DealerScope Software Releases DealerAlert 5.0 At NADA 2006; Management Tool Delivers Real-Time, Executive Management Information from ADP System

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DealerScope Software LLC, a world-class software provider for car & truck dealerships, today announced that it will unveil DealerAlert 5.0 at NADA 2006, February 11-14 in Orlando, Florida at booth 3915. For more information visit: http://www.dealerscopesoftware.com.

DealerScope Software LLC, a world-class software provider for car & truck dealerships, today announced that it will unveil DealerAlert 5.0 at NADA 2006, February 11-14 in Orlando, Florida at booth 3915. For more information visit: http://www.dealerscopesoftware.com.

DealerAlert 5.0 is an updated version of its popular software that delivers real-time critical, executive management information from a dealership’s ADP system to the dealer principal and managers. The information is first analyzed, filtered and then immediately forwarded to management personnel at any location—in the office, out on the lot, or even at home. With DealerAlert, dealers are increasing profits and decreasing problem areas.

DealerAlert 5.0 will include several new features to help dealers monitor a variety of dealer operations including:

A)A reworked backend that allows DealerScope’s newly released WebLink to run. WebLink is an internet-based portal that links the dealership’s ADP system to the internet; providing customers’ on-line access to a number of valuable self-help features.

B)Two New Gross Profit Alerts:

1) Used Vehicle Gross Profit Analysis: This Alert takes the dealer’s current used vehicle inventory and breaks it down into two categories: by Actual Cash Value and by Days in Stock. It then reviews used vehicle sales over a time period and compares the Gross Profit earned (front and back) during the timeframe against the current inventory, showing where the most (and least) gross is made. It points out any miss-matches between what is currently stocked and historically what has been making the dealership money. The Alert is very flexible and can be tailored to the specific needs of any dealership or large dealer group. To gather this information manually would take at least a couple of hours, assuming that someone even knew how to get it out of the system.

2) Vehicle Gross Profit Alert: Allows dealer to set desired gross profit by year, make and model and front and back end gross. The system can be set to Alert the dealer any time gross profit is outside pre-determined parameters – above or below the set amount.

C) Two New Service Department Alerts:

1) Repair Order Line Status Alert: Allows dealer to set a time frame on any aspect of the RO. For example, if the wait for parts is too long an Alert is sent, if a technician clocks out for lunch for more than an hour, an Alert can be sent. Literally dozens of status codes can be used and DealerAlert can monitor all of them. If they meet certain conditions an Alert is forwarded to relevant personnel.

2) Repair Order Actual vs. Sold: Allows dealer to measure actual time versus time sold to monitor any lost time or revenue, or conversely to highlight any time savings and profits that occur.

“I’m a control freak and DealerAlert allows me to keep the pulse of my dealerships at all times. If there’s a problem, I know about it instantly. Before DealerAlert I had to wade through a long monthly report and with such an overwhelming amount of information, would invariably miss some critical operational issue,” said Joel Avery, General Manager for Acura of Peabody, MA. According to Avery, for any area he wants to watch closely, DealerScope programs his DealerAlert software to track and deliver the information instantly, in real-time, via email. “The system easily saves my dealerships $75,000-$100,000 each year,” Avery commented.

With its smart technology, DealerAlert can reduce stacks of paper into a single ‘Alert’ containing only the pertinent information. Alerts are different from traditional management reports in four key areas: They are intelligent, real-time, proactive, and multi-company.

“DealerAlert turns current information retrieval on its head by reaching out to the dealer instead of vice-versa. Dealers no longer have to wait for someone else to run and analyze reports for them. Alerts are delivered to them wherever they are via Internet e-mail, FAX, pager, cell phone, or PDA. Just by reading a few Alerts each day, dealers are increasing profits and decreasing their problem areas,” commented David Schneider, DealerScope co-founder.

DealerScope Software has enjoyed a year of company expansion and product development. Based on feedback from dealer customers, several new Alert features have been created and the new and expanded version of DealerAlert, Version 5.0, will be unveiled at the 2006 NADA show in Orlando, Florida, February 11-14 at booth 3915.

About DealerScope Software, LLC:

DealerScope Software is located in Concord, NH and provides software and consulting services to the car and truck dealership industry. DealerScope’s core product, DealerAlert, was created by car dealers for car dealers. The software originates from the commercialization of “Dealer Alert,” software originally written by co-founder Jay Alosa for use in his family’s dealerships due to frustration with the accepted method of reviewing reports and schedules at month end.

DealerAlert radically changes the way information is retrieved and reviewed. It delivers real-time critical, executive management information from a dealership’s ADP system to the dealer principal and managers. The information is first analyzed, filtered and then immediately forwarded to management personnel at any location—in the office, out on the lot, or even at home. With DealerAlert, dealers are increasing profits and decreasing problem areas.

WebLink, DealerScope Software’s newest release, is a web-based portal that links the dealership’s ADP system to the internet; providing customers’ on-line access to a number of valuable self-help features. Initial applications include real-time parts shopping, service scheduling, and Accounts Receivable display.

For more information contact David Schneider at (603) 666-7362, or visit http://www.dealerscopesoftware.com.

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