Long-time automotive dealer Dave Granato is finding new success with Dealer Retriever, a document and workflow automation software system customized for dealerships that want to control their paper process and create a digital copy of their paper processes.
Specifically, Dealer Retriever allows businesses to capture their paper documents with a scanner at the point-of-creation and file them into the system to be accessed as needed.
"We are targeting basically any auto dealership or RV dealership," said Granato, who has been in the automotive business in San Antonio, Texas since 1991.
Currently, Dealer Retriever is working with a dozen dealerships. Most notably, their services are being used by Red McCombs Enterprises. McCombs is a former owner of the Minnesota Vikings.
Dealer Retriever is a subsidiary of Stars Information Solutions, a full-service document management solutions provider specializing in solutions that automate the flow of enterprise work. The company was created to focus solely on resources and software solutions for the paper-intensive challenges of the dealership world.
The company offers prospective clients a no cost, no obligation trial of its services. Some of its other benefits include 100 percent ownership of the dealer's data, lower costs for software, and eliminating time spent filing and retrieving documents.
Dealer Retriever has recently become an authorized reseller of a new key tracking product idea made by Tile that allows dealerships to locate where the car is on the property and where the keys are.
"It has a visual blinking light and a slight vibration that will alert you to the location of the keys," Granato said.
But, the company isn't going to stop there, according to Granato. Dealer Retriever attended the recent National Automobile Dealer's Association conference in Las Vegas to show the industry how much its technology can improve the everyday processes of dealerships in general.