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CDK is opening up?

Alexander Lau

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Feb 11, 2015
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This is very different. This is a real SDK / API system for their data.
I think they always had an API, but it was behind the scenes and you had to pay out the ass. I could be wrong, but that's what I remember hearing from the CDK dude I was dealing with there.
 
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Ryan
I spoke to them because we are interested in potentially developing our own service scheduler.

They don't have the pricing worked out but it sounds like it will be a tiered pricing model with charges per API call (fractions of a penny) and then charges per transaction (ie: successfully scheduled appointment).

I'm sure there will finally be some innovative products coming out in the next 3-6 months because of this!
 
Dec 9, 2015
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Allen
I think they always had an API, but it was behind the scenes and you had to pay out the ass. I could be wrong, but that's what I remember hearing from the CDK dude I was dealing with there.

I know a few people who have worked with it, it has always been there, it is crap and very expensive though. Stuff like this and Reynolds BS is the reason that we don't do dealerships any more. It is sad that the DMS companies have to be this way, but the bigger thing is the dealership's and ownership won't stand up for their selves.
 
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Romik

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any insight as to how the math sums up in the big picture?

Transactional Plan Based on monthly call quotas:
$0/Call 0-100,000 Calls/Month
$0.002/Call 100,001-2,000,000 Calls/Month
 
May 29, 2018
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Todd
Old string but for those interested: I am working with their API's (service, vehicle and customer data). Setup fee plus a basic $100 per rooftop monthly. The setup is a complete money grab. The API's are great.
 
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Linda
Configure the CDK to use it efficiently. The installation procedure should be run as a normal user with permission.