Dealer-FX Announces The Service Dashboard, The Single Source of Truth for Dealership Service Departments, Delivering Unprecedented Control and Efficiency

Provides Real-Time Status Of Every Vehicle At Every Stage of Service

Toronto and Detroit, March 14, 2018 – Dealer-FX, the leading customer experience management provider for automotive OEMs and their retailers, is announcing the release of the Service Dashboard, the industry’s only real-time department management, status and communication tool. Today’s customers want to know exactly where their vehicle is within the service process and when it will be ready for pick-up. The Service Dashboard enables dealers to consistently meet that expectation.

The Service Dashboard, formerly known as the Dynamic Route Sheet, automatically collects data in real-time from the DMS and the other components of ONE Platform to provide a complete view of all activity within the department. It tracks every vehicle at every stage of the service process, alerting advisors to potential bottlenecks and letting them communicate via text with both employees and customers. It’s the central hub, the screen where department employees spend much of their time including starting new tasks, and the Single Source of Truth for the dealership service department.

“The Service Dashboard gives dealers an unprecedented level of visibility and control over the entire service department,” said Gary Kalk, President and CEO of Dealer-FX. “Dealers can now manage every aspect of their people and processes, and can identify the sources of delays and inefficiencies that cost time and money. Service Dashboard makes it easy to manage capacity, boost throughput and drive both customer satisfaction and profitability higher. It changes the game.”

 

Total Visibility, Complete Control

The Service Dashboard allows dealers to manage the service department and track the progress of every vehicle through the shop from before the write up to delivery. It ensures greeters, advisors, parts clerks and technicians are more effective than ever. Because it’s automated, advisors don’t spend time filling out route sheets and service managers can quickly see all shop activity at any point in the day. Advisors, technicians, managers and parts clerks can easily communicate with each other without leaving their workstations, keeping everyone more customer-focused and productive. All internal and customer communications are associated with a VIN, so the tool maintains a complete record of every message, recommendation and response – ‘who said what’ is never in question.

 

Focuses Attention for the Greatest Impact

A unique feature of the Service Dashboard is the Opportunities tab, which allows users to identify potentially problematic vehicles, including those falling behind the timeline needed to meet the promise time, or those not meeting the quarter-time needed to complete the vehicle inspection. It also highlights missed appointments, vehicles ready for delivery, those not delivered and more. Managers can focus on the areas of greatest impact and minimize attention paid to vehicles not needing help.

 

Single Source of Truth

The Service Dashboard is feature-rich, able to handle the demands of the largest and most complex dealerships:

  • Quickly identify potential roadblocks so service managers can keep jobs on track to meet customer expectations
  • Send technician recommendations to customers using Digital MPI, the most convenient mobile approval tool available
  • Alert employees when promise time and quarter-time targets are at risk
  • Send invoices and receive payment via EasyPay
  • Send and receive texts with customers and department employees, keeping a VIN-level record of all communication in an easily accessible journal
  • Automatically see all of the day’s appointments including transportation options and unfinished carry over work
  • Access the entire vehicle history with every document associated with a VIN, including pre-writes, menus, inspection results and ROs from work completed
  • View an up-to-the-minute timeline of the service process, with timestamps marking the completion of each step for every vehicle
  • Customize the display of the Service Dashboard to suit each user’s needs

The Service Dashboard is included with ONE Platform at no additional cost. As with the entire set of ONE Platform solutions, Service Dashboard relies on certified, bi-directional integration with the DMS and leading third parties, and shares data across all ONE Platform solutions.

 

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About Dealer-FX

Dealer-FX is transforming how millions of consumers interact with automotive brands and their retailers. Our customer experience management platform uses advanced data analysis and mobile applications to deliver convenience, transparency and trust to consumers, and increased efficiency, profitability, retention and brand loyalty to OEMs and dealers. The company is backed by the strength and resources of HGGC.

Dealer-FX’s core offering, ONE Platform, is comprised of seven components, which along with the Service Dashboard, manage the entire service experience from initial contact through drive-off and to next visit. It delivers the best dealer service experience. Period.

Dealer-FX is the exclusive or preferred service technology provider for FCA, Nissan, Infiniti, Toyota, Lexus, Audi, VW, Mitsubishi and several other OEMs in the US and Canada, and has more than 2,500 dealership clients. Dealer-FX is based in Toronto, ON, and maintains an office in Rochester Hills, MI. For more information please visit dealer-fx.com, or connect on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.