AVV and Autobase announce new inventory management with Dealer Specialties

Indianapolis, IN – AVV, a leader in lead management solutions for auto dealers nationwide and the lead management arm of Autobase (a division of Dominion Dealer Solutions), today announced all-new integration between Web Control, AVV’s Internet lead management solution (ILM), and the Dealer Specialties’ inventory management system.

To be launched at NADA 2011, the lead and inventory management integration gives auto dealers real-time access to dealership inventory from a prospect’s details screen within Web Control.  Timely customer communication is then made simple by emailing highly engaging vehicle e-brochures.  Along with other capabilities provided by this integration, dealers will now be able to view all customers interested in a specific vehicle within the Dealer Specialties’ Inventory Management System, as well as the passing of VIN-specific leads with quotes to the inventory management dashboard for display.

AVV General Manager, Ed Braunbeck stated, “The more a dealership’s inventory and lead management solutions communicate, the more effectively a dealer can put the right people into the right vehicles.  Our integration with Dealer Specialties’ inventory management engine truly enables our dealers to meet this task and yield greater profits.”

“The integration between AVV’s Web Control and Dealer Specialties’ Inventory Management System, is a huge win for dealers who rely on these two, industry-leading products,” added Glen Garvin, group general manager for Dominion Dealer Solutions.
“Dealers will save time, reduce frustration, and view real-time inventory information alongside actual leads, driving more intelligent pricing decisions.  This partnership is a testament of the future integrations being developed by sister companies within Dominion Dealer Solutions.”

The new integration comes on the heels of Dominion Dealer Solutions’ move to unify AVV, Autobase, and @utoRevenue into a single organization, serving nearly 4,000 dealers as the industry’s largest and most experienced CRM provider.  The new organization will retain the name Autobase.

About AVV
AVV, a division of Dominion Dealer Solutions and the lead management arm of Autobase, is a leading provider of independent lead management tools including Web Control, AutoManager and WebResponse. AVV is a certified OEM provider to more than 15 manufacturers including: Acura, Audi, BMW, Ford, General Motors, Honda, Hyundai, Infiniti, Kia, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Subaru, Volvo and Volkswagen. AVV’s performance reporting has enabled thousands of dealers nationwide to manage the entire car buying process-from online browsing to the showroom sale to post-sale service since 1999. For more information, visit www.avv.com.

About Autobase
Autobase has specialized in providing the automotive retail market with premier Marketing and Sales CRM Solutions since 1988. More experienced than any other CRM provider in the industry, Autobase combines its award-winning CRM (Autobase) and ILM (WebControl) with the industry’s leading retention marketing offering (@utoRevenue) to deliver a comprehensive solution that drives and closes significantly more business in the showroom and service drive.  Over 80,000 auto professionals partner with Autobase to recession-proof their business by finding, selling, and retaining more customers. Autobase is a division of Dominion Dealer Solutions.  For more information, visit www.autobase.net.

About Dealer Specialties
Dealer Specialties, a division of Dominion Dealer Solutions, is the nation’s leading provider of inventory management systems complete with data services, analytic tools and merchandising solutions.  Providing full-serve and self-serve solutions to dealers’ growing and changing business needs, Dealer Specialties provides real-time inventory updates, and inventory marketing on the industry’s largest online distribution network, including GetAuto.com, Cars.com, eBay Motors, Craigslist, Vast.com, YouTube and many others.  Dealerships across the country choose Dealer Specialties as their inventory management and marketing solutions provider to ensure the highest quality, accuracy and timeliness of their vehicle inventory from lot to online.  For more information, visit www.dealerspecialties.com.

About Dominion Dealer Solutions
Dominion Dealer Solutions helps car dealers attract, retain, and service customers for life.  Dominion Dealer Solutions products include: lead generation through IFMG; customer relationship management tools through AVV, Autobase, and @utoRevenue; websites through Dealerskins and XIGroup; and specialized data aggregation, management, and reporting services through Dealer Specialties, Cross-Sell, The DataCube, and DataOne Software.  These businesses serve more than 60 percent of auto dealers nationwide.  Learn more at http://www.drivedominion.com.  Dominion Dealer Solutions is a division of Dominion Enterprises, a leading marketing services company serving the automotive, enthusiast and commercial vehicle, real estate, apartment rental, and employment industries.  Please see http://www.DominionEnterprises.com.
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