DataOne Software Fuels Technology Behind New DriveChicago.com Web site

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Leading vehicle inventory management, marketing and intelligence solution provider DataOne Software, a division of Dominion Enterprises, announced today that its cutting-edge technology will fuel the newly launched DriveChicago.com Web site, increasing functionality and offering new tools that make auto searches faster and easier. DataOne Software is providing the advanced Web mall solution through a recently established partnership between its sister company, Dealerskins, and the Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA), which owns and operates the site.

We are extremely excited about the DriveChicago.com launch and our involvement in this Web mall project

Leading vehicle inventory management, marketing and intelligence solution provider DataOne Software, a division of Dominion Enterprises, announced today that its cutting-edge technology will fuel the newly launched DriveChicago.com Web site, increasing functionality and offering new tools that make auto searches faster and easier. DataOne Software is providing the advanced Web mall solution through a recently established partnership between its sister company, Dealerskins, and the Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA), which owns and operates the site.

DriveChicago.com is Chicago and northwest Indiana's most comprehensive online resource for researching and purchasing new and used cars and is the area's largest local automotive inventory listing. The site showcases more than 100,000 new and used vehicles and is supported by over 540 Chicago dealerships.

According to DriveChicago General Manager Mark Bilek, "DriveChicago made the switch to Dealerskins and DataOne Software to better serve our dealers and produce a site with a retail feel. DataOne Software had a Web portal tool that allowed us to quickly develop a site that was more useful for both consumers and dealers."

As CATA's new preferred Web site provider, Dealerskins will also provide Web development services to the association's dealer base as well as on-going best practices seminars to show dealers how to maximize Web site ROI.

"We are extremely excited about the DriveChicago.com launch and our involvement in this Web mall project," said Jock Pereira, managing director, DataOne Software. "The technology enhancements that we've been able to make are going to significantly improve the portal's online inventory management capabilities, performance and user experience."

DataOne Software's backbone technology for DriveChicago.com is a repurposed version of the company's proprietary and popular WebMall Platform.

New DriveChicago.com Web site features include:

  • A faster, easier and more accurate search interface for users
  • Improved and expanded data capturing and lead distribution capabilities
  • An advanced revenue-generating ad banner system that supports multiple banners and targeted advertising
  • A new research, review and comparison functionality
  • New tools that allow users to search by dealerships and submit quote requests to multiple dealers at the same time

The site will be hosted by Rackspace, the industry's fastest-growing dedicated hosting service provider. Rackspace is the only hosting company to offer a Zero-Downtime Network™ program that guarantees 100% uptime. "Rackspace's proactive network management practices, high performance bandwidth and multiple information flow redundancies make them the ideal hosting partner for this project," said Pereira.

DataOne Software has extensive industry experience developing and implementing state-of-the-art Web technology for major dealerships such as the East Coast Division of Group 1 Automotive, Colonial Automotive Group, Lia Automotive Group and The Herb Chambers Companies. "More than anything else we listen to what our clients have to say. Only when we fully understand their needs do we develop the software," notes Pereira. "No complexities, no over-thinking. We just build it."

About DataOne Software
DataOne Software, a division of Dominion Enterprises, was founded in 1999 to provide core technology solutions to auto dealers nationwide. Today, DataOne Software provides services to nationally ranked top 100 auto dealer stores and groups, and supports many of the top dealer service providers with tools and data services. DataOne Software also provides data services to most segments of the automotive industry including Auto Portals, Insurance, Transportation and Newspaper and Print as well as many state and municipal agencies. For more information contact DataOne Software Sales at 877.438.8467, email sales@dataonesoftware.com or visit http://www.DataOneSoftware.com.

About Dominion Enterprises
Dominion Enterprises, a division of Landmark Communications, is a leading marketing services company serving the automotive, real estate, apartment, recruitment and marine markets. The company operates a variety of businesses that offer Internet marketing, Web site design and hosting, lead generation, CRM, and data capture and distribution services. The company has more than 40 market-leading Web sites reaching more than 12.5 million unique monthly visitors, and more than 500 magazines with a weekly circulation of over 5 million. Headquartered in Norfolk, Va., the company has nearly 6,000 employees nationwide and annualized revenue of more than $946 million. For more information, visit http://www.DominionEnterprises.com.

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