PDP Group enters partnership with fleet management provider Dealerware

PDP Group, a subsidiary of The Amynta Group, has added Dealerware to its roster of approved vendors.

According to a recent announcement, PDP will form a partnership with Dealerware in which they offer fleet management services to the automotive space.

Courtney White, director of marketing and communications for Dealerware, told Mega Dealer News that fleet management is “one of the biggest, and most expensive, pain points for automotive retailers and managing loaner fleets and new mobility offerings – like subscription or retail rental - as well mitigating vehicle depreciation can be a major challenge.”

“But getting it right is more important than ever,” White said. “The automotive industry is at an inflection point – consumer needs have evolved, and they have an abundance of alternatives; new vehicle sales have flattened; pressure on profit margins is higher than ever. Thriving in the future means delivering convenience through customer-centric services that create more lifetime customer value. And the success of those services depends on modern fleet management.”

Dealerware touts itself in the release as “modern fleet management for the modern retailer.” According to White, it streamlines the difficult-to-master task of fleet management at retail automotive dealerships.

“By taking a mobile-first, connected approach, Dealerware eliminates cost, creates efficiencies, and elevates the customer experience,” she said. “Our connected car platform delivers everything OEMs and retailers need to manage their fleet via in-vehicle telematics, mobile devices, and actionable insights.”

White further explained that Dealerware’s “mobile first approach” bypasses long lines, manual processes and paperwork and cuts down contract time by 90 percent.

“Staff can start and end contracts in under a minute with their mobile devices – and they can do it anywhere,” she said. “By leveraging our connected car services, we automate fuel and mileage readings so staff can easily track and charge without having to manually input data. All of this means not only creating more efficiencies for the dealerships, but according to JD Power, Dealerware customers see an average 27 point increase in CSI vs. any other provider in the market!”

White said that Dealerware is excited about the announcement with PDP.

“It will allow more retailers to leverage Dealerware's powerful, modern platform for fleet management,” she said.

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