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July 24, 2007 - Industry News

Azera Sedan Tops Its Segment for Second Year in a Row

J.D. Power and Associates recently announced that Hyundai Azera has again topped the large car segment in the annual 2007 Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout Study (APEAL), which measures owner satisfaction with the design, content, layout and performance of their new vehicles.

June 25, 2007 - Industry News

Life of the South Receives Investment from Summit Partners

Life of the South Corporation (LOTS) announced that Summit Partners, a private equity and venture capital firm, has purchased approximately 85 percent of the issued and outstanding shares in the company.

June 22, 2007 - Industry News

DealerTrack Achieves Milestone of 375 Active Financing Sources

DealerTrack Holdings Inc., a provider of on-demand software and data solutions for the U.S. automotive retail industry, announced that the number of active financing sources connected to the DealerTrack network has reached 375, an increase of 23 percent since the end of 2006.

June 20, 2007 - Industry News

DealerTrack Looks to Expansion

As chief executive of a fast-growing company that serves the automotive dealership industry, Mark O'Neil understands customers' demands for a complete package.

June 18, 2007 - Industry News

Finance Express Founders Launch Dealer Vision

Founders of Finance Express, which operates an online auto finance platform specifically designed for the independent used-car dealer, announced the launch of Dealer Vision, a new company created to revolutionize the F&I process for independent used car dealers. .

June 11, 2007 - Industry News

AutoExtra.com Selects AutoCheck as Exclusive Source of Vehicle History Reports

Experian Automotive announced that AutoExtra.com has selected its AutoCheck solution as the exclusive source of vehicle history reports for consumers and dealers buying and selling vehicles online.

June 7, 2007 - Industry News

DealerTrack Finalizes Akrona Acquisition

DealerTrack's steady stream of products each year has had many wondering if a dealer management system would be the next step for the software and data solutions provider.

June 4, 2007 - Industry News

IAS Adds Universal Warranty Corporation to List of VSC Rating Providers Within SmartMenu Software

IAS announced that dealers using IAS' SmartMenu software system will now be able to electronically rate Universal Warranty Corporation (UWC) service contracts within the software.

June 4, 2007 - Industry News

Warranty America Selects SEcureCard from StoneEagle Group

Warranty America LLC, a service contract provider to the automotive and motorcycle industry, has selected and implemented SEcureCard.

May 30, 2007 - Industry News

StoneEagle Delivers E-Servicing to GE Money-Warranty Services Dealers and Agent Network

The StoneEagle Group announced that GE Money-Warranty Services has selected and deployed a dealer management system (DMS) data extraction and integration solution to its agent network and automotive dealer customers.

May 22, 2007 - Industry News

DealerTrack Announces Strategic Agreement With Manheim

DealerTrack Holdings Inc. has signed an agreement with Manheim to enhance DealerTrack's on-demand offering for dealership inventory management.

May 9, 2007 - Industry News

DealerTrack Signs Agreement With Manheim

DealerTrack Holdings Inc. has signed an agreement with Manheim to enhance DealerTrack's on-demand offering for dealership inventory management.

May 4, 2007 - Industry News

DealerTrack Holdings Reports First Quarter 2007 Financial Results

DealerTrack Holdings Inc. reported its financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2007.

April 30, 2007 - Industry News

IAS' SmartMenu Sales and Desking Tool Upgraded With Black Book Functionality

IAS has announced the addition of Black Book electronic trade-in valuation to the sales and desking tool within the sales and F&I software application SmartMenu.

April 27, 2007 - Industry News

DealerTrack to Acquire Arkona Inc.

DealerTrack Holdings Inc. and Arkona Inc. have signed a definitive agreement for DealerTrack to acquire Arkona for $1.38 per share of common stock. The total purchase price of the transaction is approximately $58.9 million.

April 24, 2007 - Industry News

Industry Loses the Courtesy Man

Jim Moran, owner of JM Family Enterprises, passed away at Hillsboro Beach, Fla. this morning at the age of 88 — six years after he handed over the reigns of his 38-year-old JM Family Enterprises.

April 23, 2007 - Industry News

DealerTrack Achieves Milestone of 350 Active Financing Sources

DealerTrack Holdings Inc. a provider of on-demand software, network and data solutions for the automotive retail industry in the United States, announced that the number of active financing sources connected to the DealerTrack(R) network has reached 350. Among the recent additions is Maserati Financial Services.

April 18, 2007 - Industry News

Exeter Finance Selects Cypress Software's Mark IV Software, DealerTrack Interface

Exeter Finance Corp. of Irving, Texas has selected Cypress Software Systems LP's Mark IV consumer loan automation platform and DealerTrack Interface to automate the finance company's indirect automotive financing operations.

April 18, 2007 - Industry News

National Insurance Crime Bureau Teams With Experian Automotive to Fight VIN Cloning

The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) announced that it has teamed with Experian Automotive, a division of global information solutions company Experian Inc., to use its AutoCheck vehicle history reporting solution to help identify and recover vehicles stolen and resold through VIN cloning scams.

April 12, 2007 - Industry News

DealerTrack Launches Desk Log Enhancement to SalesMaker Profit Management System

DealerTrack Inc., a subsidiary of DealerTrack Holdings Inc. announced the introduction of Desk Log, an enhancement to its SalesMaker profit management system that enables auto dealers to track the status of their sales activity throughout the entire sales and finance process.

April 10, 2007 - Industry News

Capital City Bank Automates Indirect Automotive Financing With Cypress Software's Mark IV/DealerTrack Interface

Capital City Bank has selected Cypress Software Systems LP's DealerTrack Interface to connect their consumer loan automation software, Cypress' Mark IV product, with DealerTrack's automotive finance software and nationwide network of auto dealers.

April 4, 2007 - Industry News

Cypress Software Speeds Automotive Financing Process Through DealerTrack

Cypress Software Systems LP has developed a software interface that connects DealerTrack's automotive financing software and dealer network with Cypress' Mark IV consumer loan automation software.

March 14, 2007 - Industry News

Cars.com Partners With Edmunds.com and Kbb.com

Cars.com has partnered with Edmunds.com and Kelley Blue Book's Kbb.com to provide leads for dealers.

March 14, 2007 - Industry News

IAS Adds GE Auto Warranty Services to List of VSC Rating Providers Within SmartMenu Software

IAS announced that dealers using IAS' SmartMenu software system will now be able to electronically rate GE Auto Warranty service contracts within the software.

March 14, 2007 - Industry News

IAS to Offer Software Without Sales Commitment

IAS has announced SmartDealerProducts suite of software will be available to all dealerships in the United States and in Canada, with or without a commitment to sell IAS warranty products.