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July 25, 2017 - Industry News

IAS Seeks Entries for ‘Ask Frenchy’ Contest at Industry Summit

IAS and Industry Summit have teamed up to present ‘Ask Frenchy,’ a contest that will send five lucky dealers and F&I professionals on a free trip to Industry Summit.

Tags: Ask Frenchy, Eric Mélon, F&I manager, F&I training, IAS, Industry Summit

September 13, 2016 - Industry News

IAS Appoints New President and CEO

On Monday, IAS announced the appointment of Patrick Brown as president and CEO. He succeeds Bob Corbin, who was appointed executive chairman. Officials said the moves signal the company's plans to expand.

Tags: CEO, hiring, IAS, President

May 23, 2016 - Industry News

ADT Names 2016 Dealers’ Choice Award Winners

The publishers of Auto Dealer Today announced the winners of the 12th annual Dealers’ Choice Awards. The awards are based on a comprehensive survey that allowed dealers and dealership personnel to recognize their favorite vendors, suppliers and finance companies in 34 categories.

Tags: ActivEngage, Ally, American Financial & Automotive Services, AUL Corp., Auto Credit Express, Autotrader,, CDK Global, Client~ConneXion, CNA National, Contact At Once, Dealer Synergy,, DealerClickz, DealerLink, DealerRefresh, Dealers' Choice Awards, DealerStrong, Dealertrack, Digital Air Strike, DMEautomotive, Dominion Dealer Solutions, eBizAutos, ELEAD1ONE, IAS, Jim Ziegler, Mosaic, Naked Lime, National Auto Care, Portfolio, ProMax Online, Protective Asset Protection Division, Reahard & Associates, Reynolds & Reynolds, RoadVantage, United Development Systems, vAuto, Zieger Supersystems

August 4, 2015 - Industry News

Ask Joe Contest Deadline Extended

F&I and Showroom magazine announced today that the deadline to enter the Ask Joe contest, which will send five readers to Industry Summit 2015, has been extended to Aug. 17.

Tags: Ask Joe, F&I manager, IAS, Industry Summit, Innovative Aftermarket Systems, Joe St. John

July 16, 2015 - Industry News

Win a Trip to Industry Summit 2015

IAS and F&I and Showroom magazine have launched a new contest that will send five F&I managers to Industry Summit 2015. The competition will be used to tee up a special F&I manager- and agent-only workshop session at the magazine’s annual conference.

Tags: Ask Joe, F&I director, F&I manager, F&I products, F&I training, IAS, Industry Summit, Innovative Aftermarket Systems, Joe St. John

June 16, 2015 - Industry News

IAS Names New Regional Sales Manager

Sean Dawson, who formerly worked with dealers in roles at PermaPlate and TD Auto Finance, has been selected as a regional sales manager for IAS.

Tags: AutoNation, employment, hiring, IAS, TD Auto Finance

March 12, 2015 - Industry News

GM Announces Modifications to Powertrain Warranty, Maintenance Program

General Motors told its dealers on Wednesday that it is cutting service visits on its free maintenance program and is rolling back coverage terms on its Chevrolet and GMC powertrain warranty.

Tags: General Motors, IAS, Powertrain Coverage, warranty

November 11, 2014 - Industry News

F&Idol Winner Earns Master AFIP Certification

Justin Gasman, who was named the 2014 F&Idol winner, recently attained master certification from the Association of Finance and Insurance Professionals.

Tags: AFIP, F&Idol, IAS

September 23, 2014 - Industry News

Help F&I and Showroom Select the 2014 F&Idol Winner

The magazine made available this week the voting page for the final round of the IAS-sponsored F&Idol competition. Review the five video entries and vote for the overall winner of the 2014 contest.

Tags: F&Idol, IAS

August 21, 2014 - Industry News

F&I and Showroom Extends Deadline to Enter F&Idol Contest

The deadline to enter F&I and Showroom's F&Idol contest has been extended to Monday, Aug. 25. At stake is up to $3,500 in prize money and a trip to Industry Summit 2014.

Tags: F&Idol, IAS, key replacement, Lease, Service Contracts, Tire and Wheel

December 10, 2013 - Industry News

Auto/Mate Integrates DMS With IAS

Auto/Mate’s dealership management system is now integrated with Innovative Aftermarket System's suite of SmartDealerProducts.

