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March 27, 2024

Driving Success: The Future of Automotive Dealerships with Cloud-Based DMS Solutions

How are CLOUD Dealership Management systems evolving?

Managing such a complex business operation as an automotive dealership requires a reliable single software platform that can oversee sales, after-sales, spare parts, accounting & financials, and OEM integration, etc.

While there have been several strong players on the Dealership Management Systems (DMS) market for quite some time, Cloud DMS have become particular popular, placing a greater emphasis on real-time analytics and reporting capabilities. Dealerships could leverage data insights into better decision-making, inventory management, and understanding customer behavior.

Cloud-based Dealership Management Solutions (DMS) offer a range of benefits for automotive dealerships, enhancing operational efficiency, flexibility, and customer experience. Here are the TOP 10 advantages, according to our Dealerbox DMS team:

Accessibleility from Anywhere

Dealership staff can access the DMS from any location with an internet connection, facilitating remote work, and enabling sales and service teams to be more flexible.

Real-Time Data and Analytics

Cloud DMS provides real-time data and analytics, allowing dealerships to make informed decisions quickly. Analytics can help optimize inventory, sales strategies, and overall business performance.

Reduced IT Infrastructure Costs

Cloud-based solutions eliminate the need for extensive on-premises infrastructure, reducing costs associated with hardware maintenance, upgrades, and physical storage.

Automatic Updates and Maintenance

Cloud DMS providers handle software updates and maintenance tasks automatically, ensuring that the system is up to date with the latest features and security patches without dealership intervention.

Scalability

Cloud DMS solutions are scalable, allowing dealerships to easily adjust the system to accommodate growth or changes in business requirements without the need for significant upfront investments.

Improved Collaboration

Cloud DMS enables seamless collaboration among dealership staff, departments, and locations. Real-time access to shared data enhances communication and teamwork.

Enhanced Customer Experience

Cloud DMS can contribute to a better customer experience by streamlining processes, enabling faster transactions, and providing more personalized services.

Mobile Accessibility

Sales and service personnel can access essential data and functionalities through mobile devices, improving efficiency on the showroom floor or in the service bay.

Integration with OEMs and Third-Party Services

Cloud-based DMS often integrates with Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and third-party services, streamlining processes related to vehicle ordering, warranty management, and parts inventory.

Automated Workflows

Cloud DMS supports automated workflows, reducing manual processes and enhancing efficiency in tasks such as approvals, document management, and inventory updates.

Both dealers and importers used to invest in IT and infrastructure to achieve high system performance, reliability, and security, and connectedness to external systems. But the level on which all of this is solved in the Microsoft Dynamics 365 SaaS applications is so advanced, that all of them don’t have to worry about any IT-related issue and they can just keep their focus on core business, while using one of the world’s leading cloud infrastructure.”, shares Martin Sirashki, Pre-Sales DMS Business Consultant.

Intelligent Systems’ DealerBox stands out as the ideal solution for those in search of a state-of-the-art, cloud-based automotive tool. This platform excels in digitalizing and streamlining all company processes, delivering numbers of benefits. Importers and car dealers alike find their needs met through its comprehensive functionality, covering both Dealer Management System (DMS) and Inventory Management System (IMS).

We have been providing cloud-based DMS DealerBox for years solution since 2021 and see the trend towardhow cloud-based solutions are constantly growing. DealerBox helps integrate various data sources, difficulties in tracking the entire sale cycle and keeping the complete maintenance history of each vehicle.

It is an end-to-end solution fully integrated with Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central.

Ready to Elevate Your Dealership’s Success with DealerBox? Call us now

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