CDK Drive

CDK Drive, our flagship DMS, is a flexible, powerful Dealer Management System that provides insights and tools to manage your business profitably.

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Benefits That Drive Business

Manage in Real Time

You get automatically notified in real time of profit leaks and potential issues while they’re happening, so you can manage for success.

Boost Efficiency

Streamline and monitor your operations from a single interface and save time with automated workflows and advanced communication tools to boost your efficiency.

Make Smarter Business Decisions

With CDK Drive, you can view every aspect of your business in one place with key data at your fingertips, making it easy to identify profit drains and opportunities to make smarter business decisions.

CDK Drives the Automotive Industry


of U.S. new light vehicle sales flow through CDK systems

Features That Drive Profits

To monitor and control profits, CDK Drive offers a powerful suite of tools to turn data into growth, all on a single platform.

Single Portal Environment

With the single portal environment of Drive, you’ll spend less time jumping from report to report and more time focused on boosting your bottom line.

Powerful Reporting Tools

We’ve made it easier than ever to turn data into business insights. CDK Drive has powerful reporting tools that let you download reports directly into Excel.

Alerts and Messaging

Streamline your task management with alerts and messaging. Receive key reports immediately, letting you speed up overrides, purchase order approvals and increase your operation's efficiency.

In-Depth Tracking

Optimize your workflow with in-depth tracking tools that provide important information and keeps your business on track. Stay on top of inventory, cash flow, repairs, order statuses and more with one click.

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Built for You

If you’re an independent dealer or OEM, CDK Drive can be scaled to help you. CDK Drive Essentials gives organizations with up to 20 users all they need at a customized price. Get your custom quote started now or call your CDK representative today.

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