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23 Jul 2018

CarVue feature update: Our biggest update ever!

We're really pleased to announce the biggest update EVER to our online garage software! We've got a new menu design for easier navigation, and we've also made some other major changes across the application: speeding up and simplifying building of job cards, allowing committed financial documents to be edited, made customer data collection GDPR-compliant, introduced Parts bins and inventory tracking, created new filters for T-Card boards, and made signing into CarVue even more secure for users. Phew...quite a lot to get through!
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13 Jul 2018

CustomerVue feature update: Inbox & VHC upgrades

The latest changes have been rolled out to CustomerVue, our franchised workshop management system. We know that in a busy workshop environment, keeping customers updated is hugely important, so in this release we've made some usability improvements to the great customer communication tools already in the system as well as some changes to VHC which will further increase the efficiency of your service team.
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06 Jul 2018

CarVue feature update: Inventory levels and Estimated hours

Today we're introducing some great new features in CarVue that allow you to manage your parts inventory and speed up adding repair lines to jobs. We've also added in a new job export feature so you can download your CarVue job history in an Excel spreadsheet.
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14 Jun 2018

Is your dealership software really right for you?

Software gets outdated. There’s always going to be an update or a way your dealership needs to improve. Unfortunately, this is standard procedure but there is a way to spot if your software is really right for you ahead of time. This is a quick blog that highlights a few points that I think are key when it comes to knowing if your DMS is really allowing you to reach full potential and profitability.
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14 Jun 2018

How good is your customer retention?

Hopefully your answer to the above question is “great!”. If it is, then good for you but you should read on because it could always be better. If your answer wasn’t quite so positive then welcome, this quick blog is here to help.
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14 Jun 2018

Do you upgrade your DMS or switch?

I know that your Dealer Management System is at the heart of your dealership so when it comes to thinking about switching your provider it’s no easy task. Your entire dealership will be comfortable with your current system and know it like the back of their hands, so the idea of new technology and change can often be met with some resistance and no doubt a bombardment of questions. Then you also have the anxiety of the whole process itself, will the data transfer correctly? What will the down time be? These are just a few common questions that will naturally spring to mind.
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14 Jun 2018

Embrace the digital revolution or get left behind

Before the digital age changed the way we shop, buying a car was a long process of more than five dealer visits and a lot of questions, answered mostly by the dealership.
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13 Jun 2018

How well do you know your millennial customers?

Nothing stands still and neither does the customer landscape. Millennials are classed as people born between 1980 and 2004, and they are entering the car buying market at high speed. It’s been reported* that by 2020 Millennials are expected to capture 40% of the new car sales market.
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13 Jun 2018

Is your DMS increasing profitability?

I’ve got some questions… Your DMS is there to measure, report, input jobs and provide clarity and transparency when it comes to your internal processes and communications, right? But, what about the customer?

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