AUSTIN, Texas – Dealerware, the leading connected car platform for automotive retailers, has been selected by Lexus to join a select group of software vendors to power its newly reimagined Lexus Customer Convenience System. All 243 Lexus dealerships in North America will be able to use Dealerware’s mobile contracting, cost recovery, fleet management and reporting tools to elevate their customers’ service experiences and simplify the management of large vehicle fleets.
We look forward to helping Lexus dealers delight existing customers, attract new buyers and continue to reinforce their status as a top luxury brand.
Lexus’ approval of the Dealerware platform follows a successful nine-month pilot program through which multiple Lexus dealerships increased fleet utilization rates – as much as 18 percent – and enhanced customer service experiences amid a challenging year. At the conclusion of the pilot program, all participating dealerships elected to continue using Dealerware rather than reverting to their previous fleet management platforms.
“We began as a pilot dealer with Dealerware and elected to remain on their platform because we really like how easy it is for our team to use and the superior experience we can deliver to our customers,” said Monika Slezak, Service Manager at Lexus of Stevens Creek in San Jose, California.
The Dealerware platform is proven, via research conducted by J.D. Power, to increase customer satisfaction scores. Lexus dealers that choose Dealerware for their fleet management and fixed operations customer service needs will enjoy:
- Elevated customer experiences
- Mobile-first, one-minute customer contracting
- Modern rental capabilities
- Seamless pickup and delivery
- Automated cost recovery
- Actionable reporting & analytics
- Exceptional dealer support
“The new LCCS is evolving to deliver an even more customer-centric experience that includes courtesy loaners, pickup and delivery, retail rental, and other modern mobility services that today’s luxury consumer appreciates,” said Russell Lemmer, President and Chief Operating Officer, Dealerware. “We look forward to helping Lexus dealers delight existing customers, attract new buyers and continue to reinforce their status as a top luxury brand.”
Dealerware is a frontrunner in digital transformation within the automotive sector and has for years successfully partnered with dealers, dealer groups and OEMs to modernize their retail operations. Dealerware experienced 100 percent year-over-year growth in 2019 and maintained a Net Promoter Score in the 100th percentile for technology companies. The successful growth of Dealerware has been driven by new customers and a strong partner ecosystem with best-in-breed providers like CDK Global, PDP Group, Arrowhead, Sedgwick, Reynolds & Reynolds, RedCap, myKaarma, Guidepoint, and MDL autoMation.