Ritchie Kelk, iDealFILE’s Managing Director, and Andy Mee, Commercial Director, were delighted to pick up the award for IT Innovation Of The Year at the 2019 Motor Trader Awards.
Held at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel, The Motor Trader Industry Awards are known for celebrating the very best in modern motor retailing and are often described as the ‘Automotive Oscars’. They pay tribute to companies and individuals who are able to demonstrate excellence in their field, exceptional customer service and true innovation.
iDealFILE scooped the IT Innovation of the Year Award, which was a highly competitive category that was open to all IT providers providing specialist IT services to car retailers.
Our entry gave us the perfect opportunity to highlight a range of benefits that our pioneering online deal file platform is delivering at over 180 franchised locations in the UK – including the estates of three of the UK’s Top 10 dealer groups and other forward thinking organisations like Vindis Group, Toomey Motor Group, Barretts Motor Group and John Banks Group. These award-winning benefits include:
By automatically extracting post-sale documentation direct from a dealer management system or uploading it electronically, iDealFILE turns a traditionally manual paper-based process into a highly efficient and auditable digital workflow.
Secure 24/7 remote access supports centralised administration and auditing of any deal file at any stage of the process. Automated checks minimise errors, a user-friendly interface simplifies approvals and bespoke features help sales teams fulfil responsibilities in line with GDPR regulations.
Saving Time & Costs
With a more efficient sales process, sales and administration teams will enjoy time savings of between 2 and 4 hours per deal file. On top of that, they’ll benefit from cash savings of at least £4 per deal file thanks to reduced print, paper storage and retrieval costs. As a result, iDealFILE is, at the very least, cost neutral for any dealer that installs the system as the cash savings more than offset the licence fee – leaving the productivity savings to positively impact on our client’s bottom line.
Utilising Microsoft’s ISO 27001 accredited Azure platform, we help sales teams take important information off desks, out of filing cabinets and into a secure cloud area which is fully protected and can be accessed remotely 24/7 via desktop, tablet or mobile. A recent Pen Test using industry recognised PTES & OWASP methodology resulted in an A+ security rating – a rating suitable for use in defence and other high security environments.
Boosting Environmental Credentials
With secure cloud storage at their disposal, we help automotive retailers remove more than 80% of paper requirements from their sales department, reducing their carbon footprint and proving their commitment to sustainable business practices.
Enhancing Customer Experience
With easy access to all relevant information – and help identifying any missing documents as early as possible in the process – sales teams will be fully equipped to deliver a best-in-class vehicle handover experience.
On picking up the award, a delighted Ritchie Kelk commented: “This is a very proud moment and we are so happy to have won the award. This was the most competitive Motor Trader Awards yet so it’s extra special that the hard work the team has put in has been recognised by esteemed industry experts. We’re looking forward to building on this news with a series of new products in the latter stages of development and set for launch later this year.”
When announcing the decision, the Motor Trader judging panel stated they were impressed by the efficiencies offered by iDealFILE, the security it provides and the environmental benefits.
To find out more about our award-winning deal file platform and to see how we can transform document management in your retail network, call us on 01635 905985 or email email@example.com and we can set up a system demonstration or arrange a trial.