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The Holy Grail for car dealers is a DMS that does everything. I hear this from dealers at all levels, from buy-here, pay-here to highline franchise dealers. It seems like we haven\'t advanced much beyond this point. 

Ted Craig

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  • I Fell and I Couldn't Get Back Up
    I was unable to fully perform my job yesterday because my back went out and I couldn't hunch over my computer. I guess I'm getting old. So are many of…
  • Face the Face
    Facebook is adjusting its algorithm for the common good, basically promising to go back to the Facebook of old, when cat videos trumped news of pizza parlors that deliver white…
  • Peak a Little, Talk a Little
    The president of the FX cable channel warns us of the perils of peak TV. Others tell us we’ve passed the point of peak auto. I say that if anybody…
  • Just Don't
    Google wants to be good. Or it at least wants to seem good. The company’s motto was “Don’t be evil,” but I always viewed it like this. Others must have…
  • It's Not Me, It's You
    For years, Hollywood has portrayed business in a negative light, for the most part. Even movies with a more positive outlook, such as the ode to subprime lending “It’s a…
  • Wanna Worry?
    If so, let me give you two reasons to do so. As an added bonus, I’ll throw in one reason not to. The first reason to worry is that others…
  • Loser, Loser, Chicken Dinner
    My hometown Hooter’s has closed down. While Chris Rock was correct in saying that “Nobody goes to Hooter’s for the wings,” that is the restaurant chain’s main staple. Unfortuanately, it’s…
  • 50 Years Late
    Have you dealt with AT&T lately? I swear, they still think its 1967. GM was like that until 2009. Guess what folks, it’s 2017. In fact, it’s almost 2018.
  • Dumb Ol\' Debt
    I\\\'m going to miss J.C. Penney and Dell when they\\\'re gone. They are part of my youth. Oh, they might not be gone in the next year or two, but…

 

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