They wanted a single location that provides multiple deal scenarios for each of their customers without having to open several applications using separate log-ins. With VinSolutions’ Advanced Desking module we gave them exactly what they asked for and then some.
Overland Park, KS (Vocus) July 2, 2009
“Before we began work on our Advanced Desking module, we listened to what sales managers had to say,” said Matt Watson, CTO. “They wanted a single location that provides multiple deal scenarios for each of their customers without having to open several applications using separate log-ins. With VinSolutions’ Advanced Desking module we gave them exactly what they asked for and then some.”
Another valuable feature is the ability to roll payments and amounts financed. The desking program easily breaks down each element within a specific car deal, thereby allowing managers to work with customers to reach their desired payment. Dealers can use the system’s ability to delineate individual accessories and fees to better evaluate their front and back end grosses.
Inventory and customer information is current due to the system’s real-time DMS pushing capability. Having current and reliable inventory information increases the value of Advanced Desking’s bookout feature. The ability to identify vehicles in inventory that offer the most profit potential is a valuable tool for sales managers. “Our Advanced Desking module can make a difference to a dealership’s bottom line,” said Doug Kinney, VinSolutions’ CEO. “Today’s economic challenges dictate that we design tools that help dealers make and keep as much money as they can. We’re confident the enhancements we’ve added to our desking system bring those tools to the table.”
The Advanced Desking module allows sales managers to run OFAC checks in compliance with the Office of Homeland Security, as well as running multiple credit reports. Appropriate customer-specific city, county and state tax information can be automatically calculated into car deals with ease.
Tabs across the bottom of the screen enable sales managers to see who is in the dealership’s showroom, view a list of completed deals, search for customers, show uncompleted tasks, view upcoming appointments and see the desk log.
Other time-saving features include direct links to AIS for factoring incentives into car deals, one click access to vehicle and trade-in valuations, and the ability to access reports from Kelly Blue Book, CARFAX, AutoCheck, as well as our many other integrated partners.
Future enhancements to the Advanced Desking module include the ability to work irregular payment deals, roll lease payments and improve screen aesthetics.
ABOUT VINSOLUTIONS (http://www.vinsolutions.com )
An industry-leading developer of Internet-based desking, automotive CRM and Internet lead management (ILM) software, VinSolutions provides 24/7 dealership sales and marketing information to their clients anywhere Internet access is available. In addition to CRM, ILM and Inventory control products, VinSolutions builds custom dealership Web sites, uploads inventory photos, offers their clients quality training and consulting services, as well as valuable customer support. VinSolutions is a Microsoft partner, is GM, Chrysler, Subaru and Audi certified and has working relationships, alliances and integrations with several automotive software service providers such as Kelley Blue Book, CARFAX, AutoSoft, Inc., Autodata, RouteOne and DealerTrack.