May 13, 2014
VinSolutions Integrates Carleton’s SmartCalcs into Recently Enhanced Desking Platform

VinSolutions, Inc., a marketplace leader and developer of Internet-basedcustomer relationship management (CRM) for the automotive industry,announced today the integration of Carleton’s SmartCalcs consumerlending and leasing calculation engine into its recently enhanceddesking platform.  Carleton provides lending compliance softwareproducts to many of the major lending captives and lenders in the autoindustry. This new integration will enable VinSolutions dealers to stayin compliance with auto lending regulations, which frequently change.

"At VinSolutions, we are committed to making it easier for salespeople to close deals faster and easier, and providing a comprehensivedesking solution is a key component in achieving that goal," said Brian Skutta,vice president and general manager of VinSolutions. "We needed apartner that understands the ever-changing auto lending regulatoryenvironment, and this integration of SmartCalcs will help our dealercustomers stay in compliance today and when regulatory changes occur inthe future."

Within VinSolutions’ newly enhanced desking platform, Carleton’sSmartCalcs software provides greater compliance and accuracy for all thelending and leasing computations at the state, federal and lender levelnationwide. Along with handling all methods of computations in the autoindustry, the robust calculation functionality of SmartCalcs alsohandles the expansive tax and fee computations for loan and leasetransactions nationwide. 

"Accuracy and compliance support are certainly critical to thesuccess of VinSolutions providing a complete desking solution to theirdealers," said Patrick J. Ruszkowski,president and CEO of Carleton.  "With more than 40 years of experience,we are confident that our time-tested expertise in providing compliantcalculation support will be highly beneficial to VinSolutions’customers."

This new integration is the latest in a round of enhancements thatVinSolutions has released this year for its desking platform. Other newfeatures provides sales people with the ability to manage multiple dealsat once, render deals on a tablet or mobile device, reduce redundantdata entry, and provide for a more transparent and improved customerbuying experience.

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May 2, 2014
Sean Stapleton, Vice President of Sales at VinSolutions to Speak at the 16th Digital Dealer Conference and Exposition

Stapleton’s session, entitled “The Evolution of Automotive Tool Sets” will focus on how dealers can use the latest tools and technology to reach and influence car buyers.

"Sean’s expertise and knowledge in consumer behavior, marketing and retention, and leveraging automotive CRM best practices will provide dealers with actionable learnings they can immediately take back to their stores," says Brian Skutta, vice president and general manager of VinSolutions.  


Stapleton’s session will open with a review of how tool sets and methods of the past have informed dealership operations, and how today’s technology can help dealers better reach and influence consumers throughout their decision journeys. He will focus specifically on how dealerships can use robust CRM solutions to not only improve traffic and productivity, but also to create the ideal experience for consumers. Finally, Stapleton will demonstrate how combining the right CRM tools with the proper in-dealership processes and evolving sales strategy, can help dealers drive higher conversion rates, accountability and ROI.


"The technology available to dealers today is vastly more powerful than the tools that were available just a few years ago," Stapleton commented. "I am looking forward to showcasing the latest trends in technology and sharing how CRM systems in particular can help dealers improve their bottom line."


This session will take place on Tuesday, May 6 from 3:00 – 3:50 at the Digital Dealer Conference in Atlantic City, New Jersey. For more information and to register, visit  http://www.digitaldealerconference.com/.


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May 1, 2014

This week the PMO team, led by Kim Cowan, went to Harvesters to lend a helping hand! They unloaded crates upon crates of apples and packaged them into boxes of 23. They were able to fill four pallets of apples, which equals 4,968 apples! These will be delivered to local schools and afterschool programs in need. Harvesters provides emergency food assistance to as many as 66,000 different people in any given week. We enjoy doing out part to help increase that number.

April 25, 2014
Check out this beauty! Thank you Dealer Marketing Magazine for giving us the Technology Leadership Award for ILM/CRM. What an honor!

Check out this beauty! Thank you Dealer Marketing Magazine for giving us the Technology Leadership Award for ILM/CRM. What an honor!

April 24, 2014
Employee Spotlight - Chris Hawthorne, Senior Training Manager


What does being a Vin employee mean to you? 
Commitment, sacrifice, integrity and leadership. Being a Vin employee is a lifestyle not a job.

How does “Making Every Connection Count” apply to you? 
It’s about the gift of success. Being a leader means putting others in front of ourselves. Making our dealers successful. Helping each department to be more successful. Helping our fellow peers to excel. Building lasting relationships with our clients. “Making Every Connection Count” is giving everything you have to encourage others to become successful around you.

What is your favorite car? 
The second vehicle I saved up and owned as a teenager… Early 85’ 944 candie apple red with black cookie cutter wheels. Now, if I could have just afforded to put gas in it back then!! LOL

March 5, 2014

What an awesome way to kick off our March No Excuses campaign! We took a handful of employees to the American Cancer Society Hope Lodge here in Kansas City and cooked a delicious hot cereal buffet for the patients and their families. We had eggs, grits, oatmeal, and just about every topping you could ever think of. We cant wait to head back there later this month for another meal!

February 20, 2014
Look what just came in! Thank you Inc. Magazine for the prestigious awards, now the tough part, finding the perfect place to display them.

Look what just came in! Thank you Inc. Magazine for the prestigious awards, now the tough part, finding the perfect place to display them.

February 19, 2014
Check out what Jason Wiley, Director of Sales at Haystak Digital Marketing had to say about their new KORE 360 platform! http://bit.ly/1cipYGb

Check out what Jason Wiley, Director of Sales at Haystak Digital Marketing had to say about their new KORE 360 platform! http://bit.ly/1cipYGb

February 18, 2014
10. Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse
9. Pontiac G3
8. Subaru Baja 

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10. Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse
9. Pontiac G3
8. Subaru Baja

Click here —> http://bit.ly/1kOvbu5 to see the entire list!

February 17, 2014
"For the new, third-generation F56 Mini, the British brand is at it again. Only this time, the cars are designed and chosen by Mini’s fans in a new contest. Called "The New Originals," Mini teamed its 10 Final Test Test Drive winners with an illustrator to design their perfect Mini, one of which will become the next special-edition model."  http://aol.it/1kO1s4k

"For the new, third-generation F56 Mini, the British brand is at it again. Only this time, the cars are designed and chosen by Mini’s fans in a new contest. Called "The New Originals," Mini teamed its 10 Final Test Test Drive winners with an illustrator to design their perfect Mini, one of which will become the next special-edition model." http://aol.it/1kO1s4k

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