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Take your online bookings system to the next level by allowing your customers to book work identified on an earlier vehicle health check directly with your dealership

Improve your amber work sales using
iVHC & Online Bookings from eDynamix
To find out more visit edynamix.com/onlinebookings

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It’s time to get connected…

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Using several different systems from several different suppliers in aftersales departments can lead to issues such as reduced efficiency, falling profitability, problems with software support and a slowdown in the fulfilment of customer expectations.

Monthly bills from different suppliers for their licences and support can quickly mount into potentially large and unnecessary costs, with the burden of reconciling and paying multiple invoices placed with an accounts team. Using one supplier for all of the core aftersales processes, with one login to connect them together, and one support channel and one invoice provides a more efficient and cost-effective solution for dealers.

A connected solution helps to improve productivity and staff engagement, but it also increases staff morale, system use and profitability. It makes training new and existing employees more effective, while at the same time helping to reduce staff turnover, with users feeling more confident in their day-to-day job role because they have a greater understanding of one connected system rather than a mediocre appreciation of multiple disparate systems.

Data from various dealer management systems, the DVLA and DVSA, tyre distributors, and finance and insurance companies can all be connected into one portal. This can help to reduce errors, through seamless transfer of data between systems. This then removes customer blindspots that arise because information – such as addresses, mobile telephone numbers or customer email addresses – held in one system is not updated and, therefore, does not match data held in another.

eDynamix offers dealers a connected aftersales solution; encompassing (and embedded within) the service core process, with the aim of improving productivities, efficiencies and customer retention.

eDynamix Connect provides dealers with all of the core aftersales functions outside of their DMS; service planselectronic vehicle health checkproactive follow-up, repairs and finance plans, online bookingsMOT cleansingVIDEO1st, aftersales surveys and automated confirmations and reminders.

Through one portal, dealers can receive centralised, data-rich management reporting using our scheduled push reports, or use our eDynamix Connect app to get an overview of daily, weekly and monthly performance.

Not only do dealers’ systems, staff, management and third-party applications become connected, but eDynamix Connect offers multiple online channels to keep customers connected to dealers through the web and smart devices too:

■ Online bookings – giving customers the ability to book their service 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

■ Online service plan quote – allowing customers to create a quote for all of their future servicing requirements at their convenience.

■ iVHC online authorisation – letting customers view and authorise work needed on their vehicle, anytime, anywhere.

■ VIDEO1st online media and interactive comments – delivering the excitement of the showroom experience to the customer in the comfort of their own home.

It’s time to get connected!

MG Motor UK launches eDynamix Service Plans 

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eDynamix is proud to announce that its Service Plan platform has been launched across the MG Motor UK national dealer network, bringing peace of mind to drivers nationwide.

MG customers can now purchase a customised Service Plan on their vehicle for up to 5 years, spreading the cost through monthly payments, or by paying in full.

eDynamix Director, Iain Nickalls, said “We are extremely excited to be working with MG on this new development for their dealer network. Service Plans are firmly embedded in the UK dealer culture and are an important loyalty and revenue driver. With the company recently being named as one of the UK’s fastest growing automotive brands, it is fantastic that eDynamix has been asked to provide this solution for MG customers through 2017 and beyond”.

“The MG team are very much looking forward to launching eDynamix Service Plans to the dealer network’ said Harvey France, Head of Aftersales and Parts for MG Motor UK. ‘ eDynamix offer dealers much more than just Service Plans and we can see the real benefits of using one provider. Having a standard approach throughout saves time, money and resources. The eDynamix Connect App will allow our Dealers to see how they are performing at the touch of a button.”

 

eDynamix iVHC becomes part of Hyundai 360

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eDynamix have worked closely with Hyundai Motor UK to integrate their vehicle health check application, iVHC, into Hyundai’s own 360 platform and can now offer their solution as one of the approved Hyundai Motor UK eVHC partners. Hyundai 360 is an intuitive and simple to understand modular platform offering full automation of the Aftersales customer journey.

