How Traka Automotive can benefit you

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The following table provides a quantifiable set of benefits which can be realised by implementing the Traka Automotive solution. It is not exhaustive and, depending on the profile of your business, may include items which do not apply in some cases. As a guide, it gives you an idea about how much potential value can be achieved at an average dealership. If you would like this list in electronic form so you can explore the ROI in more detail please contact us at automotive@traka.com and we’ll be happy to help you out

Item
Example Benefit
£
Clear visibility of stock across the group
Locate a suitable vehicle for a customer which may be at another branch. Find sales stock which has been transferred out to other locations. Leads to one extra vehicle sale for the department per year
£1,000
No lost keys
Eliminate cost of ordering spare sets through parts department. For example, 3 sets per annum at £250 per set.
£750
No lost customer keys
No need to replace locks. No unhappy customers. No hits on customer satisfaction. Eliminate 3 incidents per annum at £250 per incident plus CSI improvement
£1,750
Know who was responsible for parking and Speeding fines.
Allocate costs and fines to staff and customers. For example, 2 of each per year for Sales and 2 of each per year for Aftersales, including improved CSI benefit
£1,300
Improved Employee Satisfaction
Saves 10 minutes per day for every staff member previously spent looking for a key or a vehicle, which can be used to generate leads, follow up customers, demo and sell more vehicles (All Departments) plus CSI improvement
£11,000
Full history of key movements
Speak directly to the right member of staff with a question, create real responsibility for every activity, eliminate wasted time and improve efficiency. Know who worked on every vehicle instantly, saving investigation time
£2,000
Restrict access to specific keys like demos & Courtesy Cars
Ensure only the right members of staff can take demo or Courtesy Car keys meaning they are always available or not used in a way which contradicts the company insurance policy
£1,000
Ensure a demo can be completed every time
Prevent prospects walking, sell to a prospect who would otherwise buy elsewhere, convert 1 more enquiry to a sale
£1,000
Integration with the DMS
Eliminate data entry of vehicle details saving all members of staff valuable time each day
£1,000
Track keys and progress of vehicles at offsite storage and prep facilities
Keep customers accurately informed, search and find out status of a vehicle whilst on the phone, no investigation or call-back required
£250
Fully audit the movement of keys between locations
Measure drivers, eliminate time-wasting, eliminate re-tagging of key at each location
£1,000
Measure Parking Space usage to improve overall use of capacity
Optimise site usage by 5%
£500
Alarms for late return of demos
Ensure sales staff deliver a comprehensive demo, no customers kept waiting for a demo, time to ensure each demo is cleaned before use
£100
Quick reporting on specific vehicles
Cross check demo usage against showroom logs over the weekend – ensure all prospects are recorded and auctioned, possibly leading to one more sale per year
£1,000
Perform a simple comparison of demonstrator usage
Optimise the demo fleet by model and colour (where possible) ensuring best mix
£100
Very fast key tagging from the service desk
Service Advisors spend 2 more minutes with each customer
£2,000
Improved customer satisfaction
No waiting for keys or vehicle to be returned after a service, no more lost keys or replacement locks, no more missing keys when the customer wants a test-drive.
£2,000
Huge productivity gains for all departments, particularly in Aftersales
Saving just 5 minutes per day per Technician for 10 technicians at a labour rate of £100 per hour
£25,000
Get extra work done in the same number of hours.
Eliminate time wasted hunting for keys and vehicles by everyone else - spend the time booking more jobs, selling more hours and more parts.
£5,000
Demonstrable key security to customers
Differentiates your service from the competition leading to 3 additional customers retained per year and CSI improvement
£2,500
Controlled access to keys for valeters and external staff
No manual logs, no management intervention, saves time
£500
Deliver vehicle back to the customer promptly.
Turn customers around quickly, saving time and money and making them happier
£2,000
Quick vehicle and key location lookup from any PC for any member of staff.
No telephone calls, no walking around or asking about, saves time
£1,000
Increased productivity of Service Advisors
Spend more time with each customer, no stress connected with keys, build rapport and improve CSI
£2,000
Measure PDI processes
Identify strengths and weaknesses, compare staff and improve performance by 5%
£2,000
Colour-coded segmentation of the key cabinet
Show workload to be undertaken, eliminating paperwork
£250
Documentary evidence
Elimination of time and effort reviewing CCTV, interviewing staff and other investigation work
£750
Sarbanes Oxley and Stock Audit reporting functionality
Maximize your stock level during annual stock check by 3 additional vehicles worth £10,000 each, speed up the time it takes to perform audits and reduce the administrative overhead associated with managing vehicles stocks and auditing
£40,000
Modern and effective process
Customers expect modern dealerships to be using this kind of system.
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Requires minimal training with a fluid and easy to understand layout
No time out for staff, no trainers needed
-
High performance
Saves time for staff
£500
Scalability (Software)
Inexpensive server hardware needed, quick and easy to expand at minimal cost
£1,000
Cabinets scalable from 10 to 1000s of keys in single locations
Efficient use of space saves money
£500
Automatic updates
Clients automatically update from the server so no downtime or resources needed to update
£500
Free lifetime hardware warranty
0
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Free software upgrades
0
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Free technical support
0
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Twice yearly comprehensive on-site health checks
Audited externally by us rather than your own staff
£1,000
Free overnight error and diagnostic checks
0
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All customers benefit from application improvements which are simple to roll back to others
Free analysis and development
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Link the system to building alarms for audible warnings
Protect against tampering and avoid stolen keys
£5,000
Restricted access to cabinets and keys according to your procedures.
Eliminate paper procedures
£1,000
Key cabinets can be configured with any form of access method your require
Link to your existing access control system at no extra cost
£1,000
Roller Shutters
Out of hours additional security protects against theft and reduces insurance premiums
£2,000
Heavy duty steel cabinets
Reduce Insurance Premiums by 1%
£1,000
Cabinets can be increased in size very easily
Flexibility reduces hardware replacement costs
£500
Easy to relocate and reconfigure
Flexibility reduces hardware replacement costs
£500
The eTag software allows an unlimited number of client PCs to be installed
No installation costs, no further license costs
£1,000
Differentiated service from the competition WILL be visible to customers
They will score their CSI experience higher with your dealership
£1,000
Reduced Insurance Premiums
Assuming 5% reduction on £100,000 annual policy
£5,000

 

COMBINED POSSIBLE BENEFIT ACROSS ALL AREAS

 

 

£130,250 per annum