CLIFTON PARK, N.Y., Feb. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- 2011 NADA Convention & Expo -- Auto/Mate Dealership Systems (http://www.automate.com) announced today that it has successfully developed all Toyota interfaces available to connect its Automotive Management Productivity Suite (AMPS) with Toyota's dealer communication system, Dealer Daily. Auto/Mate completed the interfaces after 12 months of participation in a pilot project to create open standards for communications between Toyota dealerships and Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc. (TMS).
The AMPS interfaces will connect its various modules with TMS via a web-based portal, allowing for electronic transmission of items such as warranty claims, parts orders/returns and new vehicle delivery information. This instant and seamless delivery of business-critical information will save dealers valuable administrative time.
"My dealerships have been using the pilot interfaces for the past six months and have found the integrations to be quite user-friendly, seamless and very efficient for my people," says Warren Price, owner of Price Automotive Group. "Toyota dealers will be overjoyed that they now have alternative DMS vendors to consider."
The technology developed by Toyota is based on standards set by the Standards for Technology in Automotive Retail (STAR), an organization that promotes the use of non-proprietary technology. STAR's mission is to fulfill the business information needs of dealers and manufacturers while reducing the time and effort required to support related activities.
Auto/Mate developed the following interfaces that adhere closely to STAR standards and create seamless communications between AMPS and TMS:
- Parts Order / Return / Inventory / Shipper / Master
- Repair Order
- Vehicle Inventory Adjustment - Inbound / Outbound
- Warranty Payment "Upload"
- Op Code / Labor Time Guides
- Retail Delivery Report
- Credit Contract
- Financial Statement
AMPS is an easy-to-use comprehensive dealership management system with more than 20 integrated modules to help dealers manage their business. It supports an unlimited number of users, workstations and printers, and can be implemented in any size dealership. For more information, visit http://www.automate.com or visit booth #3528N at the 2011 NADA Convention & Expo, February 5 - 7, in San Francisco.
Auto/Mate is a leading dealer management system provider that offers its AMPS system to franchised dealerships. The company has received top satisfaction rankings from customers in NADA's 2009 Dealership Management System survey and boasts more than 300 years of collective automotive experience among its key executives and employees -- the foundation of its "designed by car people for car people" slogan. For more information, visit http://www.automate.com
Carter West Public Relations