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When you see someone using their smartphone, what is your first impression? Do you assume that person is engaged in personal business or professional business? Logically there’s no way to know because people use their smartphones for both reasons.

On a personal level, smartphones are used to text family and friends, check social media and play games. On a professional level, smartphones are used primarily for phone calls and replying to emails.

Recently, however, vendors in the retail automotive industry (and other industries) are releasing mobile versions of applications that can be used on either smartphones or tablets. If you ask your employees what their personal preference is, many of them will choose the smartphone versions of these apps.

I believe this is a mistake. Based on feedback from our dealership clients, I now believe that mobile tablets are the better choice for mobile apps in the workplace. Read More

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Atlanta, GA – April 10, 2018 – ELEAD1ONE today announced that its DealBuilder digital retailing platform was honored with two 2018 Automotive Website Awards (AWA) at the NADA Convention & Expo. Additionally, ELEAD1ONE’s Service1One service retention suite took home an AWA award in the Fixed Ops category. The three awards were presented to ELEAD1ONE at a ceremony hosted by PCG Companies on March 22nd at the Aria Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, NV.

“Digital retailing was a major theme at NADA this year, and the response to our rollout of DealBuilder was incredible,” said Bill Wittenmyer, Partner with ELEAD1ONE. “We are thrilled that forward-thinking dealers are embracing this new technology as a way to attract new customers and improve their car-buying experience.” Read More

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When the team at Scott Clark Toyota began searching for an innovative service drive technology that would provide a competitive edge in their Fixed Operations department, the team turned to ELEAD1ONE for a solution that could handle their hefty customer load and growth opportunities.

As one of the nation’s most profitable Toyota dealerships, Service Director David Blackburn turned to the Fixed Operations consultants at ELEAD1ONE to chart a plan to create the best customer experience in the Charlotte, North Carolina metro area.

The goal – to streamline the communication between service technicians, the parts desk, and most of all with their customers. The dealership also wanted to add accountability to their Multi-Point (MPI) and Additional Recommended Services (ASR) processes.

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Service Department Opportunity

We’ve all heard the forecasts: new vehicle sales are slowing, and the latest predictions for 2018 are that sales may drop to 16.7 million vs. an estimated SAAR of 17.1 million this year.

I suppose weakening demand could be interpreted as bad news, but a 2.3 percent drop in sales is hardly going to cause any dealers to tighten their belts. Still, if your business isn’t growing, it’s shrinking, and who wants shrinkage? If you’re not growing and defending market share, someone else is.

The good news is you don’t have to rely on new vehicle sales demand to grow your business. Do me a favor and walk over to your service department. Stand there and listen for a moment. That knocking sound you hear is opportunity. Read More

Take your dealership’s fixed operations to the next level with ELEAD1ONE’s Service1One customer retention suite. The suite will be on display at the 2016 Fixed Ops Conference, November 14th through November 16th in Las Vegas.

Service1One ties together all workflows and moving parts into one, easy-to-use solution that completely revolutionizes the automotive service repair business.

Service1One Features

  • Online Scheduler:  The intuitive online portal lets customers shop for repair services and schedule appointments.  Our convenient Scheduler that instantly integrates within your DMS.
  • Multi-point inspection:  A powerful, electronic inspection process ensures every vehicle gets a multi-
    point inspection on every visit. Technicians can provide reliable results to owners.  Capture every declined
    service for follow-up.
  • Lane Application:  Mobile greeting and write-up tools let advisors view appointment information. Advisors can complete a step-by-step walkaround inspection.  Obtain authorization of service repair work – all from your tablet!
  • Automated Service Marketing:  AutoPilot empowers dealerships to interact with customers during every significant milestone or event to grow business opportunities. Grow customer retention without ever lifting a finger.
  • XChange Trade Up Program:  Our real-time open RO service dashboard with vehicle exchange alerts helps dealers identify current and conquest opportunities.

Sign up for a demo here and let us know to look for you.