HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. — ADP Dealer Services announced that its Third Party Access Program has certified 10,000th vendor, providing users of its dealership management system (DMS) with access to more than 10,000 technology solutions.

"ADP's continuing goal is to offer an open system, and we're excited to see our Third Party Access Program expand beyond this significant milestone," said Dan McCray, vice president of product marketing for ADP Dealer Services.

The company’s Third Party Access Program provides open integration for third-party vendors wanting to access the ADP DMS. The program includes several levels of integration, with the highest level featuring ADP-managed bi-directional interfaces with real-time read and write access on a 24/7 basis.

"The bi-directional offering of the ADP Third Party Access program involves authenticating every vendor every time they access a dealer's DMS data,” McCray said. “With this process we can provide a system that is secure as well as open."