SAN CLEMENTE, Calif., Sept. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This year, hundreds of independent dealers who previously attended Innovate: The Independent Dealer Conference will instead set their sights on DealerSocket's User Summit. The 7th annual conference will host dealers from both the franchised and independent space, with more than 1,100 guests expected.
This is the first year that User Summit attendees will be able to choose an independent track (from 70+ total classes) that highlights today's most pressing compliance issues, industry insights and best practices from other dealers, as well as new independent technology.
Breakout sessions will cover the latest developments in compliance; digital marketing; customer experience; DMS, CRM and inventory management technology; business management; sales and marketing; and more. There is even a track covering the sales, service, F&I, and collections concerns of buy-here-pay-here dealers.
"We are thrilled to expand our annual User Summit to welcome former Innovate attendees into the fold. Last year, we introduced a small selection of independent classes, but starting this year, we are officially merging with Innovate and multiplying our schedule to include a Texas-sized offering for independent attendees," said Peter Ord, National Sales Director, Independent, at DealerSocket. "Whether you are a member of the DealerSocket family or just interested in educating yourself on the issues facing your business, User Summit will prepare you for the future of independent."
Among the many surprises in store, DealerSocket will officially launch Blackbird at this year's event, complete with on-site demos. Blackbird includes the company's brand-new CRM, as well as the long-awaited iDMS. DealerSocket will also release its second annual Independent Dealership Action Report, a comprehensive, data-packed guide on the state of today's independent industry and how dealers can thrive amidst its challenges.
User Summit 2016 will take place Oct. 3–5 at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort and Spa. Two huge names in the independent market will be announced soon as featured speakers. In the meantime, for more information or to register for this year's User Summit, visit http://usersummit.dealersocket.com/ind.
DealerSocket is a leading automotive technology platform that helps dealerships in the United States, Canada, and Australia improve profitability through a fully integrated suite of marketing, sales, service, customer experience, DMS, websites, data mining, and inventory management solutions. Headquartered in San Clemente, Calif., DealerSocket employs more than 1,000 people, and serves more than 10,000 dealerships and 300,000 active users in the United States, Canada, and Australia. DealerSocket's advanced technology provides benchmarking data that paces the industry, and its insightful experts identify trends and develop strategic roadmaps that help dealers optimize processes and operate more profitably. Visit dealersocket.com/ind for more information.
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