ONE-EIGHTY Corp. provides digital management solutions for automotive dealerships throughout Canada.
ONE-EIGHY’s custom application, DLS Accelerator, needed enhancing to deliver dynamic document creation and database integration.
ONE-EIGHTY Corp. provides web-based processes and systems management software to automotive dealerships throughout Canada.
Utilized by over 125 dealerships, ONE-EIGHTY’s DLS Accelerator is a comprehensive software application enabling automotive dealers to manage customer relationships, generate purchase forms, contracts, and real-time sales reports from a single interface.
The daily tasks required to manage an automotive dealership can be overwhelming. Monitoring inventory, merchandising vehicles, tracking sales, maintaining customer relationships, and following up with potential buyers can quickly drain a dealership’s resources.
In addition to streamlining operations, dealers required a solution that would enable them to promptly deliver contracts into the hands of their customers during the sales process, helping to quickly facilitate the purchasing decision. Another challenge for the ONE-EIGHTY development team was to source a solution that would provide them with dynamic document creation and database integration.
All of these challenges were the leading factors in the search for driving a more complete digital transformation solution. “We needed to react fast for point-of-sale and management reporting documents,” says AJ Mueller, CEO at ONE-EIGHTY Corp.
After researching the top server-based PDF software offerings, the ONE-EIGHTY development team selected ActivePDF as its preferred solution.
Choosing from ActivePDF’s robust product line, the team opted for a combination of Toolkit and WebGrabber to ensure fast processing and cross-platform compatibility. Now, all documents generated in the DLS Accelerator are automated and stored as PDF files.
After logging in from a standard PC web browser, DLS Accelerator users are able to select from a number of dealership management and reporting options. If a user chooses to create a performance report, Toolkit is used to pull sales and employee information from the dealership’s database and then populate a custom PDF template, quickly delivering the final PDF report to the user’s system.
Buyer contracts are also created using Toolkit, by stamping user-entered information onto a PDF contract template located on the ONE-EIGHTY server, giving dealerships the option to print or electronically distribute the final PDF file.
In addition to its numerous customer management features, DLS Accelerator allows dealerships to send personalized marketing materials and newsletters to their customers with just a few clicks. Emails are created by populating an HTML template on the ONE-EIGHTY server with names from the dealership’s customer database, sending personalized content to the corresponding customer email addresses.
For customers preferring print mailings, WebGrabber is used to convert the original HTML to a high-quality, print-ready PDF, while retaining the look and feel of the original message.
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The flexibility of ActivePDF’s solutions have allowed the development team to easily evolve the application according to dealership demands and industry trends, making it a top pick for businesses looking to stay ahead of the competition.
With the implementation of ActivePDF solutions, ONE-EIGHTY now:
The benefits of using the custom application have also been made clear among DLS Accelerator customers, with many dealerships reporting a 1000% return on investment.
With over 3,000 individual users to date, ONE-EIGHTY Corp. is pleased with the results by the integration of ActivePDF solutions with DLS Accelerator.
“ActivePDF has been our PDF software partner since 2002,” adds Mueller. “They allowed us to put our ideas into practice and we have built our business around their ability to deliver.”
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