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DealerSocket - DMS Integration Fee Increase

lander06

Boss
Feb 26, 2012
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Luke
Did any other DealerSocket users receive a notification letter regarding a DMS integration fee increase effective 01/31/2017? The proposed increase represents a 50% increase in DealerSocket's monthly cost. Has anybody found a workaround for the DMS integration which would result in not paying the fee?
 
Get Podium
Jul 27, 2010
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Chuck
I can tell you from painful experience the larger DMS companies have raised the costs by 50 to 300%. From our perspective, they are literally crushing innovation & small companies, from their perspective they are securing the data. One suggestion would be to talk to Steve Cottrell, President of Authenticom. He is at the forefront of this. Another group to check out is ivsgllc.com, they have some DMS solutions
 

JJohnson

Green Pea
Feb 24, 2010
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John
Our certification costs have doubled this year with CDK. They are "leveling the playing field" for all 3PA vendors they say...
 

Patrick McKeever

Green Pea
Aug 28, 2014
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Patrick
Hello all, I'm happy to speak with anyone regarding DealerVault/Authenticom and current practices of some DMS companies..
Patrick McKeever
 
Nov 18, 2016
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Thomas
Until there are other options available for data integration that offer real time bi-directional integration you are at the mercy of your DMS provider. I can understand requiring a limited certification and higher cost for adding and changing records as this could cause a nightmare situation if implemented incorrectly.
 

Jlewis74

Rust & Dust
Mar 21, 2013
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Jeremy
Your options are to switch to a DMS like Auto Soft or Auto/Mate there are no fees with them and they both have open API real time Integrations. The problem with using one of the data houses is the real time part and having to pay someone else. If you are on RR or CDK there are options for DMS that will save you a ton of money, give you a up to date system, no contract and great customer support.