Tags: Auto/Mate, DMS integration, IAS, Innovative Aftermarket Systems

November 12, 2013 - Industry News

IAS Direct, Space Chimp Media Announce Partnership

IAS Direct tabs Austin-based marketing agency Space Chimp Media to develop a new search marketing campaign.

Tags: digital marketing, F&I, IAS, marketing

October 31, 2013 - Industry News

IAS Adds Web-Based Reporting Solution

Part of the SmartDealerProducts suite, the SmartP.R.U. web-based reporting and analytics tool acquires data from Reynolds and Reynolds, ADP, DealerTrack DMS and PBS.

Tags: ADP, Dealertrack, DMS integration, IAS, Reynolds & Reynolds

September 10, 2013 - Industry News

IAS Makes F&I Software Suite Available to All Dealers

The company will begin to offer its four-product software suite — formerly only available to its warranty customers — to all dealerships for a low monthly fee.

Tags: F&I products, IAS, software

August 22, 2013 - Industry News

2013 F&Idol Finalists Revealed

The winners of the five categories are now in the running for the overall F&Idol award, which will be handed out at the 2013 F&I Conference and Expo.

Tags: F&Idol, IAS, Industry Summit

October 30, 2012 - Industry News

IAS Unveils Negative Equity Protection

Innovative Aftermarket System’s new Trade Assurance Plus works like GAP, but is designed for trade-ins. The aftermarket company unveiled its new offering after completing its national training tour.

Tags: Aftermarket Products, F&I, IAS, negative equity protection, Trade Assurance Plus

September 11, 2012 - Industry News

IAS Unveils Mobile Menu

The F&I product and technology provider showcases a new mobile menu at Industry Summit 2012. It allows F&I managers to control the F&I process from start to finish, the company claims.

Tags: IAS, Industry Summit 2012, mobile menu

March 13, 2012 - Industry News

IAS Takes F&I Selling Online

IAS announced that it will release SmartOffer, an e-mail-based F&I presentation program designed to allow dealers to present and sell product to Internet customers.

Tags: F&I Presentation, IAS, Internet, Internet Leads, internet sales, Internet Shopper

January 19, 2012 - Industry News

IAS Names Nowicki VP of Retail Software

The company’s former director of technology will now be responsible for all technology development related to the company’s SmartDealerProducts.

Tags: IAS, Innovative Aftermarket Systems

December 27, 2011 - Industry News

Genstar Capital Acquires IAS

Genstar Capital announced the acquisition of Innovative Aftermarket Systems. The private equity firm said IAS’s current chief executive, Bob Corbin, will continue to lead the company.

Tags: Acquisition, Genstar Capital, IAS, Innovative Aftermarket Systems

September 22, 2011 - Industry News

IAS to Demonstrate New Tablet Software at 2011 Industry Summit

IAS announced it will be demonstrating its new SmartPad software tool at F&I and Showroom’s Industry Summit 2011. The tablet-based software will be featured on Apple iPads and Motorola Xoom devices.

Tags: IAS, Industry Summit 2011, iPad Business Applications, Mobile Applications, New Vehicle Registrations, objection handling

July 27, 2011 - Industry News

IAS Co-Founder Launches Aftermarket Company

Founded by IAS co-founder Garret Lacour, RoadVantage offers dealerships traditional aftermarket programs with 90 days of free consumer warranty offerings.

Tags: aftermarket income, Aftermarket Products, IAS, RoadVantage, warranty

June 8, 2011 - Industry News

IAS Releases Tablet-Based Software for F&I

IAS announced the release of its tablet-based software program called SmartPad, which uses video and multimedia presentations to engage the customer in additional sales opportunities once they are turned over to F&I .

Tags: IAS, iPad, iPad Business Applications, technology

May 3, 2011 - Industry News

IAS and DataDot Partner to Provide Theft Deterrent System

IAS, a provider of F&I aftermarket programs, has partnered with DataDot Dealer Services and will add its microdot theft deterrent system to the IAS anti-theft product portfolio, effective immediately.

Tags: IAS, Vehicle Theft

December 14, 2010 - Industry News

IAS Partners With Crystal Fusion Technologies

IAS, a provider of F&I aftermarket programs, has partnered with Crystal Fusion Technologies Inc., a provider of windshield protection products.

Tags: ancillary products, IAS, windshield protection

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