May 2, 2024

WATERLOO, Ontario April 30, 2024 CDK, the leading automotive retail software provider, today announced the Canada launch of the CDK Dealership Xperience, an open and integrated platform that transforms how dealers sell and service cars and operate their businesses simply in a modern and digital world. The new platform provides a foundation of proven, built-in functionality that unifies workflows at the dealership into a single experience, resulting in increased employee proficiency and elevated consumer experiences. CDK Dealership Xperience was initially introduced in the United States in August 2023, and more than 700 CDK dealer partners have signed up for the new platform’s advanced solutions. 

“Digital transformation has long been present in other industries – from financial services to health care to manufacturing. Each industry has examined the experiences of their end users, reviewed their own processes, and implemented the right technologies to better deliver what their customers need,” said Brian MacDonald, president and chief executive officer, CDK. “We’re excited to offer our Canadian automotive retailer partners a powerful solution that integrates workflows across all areas of the dealership, providing the opportunities to successfully adapt and thrive alongside rapidly changing consumer expectations while fundamentally changing and simplifying how their dealerships operate.”


The Foundations Suite is at the heart of CDK Dealership Xperience platform, which extends the ability for Canadian dealers to operate their entire business on one platform while increasing control over the consumer’s retail journey digitally from start to finish. It includes:

  • CDK’s industry leading DMS technology paired with highly sought features that modernize the front office with digital retail and desking that enhance the deal process for dealers and consumers.
  • Powerful accounting capabilities, digital document archiving, and AI-assisted business management to strengthen overall dealership operations.
  • Online service scheduling, digital service recommendations and faster, more accurate receiving with parts scanning to maximize efficiency in Fixed Operations.

The CDK Foundations Suite also seamlessly integrates with three new, additional advanced solution suites—the CDK Modern Retail Suite, the CDK Fixed Operations Suite, and the CDK Intelligence Suite—to expand dealers’ business potential while further accelerating performance.


The CDK Dealership Xperience is available now throughout Canada for new and existing customers. The Foundations Suite will be implemented at no charge for existing CDK DMS customers.

“With the CDK Dealership Xperience, we’re leveraging our depth of experience and unique ability to deliver solutions at scale to ensure all Canadian dealers are equipped to handle the needs of the changing automotive retail landscape,” said MacDonald. “We believe in the value and impact dealers have on our industry every day, and we’re proud to continue investing in their success.”


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