SalesMaster and Autofutura technologies agree strategic alliance to provide enhanced customer retention solutions for captive automotive financiers
Milton Keynes, August 3rd, 2018… Automotive industry software specialist, SalesMaster and global automotive data and SaaS supplier, Autofutura have formed a strategic alliance to provide the automotive finance and leasing industry with a uniquely inclusive service. SalesMaster’s STOCKBOOK product and Autofutura’s leading global data management software PORTFOLIO 3SIXTY combine to enable captive financiers to use real-time stock availability to approach existing customers with compelling, personalised repurchase propositions typically well in advance of original contract maturity dates.
Autofutura’s processing and analysis of live finance portfolios allows captive finance companies to mitigate risk and increase efficiencies by engaging existing clients at the right time, with the right message: accelerating the rate of repurchase simultaneously increases customer retention to brand and finance house equally.
“The partnership between SalesMaster and Autofutura combines the best stock and financial data management tools available that afford captive automotive financiers an invaluable resource to optimise business and encourage sustained growth,” says Chris Stott, Managing Director of SalesMaster. “The ability to offer existing customers a highly personalised and credible proposition that encompasses all funding solutions makes for a significant business opportunity and clear competitive advantage for both captive financiers, their leasing entities and, importantly, brand partners.”
“The integration of STOCKBOOK into our PORTFOLIO 3SIXTY software creates a unique solution to further empower captive finance companies and their brand partners in better managing their customer portfolios and stock availability, thus generating a compelling customer centric re-purchase proposition,” explains Autofutura’s Director of International Business Development, Paul Bennett. “The ability to secure business and sell forward when vehicles are still at the factory gate or in transit presents a fantastic opportunity to streamline the sales process, build offers for vehicles that actually exist, enhance customer relationships and provide profitable cross-selling opportunities that promote a ‘pull’ rather than ‘push’ sales environment.”
SalesMaster is an automotive industry software specialist that is using data and technology to evolve the way vehicles are transacted. The company works with vehicle manufacturers and dealer groups, providing the software to host, amalgamate and display live data across multiple locations and devices – enabling end-to-end lead management, precise stock tracking, real-time access to nationwide new stock vehicles and greater visibility and understanding of supply chain processes within dealer groups and across the automotive industry. SalesMaster provides a more dynamic automotive retail experience for car buyers and enables a streamlined management process for dealerships that can also promote up-selling.
The SalesMaster range of FLEETBASE, STOCKBOOK and DEMO DIARY products are powered by the company’s technologies, which have been designed to optimise the benefits that can be brought by precise data management and analysis through visibility of business operations.
SalesMaster products have recently earned industry recognition from the International Auto Finance Network (IAFN) Awards. Its FLEETBASE platform won the Back Office Innovation category, which recognises the processes that support client-facing activity within the automotive leasing and lending industries.
Established in 2002 and headquartered in Southampton, Autofutura is a foremost specialist provider of multi award winning global data management software solutions to the automotive finance, leasing and daily rental industries.
Autofutura residual value management solutions and business critical processes are deployed by circa 80% of the leading UK / EU Fleet & Leasing companies
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