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Auto/Mate Fully Integrates With Toyota’s Dealer Communication System

May 23, 2011

CLIFTON PARK, N.Y. Auto/Mate Dealership Systems has completed full integration of its dealership management system, Automotive Management Productivity Suite (AMPS), with the Toyota DMS integration program.

Toyota dealerships using AMPS can now communicate seamlessly with Toyota Motors Sales USA Inc. through integration points in all departments, including sales, F&I and accounting. The Lexus interfaces have also been successfully developed and tested with TMS.

“The trend by auto manufacturers to incorporate open standards into their systems greatly benefits dealerships,” said Mike Esposito, president and CEO of Auto/Mate. “Not only does it eliminate the high costs that legacy DMS vendors traditionally charge for custom development; it allows all DMS vendors to potentially provide seamless integration with manufacturers, thereby increasing competition and choices in the market, which further reduces costs for dealerships.”

The technology used in Toyota’s Dealer Daily communications system is based on standards set by the Standards for Technology in Automotive Retail, an organization that promotes the use of non-proprietary technology.

In February, Auto/Mate announced a partial integration of AMPS with 13 interfaces; now every module in AMPS is able to connect in real-time with TMS via a web-based portal. The final integration approval was granted after Auto/Mate’s participation for more than a year in the Toyota Dealer Daily Open Access Project. The latest updates to AMPS include:

ŸFixed Ops: AMPS seamlessly sends parts inventory, retrieves vehicle shipping information, special service campaigns, allows for parts orders and returns, transmits repair order information, retrieves operation codes, sends customer updates and retrieves national service history data.

ŸF&I/Sales: On demand or automatically, AMPS acquires and transmits vehicle inventory adjustments, retail delivery and credit contracts.

ŸAccounting:Redundancies are eliminated with AMPS as it transmits financial statement information, retrieves warranty payment data and transmits all customer information updates.

Auto/Mate’s AMPS is a robust, easy-to-use dealership management system with more than 20 integrated modules to help dealers manage their business. It supports an unlimited number of users, workstations and printers, and can be implemented in any size dealership.

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