DAYTON, Ohio, Jan. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — The Reynolds and Reynolds Company today announced the launch of Mobile Used Vehicle Management (Mobile UVM), a new software application that allows automobile retailers to run the Reynolds Used Vehicle Management tool on any Apple iOS or Android device. Reynolds developed Mobile UVM to help dealership personnel work smarter and more efficiently in their front-end used vehicle process.
As a product in the Reynolds Retail Management System, Used Vehicle Management from Reynolds is designed to help dealers more efficiently and effectively control their used vehicle inventory and processes. Reynolds Used Vehicle Management can help dealers improve their vehicle trade-in appraisal process, achieve quicker inventory turns and higher gross profits, and improve inventory acquisition across all stores in a dealership group. Mobile UVM extends these benefits beyond the traditional PC to add greater flexibility and utility for dealership personnel.
“If you followed a used vehicle sales manager around the dealership for a day, you would notice the manager is rarely sitting at a desk,” said Jon Strawsburg, vice president of Product Planning for Reynolds. “In fact, the very nature of the job requires the manager to be mobile: appraising incoming trade-ins, marketing used vehicles, managing staff, procuring used inventory off-site at auction. So, while inventory management tools can help managers make better decisions and improve inventory processes, the manager typically has to be at a traditional PC to use those tools. Mobile UVM helps deliver the benefits of Used Vehicle Management right at managers’ fingertips, so they can take advantage of those capabilities, at anytime, from anywhere, on any device.”
Strawsburg noted Mobile UVM is built to work as part of a Reynolds dealership management system (DMS). Dealership employees can begin the appraisal on a mobile device with Mobile UVM and finish on the PC without re-keying information.
Benefits of Mobile UVM include:
- Mobile alerts that help support a seamless front-end process by notifying dealership personnel of appraisal requests sent from other Reynolds Retail Management System applications, such as Contact Management or Desking.
- Mobile capabilities that enable dealership staff to appraise vehicles from anywhere and quickly book out vehicles at auction using the app on a smartphone or tablet.
- Ability for dealership personnel to send a completed vehicle appraisal from a mobile device to others in the dealership immediately so they can take the next steps with the customer in working the deal within Reynolds Desking or the DMS.
To learn more about Reynolds Used Vehicle Management and Mobile UVM, visit www.reyrey.com/uvm.
Reynolds and Reynolds is a leading provider of automobile dealership software, services, and forms to help dealerships deliver better business results and transform the customer experience. The company is headquartered in Dayton, Ohio, with major operations in Houston and College Station, Texas, and Celina, Ohio.
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SOURCE The Reynolds and Reynolds Company