ADP Dealer Services Launches Mobile-based Pre-Owned Inventory Management Technology

Post Date: 
01-23-2013
HOFFMAN ESTATES, Illinois -  January 23, 2013 — ADP Dealer Services (NASDAQ: ADP) is pleased to announce Lot Management, a new retail solution for automotive dealers to effectively manage their used vehicle inventories. Lot Management is the first of many solutions that will be wrapped into ADP’s Front Office EdgeSM suite of products.
 
Lot Management is the result of an exclusive partnership with inventory management company RedBumper. It will be delivered through dealers’ mobile devices and is the first inventory management solution built from the ground up around mobility. This solution combines two  distinct inventory management methodologies—historical and market data—then adds many other unique algorithms, to provide specific, scientific recommendations about used vehicle inventory pricing, stocking, and more.
 
“The last five years has reshaped the automotive retail space. This new competitive landscape truly requires a different, more analytical approach to Used Car inventory management. With ADP’s Lot Management, today’s dealers are in a far better position to make the right stocking and pricing decisions, purchasing vehicles that are expected to sell quickly and at a reasonable profit.  Plus we’ll be embedding this into our Front Office workflow, making it that much more powerful,” says Steve Anenen, Division President of ADP Dealer Services.
 
“Lot Management is a true response to the need for real-time integration with a dealer’s DMS; the goal is to give dealers a powerful, integrated suite of tools that will eliminate redundant, time-consuming tasks while helping sell more vehicles, more quickly. We are excited to work with ADP Dealer Services to deliver these tools and efficiencies through the RedBumper mobile platform, giving dealers the information they need, when they need it,” says Bruce Thompson, CEO and Founder of RedBumper.
 
     Look for the following key features to drive dealership sales and revenue:
 
High-speed mobile appraisal tools
Instant time-to-market with smartphone “stock-in” capabilities
Smart Phone service drive equity solution
Real-time integration with ADP Drive, ADP CRM, and ADP Desking 
Integrated equity tools
Hybrid stocking recommendations with three- to four-second decision support
Automated retail pricing tool with listing syndication
Dealer group trading tools
Merchandising
Reporting  
 
Lot Management also features a Pricing module, an add-on solution that automatically adjusts used vehicle inventory pricing based on dealer-prescribed parameters, maximizing profit levels and helping move more vehicles off the lot, faster.
 
Another add-on feature to Lot Management is Equity Calculator. With Equity Calculator, dealers can automatically scan their DMS and CRM data, looking for existing customers with vehicles in positive equity situations and receiving notifications when those vehicles arrive in the Service drive. That information lets used car and service managers approach customers with attractive trade offers, helping dealers improve the mix of used vehicles on the lot while helping drive customer satisfaction and loyalty to the dealership.
 
For more information about Lot Management, visit www.adpdealerservices.com/lotmanagement.
 
About ADP
Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (Nasdaq: ADP), with more than $10 billion in revenues and approximately 600,000 clients, is one of the world's largest providers of business outsourcing solutions. Leveraging over 60 years of experience, ADP offers a wide range of human resource, payroll, tax and benefits administration solutions from a single source. ADP's easy-to-use solutions for employers provide superior value to companies of all types and sizes. ADP is also a leading provider of integrated computing solutions to auto, truck, motorcycle, marine, recreational vehicle, agriculture and heavy equipment dealers throughout the world. For more information about ADP or to contact a local ADP sales office, reach us at 1.800.225.5237 or visit the company's Web site at www.ADP.com.
 
About RedBumper
RedBumper is a firm founded in 2010 by Bruce Thompson (the founder of AAX) and based in McKinney, Texas (near Dallas). The RedBumper mission is to take a new approach, offering fresh and creative tools the industry has never seen while at the same time leveraging proven technology on a smartphone-centric platform.
 
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