LAS VEGAS — EFG Companies, a performance management company for automotive retailers, announced last Tuesday at the 2010 F&I Conference and Expo that it formed a new partnership with Ristken Software Services. This long-term arrangement will combine dealership technologies from both companies in solutions that will support both sales and F&I improvements for EFG’s dealership clients.

“We are excited to integrate Ristken’s proven technology solutions into the EFG dealership performance model that has been instrumental to the financial success of our clients for more than 30 years,” said John Pappanastos, CEO and president of EFG Companies. “This move brings together EFG’s robust sales execution and personnel management technology in SalesEDGE CRM with Ristken’s productivity tools and eBusiness solutions, including e-rating, e-contracting and e-remittance.”

As part of the relationship, EFG will also integrate Ristken’s menu selling solutions that allow dealers to effectively present all F&I products to their customers while ensuring legal compliance within the F&I department.

“Ristken is proud to be selected as a key technology solution provider for EFG in implementing their strategic vision for elevating dealership performance,” said Patrick DeMarco, president of Ristken. “In today’s environment, operational and productivity improvements are the keys to driving profits. EFG is on the forefront of providing solutions that directly address these opportunities, and we see Ristken’s platform of eBusiness solutions as a perfect match for EFG and their clients.”