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Autosoft, Inc. Certifies IAS for Integration with FLEX DMS

Getting certified with FLEX DMS is fast, comprehensive for integration partners

Monday, March 30, 2015

WEST MIDDLESEX, PA – March 30, 2015: Autosoft, Inc., a leading national dealer management systems (DMS) provider, announced that IAS has completed the FLEX Connect certification process and has released certified integration with Autosoft's FLEX DMS for the IAS SmartDealerProducts.

The SmartDealerProducts suite from IAS includes SmartMenu, a fully web-based menu application. F&I managers can view a real time "what you see is what you get" menu preview, showing each package payment as well as base payments and final menu previews. F&I managers can benefit from access to payment rolling, dynamic sales tools, and electronic rating and contracting of warranty products from many of the largest F&I product providers. "We are pleased that the FLEX Connect certification process went so smoothly," said Matt Nowicki, Vice President of Retail Software for IAS. "It took us only 45 days to develop the integration and receive certification from Autosoft – which was less time than it took to develop a certified interface to any other dealer management system." Integration with Autosoft's DMS is driven by third-party partners like IAS; the APIs used are robust and well documented. Use of an automated test environment expedites the testing phase, and Autosoft technical staff provides all partners with comprehensive support. Integration can be completed, fully tested, certified, and ready to roll out in less than a month in many circumstances.

"Our FLEX Connect design philosophy makes it easy for third parties such as IAS to partner with us," said Christopher Morris, Senior Vice President of Business Development at Autosoft. "Our design is based on STAR standards, all data is in industry standard XML format, and third parties aren't restricted in selecting which data is made available to fuel their processes. We're delighted to welcome IAS to our FLEX Connect community."

For more information about products from IAS, or to schedule a demonstration, visit smartdealerproducts.com.

About Autosoft

Autosoft develops and supports integrated software solutions that simplify business operations to produce better business results for automotive retailers across the U.S. Complete dealership management system (DMS) capabilities with affordable month-to-month support fees are designed to improve dealership processes and profitability, and reduce operating costs. Learning is quick and easy with intuitive applications that result in greater system utilization. FLEX DMS is built on an open-system platform, giving dealers the most flexible and secure choices for managing and sharing data with OEMs and third parties. Managed hosting services offer convenience and mobility, providing secure and reliable access from any chosen device. Autosoft is the preferred solution of more than 30,000 users in 2,000 car dealerships and consistently receives the highest customer satisfaction and most-likely-to-recommend ratings. www.autosoftdms.com.

About IAS

Innovative Aftermarket Systems (IAS) is the leading provider of F&I aftermarket programs to automotive dealerships. IAS offers a variety of products including, GAP, Invisible Phantom Footprints, Theft Avert, Super Polysteel, The Preferred Difference, R.O.A.D. InTire, among others. Additionally, IAS' flagship software suite, SmartDealerProducts, provides revolutionary F&I software solutions for dealerships and their customers. IAS' training department, SmartDealerUniversity, provides ongoing training and feedback to ensure continued penetration, ethical presentations and increased profits for IAS dealership customers. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, IAS has hundreds of certified agents throughout the United States and provides technology solutions and aftermarket products for many of the top-100 dealer groups. For more information, please visit www.iasdirect.com.