Distribution Policies for Vehicle Wholesales
policies provide a flexible mechanism for different
vehicle sales types. These policies coordinate differences
between special fleet and company car sales, promotion
cars and normal dealer sales activities. Distribution
policies also control different component pricing
levels associated with these different types of wholesales.
Any applicable charges (co-op, delivery, sales tax,
holdback, etc.) can be easily configured based on
Distribution policies provide a flexible means for
coordinating different wholesale procedures within
one central vehicle system. They allow you to define
special pricing for wholesale categories while also
providing a means for categorizing, separating, and
managing different types of inventory.
Wholesale Pricing with Effective Date Processing
are individually priced by vehicle component (model,
exterior, interior, options, transmission, and top).
Effective Date Pricing allows you to set up future
pricing changes which automatically take effect when
you have specified. Effective pricing dates are maintained
to track the history of vehicle prices for analysis.
The system allows you to conduct vehicle pricing simulations
based on future effective dates. It also offers the
dealer and customer protection from changes in price.
This allows you an accurate means for cutting over
to a new pricing structure while still managing vehicles
with old prices. Price changes are painless, since
they can be entered in advance of their effective
prices that are calculated throughout the standard
pricing method can be overridden for special wholesales,
such as damage discounts, retired company cars, employee
sales, or tourist delivery sales. Vehicles with price
overrides are placed on accounting hold for review.
Price overrides make it easier to offer special discounts
or to handle exceptional cases.
Marketing Incentives Programs and Additional Invoice
incentive programs can be included in dealer invoicing.
The distribution policy identifies which programs
are in effect.
Marketing incentives can be flexibly configured to
respond to local advertising promotions in market
areas or national level marketing programs. Special
marketing program incentive costs are easily applied
to vehicles sold within these market areas, allowing
dealers to reap the benefits of corporate marketing
and credits are automatically logged for a complete
accounting history. All invoices are separately stored
and may be regenerated on demand.
A vehicle's complete financial history is readily
available for analysis. Misplaced or lost invoices
can be easily re-generated.
Automated Preparation of Standard Forms
system automatically generates standard forms at the
appropriate times in the distribution process, including
Monroney (window) labels, vehicle invoices and certificates
The automatic generation of paperwork reduces the
need for administration and clerical support. This
also ensures timely submission of paperwork and control
over processing procedures. All paperwork can be manually
reprinted, if needed.
Company Car Processing
can be registered as company cars. Company car programs
are defined and can be assigned to a special group
or department. Company car programs have associated
pricing discounts, which are applied at the time of
wholesale. The system controls the categorization
of company car inventory and automatically relieves
it from company car status upon its retirement. Once
retired, it continues to be identified as having been
a company car.
The special company policies applied to company cars,
such as extended warranty, can be processed for these
vehicles. Company Car Inventory valuation may be easily
summarized and managed.