Darwin Automotive announced Monday that ELEAD1ONE will integrate Darwin's F&I software with both its DealBuilder Showroom and DealBuilder Online solutions.
Salespeople can use ELEAD1ONE's DealBuilder Showroom to manage the test drive process and map routes. Along with providing customers with turn-by-turn directions, the solution can also track distances, route information and average speed for dealerships.
Meanwhile, the DealBuilder solution is designed to calculate vehicle payments for consumers that incorporate state and local taxes, as well as the consumer’s credit score.
“We are thrilled to be able to work with our partners at ELEAD1ONE on these exciting new technology platforms,” Darwin Automotive chief executive officer Phil Battista said in a news release. “As digital retailing solutions start to mature and become a mainstay of the marketplace, it’s becoming essential for dealerships to choose the right partner that helps them provide the best experience while at the same time maximizing the overall deal profitability.
"We’ve seen many digital retailing providers opt for a static F&I product presentation that often time presents F&I products that aren’t suited for the chosen vehicle. This is a huge miss in our opinion,” Battista continued.
Darwin Automotive said it has over 140 F&I product providers integrated into its application that will be seamlessly integrated into ELEAD1ONE's two DealBuilder applications, as well.
Nearly 2,500 dealerships have employed its F&I software in the past two years, according to the company.
“We wanted to ensure that both our showroom and online car-buying application had the most advanced F&I product presentation on the market,” said Bill Wittenmyer, partner at ELEAD1ONE. “With F&I representing such a large portion of the average dealers’ profit, we had to pay careful consideration to this portion of the transaction.”