What can a Dealer Management System (DMS) do for me? 

By Desiree Bradsher - June 2, 2021

There are a lot of products out there that are used by car dealerships. Software for tracking inventory, customer information, managing leads, accounting, credit reporting, window stickers, buyer’s guides, Voice broadcasting, SMS texting, collections, and countless other features. That is a lot of different programs to learn and keep track of. When it feels like you cannot possibly remember one more set of login information for a new piece of software, it is time to look into a Dealer Management System. 

“What is a Dealer Management System?” 

A Dealer Management System (DMS) wraps countless day-to-day functions that come with running a dealership into one complete package. Imagine opening one piece of software that allows you to add inventory, add repair costs to the vehicle, add payables to the vendors, pull sales leads for the sale, process a credit application customer, process payment for the sale, print all necessary forms with the transaction, and as the cherry on top – all general ledger entries are made for you in real time, allowing you to track every single transaction along the way. The items listed are just the tip of the iceberg. As we know, sales are only a single portion of what many dealerships take on every day.  

“Does it really make my life that much easier?” 

We have all heard the saying “it takes a village to raise a child.” The same can be said about any successful business. One of the biggest challenges that comes along with any company is finding the right people for the job, and we all know that finding those people is a lot easier said than done. The benefit to having the right DMS is that so many of the nitty gritty pieces of running your business are done for you in the background. The same employee who is a magnificent salesperson is most likely not going to be able to take over as your accountant. The right DMS is going to make those accounting entries as the deal is structured by your salesperson.  Greatly reducing the chance of human error removes a lot of stress from all areas of your business, allowing your employees to focus on what they do best. 

“What if I don’t use a traditional business structure? I do more than sell cars, you know?” 

The right DMS is going to adapt to exactly the type of business you are running. The traditional Buy Here Pay Here that many people imagine is not the only way. Many companies now combine Lease Here Pay Here, include a Related Finance Company, Use Floor Planning, service loans they buy elsewhere – the list goes on. Your business is not one-size-fits-all, so the primary software you use to keep that business running shouldn’t be either. You need a DMS that can adapt to exactly what you need to help your day-to-day processes run as smoothly as possible. 

“I’m interested. Where do I go from here?” 

You need an all-in-one software that simplifies daily tasks and saves you time. One with world-class customer service and support, free trainings for life and a software that will bring you complete peace of mind. Without a doubt – Deal Pack is the right Dealer Management System for you. 

 If you would like additional information about Deal Pack or would like to request a demo, reach out to our support line and (800) 526-5832 or email us at Support@abcoa.com. 

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