May 2019 Update

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The team here at Autovance is back to bring you our May update!
We hope all our dealers were able to close out the month strong as we gather for a busy June ahead. There’s a few changes to share this month, and a couple of exciting announcements to make so keep reading below!

What’s New

  • Changes To The Way Deals Are Pushed To DMS
  • Updated List of Supported Manufacturers
  • Ford & FCA Window Stickers Available in Desk
  • Full Disclosure Improvements

What’s Coming

  • F&I Menu Coming Soon
  • Dealermine CRM Integration
  • Dealersocket CRM Integration

Changes To The Way Deals Are Pushed To DMS

As we embark down the path of establishing Autovance as a platform and developing an F&I Menu, it became clear we needed to modify the way we handled our DMS integrations. Previously, users would have to mark a quote as Sold, and if re-pushing to the DMS was required the deal would have to be changed to Quote status and then back to Sold.

Users with DMS integration active will now see the Push to DMS button on the right-hand side of the screen. This will prompt you to select which payment to push into the DMS and where the DMS Deal Number will be displayed. You can read the in-depth article on our help centre here.

Updated List of Supported Manufacturers

We’ve been so busy we haven’t posted a recent list of our supported manufacturers and makes, if you don’t see a particular make you would like please reach out to sales@autovance.com as we are always looking to expand our offerings.

  • BMW
  • FCA (Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram)
  • Ford (Ford, Lincoln)
  • General Motors (GMC, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet)
  • Honda
  • Acura
  • Hyundai
  • Jaguar Land Rover
  • Kia
  • Mazda
  • Mitsubishi
  • Nissan
  • Infiniti
  • Subaru
  • Volkswagen
  • Volvo
  • Other Manufacturers – Please Inquire

Ford & Chrysler Window Stickers Now Available in Desk

Users will now be able to instantly access window stickers within Desk. Clicking on the vehicle information panel will expand the vehicle details and expose the Window Sticker button. The Window Sticker button will only be present if a VIN is entered or present in Desk. Please note that this feature is currently only available to Ford & Chrysler dealers.

Full Disclosure Improvements

You may have noticed some changes to the full disclosure. The layout has been improved for readability and now follows a 4-column grid. Gross Profit and Fee/Accessory Cost is now displayed on the Full Disclosure and can be toggled on or off with keyboard shortcut Ctrl+G.

CDK DMS Integration 7 Spots Remaining for Promotional Rate

As you may be aware, we offer rich integration into Quorum’s XSᴇʟʟᴇʀᴀᴛᴏʀ™, PBS Systems, and CDK Drive DMS. This includes total inventory access, customer access, and complete deal push (with weOwe support for CDK). No more double entry!

We still have 7 spots left to take advantage of CDK DMS integration at our promotional rate.

Please contact Brayden Lisecki, Account Manager at brayden@autovance.com for more information.

See April 3, 2019 Press Release: “Autovance Technologies Joins CDK Global Partner Program”


F&I Menu Coming Soon

As many know, we have announced an F&I Menu slated for launch later this year, and wanted to assure you we have been hard at work making it a reality. We don’t have any more news to share right now, but stay tuned as we will make official announcements nearing release.

You will be able to expect the seamless user experience you’ve become accustomed to at the sales desk for your business managers and finance teams.

Sign up for notifications at autovance.com/menu-launch

In-Development: DealerMine CRM Integration

We’re excited to partner with DealerMine CRM and offer a rich integration into Autovance Desk. Together we have begun development on this integration and more information will be available in the near future.

In-Development: Dealersocket CRM Integration

We are proud to announce that we have also begun development on a project to provide Dealersocket integration to Autovance Desk users. More details will be available in the coming months.

Thanks for Your Continued Support

Thank you for taking the time to read our product update for May. We really couldn’t do it without our customers. Our team is working hard to continue providing the desking tool you can trust.

If you have any questions or would like to share, please contact us by phone at 1-855-388-0145 or by email support@autovance.com

Sincerely,
The Autovance Team

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