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How Pinewood DMS is transforming commercial dealers

With the demand for online shopping, home deliveries and convenience only set for continued growth, commercial dealerships should be capitalising on this opportunity. From improving workshop productivity to improving the omnichannel experience for fleet customers, commercial dealers should be seeking new ways to squeeze extra revenue.

Flexible service communications

To boost the take-up of service bookings and aftersales revenue, commercial dealers must adapt their communications and follow-ups accordingly. It’s essential to find a DMS that supports custom checklists, amendable service intervals and flexible follow-ups depending on the vehicle type. Helping to target the right customers, at the right time and boost aftersales revenue.

Retaining fleet customers is even more essential than in a passenger car workshop, with multiple vehicles likely to require servicing at each visit. Therefore, commercial dealers need the tools to track the effectiveness of communications. With Pinewood DMS, leaders have access to data-rich reports, making it easy to share future communications and optimise performance.

Fully digital service journey

When fleets are being serviced, it is imperative for commercial dealers to maintain clear visibility within their workshop to ensure operations run as efficiently as possible. Digital job cards allow instant access to service details for leaders and technicians alike, reducing the risk of miscommunication. Similarly, digital workshop planners with drag-and-drop allocation ensure the right technicians are working the right jobs.

With a mobile app like Tech+, technicians can perform instant vehicle health checks with detailed service notes. Technicians can also report any urgent work needed, which fleet managers can digitally approve of remotely via eSignature – all in a matter of minutes. Additionally, as part of the digital journey, an online Job Status Tracker provides the fleet customer with a clear view of the vehicle progress in the workshop and off-site with subcontractors.

Working closely with manufacturers

Commercial dealers can also boost their service offering with Pinewood’s range of OEM integrations. Service contracts can be customised and created at sale allowing service invoices to charge into the plan, with the account’s postings all taken care of. Menu pricing is also available, which allows fleet managers to have their own predefined requirements to simplify the preparation request.

No matter the brand or type of vehicle they offer, commercial dealers can instantly benefit from Pinewood’s suite of digital tools. The digital features available in Pinewood DMS, provide customers transparency whilst boosting efficiency across the workshop.

To learn more about how Pinewood DMS makes handling fleets as easy as ever, contact our team today.

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