ALBANY, N.Y. — Auto/Mate Dealership Systems has released its eDEAL Signature Capture feature, a digital contracting tool designed to allow F&I managers to easily capture signatures, store electronically signed documents, and email digital deal jackets to customers. In conjunction with eDEAL, Auto/Mate has also released eSign, allowing cashiers, as well as service and parts staff, to accept digital signatures from fixed operations customers.

With eDEAL and eSign, customers only have to sign once, then tap to apply their signature to other required fields. When using eDEAL, the digital deal is downloaded as a zip file that can be emailed or put onto a flash drive, and signed repair orders, warranty forms and other parts and service forms can be emailed directly to the customer using eSign, executives said.

“It’s time for dealerships to move beyond paper-based processes,” said Mike Esposito, president and CEO of Auto/Mate. “Fortunately, most states, banks and auto dealer associations are finally making the legal changes necessary to enable digital contracts and forms. This is a game-changer for dealerships everywhere.”

eDEAL Signature Capture can be used on any mobile tablet and resides in Desk/Mate, Auto/Mate’s desking tool. All forms are stored as digital PDFs right in the DMS, eliminating the need for physical file storage and 3rd-party scanning solutions. eSign can be accessed in the Service Merchandising or Parts modules. Fixed operations employees can go back at any time and reference a list of signed documents along with an indication of whether the document has been signed and cashiered, all according to the provider.

Visit Auto/Mate at Booth 2301S at NADA Show 2019.

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