Rapid Recon, which describes its services as accelerating and streamlining how dealers get used cars sale-ready, announced two areas of improvement to its recon workflow software.
Advanced Bluetooth locator technology for outdoor, indoor and multi-level facilities for auto dealers is one of those features. Called Live Locate, it detects location elevation in multi-story facilities and showrooms.
Rapid Recon says Live Locate solves what it describes as a challenging annoyance: “Where are my cars and where are their keys?”
Vendor Advantage is another improvement, and Rapid Recon says that feature extends T2L workflow accountability, communications and cost control functionality to sublets and vendors.
According to Rapid Recon, Vendor Advantage allows dealers to assign work and receive work status notifications from in-house and vendors including mechanical sublets, body shops, PDR and wheel repair.
Rapid Recon said it marked its 10th anniversary of educating auto dealerships on applying time-to-line (T2L) speed-to-sale principles to their used car reconditioning processes. That, according to the company, helps improve vehicle turn and per-vehicle revenue.
The company also announced the release of Rapid Recon founder and chief executive officer Dennis McGinn’s second book, titled, “Inventory is a Waste — Why Recon T2L Speed to Sale Matters More Today than Ever.”
The book follows McGinn’s 2018 release, “RECON T2L—The Starting Line for Reversing Margin Compression.”
The new book includes “dealer success interviews” for improving turn and profit per sale.
Rapid Recon will make the announcements at NADA ’20 this month.
The company says T2L data from 6 million vehicles and across 40,000 dealership and vendor users validate Rapid Recon T2L’s “contribution to dealers’ ability to fight margin compression.”
Also according to the company, Rapid Recon is used across 20,000 mobile and tablet users supported by its on-site onboarding and user training and support.