News Release

Latest VinSolutions Integrations and Enhancements Prime Dealers for Post-Pandemic Rebound



MISSION, Kansas, June 10, 2020 – Now more than ever, dealerships need to adapt the way they sell cars and engage with customers. With efficient, digital solutions designed to work together, dealers can not only overcome their greatest business challenges, but also discover new opportunities for growth and success. To meet the urgency today’s retail environment demands, VinSolutions unveiled a series of key product integrations and upgrades aimed to help dealers and their customers reimagine the car buying journey without delay.   

“Our latest data makes it clear that consumers are pivoting back into shopping mode and our industry is now better prepared to meet that demand with digital fluency,” said Tracy Noonan Fred, Vice President of Operations, Dealer Sales & Service Software, Cox Automotive. “Now is the time for dealers to focus on re-engaging customers, and to help them do so in a way that boosts efficiency while keeping everyone safer.”   

To give dealers industry-leading capabilities and further enhance every touchpoint in the evolving sales process, VinSolutions is offering the following upgraded features and integrations in its automotive CRM:   


  • vAuto-Connect Desking Integration: Gives dealers a complete view of demand, buyer interest and availability to make sales decisions that align with inventory management strategy to maximize profitability.   
  • Cox Automotive Digital Retailing Integration: Brings online customer lead and deal information directly into Connect CRM, eliminating manual data entry, duplicate leads and having to piece together shopper behavior to deliver a smoother, faster deal-making process.   
  • Facebook Messenger Integration: Incorporates customer conversations into Connect CRM to enhance communication abilities and aggregate correspondence so dealers have even more information to improve engagement throughout the customer journey.   
  • Connect Automotive Intelligence Dashboards Enhancement: Displays Connect Automotive Intelligence metrics including Engagement Strength, Sentiment and Intent Analysis and Buying Signals in a single easy to digest dashboard to better predict customer behavior and preferences so dealers can pursue the most viable leads and create the most favorable deals for closing sales.    


These VinSolutions integrations are a direct response to the number one request from dealer software clients – to make products work better together. VinSolutions rapidly deployed products made to work in tandem to help dealers maintain and restart their businesses in a safer and more efficient manner.   

“We had multiple salespeople creating multiple consumer contacts, which produced confusion and redundancy,” said Don Wessels, general sales manager, Woody Anderson Ford in Huntsville, Alabama. “The VinSolutions Connect CRM, Connect Desking and Cox Automotive Digital Retailing integration fixed the duplicate lead issue. The integration allowed us to not only create an efficient, branded ‘Buy Now’ experience for our shoppers, but also to seamlessly weave in digital presentation of profit-building F&I protection products.”  

To learn more about how to put these products into play at your dealership visit or find more information on auto dealers software


About VinSolutions   
As the provider of Connect CRM, a leading dealership customer relationship management system, VinSolutions helps more than 5,000 dealers make every connection count. VinSolutions products integrate dealership systems, processes and tools to deliver a single view of the customer across the business – so dealers can focus on building relationships throughout the sales cycle. Founded in 2006 and headquartered in Mission, Kansas, VinSolutions fosters dealership success by providing a fully customizable suite of solutions, including equity mining, market pricing and desking tools, combined with the continuous, personal support of a designated Performance Manager. VinSolutions is OEM certified by every major manufacturer and is Autosoft, CDK, Reynolds & Reynolds and Dealertrack DMS certified.


About Cox Automotive  
Cox Automotive Inc. makes buying, selling, owning and using cars easier for everyone. The global company’s 34,000-plus team members and family of brands, including Autotrader®, Clutch Technologies,®, Dealertrack®, Kelley Blue Book®, Manheim®, NextGear Capital®, VinSolutions®, vAuto® and Xtime®, are passionate about helping millions of car shoppers, 40,000 auto dealer clients across five continents and many others throughout the automotive industry thrive for generations to come. Cox Automotive is a subsidiary of Cox Enterprises Inc., a privately-owned, Atlanta-based company with revenues exceeding $20 billion.