Dealer Stock Updating
system provides controlled transfer of vehicle inventory
from distributor inventory to dealer stock. The vehicle
status is automaticlly controlled and reflective of
the physical location. Dealer inventories are automatically
updated based on transport time from port to dealer.
Change of ownership coincides
with the approximate time of receipt of vehicles by
dealers. This gives a true inventory valuation for
the distributor inventory. It also provides an accurate
indication of the vehicle location status at all points
to its final destination.
Wholesale/Retail Sales Summarization Inquiry
summaries are automatically calculated and classified
for up to the minute wholesales and retail totals.
The classifications are organized by product line
and model class and can be segregated according to
a national, region, district, or dealer perspective.
Sales management can see, at
a glance, whether the sales results are on target.
Sales can be analyzed and compared in different regions
and market areas to see effective trends.
Flexible End of Period Processing
system maintains three retail dates:
By specifying the appropriate period end dates and current
sales analysis period information, end of period transactions
may be entered after the end of the period, but dated
on the end of the sales period.
- Retail date (the date the retail transaction actually
- Posted date (the date the transaction is posted)
- Sales analysis date (date used for sales analysis
In non-dealer communication environments, the data entry
effort for entering end of period retail transactions
may be spread over a few days, eliminating the need
for overtime expenses. No longer is it necessary for
sales reporting to be affected by processing delays.
system enables dealer personnel to locate available
vehicles at other dealerships that meet specific search
criteria. The search may be restricted to the dealer's
sales district or expanded nationwide.
The Vehicle Locator enables you to provide a high
level of service to your dealers and retail customers
by significantly increasing vehicle availability for
customers with strong preferences.
Vehicle Swap/Transfer Capabilities
transfers allow dealers to trade or move vehicles
among dealerships. This usually occurs when a dealer
has a customer with a specific preference but does
not have the inventory to meet that preference. The
system controls dealer swapping and must be initiated
from the dealer transferring from in-house inventory
out to another dealer's inventory.
Enables dealers to extend their effective inventory
for maximum sales potential. The system controls this
process to ensure that all vehicles are tracked properly.
system allows you to enter extensive demographic information
for the retailed vehicle population.
Having access to retail demographics of the vehicle-buying
population enhances your ability to track sales trends
and create effective advertising and marketing strategies.
Sales and Stock Reporting
series of reports focuses on sales and stock positions
from dealer, sales district, region and national perspectives.
These reports allow management
to monitor vehicle sales activity while giving them
the ability to analyze any sales trends or discrepancies
across their market areas.
Built-In Dealer Communications Interface
Vehicle System interfaces with the Dealer Communications
System, providing an electronic communication link
between you and your dealerships. Dealers can report
vehicle sales, leases, transfers, ownership changes,
and status changes. The Vehicle Locator function enables
the dealers to search through other dealers' inventories
for an available vehicle that fulfills a customer's
request. You can update dealer vehicle inventories
and send memos and allocation reports via electronic
The Dealer Communications Interface helps you operate
more efficiently and responsively. Data entry costs
at the corporate level are eliminated, since vehicle
transactions are entered remotely at the dealerships.
Dealers realize improved service levels, since they
have timely information about changes in vehicle inventory,
the ability to locate a specifically-requested vehicle
via the Vehicle Locator inquiry, and the ability to
update vehicle status and ownership.