Auto Master Systems and NCM® Associates Collaborate to Encourage Buy Here, Pay Here Dealers to Experience NCM 20 Groups

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NCM Associates (http://www.ncm20.com) and Auto Master Systems know the value 20 Group participation can bring to the success and profitability of a Buy Here, Pay Here (BHPH) dealership. Therefore, the two industry leaders have joined forces to help Auto Master System clients make a more informed decision by offering a $1,000 credit toward travel expenses incurred to attend two consecutive NCM BHPH 20 Group meetings. The new promotion kicked off at this week’s National Alliance of Buy Here, Pay Here Dealers (NABD) Conference taking place in Las Vegas May 18-20.

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It’s important to AMS that NCM is the pioneer in automotive 20 Groups and has leveraged its expertise working with franchise and independent car dealers to provide an industry-leading 20 Group program for Buy Here, Pay Here dealers.

NCM Associates, a leading provider of retail automotive 20 Group services, Education, Retail Operations Consulting and the originator of the NCM Benchmark® for Success program for automobile dealers, today announced a promotional alliance with Auto Master Systems, a leading dealership management software solution provider to the Buy Here, Pay Here (BHPH) industry. The joint promotion is designed to provide AMS clients an opportunity to attend and evaluate the merits of NCM BHPH 20 Group participation at little to cost to them. The offer runs through the end of 2011 and those AMS clients who take advantage of it will receive a $500 travel credit for each meeting they attend. The offer is valid for two consecutive meetings, for a total travel subsidy opportunity of $1,000 when booking the travel through NCM Travel Solutions.    

Brent Carmichael, Executive Conference Moderator for all of NCM’s BHPH 20 Groups, is excited about the possibility of the two industry leaders teaming up to expose more BHPH dealers to NCM Associates and its BHPH support programs, specifically NCM BHPH 20 Groups. “It is an honor to be endorsed by one of the industry’s leading software solution providers. Auto Master Systems has long supported the NCM 20 Group program and is an advocate of BHPH operations Benchmarking,” he said. “In fact, AMS was one of the first BHPH dealership management solutions providers to program a report export feature into its system to enable NCM BHPH 20 Group clients’ financial statement data to easily and securely be transferred to NCM each month.” Carmichael added. The data download feature is important for NCM Group members who regularly share and compare their operating performance results with their fellow members through an NCM Benchmark® composite.

Brian Hoppel, Vice President of Auto Master Systems, Inc., led the promotion development effort and explained why AMS chose NCM as its preferred NCM 20 Group provider. “It’s important to AMS that NCM is the pioneer in automotive 20 Groups and has leveraged its expertise working with franchise and independent car dealers to provide an industry-leading 20 Group program for Buy Here, Pay Here dealers,” he said. “Furthermore,” Mr. Hoppel continued, “We have the utmost confidence in Brent Carmichael to help our clients succeed through his knowledge and understanding of all facets of the BHPH dealer experience.”    NCM and Auto Master Systems planned the announcement to coincide with NABD 2011, where representatives from both companies will be on hand in their respective exhibit booths to speak with AMS clients about the promotion.

NCM Associates currently serves BHPH dealers through its industry-leading 20 Groups, specialized consulting services and exclusive Benchmarking tools, including a proprietary operating performance trend analysis tool for BHPH operators, FIDO™ for BHPH. NCM recently announced the addition of a new suite of BHPH training programs through the NCM Institute, as well.

About NCM® Associates, Inc.
NCM Associates, Inc. is the originator of the automotive industry 20 Group peer collaboration process and has been providing dealership Benchmarking, Education and Retail Operations Consulting services to the industry since 1947. Located in Overland Park, KS, NCM provides a robust suite of services designed to drive dealership profitability using its proven, operations-focused Benchmark® for Success program with new and pre-owned U.S. automotive dealerships, as well as with dealerships in more than 20 other industries. For more information about NCM Associates, visit http://www.ncm20.com or call 800.756.2620.

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