LAS VEGAS, NEVADA–(Marketwired – March 31, 2016) – Quorum Information Technologies Inc. (Quorum) (TSX VENTURE:QIS), a North American automotive dealership and customer management system provider, announced today that it is revealing the first of its new mobile applications for its flagship system, XSELLERATOR™ at the 2016 NADA convention in Las Vegas, Nevada, beginning April 1, 2016.
The Quorum DMS, XSELLERATOR, has always been able to run completely on a mobile platform (such as tablets) due to its inherent architecture. However, the system was presented in its entirety on the screen, which was not always ideal for smaller devices or screens with lots of information. Quorum, therefore, has embarked on a strategy to develop true mobile applications for key DMS functions that scale and run on popular mobile platforms such as Apple's iOS and Google's Android operating system.
Quorum is showing the first two of these applications on the exhibit floor of this year's NADA convention. The Vehicle Inspection Process app (VIP) lets service advisors and technicians take their device right to the customer's vehicle to do walk around inspections and sell additional services. While some companies provide similar functionality in their standalone drive-through systems, Quorum's system is unique in that it is fully integrated with XSELLERATOR in real-time and does not require that information be pulled from, or pushed to, the DMS like a third party system does.
The second application the company is showing is for Sales CRM. The popular “sales planner” – a comprehensive showroom and customer follow-up part of XSELLERATOR – has been developed for mobile devices so that salespeople are not tied to their desks while they work with showroom prospects and complete their daily follow-up. It, too, is fully integrated with XSELLERATOR in real-time.
Dan Ichelson, Quorum's Vice President of Product and Operations, stated “This is an exciting development in the evolution of XSELLERATOR. For the past couple of years we have been adding new functionality in XSELLERATOR using modern scalable technologies such as HTML5. The technology allows us to develop clean, intuitive screens for dealership personnel and scales well to different sized devices. Now, we are taking that strategy a step further and isolating key features of the system that users can benefit from using while not at their desks. We are putting it in their hands, wherever they are, in the form of true mobile applications that communicate directly with the XSELLERATOR DMS.”
“This is just the tip of the iceberg,” Ichelson added, “We plan to release several other mobile applications in the near future, including a fully mobile version of our highly successful Communicator – Quorum's integrated two-way texting and emailing tool. These new applications are the examples of our overall product direction and strategy.”
Mark Allen, Quorum's Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Services, remarked, “We invite all dealerships who are attending this year's conference to stop by our booth [#2859C] and see these applications, as well as the rest of our leading edge DMS, for themselves.”
Quorum is a North American company focused on developing, marketing, implementing and supporting its XSELLERATOR product for GM, Ford, Chrysler, Toyota, Hyundai, Kia, Nissan, Subaru, NAPA and Bumper to Bumper franchised dealership customers as well as other franchised, independent and some non-automotive dealerships. XSELLERATOR is a dealership and customer management software product that automates, integrates and streamlines every process across departments in a dealership. One of the select North American suppliers under General Motors' DTAP program, Quorum is also one of largest DMS providers for GM's Canadian dealerships with 25% of the market. Quorum is a Microsoft Partner in both Canada and the United States. Quorum Information Technologies Inc. is traded on the Toronto Venture Exchange (TSX-V) under the symbol QIS and in 2016 was selected to the TSX Venture 50®, an annual ranking of the strongest performing companies on the TSX Venture Exchange . For additional information please go to www.QuorumDMS.com.
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