePromise, the leader in bringing to market emerging consumer experience technologies that leverages today’s leading communication media.

This platform will include several components such as offering promotions, scheduling appointments, self-check-in kiosk, service lane tablet check-in, video and photo repair recommendations, multi-point inspection results, online reviews integrated with social media and even payment processing, all from a single unified system of record. The consumer will have on-demand access to all this information from UpdatePromise’s consumer-based portal coined “Glovebox.”

UpdatePromise’s CEO, Curtis Nixon, discussed the value of his company’s relationship with DealerBuilt, “The Consumer Experience side of the Auto Dealership world is fragmented and costly for Dealerships across the country. DealerBuilt is taking a huge step forward in eliminating that fragmentation by providing a seamless solution for their clients, and an unparalleled Consumer Experience for consumers. We couldn’t be happier that DealerBuilt selected UpdatePromise as their partner of choice for this important milestone.”

DealerBuilt will begin offering the new LightYear ceDMS Nov. 1, 2018 as part of its bundled offering for all new clients and will offer a conversion to the bundle for all existing and renewing clients.

About DealerBuilt:

DealerBuilt is a provider of LightYear Dealer Management Systems for retail automobile dealerships. DealerBuilt’s integrated LightYear DMS has proven to be an effective solution for the operation of successful Dealers and Dealership groups of all sizes nationwide. DealerBuilt, located in Mason City, IA with branch offices throughout the country, has enjoyed steady growth as automobile Dealers seek additional choices to manage their dealer operations. For more information about DealerBuilt, please call or visit (888) 808-0733  /  https://dealerbuilt.com.

About UpdatePromise:

UpdatePromise is a leading technology provider for communication solutions to automotive insurers, repairers, and dealerships throughout North America. Founded in 2009, the UpdatePromise flagship automated messaging system has impacted thousands of businesses and their consumers, delivering unparalleled experiences accumulated through over 200 million text messages throughout the United States. For more information, visit updatepromise.com.

DealerBuilt Joins Forces with Spiffit, the Sales Performance Dashboard.

DealerBuilt’s integration partnership with Spiffit turns your Lightyear Dealer Management System Data into a real-time sales incentive dashboard environment that drives your staff to double and triple their pay plan performance goals.

“Work the plan, plan the work”. Modify your people’s behavior by rewarding them for aligning their tactics with your strategies that drive the bottom line.

Program Types:

Fixed Operations

Accessory Sales

Vehicle Sales, New, Used & Old Age

Program Features:

Program Automation

Easy setup

Program transparency for both management and staff

Publish clear and simple program rules

Engage daily with consistent communication

Create a competitive atmosphere that drives peer performance

DealerBuilt announces UpdatePromise360’s Consumer Experience Lifecycle Solution as part of DealerBuilt’s LightYear DMS Suite Mason City, IA. (11/16/16)

DealerBuilt announces integration with UpdatePromise360’s Consumer Experience Lifecycle Solution, which provides a cradle to grave service offering. UpdatePromise360 solution has been adopted by 8 of the leading top 10 U.S. Auto Insurance companies and is approved by multiple OEMs for their integrated CSI services. The integration of the UpdatePromise360 Solution into DealerBuilt’s Lightyear Dealer Management System user interface creates a seamless, fully integrated workflow. The DealerBuilt clients’ customers will benefit from the ultimate consumer experience that only UpdatePromise360’s Consumer Experience Lifecycle Solution can provide. “DealerBuilt has been working hand in hand with UpdatePromise360 to leverage the success that current DealerBuilt UpdatePromise360 customers are enjoying today, which include increased customer paid labor, increased CSE and increased contact record capture ratio for Business Development Centers just to name a few,” said Mike Trasatti, CEO of DealerBuilt. “We are excited that this deeper integration will enhance those efficiencies to create an unparalleled LightYear DMS solution that benefits both the dealership overall and the consumer.” Chief Executive Officer of UpdatePromise360, Curtis Nixon added, “This is an exciting relationship for UpdatePromise360. DealerBuilt has a proven track record of technology innovation. Their dealers operate large, diverse service drives in competitive markets. This combination offers tremendous improvement in customer communication, from integrated Enterprise Appointment Scheduling and Reminders, Text and Email Repair Status Updates, Natural Language Sentiment Analysis, Automated Electronic Surveys, Integrated Mobile Merchant Payments, Verified Automated Reviews, Social Media Integration and Lost Souls Follow up Engine.” UpdatePromise360 will be available as a fully integrated Lightyear DMS solution in the first quarter of 2017.

About DealerBuilt

DealerBuilt is a provider of LightYear Dealer Management Systems for retail automobile dealerships. DealerBuilt’s integrated LightYear DMS has proven to be an effective solution for the operation of successful Dealers and Dealership groups of all sizes nationwide. DealerBuilt, located in Mason City, IA with branch offices throughout the country, has enjoyed steady growth as automobile Dealers seek additional choices to manage their dealer operations. For more information about DealerBuilt, please call or visit (888) 808-0733 / https://dealerbuilt.com/

About UpdatePromise360

UpdatePromise360 is a leading communication and information technology provider serving the Automotive and Insurance industries throughout North America. UpdatePromise360 has created leading-edge products that outperform the competition at every level. For more information about UpdatePromise360, call or email (800) 276-9107 / info@updatepromise.com.

