2015: Mobile Apps

2015: Mobile Apps

Advent has embraced mobility in several areas.  Our new Platform is tablet friendly, Mac-Friendly and smartphone friendly.  In addition our plan is to surround the DMS Platform with apps, which interoperate with the platform.

All these apps operate with a low cost IOS device such as an iTouch which retails for $199 or less. It will also work on any Apple phone or tablet.  The device is surrounded by an optional ballistic case with an embedded laser, making the setup and scanning process easy and efficient and is available from the Advent sales group.

Over the next few years Advent’s App library will grow to almost 25 purpose -built apps for tasks which interoperate with the new Advent DMS.  Keep an eye out for the new apps on the Apple App store.

Here is a list of the currently available apps:

 

Single Sign-On

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This app allows the user to connect securely to their virtual instance of the Advent DMS.  It then enables the apps to process securely using secured web services to talk to the system. This app enables all Apps to interoperate and integrate to the platform.

Parts Barcode Scanning

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Our parts bar code scanning application uses an IOS device to scan parts to parts invoices, parts to service work orders and enables scanning for receipting parts.

Vehicle Barcode Scanning

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This app allows the user to scan VIN tags or specially prepared all weather labels to undertake a vehicle inventory audit.  The vehicles are scanned, the file is wirelessly transmitted and then the system prepares a reconciliation showing, missing cars, vehicle locations, scan time stamps and vehicles that are not in inventory.  This gives the dealership a complete view of status and physical presence of all vehicles on site.

Service Scanning

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Service scanning enables a porter or service advisor to scan the VIN tags of vehicles in each service lane and then automatically creates a pre work order list which helps the advisors greet the customer by name and speeds the write up process.