At the core of the programme is the industry’s quickest online service booking system that requires no more than six steps and 10 seconds to complete. It is also integrated into Dealer DMS systems to maximise efficiencies. Jobs are automatically loaded and available within iVHC each morning ready for the service advisors and technicians to begin carrying out the required vehicle health checks. Any identified concerns can be priced using Hyundai’s own menu pricing engine which is embedded within iVHC, and then sent to the customer for authorisation. Work authorised online through the Hyundai portal is then automatically updated and reflected in iVHC.  This ensures that the relevant parts and service departments are notified and authority can then be passed to the technician to complete the work. This provides a seamless process for both customer and dealerships.

Tony Whitehorn, President & CEO, Hyundai Motor UK said: “Hyundai Motor prides itself on its continuous evolution and innovative spirit and our unique 360 service solution is a great example of this. Hyundai 360 Workshop Automation helps to streamline maintenance operations by using clever technology that delivers real efficiencies for our customers and our dealer partners.”

Iain Nickalls, Director at eDynamix, said “We have worked with Hyundai Motor UK and its dealer partners for a number of years but were extremely excited when we were asked to become part of the Hyundai 360 programme earlier this year. We sincerely believe it will revolutionise the way in which the Hyundai Network will communicate and operate with their customers. Hyundai Motor’s vision and culture is very much the same as ours at eDynamix, where we aim to connect Dealers to their customers using intuitive and connected systems to deliver the best possible experience for all. These are truly exciting times for Hyundai Motor and eDynamix are proud to be part of this”.

Are you ready to connect?

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Using several different systems from several different suppliers in aftersales departments can lead to issues such as reduced efficiency, falling profitability, problems with software support and a slowdown in the fulfilment of customer expectations.

Monthly bills from different suppliers for their licences and support can quickly mount into potentially large and unnecessary costs, with the burden of reconciling and paying multiple invoices placed with an accounts team. Using one supplier for all of the core aftersales processes, with one login to connect them together, and one support channel and one invoice provides a more efficient and cost-effective solution for dealers.

A connected solution helps to improve productivity and staff engagement, but it also increases staff morale, system use and profitability. It makes training new and existing employees more effective, while at the same time helping to reduce staff turnover, with users feeling more confident in their day-to-day job role because they have a greater understanding of one connected system rather than a mediocre appreciation of multiple disparate systems.

Data from various dealer management systems, the DVLA and DVSA, tyre distributors, and finance and insurance companies can all be connected into one portal. This can help to reduce errors, through seamless transfer of data between systems. This then removes customer blindspots that arise because information – such as addresses, mobile telephone numbers or customer email addresses – held in one system is not updated and, therefore, does not match data held in another.

eDynamix offers dealers a connected aftersales solution; encompassing (and embedded within) the service core process, with the aim of improving productivities, efficiencies and customer retention.

eDynamix Connect provides dealers with all of the core aftersales functions outside of their DMS; service plans, electronic vehicle health check, proactive follow-up, repairs and finance plans, online bookings, MOT cleansing, VIDEO1st, aftersales surveys and automated confirmations and reminders.

Through one portal, dealers can receive centralised, data-rich management reporting using our scheduled push reports, or use our eDynamix Connect app to get an overview of daily, weekly and monthly performance.

Not only do dealers’ systems, staff, management and third-party applications become connected, but eDynamix Connect offers multiple online channels to keep customers connected to dealers through the web and smart devices too:

Online bookings – giving customers the ability to book their service 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Online service plan quote – allowing customers to create a quote for all of their future servicing requirements at their convenience.

iVHC online authorisation – letting customers view and authorise work needed on their vehicle, anytime, anywhere.

VIDEO1st online media and interactive comments – delivering the excitement of the showroom experience to the customer in the comfort of their own home.

It’s time to get connected!

eDynamix launch new Connect App

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eDynamix have launched a new App which provides senior management with an overview of business performance through all of the core Aftersales functions.

Connect shows daily, weekly, monthly and rolling 28 day Service Plan quotes and sales for Dealer Groups and individual Dealerships. Users can drill into further detail and highlight performance trends by new and used sales as well as those sold through the service department.

eDynamix electronic vehicle health check solution, iVHC, also feeds red and amber work conversion rates into the App, with follow up, video, online booking and survey statistics to be added in the very near future.

