Connect. Collaborate. Create.

Connect your business to new opportunities

Connections are the key to automotive commerce today. It’s why we're on a mission to connect with partners worldwide through the CDK Partner Programme.

To “Imagine the possibilities: connecting your business to dealers and other providers, all on a single open platform that will share data easily and automatically. You can open up new opportunities, save time, and innovate faster than ever before.

 It's good for your customers – and their consumers. And that makes it good business for everyone.


Why is CDK developing a Partner Programme?

The platform to connect, the power to grow

CDK's Partner Programme gives you a powerful new way to build stronger connections and grow your business.

It’s a single platform that:

  • Connects you with our international network of dealers
  • Empowers you to share and manage data seamlessly
  • Provides new ways to find new customers
  • Opens up new ways to scale your business


Our new partner programme can help put your business in the fast lane. Let’s unlock those opportunities.
Better products, driven by data

In a world where dealers demand more, you need the best data available. Link yourself to the rich data pool in the Dealer Management System, and your offering becomes faster and more accurate. Don’t rely on assumptions; use the real data right at your fingertips. 

The result: more time spent enhancing your great products.

Linking systems for top efficiency

Linked systems plug critical gaps in business operations for dealers. They benefit from greater speed, more efficiency, and ultimately, more value. Our joint data makes both solutions more effective. As we collaborate and create together, we enhance the automotive retail consumer experience – and that means everybody wins.

Challenging times require reliable partners

Build strong connections and you help your business reach its full potential. Complete the certification process to become a CDK-certified partner, and you can sell an integrated version of your software to our mutual customers. (That includes CDK-Certified Partner branding to display on your website and marketing materials.) It’s a powerful way to demonstrate your expertise and show potential customers that your solution has passed a robust certification and piloting process.

Success stories from our partners
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  • It’s been really great working with the CDK Open Platform team. We’ve achieved a lot in a really short space of time and the process has been collaborative, iterative, and successful. 

    Adrian Favill
    Director of Technology, enquiryMAX

    What can you do with CDK Global's APIs?

    The CDK Open Platform will offer a variety of APIs that connect and integrate with our dealer management systems across the UK.

    More Sales

    Get interactive! Drive growth and stickiness as your sales app interacts directly with dealer data on customers, sales orders and inventories.

    Better Service

    Connect with repair orders, customer histories and other integrated dealer data to create a smoother, happier experience for everyone.

    Smarter CRM

    Find more qualified leads, connect with buyers and boost dealer revenues with API integrations for customers, companies and vehicles. 



    The certification process

    Become a certified CDK Open Platform partner

    First things first: You must be certified to become a CDK Open Platform partner. During the process (which takes about six weeks) we’ll work with you to:

    • Validate your proposed API integration
    • Access dedicated trial instance of our DMS
    • Test the integration
    • Pilot the programme with one of your customers

    Why get certified?


    • We’ll help make sure your integration works smoothly
    • You can use Certified CDK Partner branding in emails and marketing
    • CDK support to help you support your users