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CDK Global Launches Fortellis Automotive Commerce Exchange Platform

The plug-and-play platform is designed to allow developers, OEMs, and dealers to leverage, build, innovate, and securely integrate solutions and workflows. According to company officials, the platform makes designing, building and publishing new solutions a simple administrative function.

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FTC Blocks CDK Global's Acquisition of Auto/Mate

The regulator had charged in an administrative complaint that the proposed sale violates federal antitrust laws. The two companies subsequently announced they are abandoning the proposed merger. Auto/Mate officials said the technology company is no longer for sale.

Shift Your Service Brand to Drive Customer Loyalty

Marketing expert offers a three-point plan for capturing and engaging service-bound customers in today’s highly competitive environment.

Cox Automotive Files Antitrust Lawsuit Against CDK Global

Add Cox Automotive to the growing list of tech vendors and dealers alleging that CDK and Reynolds and Reynolds Co. conspired to eliminate competition for data integration services and seize control over dealer and third-party data.

Daniel Flynn Named President of CDK North America

Flynn guided the company’s multi-year transformation effort. The executive is now set to replace Robert. N. Karp, who is leaving the company in December.

CDK Global, CarGurus Partner on New Marketing Solutions

Through the collaboration, dealers using CDK websites will gain exposure for their inventory as well as high-quality leads from CarGurus.com. CDK will also leverage the online automotive marketplace’s anonymized, aggregated data in its suite of automotive digital marketing solutions.

Authenticom's 'Stunning Victory' in Antitrust Suit on Hold

Five days after announcing a ‘stunning victory’ in its antitrust suit against CDK and Reynolds, Authenticom today learned it will have to wait seven days to see if the Seventh Circuit will hear the DMS providers’ appeal of the preliminary injunction confirmed on Friday by the federal court judge hearing its suit.

Judge in Authenticom Antitrust Suit Confirms Preliminary Injunction

A federal court judge declared last Friday that Reynolds and CDK can’t prevent Authenticom from providing services to dealers who, as of May 1, have authorized its data integration services. The ruling was issued as the judge entered the final form of his preliminary injunction in Authenticom’s antitrust suit against the two DMS providers.

Experian Announces New Senior Vice President of Automotive Sales

The information services firm announced that John DeMarco has joined the company as senior vice president of automotive sales. He brings 27 years of leadership experience, having held a number of senior leadership roles at firms like CDK Global and Ford Motor Co.

Top Closers Avoid Industry Jargon, CDK Global Finds

CDK Global has found that the words dealers use in their email interactions with customers can have a strong effect on whether a lead will turn into a sale. Industry jargon, it found, is not high on the list of words used by top performers.