Dealertrack DMS Resource Library

Explore our blog posts, guides, case studies, and more to learn how you can grow your business and be ready for what comes next in our evolving industry.

  • 8 Ways to Reduce Turnover and Improve Retention

    8 Ways to Reduce Turnover and Improve Retention

    DPOs must stop viewing their industry as a product moving business and focus on the true impact that hiring and retaining talent has on their dealership.

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  • DEALERS' DIGITAL ECOSYSTEM

    DEALERS' DIGITAL ECOSYSTEM

    This guide summarizes a 3rd party research study of over 200 senior leaders at franchise dealerships. The findings provide insights into technology use in the modern franchise dealer.

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  • 7 SOLUTIONS TO MARGIN COMPRESSION

    7 SOLUTIONS TO MARGIN COMPRESSION

    Dealerships may be selling more new and used cars in recent years, but thanks to margin compression this perceived success may be more of an illusion than anything else.

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  • Switching Your Dealer Management System [Report]

    Switching Your Dealer Management System [Report]

    A dealership’s DMS touches every aspect of the business, it’s the backbone that makes the dealership run. So changing providers takes careful planning and consideration.

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  • WAS YOUR DMS BUILT FOR THE DIGITAL AGE

    WAS YOUR DMS BUILT FOR THE DIGITAL AGE

    This guide will explain the benefits of a modern DMS over older, legacy dealer management systems, while providing a list of five hallmarks of a DMS built for the digital age.

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  • Hire Better, Not More

    Hire Better, Not More

    Discover practical methods for building a winning culture in this on-demand webinar.

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  • Is your technology costing you?1:30

    Is your technology costing you?

    Dealerships now use an average of 6.8 software programs just to run the store. Many of these systems can cost dealerships thousands of dollars in hidden fees every year. Just how much is your technolo

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  • Smythe Volvo Case Study

    Smythe Volvo Case Study

    This family-owned and operated dealership treats their customers and staff like family. So do we.

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  • 8 Keys For Hiring Staff

    8 Keys For Hiring Staff

    Retention is more than just a management problem. Learn the 8 Keys to hiring and retaining staff.

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  • Struggling with staffing?1:43

    Struggling with staffing?

    We all know how important it is to hire the right employees. And that staff turnover is costly. What if we told you we have a way to reduce turnover — and its costs?

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  • Don't Fear a Tech Transition

    Don't Fear a Tech Transition

    While a technology transition can seem intimidating, staying stagnant with an old DMS is much, much worse.

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  • Crestmont Case Study

    Crestmont Case Study

    Dealertrack’s implementation team spent five weeks on-site ensuring that no data would be lost and that every employee was comfortable.

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  • A Dealership's Digital Ecosystem

    A Dealership's Digital Ecosystem

    Did you know that the average car dealer needs 7 different technology solutions to run their dealership? There's room for improvement in your technology stack.

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  • Overcoming the Fear of Technology Transition

    Overcoming the Fear of Technology Transition

    This guide will provide an in-depth look at the fears involved in upgrading technology and solutions for overcoming those fears.

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  • Pointers for a (Practically) Painless DMS Transition

    Pointers for a (Practically) Painless DMS Transition

    Successfully integrating a new Dealer Management System (DMS) is more than just adopting new software. In our guide, we give specific insights about how to create a smooth tech transition.

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  • Drive to Success: A Look at the Emerging Dealership

    Drive to Success: A Look at the Emerging Dealership

    It can be daunting to recognize that we’re in a climate of constant and disruptive change. We’ve collected key information on best practices, insights, and the latest trends, so you don’t have to.

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  • Infographic: Dealertrack DMS Install Timeline

    Infographic: Dealertrack DMS Install Timeline

    Changing DMS technology can be scary, especially when you don't know what to expect during the whole transition. Here is some insight into the Dealertrack DMS installation process: 

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  • Infographic: 7 Solutions to Margin Compression

    Infographic: 7 Solutions to Margin Compression

    Margin compression is an on-going issue for today's dealerships. Learn 7 Solutions to Margin Compression with our Infographic. 

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  • Infographic: Switching Your Dealer Management System

    Infographic: Switching Your Dealer Management System

    There's a lot of things dealers consider before making the switch to a new DMS provider. We've taken some of the highlights from a recent study conducted with over 200 dealer participants and...

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  • 5 Ways a Modular DMS Platform Opens New Possibilities for Profit

    5 Ways a Modular DMS Platform Opens New Possibilities for Profit

    Unfortunately, many DMS platforms make it difficult for vendors to integrate and access data. In this guide, we explain five ways your dealership can benefit from open access to your own data.

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  • Trade Up Your DMS

    Trade Up Your DMS

    In our guide, Trade Up Your DMS, we explain the specific questions you should ask every provider competing for your business to ensure you get a system that will see you to a stronger future.

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  • Bob Smith Toyota Case Study

    Bob Smith Toyota Case Study

    Looking for a technology solution that was in touch with their dealership needs, Bob Smith Toyota partnered with Dealertrack DMS.

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  • The Research of DMS Change

    The Research of DMS Change

    While it’s true that change, especially in the workplace, is never easy, under the right circumstances it can be good for your business. If you’ve been thinking about a change, consider looking...

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  • Cloud Cover

    Cloud Cover

    Cloud-based technologies are making it easier than ever for dealerships to collect, access, and analyze their data. Early adopters are finding that it provide significant competitive advantages.

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  • Infographic: Is Your Dealership In the Cloud?

    Infographic: Is Your Dealership In the Cloud?

    Today's dealerships are leveraging cloud technologies to improve the profitability of their businesses. Web-based DMS platforms can be beneficial because they allow managers to monitor key metrics...

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