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March In the News Roundup 2018

Auto/Mate was the focus of a major news story in the auto industry this month. Just two days before the NADA Convention & Expo, the FTC announced it was blocking Auto/Mate’s pending acquisition by CDK Global. The feedback from our customers, employees, partners and manufacturers has been overwhelmingly positive.


The following news outlets covered the story:

Automotive News: Feds Reject CDK’s Purchase of Auto/Mate

Ward’s Auto: FTC Blocks CDK From Buying Auto/Mate

Auto Dealer Today: FTC Blocks CDK Global’s Acquisition of Auto/Mate

F&I Showroom: FTC Blocks CDK Global’s Acquisition of Auto/Mate

Auto Remarketing: Auto/Mate, CDK Scrap Purchase Deal After FTC Challenge

CBT News: FTC Blocks Acquisition of Auto/Mate by CDK Global


Additionally, the following publications featured articles by Auto/Mate.


F&I Showroom

Finding the Right Match

Talent scouts can learn a lot from online dating profiles. Auto/Mate’s Chief People Officer Dave Druzynski explains how to punch up your job ads to tell the dealership’s story and create genuine excitement among job seekers.







Fixed Ops Magazine, March/April issue

Hit the Brakes

Ken Rock warns dealers: If you are not properly monitoring your policy and shop supply expenses, you could be losing thousands of dollars every month. He also shares tips on how to nip the problem in the bud.







Car Biz Today

Overlooked Contributors of a Successful Dealership

CBT News’ Joe Gumm interviewed Mike Esposito to uncover tips for improving the customer experience and increasing profitability in a dealership.







NADA Convention & Expo

Las Vegas, NV, March 23-25 2018

Auto/Mate exhibited. We’d like to thank all of our customers who stopped by to offer their support and congratulations for the big news!







Press Releases

3/5: Auto/Mate Announces E-Signature Capture Engine for Auto Dealers

3/14: Auto/Mate Updates Open/Mate Integration Interface, Enabling Auto Dealers to Create ROs Using Third-Party Systems

3/20: Federal Trade Commission Blocks Acquisition of Auto/Mate Dealership Systems by CDK Global

3/26: Auto/Mate’s David Druzynski to Present “Recruitment and Retention Strategies to Reduce Employee Turnover” at the Innovative Dealer Summit

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