Dealer Management System (DMS)

  • Is “Dealer’s Choice” Real?

    By: Jennifer Sanford, Director of Strategic Marketing “Dealer’s Choice” is the buzzword of the day.  Every OEM, automotive software vendor and consultant preaches the value of “Dealer’s Choice” when recommending software solutions.  However, these businesses tend to complicate the purchase decision.  Between OEM requirements and software integration limitations, dealers’ choices actually shrink. Consider this scenario:  […]

  • 3 ways Dominion ACCESS Air™ can add hours to your day

    Three ways Dominion ACCESS Air™ can add hours to your day

    By: Jennifer Sanford, Director of Strategic Marketing We all scream about not having enough time in our days. How is it possible to get the administrative details right, keep both employees and the IRS happy, AND help customers make the right vehicle decisions all in a day’s work?  Luckily, Dominion Dealer Solutions can help you […]

  • Dominion Dealer Solutions’ Dealer Management System Now Integrated with General Motors’ Vehicle Invoice Service

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Norfolk, VA – June 21, 2016 – Dominion Dealer Solutions announced today that Dominion ACCESS®, a fully-integrated dealer management system, has become the first automotive DMS provider to achieve General Motors’ Vehicle Invoice Service (VIS) version 2.2 integration. Through this integration, GM provides inventory management support to its dealers, allowing them to […]

  • Service – At the speed of Amazon!

    By: Tom Edwards, National Sales Manager Like it or not, technology leaders like Amazon have set the bar high, and consumers have become accustomed to their level of service. Amazon established retail experience expectations that other industries- automotive included, are forced to meet. In the past, dealership service departments weren’t expected to immediately know if […]

  • A Dealer’s Payroll Checklist

    By: Tom Edwards, National Sales Manager Hopefully, you have enjoyed our blog series concerning the use of checklists when researching prospective DMS providers. We have created a quick checklist that includes five important Payroll questions. You’ll find basic ones regarding the relationship between Accounting, Service and Payroll, as well as a tough question regarding tracking […]

  • Your DMS Accounting Checklist

    By Tom Edwards, National Sales Manager One of the challenges that our DominionACCESS customers face is the risk of assumption. As experienced Controllers and Office Managers, you know the strengths and weaknesses of your current DMS accounting system. Assumptions that exist prior to a demo are often based on the hope that the new system […]

  • DominionACCESS® Integrates with F&I Express

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Norfolk, VA – March 14, 2016 – Dominion DMS, a division of Dominion Dealer Solutions, announced today that their ACCESS® Dealer Management System has completed its integration with F&I Express’ aftermarket data solution. This new collaboration streamlines the F&I process, providing time savings to automotive dealership customers nationwide through DominionACCESS DMS. “F&I […]

  • The F&I Checklist Your Dealership Needs

    By: Tom Edwards, National Sales Manager  Recently, I was asked by Jennifer Sanford, our director of strategic marketing, if dealerships used a checklist when comparing Dealer Management Systems. With NADA historically acting as the beginning of the DMS vetting season for many dealerships, it’s a good idea to update the recommendations we make to our […]

  • Safeguard Your Dealership

    By Bill Bok, VP of Sales, Dominion DMS Almost two-thirds (62%) of dealership owners report that fraud had occurred and came from within their dealership —  an employee acting alone and/or with an outsider are the primary culprits. The most common instances of fraud are those that appear to provide the highest financial reward to […]

  • Dominion ACCESS: The Dealer’s Choice

    By: Thomas Edwards, Sales Manager A year ago, Dominion ACCESS walked out of another successful NADA with a pretty solid idea of what current and prospective customers needed. The resulting challenge was that in many cases there were two distinct views of these needs. The 2015 task for Dominion ACCESS was to offer more options to the […]

  • 10 Steps to Safeguarding Your Customer Data

    Recently our Vice President of DMS, Bill Bok, teamed up with Brad Miller from NADA to talk to dealers about Data Security & Internal Theft Protection in a recent customer webinar.  We wanted to pass along some of the great security insights shared with those dealers in a quick recap. What We Learned: Data breach […]