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How Can Your Dealership Win More Tax Refund Sales?

  • January 26, 2017
  • Kristy Cartier
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
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With January coming to a close, HR and accounting are sending out the W-2s, 1099s and other tax documents to staff and contributors. According to the IRS, the federal agency issued almost 117 million individual refunds for fiscal year 2015. Not surprisingly, the top five states for population had money returned. They were California, Texas, …

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Three Reasons Your Vehicle Finance Program Needs Telematics

  • January 12, 2017
  • Kristy Cartier
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
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The vehicle telematics industry is maturing and there are pieces of it everywhere. Still, you’re unsure that it is right for your vehicle finance business. Your operations are locally-focused with one to a few lots only. Is investing in the technology worth it? Well, there are at least three good reasons to make the investment. …

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Put Peace Of Mind In The Palm Of Your Buyers’ Hand

  • November 30, 2016
  • Kristy Cartier
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Telematics technology isn’t just about protecting the dealer’s investment anymore. With the right mobile app, vehicle location and other information is available directly to customers. For them, telematics is less about vehicle tracking and risk management, and more about staying connected and protecting loved ones. A mobile app puts vehicle location information and other safety …

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Vehicle Finance: A Secure Relationship With CalAmp

  • October 12, 2016
  • Kristy Cartier
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
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CalAmp’s LenderOutlook vehicle finance solutions has been helping used car dealers and finance companies improve their business portfolio and operations for over 30 years. We aren’t “fly-by-night” or in it for a quick dollar. No pyramid or Ponzi schemes here. Because our continued success is based on your success. However, not everyone knows about us …

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Vehicle Finance: The Top 3 Benefits Of Having A Professional GPS Installation

  • September 21, 2016
  • Kristy Cartier
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
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Managing your vehicle loan portfolio has probably changed over the years from paper files to spreadsheets or simple databases. The purpose has always been to keep track of which dealership you’re lending to, the individual borrower, and the collateral. Now you can have technology help you keep track of the collateral – but only if …

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Don’t Let Your Vehicle Portfolio Take An Unexpected Vacation

  • July 28, 2016
  • Kristy Cartier
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
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It’s summer. It’s a peak vacation time. People are headed towards the beaches and other favorite vacation spots. They want to disconnect from life to recharge. This might be good for them, but not your vehicle finance portfolio. How do you push out payment reminders? Locate your delinquent cars? Source: 2014 BHPH Benchmarks Report There …

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Auto Dealers Need a Trusted 3rd Party to Tap Connected Car Benefits

  • June 02, 2016
  • dbhatia
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
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Auto Dealers stand to reap enormous benefits from connected cars with 1) higher efficiency on the lot, 2) more revenue opportunities during the sale, and 3) improved customer service over the lifetime of the vehicle. And in order to tap these benefits, they will need to rely on a trusted 3rd party, not the OEM. …

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Are Dealer Services Sexy Enough?

  • April 26, 2016
  • dbhatia
  • Reading Time: 3 minutes
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Dealer Services enablement is among the biggest opportunities on the Automotive IoT landscape. Yet the opportunity is often skipped over in all the hype of the IoT landscape. Too many observers are missing the steak and focused on the sizzle. Here’s what matters: driving value for Auto Dealers. At CalAmp Automotive, we’re focused on this …

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Can Your Lot Management Detect Crashes, Fraud, and Risk?

  • March 23, 2016
  • dbhatia
  • Reading Time: 3 minutes
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CalAmp Introduces Forward-Enabled Lot Management with AutoPop Ready to rethink Lot Management from the ground up? CalAmp Automotive is doing just that, with industry-first technology that will revolutionize Lot Management, making life easier for every lot manager and salesperson. How? We’re introducing AutoPop, a next-generation innovation that could only be done with a rock-solid device …

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The Importance of a Quality Payment Assurance Solution

  • September 16, 2015
  • Carol J.
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
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As assets continue to grow in value, it is more important than ever to put in place a comprehensive, reliable vehicle finance payment assurance solution. Even small differences in quality can have a significant impact on customer experience, managed risk and return on investment. Lower risk makes it possible to offer financing to a broader …

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