Dealer.com Brings Together Automotive's Leading Technology Providers to Maximize Value and Convenience for Dealers HookLogic, MS Cloud Services, and Contact At Once! Among First to Join Company's Certified Provider Program

BURLINGTON, Vt., Sept. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Dealer.com, a leading provider of marketing and operations software and services for the automotive industry, today introduced its Certified Provider Program, which features Dealer.com-trusted technology and service providers that have proven value, security, efficiency, and return on investments for automotive dealers. Companies within the Dealer.com Certified Provider Program are fully integrated into the company's comprehensive, connected solution. As a result, Dealer.com customers can access the rich set of analytics from their providers in one location via Dealer.com's ControlCenter, and review results in the context of their overall marketing performance.

Dealer.com's newest certified providers include performance marketer HookLogic and MS Cloud Services. These companies join leading chat service provider Contact At Once!, which became a certified provider in February 2013. All of the companies under the Dealer.com Certified Provider Program meet the TRUSTe criteria for data security, and are accessible through the UpgradeCenter in Dealer.com's ControlCenter. Additionally, certified providers reap the benefit of being visible to the 40,000 ControlCenter active users who log in to manage their digital marketing products multiple times per day.

"We are at the heart of digital marketing for approximately 12,000 dealers across the U.S., so we have a strong sense of what technologies and services dealers are using and how," said Mike Lane, chief operating officer, Dealer.com. "Our Certified Provider Program helps dealers easily identify which vendors and technologies work well together with Dealer.com products and services. We've made it a true plug-and-play system."

Among the first products featured in the Upgrade Center under the Certified Provider Program include:

  • HookLogic's Web2Show converts website traffic to showroom visits through intelligent incentives
  • HookLogic's Lead2Show drives showroom traffic by applying specific targeting criteria to third-party leads
  • Microsoft Office 365 email services from MS Cloud Services provides added cloud-based synchronization and multi-device accessibility
  • Chat Connect from Contact At Once! embeds live chat data to boost relevant interactive connections

"Dealer.com has an impressive reputation among the dealers we were already working with, and we recognize they are a true leader in automotive websites and online advertising," said David Metter, president of Automotive for HookLogic. "Being a certified technology provider validates that Dealer.com continues to do what is in the best interest of the dealer: integrating the best-in-class technology within their platform that makes a dealer's online marketing efforts better."

"MS Cloud Services is very excited to be part of Dealer.com's Certified Provider Program," said Kevin McMillen, CEO of MS Cloud Services. "Dealer.com has always been a thought-leading and customer-centric company. Incorporating state of the art Microsoft Cloud technology to their already effective products is another example of Dealer.com striving to provide the best solutions available for their customers."

"Dealer.com is making significant investments to fully integrate best-in-class technologies in their platform so dealers can take advantage of the most advanced solutions unified in one easy-to-use interface," said Skip Dowd, senior vice president of Automotive Solutions for Contact At Once! "We're pleased to have been chosen as their live chat provider and are proud to be a part of the Certified Provider Program."

For more information on applying for the Certified Provider Program please visit http://dealer.com/products/certified-provider-program or contact miked@dealer.com.

About Dealer.com
Dealer.com is the automotive industry's leading provider of a streamlined and intuitive solution for managing dealership marketing and operations. The company's platform-based Inventory, Advertising, Website and CRM products allow OEMs, dealer groups, retail and agencies to leverage innovative technology to relevantly connect to their customers. The company's unique commitment to culture, with a focus on health and wellness, makes it one of the most desirable places to work. More information on Dealer.com can be found at http://www.dealer.com.

SOURCE Dealer.com


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