"Not only do open standards eliminate the high costs that legacy DMS vendors traditionally charge, they increase competition and choices in the market, which further reduces costs for dealerships."
Clifton Park, NY (PRWEB) May 23, 2011
Auto/Mate Dealership Systems (http://www.automate.com) announced today that it has completed full integration of its dealership management system, Automotive Management Productivity Suite (AMPS), with the Toyota DMS Integration Program. Toyota dealerships using AMPS can now communicate seamlessly with Toyota Motors Sales, USA, Inc. (TMS) through integration points in all departments, including sales, F&I and accounting. The Lexus interfaces have also been successfully developed and tested with TMS.
“The trend by auto manufacturers to incorporate open standards into their systems greatly benefits dealerships,” said Mike Esposito, President and CEO of Auto/Mate. “Not only does it eliminate the high costs that legacy DMS vendors traditionally charge for custom development; it allows all DMS vendors to potentially provide seamless integration with manufacturers, thereby increasing competition and choices in the market, which further reduces costs for dealerships.”
The technology used in Toyota’s Dealer Daily communications system is based on standards set by the Standards for Technology in Automotive Retail (STAR), an organization that promotes the use of non-proprietary technology.
In February Auto/Mate announced a partial integration of AMPS with 13 interfaces; now every module in AMPS is able to connect in real-time with TMS via a web-based portal. The final integration approval was granted after Auto/Mate’s participation for more than a year in the Toyota Dealer Daily Open Access Project (DDOA). The latest updates to AMPS include:
-- Fixed Ops: AMPS seamlessly sends parts inventory, retrieves vehicle shipping information, special service campaigns, allows for parts orders and returns, transmits repair order information, retrieves operation codes, sends customer updates and retrieves national service history data.
-- F&I/Sales: On demand or automatically, AMPS acquires and transmits vehicle inventory adjustments, retail delivery and credit contracts.
-- Accounting: Redundancies are eliminated with AMPS as it transmits financial statement information, retrieves warranty payment data and transmits all customer information updates.
Auto/Mate’s AMPS is a robust, easy-to-use dealership management system with more than 20 integrated modules to help dealers manage their business. It supports an unlimited number of users, workstations and printers, and can be implemented in any size dealership.
Auto/Mate is a leading dealer management system (DMS) provider that offers its AMPS system to franchised dealerships. The company has received top satisfaction rankings from customers in NADA’s 2009 Dealership Management System survey and boasts more than 300 years of collective automotive experience among its key executives and employees—the foundation of its “designed by car people for car people” slogan. For more information, visit http://www.automate.com and follow us on http://www.twitter.com/AutoMateDMS.