CLIFTON PARK, N.Y. — Dealer management system provider Auto/Mate Dealership Systems has been selected by General Motors Corp. to provide GM's Integrated Dealer Management System (IDMS) to its North American dealer base.

communications and parts inventory management, increases store productivity and improves customer service and satisfaction. Auto/Mate is one of only five DMS providers approved to deliver IDMS to General Motors' dealers nationwide.

"We're extremely excited about our partnership with GM and Auto/Mate's involvement in the IDMS program," said Mike Esposito, Auto/Mate's president/CEO. "It's a great opportunity to provide GM dealers with an outstanding business management solution that can increase store efficiency and reduce costs."

Under the terms and conditions of the multiyear contract, Auto/Mate will develop a GM IDMS version of its Automated Management Productivity Suite (AMPS), a comprehensive DMS with 20 fully integrated modules and easy-to-use graphical interfaces for any size dealership. GM IDMS, supported by AMPS, which will be made available to dealers on a month-to-month contract basis, will help GM dealers more efficiently and effectively manage store operations such as sales, CRM, F&I, fixed operations, human resources, payroll and accounting.

"We're extremely pleased that Auto/Mate has joined our IDMS program," said Jim Bement, manager, GM Global Retail Systems. "IDMS provides our dealers with a way to more effectively manage their dealership. Integrating IDMS with Auto/Mate's AMPS will give GM dealers a complete and powerful system to improve store operations."