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Dealer Specialties Expands Full-Service Product Line to Include an In-House Solution Powered by DataOne Software

Cincinnati, OH – Dealer Specialties, a division of Dominion Enterprises and the nation’s leading provider of data and photo collection, inventory management and data distribution services, announced today it has partnered with sister company DataOne Software to offer its dealers an in-house inventory management solution. Dealers who prefer to manage their own inventory can now buy DataOne software packages from Dealer Specialties’ representatives.

“Many dealers with the necessary internal resources prefer the flexibility of maintaining control of their inventory management.  Our relationship with DataOne allows us to provide dealers with that option and more,” said Glen Garvin, General Manager of Dealer Specialties.   “With the DataOne offering we can now offer dealers solutions for the full spectrum of data and photo collection from full-service to self-service and some hybrid opportunities in between.” 

DataOne’s feature-rich inventory management application iMarketAuto enables dealers to easily print window labels, full VIN decoding for complete and accurate online listing and label details, edit vehicle data such as mileage and pricing, mark as web specials, upload custom photos, add dealer notes and more. What’s invaluable for the dealer is if they get behind on the data and photo collection, Dealer Specialties’ can provide them with a “backup” full service option until they get caught up. 

“This partnership not only provides dealers with a lower cost solution with the additional services and benefits of using a well-established company but it also demonstrates two companies working together to provide dealers with a solution that’s focused on results,” said Jock Pereira, Managing Director of DataOne Software. “We are thrilled to begin offering our suite of services to Dealer Specialties’ clients.”

Dealer Specialties will continue their core business commitment as a full-service solutions provider, serving nearly 10,000 dealerships nationwide that rely on Dealer Specialties to manage and market their vehicle inventory. Dealer Specialties has the largest Internet distribution channel in the automotive industry, providing its dealers with access to more than 1,600 partner web sites. 

About Dealer Specialties
Dealer Specialties, a division of Dominion Enterprises, is the nation’s leading provider of vehicle data collection, image generation, window labeling services and inventory management and marketing. Providing both on-the-lot services and in-house solutions, Dealer Specialties’ has the industry’s largest Internet distribution channel with more than 1,600 partners including GetAuto.com, Cars.com, eBay Motors, Overstock.com, Google Base, AutoTrader.com, The Cobalt Group, Manheim and more. 

Nearly 10,000 dealerships rely on Dealer Specialties to help manage and market their vehicle inventory. Dealer Specialties is a designated supplier of certified window stickers for General Motors, Acura, Honda, Toyota and Lexus; is a Value Added Reseller for the National Automotive Dealers Association; and has built a network of more than 800 of the most knowledgeable and responsive service representatives in the USA. Dealer Specialties partners with sister companies AutoBase, @utoRevenue, DataCube, DataOne Software, Dealerskins, Interactive Financial Marketing Group, SelectQu and XIGroup to provide dealerships with a more comprehensive and complete solution.

For information on Dealer Specialties online vehicle research and shopping resource, GetAuto.com, go to www.getauto.com.  GetAuto.com is the most frequently updated free leads online consumer resource in the industry with access to high quality photos, videos and accurate vehicle information provided by one resource. 

About DataOne Software
DataOne Software, a division of Dominion Enterprises, was founded in 1999 and has continued to expand solutions and scope in order to fulfill unique needs in the automotive marketplace.  The company develops solutions for both automotive dealerships and industry solution providers. In 2002, DataOne Software formed an initiative to productize tools and data for distribution to application service providers.  Today, DataOne Software provides services to nationally ranked top 100 auto dealer stores and groups, and supports many of the top dealer service providers with tools and data services.  DataOne Software also provides data services to most segments of the automotive industry including Auto Portals, Insurance, Transportation and Newspaper and Print as well as many state and municipal agencies. 

About Dominion Enterprises
Dominion Enterprises, headquartered in Norfolk, Va., is a leading media and information services company serving employment, real estate, automotive, recreation and industrial markets in the United States. The company operates a variety of technology businesses that offer Internet marketing, Web site design and hosting, lead generation, CRM, and data capture and distribution services including Advanced Access, PowerSports Network, and Dealer Specialties. The company has more than 500 paid and free magazine titles such as The Employment Guide, For Rent, Harmon Homes, Boat Trader, Cycle Trader and RV Trader with a combined weekly circulation of over 5 million, and more than 40 market-leading Web sites such as EmploymentGuide.com, ForRent.com, Homes.com, and TraderOnline.com, reaching more than 8 million unique monthly visitors. The company has more than 7,200 employees nationwide and 2006 annual revenue of more than $850 million.

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