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How Big Data and the Connected Car is Reinventing the Automotive World

Global experts estimate that nearly 85% of the world’s vehicles will be connected to the Internet by 2022. Given the magnitude of data outputs and sheer power of wireless connectivity, alongside new auto and data technology shifting due to COVID, the connected car is radically changing integrations and how they’re used in the automotive industry. […]

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Why Every OEM Needs Dynamic Data Now

As every OEM knows, the automotive industry is operating in a dynamic and challenging environment. For future-forward firms, this environment is an opportunity to innovate. In particular, analytics, advanced integrations, and one-to-many API value chains are areas of real potential for firms who want to differentiate themselves. For the automobile industry, COVID has been a […]

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Industry APIs: Answering the Call to Integrate Auto Retail Faster. Better.

The traditional method of OEM, DMS, and Third-Party Integrations implementation has been for the OEM IT organizations to work directly with the various DMS and Third-Parties to create, certify, and support custom integrations. These integration efforts can take a lot of time, management, and expense to roll out. That is why we introduced Motive Integrator Exchange […]

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Online Appointment Reservations (OAR): Ensuring a Seamless Handoff from Online to In-Store

Online Appointment Reservations (OAR): Ensuring a Seamless Handoff from Online to In-Store As consumers shift to buying cars and scheduling dealer services from their couches, in-home offices, or wherever, car manufacturers (OEMs) and third-party software providers are capturing more of the buy/service process on their websites or applications.   And, as dealers continue to execute […]

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JSON vs. XML in Automotive Retail Systems Integration

Like everything else, system integration in auto retail is taking a more modern path For auto retail to succeed, manufacturers (OEMs) and dealers need assured methods of exchanging all kinds of data: vehicle, parts, customer information, warranty claims, sales and operational data, and more.   Over the previous decades, data exchange evolved from occurring solely between […]

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The best business model is a function of technology and business process

The best business model is a function of technology and business process I’m enjoying some of the great speakers hosted by the Ricardo Mobility Summit today.  I thought Ernie Garcia’s (Founder & CEO of Carvana) response to a question, “What can the automotive industry learn from Carvana’s success?” was very astute.  He called out that […]