New integration relationship between Pinewood and AUTOi

Wednesday 8th October 2014 Posted in Automotive News, New Feature, partners, Pinewood, integration

New integration relationship between Pinewood and AUTOi set to benefit dealers

Pinewood are pleased to announce the launch of new integration making vehicle appraisals simpler, capitalising on Pinnacle Host+ for iPad working directly with AUTOi's appraisal app.

Working in partnership with AUTOi, Pinewood's solution aims to pass information seamlessly between the two iOS Apps. For a dealer this means they can carry out appraisals without rekeying or needing pen and paper - customer and vehicle details are automatically shared between the two systems. As an extra benefit, you can link to AUTOi's management tools directly from the Pinnacle vehicle stock card in order to add detail and track progress.

This is another step forward in making key roles in the dealership mobile through the use of tablets. By integrating the two Apps, as well as connecting important back office systems, the solution helps dealers to make a better job of collecting important information and use it further down the line.

Neville Briggs, Managing Director said "We recognise AUTOi's expertise in the management of used vehicle appraisals and we have brought this into a streamlined process within Pinnacle. This is part of Pinewood's strategy of working with selected partners who understand how to apply their specialist skills in the wider context of dealership processes."

Sebastien Duval Managing Director, AUTOi said "We're thrilled to have completed this integration with Pinewood and provide their dealers with and a fully integrated appraisal system, which removes any double entry and increases the speed and accuracy of vehicle appraisals.  As vehicle appraisal experts our primary focus is to continuously improve this part of the process and this has been recognised by Pinewood who are utilising our expertise to enhance their own customer offering."

Current Host+ users can easily use the integration by selecting the customer you are having a conversation with and selecting appraisal. This then automatically logs into AUTOi app with preloaded vehicle details allowing the appraisal to be completed quickly and accurately. When the appraisal is complete the integration returns back to Pinnacle Host+ to record details of the conversation as contact history.All information is communicated behind the scenes and available instantly, completing the process by applying the valuation ahead of preparing a purchase or sales deal.




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