Steve Turney, Managing Director of Delgarth Motor Group, said “The Connect App is brilliant. Our rolling 28 day service plan performance has already increased by 125% which I am delighted with. This is because I personally can now drive improvements each day as I can quickly and easily see how my Dealerships and departments within them are performing”.

“Connect is unique in the motor industry,” said Director Iain Nickalls.

“The norm is for management to run reports from disparate systems to find relevant information regarding business performance, which can be time consuming and error prone. Connect provides a powerful and immediate insight into your business performance across multiple functions, and is available at your fingertips any time of the day, from anywhere in the world”.

Connect is free to download and available on both iOS and Android operating systems.

Download on the App Store – iOS

Get it on Google Play

 

Service Plans

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Our innovative and open approach to our software design has enabled us to develop a solution for the sale of routine vehicle servicing, planned maintenance items and those requiring immediate attention that is industry leading, easy to use, customisable and extremely cost effective.

Through Service Plans a quote for all routine servicing that is tailored to the requirements of each customer, and the pricing matrix offered by each Dealer, can be configured.

Repair Plans offer the customer the opportunity to pay monthly for both Amber work concerns, or deferred Red work items, identified as part of their recent iVHC, or for other items outside of the scope of a traditional Service Plan.

Our integrated Finance Plan* allows Dealers to sell Red work concerns identified as part of an iVHC on the day and afford the customer the opportunity to spread the cost of these repairs over a set period.

These modules not only provide the customer with peace of mind by offering a fixed monthly price for their entire vehicle servicing and maintenance requirements, it also presents the dealer with the opportunity to increase customer satisfaction levels and, ultimately, retention.

NO SETUP FEES

We don’t charge system setup fees. We don’t charge a plan confirmation fee. We don’t charge a plan amendment fee. We don’t charge a plan cancellation fee.

COMPLETE DEALER CONTROL

Service plans can be extended, additional services added and annual mileage changed at any stage during the plans lifecycle, at no cost, with all future payments automatically adjusted in real time. Plans can also be cancelled or, if cancelled in error, simply reinstated. All of these functions are available to the Dealer without having to involve a system administrator or 3rd party.

VEHICLE & CUSTOMER DATA

As a plan is created the vehicle data is gathered using a VRM lookup*, such as make and model, engine size, fuel type and date of registration. This can then be cross referenced with data from the Dealers DMS system to pull the relevant customer information, allowing for a fully customised quote to be created in seconds.

FEATURES

  • Campaigns

    Dealers have the opportunity to create date driven, model specific campaigns which automatically adjust the included services, the individual service costs and the payment profile. These can be Dealer specific or fall in line with current Manufacturer offers.

  • Automatic Customer Refunds

    Unfortunately, plans do cancel. When they do, Dealers have the option of automatically refunding the customer without the need to involve their accounts department or 3rd party. A letter is sent by the system informing the customer of their refund entitlement and when they can expect to receive this which is then automatically transferred into their bank account on that given date.

  • Automated Plan Renewals

    As with most insurance policies the customer will receive a letter as their final payment is about to be taken indicating that their Service Plan will be renewed for a set period and that they don’t need to do anything to continue. The payment profile can be maintained and the relevant optional services automatically included.

  • Plan Transfer

    If a customer changes their vehicle all customer details and any available funds can be automatically transferred from their current Service Plan to a new one without the need to cancel. This speeds up the process of configuring the new plan and also reduces the monthly payments for the customer.

  • Plan Statement

    Similar to a bank or credit card statement, the Service Plan Statement shows all credits and debits to the plan, running totals and the available funds. This can be easily emailed or posted to the customer and is also available online as part of the planmyservice™ portal.

  • Variable Direct Debits

    Plans can be started any time within the service lifecycle, even if a customer is not in the dealership for a service visit. Often there is a requirement for a deposit to be taken, but by using variable direct debits this constraint is removed and any customer objections reduced.

