CDK Global Partner Program Reaches Milestone of Connecting 300 Partner Application Providers with Dealers

Post Date: 
05-15-2017

HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL, May 15, 2017 – CDK Global (Nasdaq:CDK) today announced that it now offers a marketplace of 300 partner application providers as part of its rapidly expanding CDK Global Partner Program. The CDK Partner Program provides data and workflow integration to a wide range of approved partners, third parties, OEMs and automotive dealers. CDK reached this milestone with the recent addition of 42 new partners and 55 new applications.

“As the CDK Partner Program continues to grow, the end result is more choices for our customers,” said Howard Gardner, vice president and general manager, CDK Data Services. “Our focus is on building a secure and reliable way for dealerships to use applications that help run their business.”

With the growth of the program, CDK continues to expand the breadth of software applications that are available to automotive dealers across a number of business areas. CDK has increased the number of applications available for dealers in the areas of customer management, deal management, parts, service, and dealership analytics/reporting. Additionally, the program’s newest area, application integration for dealers using CDK Websites, has added 11 new digital partners with solutions ranging from vehicle valuation to chat/messaging to online vehicle reviews.

Partners like RevolutionParts Inc., which works with dealers to maximize online OEM parts sales through its e-commerce solutions, believe that the CDK Partner Program provides a streamlined way to reach more customers.

“Being a CDK-approved partner means our customers will have reliable integration with the CDK DMS,” said Andreas Ronneseth, co-founder and chief technology officer. “RevolutionParts now has greater exposure to CDK customers, and we believe this will help us demonstrate the value of our platform to more and more dealers.”

The following companies and applications are now part of the CDK Partner Program:

Business Management:

  • PMJ Docs, LLC (Miami, FL) – PMJ Docs provides document scanning and storage
  • VenueVision Digital Media Systems (Oakville, ON, Canada) – Automotive Service Package provides dealership performance reporting

Customer Management:

  • Ackroo, Inc. (Ottawa, ON, Canada) – Ackroo Anywhere Suite, Ackroo Anywhere Sales and Service, and Ackroo Anywhere Service provide CRM customer loyalty and rewards
  • Advantage Dealer Services (Suwanee, GA) – Advantage Dealer Services provides customer marketing and follow-up
  • Conversica, Inc. (Foster City, CA) – Conversica Tier 1, Conversica Tier 2, and Conversica Tier 3 provide CRM customer marketing and follow-up
  • Dealership for Life (Boonsboro, MD) – Dealership For Life provides CRM customer marketing and follow-up
  • Digital Auto Technologies (Hickory, NC) – Prospect Vision Core and Prospect Vision Core plus Service Drive provide customer marketing and follow-up
  • Force Marketing (Atlanta, GA) – Helix provides CRM-consumer marketing
  • iQ7/24, Inc. (Montreal, QC, Canada) – iQ7/24 provides CRM customer loyalty and rewards
  • Mason Associates (Morro Bay, CA) – Mason Associates provides customer relationship management
  • Outsell, LLC. (Minneapolis, MN) – Outsell provides CRM customer marketing and follow-up
  • Podium (Lehi, UT) – Podium – Sales, Podium – Service, and Podium – Sales and Service provide customer relationship management
  • SureCritic (Seattle, WA) – Ratings & Reviews provides customer relationship management
  • T2 Modus, LLC (Highland Village, Texas) – T2 Performance Metrics Dashboard provides dealer dashboards/alerts
  • Think Big (Murrieta, CA) – Tara/Orbis provides CRM customer marketing
  • TotalLoop Inc. (Akron, OH) – TotalLoop DealerIQ provides CRM customer marketing and follow-up

Customer Retention Management:

  • Krex, Inc. (Northbrook, IL) – Drive-Sure – Service Only and Drive-Sure – Service and Sales provide customer retention management
  • Automotive Product Consultants (Chesterfield, MO) – APC - Service Contracts provides aftermarket follow-up

Deal Management:

  • Dealertrack Technologies (Mississauga, ON Canada) – SalesMaker and eMenu provide desking and F&I menu
  • Intelligent Payment Processing, Inc. (New York, NY) – Intellipayment/First Equity Payment provides aftermarket payment plans

Digital Marketing:

  • Fastlane, LLC. (Dallas, TX) – Fastlane provides online buying solutions

Parts Management:

  • RevolutionParts Inc. (Phoenix, AZ) – RevolutionParts provides e-commerce solutions for OEM parts and accessory sales
  • Total Dealer Solutions, LLC (Fort Lauderdale, FL) – PartsRec and PartsFisher provide part reconciliation

Service Management:

  • American Guardian Warranty Services, Inc. (Warrenville, IL) – XPRESS Tools provides aftermarket services warranty administration
  • Phone Ninjas (Charlotte, NC) – Talk Options for Service provides service RO notification
  • Summit Consulting International (Irving, TX) – ServiceTrack 360 provides service analytics
  • United Car Care, Inc. (Greenwood Village, CO) – Rater provides aftermarket service warranty administration

Vehicle Management:

  • Autobase (Plymouth, MN) – Autobase Inventory Solutions provides vehicle inventory solutions
  • Cargigi, Inc. (Irvine, CA) – ADAM provides vehicle merchandising
  • Land Air Sea, Inc. (Woodstock, IL) – Land Air Sea provides vehicle physical inventory
  • Dealer Addendums, Inc. (Salt Lake City, UT) – Dealer Addendums provides vehicle window stickers
  • MBTN Solutions (Pleasanton, CA) – MBTN Solutions provides vehicle inventory management
  • Trace Recon LLC (Vernon, TX) – Trace Recon provides vehicle reconditioning

Website Applications:

  • Accu-Trade (Hillsborough, NB) – Accu-Trade provides trade valuation tools
  • AutoRivalry (South Lyon, MI) – AutoRivalry provides vehicle reviews and comparisons
  • Autosaver (Jacksonville, FL) – TradeVue provides vehicle valuation
  • Carstory (Austin, TX) – Carstory provides vehicle valuation
  • Credit Miner (Lisle, IL) – Credit Miner provides F&I menu services
  • Dealer Teamwork (Eden Prairie, MN) – DealerTeamwork provides SEO/marketing
  • Live Admins (Chicago, IL) – Live Admins provides messaging
  • MOBAUTO (Torrance, CA) – MOBAUTO provides messaging
  • Talk Options (Charlotte, NC) – Talk Options provides messaging
  • TradePending (Chapel Hill, NC) – SNAP provides vehicle valuation
  • Women Drivers (Wexford, PA) – Women Drivers provides social/reviews

With the addition of these new partners, the CDK Partner Program now numbers 300 partner companies that together offer more than 380 unique applications auto dealers can use to run their businesses. New vendors join the program every month. The CDK Partner Program is focused on providing stronger security, better reliability and more choices for its dealer customers. For a full list of vendors and applications available through the partner program, go to http://www.cdkglobal.com/partners.

About CDK Global

With more than $2 billion in revenues, CDK Global (Nasdaq: CDK) is a leading global provider of integrated information technology and digital marketing solutions to the automotive retail and adjacent industries. Focused on evolving the automotive retail experience, CDK Global provides solutions to dealers in more than 100 countries around the world, serving more than 27,000 retail locations and most automotive manufacturers. CDK's solutions automate and integrate all parts of the dealership and buying process from targeted digital advertising and marketing campaigns to the sale, financing, insuring, parts supply, repair and maintenance of vehicles. Visit www.cdkglobal.com.

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