DALLAS — Ristken Software Services (Ristken), provider of software solutions for the automotive industry has been selected as a preferred F&I menu vendor of choice by Premier Dealer Services (PDS), a national product and service provider and wholly owned by Great American Insurance Company. PDS has business relationships with many automobile dealerships and some financial institutions. Its’ products are mainly marketed through Independent General Agents in the automotive industry.

Under terms of the agreement PDS will recommend Ristken’s MenuPro product to its agents as its preferred menu selling option. MenuPro is a Web-based menu selling solution designed to effectively present all F&I products to customers, at every transaction — while ensuring dealer compliance in all 50 states and Canada. MenuPro makes it easy for finance managers at dealerships to create accurate, high-quality product presentations for customers, as well as handle the disclosure and compliance needs of their sales processes, compliance training and compliance monitoring.

“PDS will be a significant client for Ristken, adding to our large customer base and growing market share,” said Patrick DeMarco, vice president of business development for Ristken. “Ristken is extremely pleased to be working with a renowned and respected company such as PDS. This agreement speaks volumes about our proven technology offerings and solidifies our position as a leading solutions provider to the automotive industry.”

“PDS is pleased to be working with Ristken to provide Menu solutions for our customers,” said Mark Baker, national sales manager, PDS. “We have similar connectivity relationships with several companies offering various solutions and ultimately chose Ristken because of the flexibility and ease of use of MenuPro, as well as the company’s proven track record of success with existing customers using a number of their products. We feel this complements our eRemitting processes and lays the foundation for further collaboration between our two companies.”

More than 3500 dealerships nationwide currently use Ristken’s products, including MenuPro to manage disclosures and calculations needed for regulatory, marketing and business scenarios. MenuPro benefits dealers and agents by streamlining sales processes and providing a convenient method to comply with customer disclosure regulations, ultimately increasing customer satisfaction. In addition to MenuPro, Ristken offers a comprehensive suite of software products targeted to the automotive industry, including F&I tracking and reporting, sales reporting, contracting and remittance and DMS integration tools.