In today’s market place, dealer need to stay connected.  Dealers need to communicate.  It isn’t always easy being an auto dealer, small business, or local enterprise.  Dealers need every advantage they can get. 

Autodealerconnect.com was created to connect dealers, leverage the buying power, and trade secrets of auto retailers.   If auto dealers can act as a large group, they can be afforded a more effect business practice, better pricing, and economies of scale. In the months to come, you will see posts for bettering your dealership business practice.  This month we will focus on leveraging your dealer buying power to get a better price when shopping for goods and services.

We at Autodealerconnect.com have complied the best sites for auto dealers to use to leverage their buying power.  Local “XYZ” dealer may get one off pricing, but dealer representing specific OEMS have huge numbers, discounts, and economies of scale afforded to them.  Some examples are::

Organization

Website

Description

GM Dealer IT

www.gmdit.com

A resource for network infrastructure, security, hardware, and software support.

Subaru Dealer Technology

www.subaruDT.com

Your source for the Subaru SDS Diagnostic network technolgoy support. 

Chrysler Market Center

www.dealerconnect.com

A website for Chrysler dealers to purchase goods and services at discounted prices

 

STANDARDS

GM Dealer IT Standards: www.gmdit.com/guidelines

GM has adopted these infrastructure Guidelines for the dealer internal network environment in accordance with the Dealer Sales and Service Agreement. These Guidelines are designed to ensure a seamless and reliable conduit for GM to dealer data communications.

STAR Standards: www.starstandard.org

Standards for Technology in Automotive Retail (STAR) is a nonprofit, dues-paying organization whose members include dealers, manufacturers, retail system providers, and automotive-related industry organizations.

The goal of STAR is to use non-proprietary technology (IT)standards as a catalyst in fulfilling the business information needs of dealers and manufacturers while reducing the time and effort required to support related activity.

Payment Card Industry(PCI) Security Standards: www.pcisecuritystandards.org

The PCI Security Standards Council is an open global forum for the ongoing development, enhancement, storage, dissemination and implementation of security standards for account data protection.

The PCI Security Standards Council’s mission is to enhance payment account data security by driving education and awareness of the PCI Security Standards. The organization was founded by American Express, Discover Financial Services, JCB International, MasterCard Worldwide, and Visa, Inc.

Other PCI links:

www.pciassessment.biz
www.pciassessmentonline.com
www.pciassessmentwizard.com
www.pcicompliance.me
ww.pcicomplianceaudit.net
www.pcicomplianceonline.net

 

Program Vendors:

The best companies to help an organization securely and reliably utilize dealer data communications.

www.nuspire.com
www.etas.com