ALBANY, N.Y. — Auto/Mate Dealership Systems will be hosting its first annual User Summit here for auto dealer clients on Friday, Sept. 19, in the Hilton Garden Inn.

More than sixty dealers and managers from dealerships around the country are scheduled to attend, where they will learn the newest features of Auto/Mate's dealership management system (DMS) along with best practices associated with implementing the latest technologies into dealership processes.

"Our clients consistently tell us about the cost savings and increased efficiencies achieved with Auto/Mate, so we thought it would be a great idea to host a summit where they can share tips and network with peers," said Mike Esposito, president and CEO of Auto/Mate Dealership Systems. "Additionally we look forward to sharing our DMS's newest features in a format that's interactive, so we can see reactions and hear constructive feedback."

Auto/Mate's User Summit is geared toward dealership executives and managers who are looking to improve efficiencies and processes with their DMS, as well as those who use the system daily to manage, track and optimize department profitability, officials said. Highlights of the User Summit include the following:

  • Introduction: Vision and where Auto/Mate is going at 8:30 a.m.
  • New Feature Announcements: Desking, Dispatch, Open/Mate, Data Security and more at 9:00 a.m.
  • Rockin' 101: High-level feature overview of all modules in Auto/Mate's Automotive Management Productivity Suite (AMPS) dealership management system at 11:00 a.m.
  • Break Out Sessions: These feature Auto/Mate's advanced tech support "Go Team," and a "Town Hall" format where users can ask questions and discuss ideas in an open forum  at 1:00 p.m.

Sponsors include 700 Credit, DealerSocket, Total Customer Connect, MOC1, OneView, Great America, Inland Associates, TimeHighway and Route One. For more information on the User Summit and/or sponsorship information, contact Auto/Mate at (518) 371–4331.