DALLAS — Pearl Technology Holdings LLC today announced it has expanded its relationship with Experian to include information on consumer vehicle buying habits. The enhancement allows dealers to precisely target consumers that have the highest propensity to purchase or lease a vehicle within a specified timeframe.
As part of the agreement, Pearl is now able to evaluate more than 1,000 elements when scoring a consumer’s propensity to buy or lease, as well as open new opportunities to its auto dealer clients for pre-owned and CPO units. Pearl now knows which consumers are new or pre-owned buyers, and can target by propensity, APR, payment amount, payments made or remaining, term and credit score, and more.
“We are simply thrilled to expand our relationship with Experian. We contemplated building our own scoring methodology but, ultimately, there is no better data or analytic interpreter than Experian,” said Pearl founder and CEO Bruce Thompson. “Understanding what consumers are likely to purchase or lease, as well as when, is what it’s all about. Overlaying our existing technology on top of 240 million pre-screened records allows our clients to win big with much less investment.”
Today, Pearl’s VehicleXchange incentive-based marketing platform processes nearly 50,000 Experian consumer pre-screens per day for both dealer and OEM clients. By leveraging the new data from Experian, Pearl’s clients will now have the capability to conquest market share for any type of transaction by almost any criteria.
“We’re excited to continue our work with the Pearl team,” said John Gray, president of Experian Automotive. “Understanding the current market landscape and when a consumer is in the market to buy is critical for automotive dealers and OEMs alike. With these insights available, dealers will be able to unlock the potential of the data and to uncover new pockets of opportunity, increase profitability and improve the overall consumer experience.”
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