  • Maximised Payment Periods

    By maximising the number of payments, the necessity to discount the service plan to get to an acceptable monthly payment is removed, thereby increasing the return from your service plans, and also customer satisfaction.

  • Dated Service Events

    All services as part of the Service Plan are dated, either automatically by the system, or manually at confirmation. This not only allows for planning in terms of workshop loading, but also for reminders to be sent via email, SMS and/or direct mail using a tailored timeline within the Follow Up module.

  • Optional Services

    Any number of dealer specific optional services can be easily added to your Service Plans either manually or automatically by the system depending on plan configuration and included standard services. By adding these services, such as air conditioning and brake fluid services, customer loyalty is improved and penetration increased.

  • Age & Price Discounts

    There are a number of discount options available that could be automatically applied to your pricing matrix if required. This can be set depending on the age of the vehicle, as a discount between your normal retail price and your service plan price or as part of a campaign.

  • Complete Version Control

    Each plan has a complete log of quote history. This version control ensures earlier quotes can be viewed and restored. This can be very useful if one person created the initial quote but another was to confirm the plan at a different time.

  • Compound Plans

    Manufacturers are increasingly offering free servicing schemes as part of a new or used car purchase but customers may look to keep the vehicle once the free plan has ended. Compounding the plan allows services to be added on top of these Free Services, and optional services to be included to help increase customer retention.

  • Batch Create & Print

    The system can automatically create a tailored Service Plan quote for customers visiting the Dealership which can then be printed in a batch to be placed in the relevant job packs. This helps increase Service Plan sales with every non-service plan customer receiving a quote.

  • Intuitive Accounting Panel

    The system doesn’t rely on month end statements and is more akin to a traditional daily accounting system, with excel export facility, and no requirement for import by suffix journals as all transactions are individually recorded in the system. Real time DMS balance sheet comparison with allows for daily reconciliation is also available.

  • Push Reporting & Live Statistics

    You can subscribe to the reports you require and have them delivered directly to your inbox when needed, there is no need to go looking for the information you require. This is in addition to the Service Plan performance page showing real-time performance information.

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New Customers

In this edition of our Newsletter we wanted to share a Case Study on a Dealer Group using our Electronic Vehicle Health Check system – iVHC.

As always, if you have any questions please contact us on 0845 413 0000, or email us enquiries@edynamix.com.

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We’re exhibiting again this year at CDX and we are looking forward to everything that will be taking place on the day!

Come and say hello – we’re on Stand 320!

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EMG Motor Group have recently rolled out our Proactive Follow Up system at their 7 Dealerships.


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Aston Vauxhall have gone live with our Interactive Vehicle Health Check System (iVHC).


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Ringways Motor Group have launched eDynamix Service Plans and are using our Video1st offering.


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After the positive launch of Proactive Follow Up at FRF Motors the Dealer Group have since rolled out iVHC.


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Our new Electronic Vehicle Health Check App is here

We’ll even give you the system for free for
the term of any current agreement you have
in place with another provider

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Available for both Android and iOS, the App offers Dealers many benefits, including:

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  • Unified video and photo format for consistent viewing
  • Live pausing during video recording, and continuation after camera adjustment, providing a seamless experience to the customer
  • The ability to take photos while shooting the video
  • Dealer specific top and/or tail which are merged with the iVHC video so that the customer facing media can be played back on any device
  • Enhanced tyre tread depth screen
  • Ability to manually create a VHC record from within the App
  • Group Service Advisor login with the ability to create pre-inspection media when the customer is present

  • Built-in exception mechanism that automatically creates a support ticket when an error has occurred, increasing support response/fix times even further
  • Brand new customer-facing page with responsive design that can be viewed on any device
  • Custom video watermark, typically dealer group logo but can be anything the dealer prefers
  • Electronic customer signature

  • Improved overall application speed
  • Increased video conversion time
  • Optimised media upload that adjusts itself depending on the Wi-Fi speed in the workshop

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To find out more or to arrange a
demonstration, give us a call on
0845 413 0000 or email
enquiries@edynamix.com

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