Cincinnati — Dealer Specialties, a division of Dominion Enterprises and a provider of data and photo collection, inventory management and data distribution services, has partnered with sister company DataOne Software to offer its dealers an in-house inventory management solution. Dealers who prefer to manage their own inventory can now buy DataOne software packages from Dealer Specialties' representatives.
"Many dealers with the necessary internal resources prefer the flexibility of maintaining control of their inventory management. Our relationship with DataOne allows us to provide dealers with that option and more," said Glen Garvin, General Manager of Dealer Specialties. "With the DataOne offering we can now offer dealers solutions for the full spectrum of data and photo collection from full-service to self-service and some hybrid opportunities in between."
DataOne's feature-rich inventory management application, iMarketAuto, enables dealers to easily print window labels, full VIN decoding for complete and accurate online listing, and label details, edit vehicle data such as mileage and pricing, mark as Web specials, upload custom photos, add dealer notes and more. Additionally, Dealer Specialties' can provide dealers who get behind on the data and photo collection with a "backup" full service option.
"This partnership not only provides dealers with a lower cost solution with the additional services and benefits of using a well-established company, but it also demonstrates two companies working together to provide dealers with a solution that's focused on results," said Jock Pereira, managing director of DataOne Software. "We are thrilled to begin offering our suite of services to Dealer Specialties' clients."
Dealer Specialties will continue their core business commitment as a full-service solutions provider, serving nearly 10,000 dealerships nationwide that rely on Dealer Specialties to manage and market their vehicle inventory. Dealer Specialties has the largest Internet distribution channel in the automotive industry, providing its dealers with access to more than 1,600 partner Websites.