Ristken Software Services, a provider of retail automotive software, has become a certified vendor in the Reynolds Certified Interface (RCI) program.

The Reynolds RCI program helps ensure that technology and software providers have the ability to exchange data within the Reynolds Dealer Management Systems (DMS), while also helping ensure the security, integrity, and privacy of dealership data. By successfully concluding the certification process, Ristken stays on the forefront of the industry’s trend toward certified DMS partnerships for third-party technology providers.

Ristken’s certification in the RCI Program provides a host of benefits for dealers, including significant improvements in speed, reliability and security. Through the approved interface, Ristken will be able to better service, support and control dealers’ information within the Ristken applications. In addition, RCI includes authentication through Reynolds-developed application program interfaces that help ensure that only RCI approved vendors integrate with dealership systems.

“RCI Certification demonstrates our commitment to provide unparalleled long-term reliability and data security to our dealership clients,” stated Patrick DeMarco, president of Ristken Software Services. “We will continue to embrace industry leading data security standards, which benefit our dealership clients as well as the entire industry.”

“The Reynolds Certified Interface Program continues to add prominent third-party service and technology providers across a wide array of dealership operations,” said Trey Hiers, vice president of marketing at Reynolds and Reynolds. “Ristken is an important addition. Their presence in the automotive industry and among dealerships is impressive. With certification, Ristken has taken one more step to reinforce business trust with their customers and trust in how they handle their customers’ data – through a safe, secure, and verifiable process.”

Ristken now joins a list of more than 100 notable companies in the Reynolds Certified Interface program.  The complete list of RCI vendors can be viewed at http://www.reyrey.com/RCIVendor/solutions/rci.aspx.