Spireon added two more honors to its awards mantle; one arriving just before 2019 finished and the other in the opening days of 2020.
In January, the company announced that Kahu was named Connected Car Product of the Year in the 2020 IoT Breakthrough Awards. And in December, Spireon announced that Kahu also earned gold for Most Innovative App of the Year in the 2019 Best in Biz Awards.
As a connected vehicle solution designed specifically for franchise dealerships, Kahu leverages Spireon’s NSpire IoT platform to offer dealers data-driven insights that increase customer loyalty, enhance the vehicle-buying experience, streamline asset management and recover stolen vehicles.
“While connected car innovations are quickly transforming the automotive industry, dealerships have largely missed out on the value the technology provides,” said Brian Skutta, president of automotive at Spireon.
“Kahu is pioneering a new category in automotive, offering dealers the ability to leverage next-generation technology for their businesses to drive efficiency and profit,” Skutta continued in a news release. “We are thrilled to see Kahu’s contributions recognized and excited to be on the leading edge.”
Building on its commitment to innovation, Spireon launched MyDealer for Kahu, a mobile application for growing service revenue and customer loyalty. MyDealer uses actual vehicle mileage and other data insights to deliver timely, relevant service reminders, promotions and other messages in a convenient and personalized way. By tapping into basic vehicle data — make, model, year and mileage — dealerships can remain top of mind, ready to serve when customers need them.
“As franchise dealerships enter the new decade, technology-driven buying experiences and targeted, bespoke marketing campaigns will be crucial to acquiring new customers and retaining old ones,” Skutta said.
“MyDealer delivers on these needs with a single technology solution that serves both dealers and their consumers,” he went on to say.
To learn more about Kahu, go to this website.
Spireon’s trophy case is getting full. Earlier in 2019, the company’s risk management solution for auto finance providers — GoldStar by Spireon — was recognized in among the IoT Breakthrough Awards recognize the world’s best IoT companies, products and people.
To see the full list of the latest winners, go to this website.
And Spireon’s honor among the 2019 Best in Biz Awards came against some stiff competition.
Since 2011, Best in Biz Awards’ entrants have spanned the spectrum, from the most innovative local companies and start-ups to some of the most recognizable global brands. With more than 700 entries, the ninth annual program attracted a record number of entries from an impressive array of public and private companies of all sizes and spanning all geographic regions and industries in the U.S. and Canada.
Best in Biz Awards 2019 honors were conferred in 80 different categories, including Company of the Year, Fastest-Growing Company, Most Innovative Company, Best Place to Work, Customer Service Department, Executive of the Year, Most Innovative Product, Enterprise Product, Best New Service, CSR Program, Event and Blog of the Year.
“It seems to get harder each year to select the best of the best in Best in Biz Awards,” said Mark Huffman, who returned to judge Best in Biz Awards for the sixth year. “As a consumer reporter, it is particularly gratifying to me to see so many businesses striving to enhance the customer experience.”
For a full list of gold, silver and bronze winners in Best in Biz Awards 2019, go to this website.