Toyota Dealers Favor AutoSoft Integration
More and more dealers are shifting to Toyota Motors. And the solutions to the mounting need are fast computers to ensure excellent connectivity. Several dealers use the dealer management system (DMS) to manually enter the data into the factory's online interface.
However, majority of dealers and many other makes that have direct DMS integration are saying that its simplicity and affordability make the transactions with the vernacular, a no-brainer.
Cliff Wheeler, principal at Wheeler Toyota, Grants Pass says, "If I could get Toyota integration I would go from completely satisfied to extremely satisfied with my DMS, but it already delivers more capabilities and more reporting than anyone can use. We might have one additional employee because we don’t have this integration, but this system is still much less expensive than other systems.”
In regard to the affordability aspect, Craig Marr, fixed operations director and IT administrator for Chuck Patterson Auto World, a Chico, CA store dualed with Dodge-Jeep and Mazda says, "We save ,000 a month by not using one of the Big 2."
Chuck Spadafora dealer principal at Colonial Toyota, Indiana, PA says, “We can so easily look up invoices and histories, service and parts – even special orders – which makes up for the lack of integration with Toyota’s Dealer Daily. The system’s overall convenience makes up for the time we take to manually enter data into Dealer Daily.”
Some of the dealers asked Toyota Motor Sales USA why they never integrated with the AutoSoft DMS. According to Kim Hudson of Hudson Toyota Chrysler, Madisonville, KY, “They don’t really give me answer.”
On the other side of it, Toyota made a statement through its spokesperson. The company said “I was unable to get the information you requested. Evidently, it's not something that is given out to the public and is considered proprietary.”
Many dealers favor AutoSoft integration to have speedy transactions regarding sales of Toyota parts and vehicles. Moreover, they are looking forward to achieve such integration in the near future.
About the Author: As a manager of one of the largest auto store in Springfield,Massachusetts, Sarah has extensive expertise on auto parts and automotives in general. This 42 year old is a certified car enthusiast.