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September 17, 2018
Lineup Set for First-Ever Technology Challenge

Organizers of the upcoming Industry Summit have announced the 10 companies that will compete in the inaugural Technology Challenge on Tuesday, Oct. 9.




J.D. Power: In-Vehicle Tech Shows Improved Adoption, Reliability

In-car multimedia technology still vexes vehicle owners, but some automakers are showing strong improvement, according to a new study from J.D. Power.




Eckert to Retire as President of SouthwestRe

Eddie Eckert will retire as president of SouthwestRe at the end of September, concluding a 14-year tenure with the company and marking more than 40 years of service to the automotive industry.




Brown & Brown Acquires F&I Resources

With the acquisition, terms of which were not disclosed, the F&I Resources team will become part of Brown & Brown’s auto, RV, and powersports practice, which operates under the leadership of Mike Neal, president of the company’s Brown & Brown of Kentucky subsidiary.




You Need a Game Plan for a Flat Market

Stay competitive in a flat market by refocusing on the fundamentals of new-inventory management, forecasting, and tracking.




Auto/Mate Integrates DMS With Kimoby

A new partnership between Auto/Mate and Kimoby was designed to help dealers improve customer communications and CSI scores.




Affinitiv: Caldwell & Kerr Acquisition Creates ‘Full-Service’ Platform

Affinitiv has acquired Caldwell & Kerr Enterprises, forming a strategic partnership designed to enhance digital capabilities for a combined customer base.


Podium Named to Forbes Cloud 100

Podium has been named to this year’s Forbes list of the top 100 private cloud companies in the world.


Black Book HAV Data Now Integrated Into defi SOLUTIONS’ LOS Platform

Defi SOLUTIONS is the first loan origination platform to include Black Book’s History Adjusted Valuations data feed. Users can now identify undesirable deals prior to the origination process, improve advance amounts, prevent fraud, and use HAV to set floors more accurately when remarketing.


Lotpop to Host Dealer Workshop

Dealer Workshop by Lotpop invites inventory managers to celebrate while sharpening their car-buying, car-pricing, and car-merchandising skills.


RelayCars Adds New Features to VR App

RelayCars has added a host of new features and functionality to its virtual reality app.


Is Your Sales Team Calling Audibles?

Follow the example of the NFL’s most successful franchises to put your showroom sales squad into playoff contention.


Your Social Media Service Audit

Conduct a three-step audit of comments and ratings to learn how your service department is perceived by customers and which issues need immediately attention.



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