Tech for Auto Dealerships Blog

Thoughts & ideas about technology for auto dealerships from My IT

  • Automotives and Mixed Reality
    January 11, 2018 at 8:00 AM

    The auto industry continues to adopt new technologies to make the customer experience better and to create more efficiencies from manufacturers to auto dealerships. We asked Nathan Sykes, an avid blogger about business and technology, for his view of ho...

  • AI Coming to Auto Dealerships
    September 7, 2017 at 8:00 AM

    If you’re in the auto industry, you undoubtedly have heard about autonomous vehicles; this is just one type of artificial intelligence (AI) that is disrupting the industry for auto dealerships. Nearly every car manufacturer is working on autonomous driv...

  • Lot Management Solutions Drive Profitability for Auto Dealerships
    August 3, 2017 at 8:00 AM

    We’re always on the lookout for ways to utilize technology to help our auto dealership clients increase their profitability. One way to protect their assets is to utilize a lot management solution, which takes geofencing to another level for auto dealer...

  • 7 Technology Priorities for Every Auto Dealership
    July 6, 2017 at 8:00 AM

    It is hard to remember the days when auto dealerships weren’t chock full of technology. Many vehicles today have more technology in them then a typical auto dealership had just a couple of decades ago and faster internet than just 15 years ago. Technolo...

  • 9 Things to Consider When Selecting a DMS (Dealership Management System)
    December 22, 2016 at 5:00 AM

    Over the years we have worked with numerous auto dealerships, and many of them have grown through acquisition of other dealerships across the United States. Although a dealership’s IT infrastructure is probably not a deal breaker for an acquisition, it ...

  • Top 3 Auto Dealership Cybersecurity Mistakes
    May 4, 2017 at 4:00 AM

    Although most auto dealerships have robust security systems and processes in place to protect their inventory of cars and parts (and money), many auto dealerships are inept in their cybersecurity. Generally, the absence of cybersecurity is from a lack o...

  • What is an Auto Technology Specialist Anyway?
    April 6, 2017 at 4:00 AM

    After writing my blog post, Where Auto Dealerships Use Technology to Drive Profitability, I received emails regarding one l...

  • Geofencing for Auto Dealerships
    March 2, 2017 at 5:00 AM

    A geofence is a virtual perimeter that you can draw around a location, such as your dealership’s sales lot. A geofence uses the GPS satellite network or local radio-frequency identifiers, such as Wi-Fi nodes or Bluetooth beacons positioned onsite, to cr...

  • Sharing KPIs Across an Auto Dealership
    February 9, 2017 at 5:00 AM

    The other day, my partner was asked to speak to a group of business executives about sharing KPIs (Key Performance Indicators), a topic he is passionate about and something we take seriously here. In talking with him, it reminded me that many of our mos...

  • Where Auto Dealerships Use Technology to Drive Profitability
    January 19, 2017 at 5:00 AM

    Technology has revolutionized the auto industry, especially on the sales end with websites like TrueCar and CarFax. The vehicles themselves now come equipped with GPS, backup cameras, Wi-Fi, parallel parking capabilities, and self-driving cars are in th...

  • 9 IT Considerations when Acquiring an Auto Dealership
    December 22, 2016 at 5:00 AM

    Over the years we have worked with numerous auto dealerships, and many of them have grown through acquisition of other dealerships across the United States. Although a dealership’s IT infrastructure is probably not a deal-breaker for an acquisition, it ...

  • 10 Ways You Need to Secure Your Data Before You Fire Another Sales Person
    December 1, 2016 at 5:00 AM

    Because of the high turnover in sales at most auto dealerships, the industry is prone to data theft across the board. In business, people get fired, but you can’t let that come back at you. Don’t give a disgruntled ex-employee the ability to communicate...

  • 6 Hidden Costs when Switching DMS (Dealer Management Software)
    November 10, 2016 at 5:00 AM

    We’ve worked with dozens of auto dealerships to convert them to a new DMS (Dealer Management Software). Regardless if they’re switching to CDK (formerly ADP), Reynolds & Reynolds, Autosoft, or another DMS, there are costs many dealerships do not thi...