LAS VEGAS — MPi has formalized a partnership with AutoSoft Inc. (ASI) to integrate MPi’s electronic dealership generating solution (EDGE) with ASI’s Integrated Dealership Management System (IDMS). ASI is recognized as the third largest DMS provider in North America.

The ASI DMS system is a Windows and PC-based DMS solution that services more than 1,800 dealerships nationwide. ASI’s system provides full Dealer Communication System integration with all domestic and most import manufacturers’ systems.

MPi’s EDGE provides service departments the ability to perform World Class Inspections that effectively increase customer pay sales using a customized inspection report, Know Your Vehicle. The detailed inspection process gives service departments the ability to maximize all potential revenue. The integration between ASI and EDGE will create a high level of efficiency for participating dealerships by eliminating the need to re-enter data into EDGE. Dealers operating on the ASI platform can now pull information from the DMS directly into EDGE and populate the system with all appropriate customer information.

“We provide dealers with a set of tools to effectively manage the process of World Class Inspections and guarantee its success and profitability,” said Les Silver, MPi’s president and CEO. “AutoSoft’s position and quality image in the marketplace made integration an easy choice and a big win for a good number of our dealer customers,” Silver added.

“MPi’s EDGE and ASI’s DMS are tightly integrated. Service departments utilizing EDGE will experience efficiencies since data is seamlessly moving between the two solutions,” said Charlie Prophet, ASI’s chief operating officer.

Dealers using EDGE are performing a better inspection and doing a superior job of explaining needed repairs to the customer, realizing benefits that average $125 to $175 in additional needed repairs per vehicle inspection, a substantial increase in revenue per RO. With EDGE, ASI dealers are better positioned to manage and increase the profitability of their service departments.