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Learn How Our SAP Automotive Dealer Portal Offers You a Fully Integrated, Powerful SAP Fiori Dealer Portal
Our SAP S/4 HANA Fiori Automotive Dealer Portal provides 36 applications that work seamlessly together.
Our SAP Automotive Dealer Portal Covers a Wide Array of Business Processes - That's why we always recommend that our automotive industry clients start with our SAP Automotive Dealer Portal Solution Overview:
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Today's consumer grew up in a completely digital environment. They conduct virtually all of their 'digital life' on a mobile phone. For many, they've been learning and playing online since they were born. That's why they have a completely different expectation when it comes to the vehicle buying experience. They want to be able to search for the vehicle of their choice, configure it to suit their specific needs, get the price and make the deal, on their phone. To make that previously complex process consumer simple, we provide the SAP Automotive Dealer Portal.
This suite of applications and dealer business process capabilities allows your dealership users*) to interact with you digitally at every step of the process - including up to and including the F&I process. The F&I process is a key process where F&I managers must not only ensure the financials are correct, but that communication is done in a highly visual, effective and most importantly, legally compliant fashion. With this system, the entire sales process can be conducted digitally.
*) also consumers buying directly on the internet!
The Detering Consulting SAP Automotive Dealer Portal has been designed from the ground up to maximize dealer efficiency. When it comes to the all important Vehicle Warranty and Service processes, the true power of the fully integrated SAP Automotive Portal shines through. It provides complete support for:
Today's consumer expects a highly personalized experience with their automotive dealer, from first touch to last interaction. For today's long lasting vehicles, that means you may be interacting with customers for 10 to 15 years, or in some cases, a lifetime.
That means your service and warranty experience must be seamless to the customer. The SAP Automotive Dealer Portal, coupled with the extended SAP system, allows your consumers to book a service appointment online, pay for it online, and for you to provide a highly personalized service experience with your customers.
This naturally leads to multiple Upsell and Cross-Sell Opportunities throughout the service lifecycle. When your customer is in your waiting room, they want to be kept informed of the progress of their repair. The system allows you to provide a continuous stream of personalized feedback to your customer, whether they are in your facility, or out and about on their iPhone or Android device.
They not only expect this from you - they demand it. When you deliver this level of professionalism, with every customer touch point, they will tell their friends, family and co-workers about the experience. They will also be much more likely to leave you positive customer reviews on Google and all the other places where your performance is under the gun.
The Detering Consulting Team has deep expertise in the configuration of the SAP Warranty Module along with the complete Automotive Dealer Portal Solution. We bring together expertise few can match - having worked from the OEM level, through the distributor level and finally the dealer level. We understand the challenges and value of getting your Dealer Portal and the backend processes configured correctly.
We make it simple to transition to the highly effective SAP Automotive Dealer Portal. We have a highly refined and simplified business requirements gathering process. In service of a project scoping. You'll never have a doubt about not what needs to be done, but as well, why it is being done that way and the benefits you can expect from a new, digital, transformed, business process.
The SAP Dealer Portal Vehicle Management system, referred to as a VMS offers you complete integration of all relevant dealer processes such as procurement, sales, rework, returns processing, trade-in and service processing. It also supports the archiving of vehicle data. In other words, it allows you to react flexibly to customers’ requirements in the area of production (using the “pull strategy”) and fast delivery times with reduced warehouse stock and sales/distribution costs. Our solution, in addition to the standard out-of-the-box functionality, also has the following Add-On Modules to improve your dealer efficiency throughout the process.
Getting the right parts at the right time to the right place is a primary goal and capability of the system. With its deep integration with electronic parts catalogs, advanced AI enhanced search capabilities, and beautiful user interface design, dealer efficiency is greatly improved.
The Dealer Portal Parts application provides the following capabilities:
What benefits do all these capabilities provide? Greater dealer efficiency and profitability. Your customers will love it when you are able to find the part they need, order it, get a reliable estimated delivery date, and schedule their service appointment, on the spot. They will brag to their friends about how your system sent them friendly appointment reminders. And if a vehicle recall should be issued while the part is in transit, the advanced Business Intelligence system will alert you so you can work with your customer in a seamless fashion to get it resolved.
Using continuous data intelligence, the system will also make proactive stock recommendations. Predictive vehicle analytics allow you to forecast what parts are likely to be needed well in advance of when they will actually be needed, and lay in supplies to be able to delight your customers by having just the part the need, on the shelf. It can do this while keeping inventory carrying cost low using advanced EOQ calculations.
The SAP Automotive Dealer Portal Information Center is the central business management digital nervous system. It provides:
You and your team, from General Manager to Service Advice Technicians to the Salesman, will find it ties everything together for them to do their job. Coupled with analytics platform, it delivers continuous business insights and helps optimize and improve dealer EBITDA by providing a pathway to profit optimization.
The SAP Automotive Dealer Portal is designed to allow full Self-Service capabilities to every user, according to their role:
A Automotive Dealer, however, does not work as a stand-alone island. They form part of a vast eco-system, whose members often times need to interact with your dealership. For those business process scenarios, the SAP Automotive Dealer Portal Self Service functionality provides sophisticated, yet simple to use applications. Need a part that you can see available in someone else's warehouse? You can execute the entire acquisition process by giving them access. Got an Inbound Delivery that is running late. With the SAP Event Management functionality, the driver can use the system to notify you. Did someone have a breakdown on the road and call you to get them back on the road? The system can help orchestrate every step of that process.
Today's vehicles are basically computers on wheels. They create data at an astounding rate. Data that can tell you a lot about how your vehicle fleet is performing. That's why the solution also provides:
Of key importance is the ability to report real-time sales performance across dealerships, brands, geographies and any other dimension you might like to track. But it can go far beyond just tracking results. It can make marketing campaign recommendations to support your aggressive sales targets. This can help you keep inventory to a minimum, increase your inventory turns and improve your cash-to-cash cycle time.
As you can see, the complete SAP Automotive OEM business lifecycle is a complex process, that touches most business areas of your enterprise's value chain between OEM, distributor and dealerships.
A dealer portal requires its own unique implementation methodology.
Whether you're moving 2,000 or 200,000 units a year, you can't afford to take risk with your IT systems. That's why we:
Our approach can be tailored to your requirements to quickly get you transition to the SAP Dealer Portal. Your digital transformation journey to higher dealership efficiency begins now.
From a high level business process perspective