Dealerbuilt Provides Comprehensive Integration With 700Credit, an Industry Leader In Credit Reporting, Pre-Screen And Compliance Products

Mason City, IA., April 4, 2016 – DealerBuilt, a leading DMS provider, announces today a suite of integration tools with 700Credit, the industry leader in providing credit, pre-screen and compliance services. With DealerBuilt’s flagship LightYear DMS, clients can seamlessly, securely, and in-step with the selling process, access the suite of tools provided by 700 Credit. “DealerBuilt’s integration with 700Credit for Credit Reports and Pre-screen products will provide dealers critical tools they need to quickly and accurately evaluate consumer credit information, and as importantly, perform necessary compliance functions,” said Ken Hill, Managing Director of 700Credit.

“In today’s competitive sales environment, coupled with the sensitive nature of collecting client data, these integration tools provide our clients with the necessary products to market their customer base securely and with confidence,” says Veronica Dunford, Director of National Accounts with DealerBuilt. “Utilizing a soft pull, dealers today can access a consumer’s credit score directly from the LightYear DMS without a signed credit application, SSN or date of birth. In addition, these inquiries do not affect the consumer’s credit file. “We are pleased to partner with 700 Credit, anticipating our clients can achieve higher sales with less hassle to their consumers,” says Dunford.

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About 700Credit: The automotive industry’s leading solution for credit reports, compliance products and pre-screen services. The company’s product and service offerings include credit reports, pre-screen services, OFAC compliance, Red Flag solutions, score disclosure notices, adverse action notices and more. 700Credit exists to provide its clients with the highest quality data in a compliant framework in the most time efficient manner.

About DealerBuilt: DealerBuilt is a provider of LightYear Dealer Management Systems for retail automobile dealerships. DealerBuilt’s integrated LightYear DMS has proven to be an effective solution for the operation of successful dealers and dealership groups of all sizes nationwide. DealerBuilt, located in Mason City, IA, with branch offices throughout the country, has enjoyed steady growth as automobile Dealers seek additional choices to manage their dealer

DealerBuilt, a leading provider of dealer management systems to automobile dealerships announced its recent move into a newly leased 6,000 sq. foot facility in Mason City, IA.

Mason City, IA., March 15, 2015 – Originally founded inside a local new car dealership in Mason City while developing its flagship LightYear Dealer Management System’s recent growth has propelled operations to seek additional space.

DealerBuilt’s new corporate headquarters includes additional space to expand the customer support center, a technical development center, additional IT infrastructure, and a training facility for internal use as well as ability to offer in-house client training and seminars.

“Our staff is thrilled with the move into our new home. It’s a testament to the hard work all of our staff puts in each day to continue to grow our business one customer at a time” says Mike Trasatti. “The move allows us to expand our operations to meet the growing needs of our clients while enhancing consumer choices with additional services”.

Since the move DealerBuilt has added nine (9) new staff housed in the new facility working in client support and software development. In addition DealerBuilt conducted several technical conferences bringing in staff from around the world and offering classroom style training program for clients looking to sharpen their skills.

DealerBuilt is a provider of dealership management systems (DMS) for retail automobile dealerships. DealerBuilt’s integrated Lightyear DMS has proven to be an effective solution for the operation of successful dealers and dealership groups of all sizes nationwide. DealerBuilt, located in Mason City, IA with branch offices throughout the country, has enjoyed steady growth as automobile dealers seek additional choices to manage their dealer operations. Visit www.dealerbuilt.com for more information.

About DealerBuilt: DealerBuilt is a provider of LightYear Dealer Management Systems for retail automobile dealerships. DealerBuilt’s integrated LightYear DMS has proven to be an effective solution for the operation of successful dealers and dealership groups of all sizes nationwide. DealerBuilt, located in Mason City, IA, with branch offices throughout the country, has enjoyed steady growth as automobile Dealers seek additional choices to manage their dealer

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4/20/2015 – CIOReview chooses DealerBuilt for its 20 Most Promising Automotive Technology Solution Providers

3/17/2015 – North Iowa Tech Town Hall & Tech Brew DealerBuilt hosted the evening’s events at the Mason City Chamber of Commerce & Mason City Brewing. Please click through and watch the video.

2/16/2015 – DealerBuilt Announces Integration with PRECIS

9/9/2014 – DealerBuilt Announces Partnership Agreement With American Solutions For Business

4/17/2014 – DealerBuilt Appoints New National Sales Director

3/18/2014 – CIO Automotive 10 Most Promising Automotive DMS Service Providers – 2014

1/22/2014 – DealerBuilt Announces DMS Integration with Toyota Motor Sales, USA Inc.

9/4/2013 – DealerBuilt Completes Integration of its Dealer Management Software (DMS) with American Honda Motor Co., Inc.

2/9/2013 – DealerBuilt Integrates with Xtime

11/15/2012 – DealerBuilt & Hosmer Cars Announce Blood Drive

3/13/2012 – DealerBuilt Integrates with TimeHighway.com

7/18/2011 – PR Newswire DealerBuilt/ LightYear Dealer Technologies Joins STAR

4/19/2011 – Benchmark Email Light Year DMS- Exclusive New Features

12/2008 – Fixed Ops Magazine Thinking Green? Then Think Thin! Frank Lucas, DealerBuilt COO

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