Carsinia Dealer Management System Release Version 1

Here you can find the release notes for Carsinia Web Based Dealer Software Version 1 focusing on Websites and Deals Management.

Carsinia v1.23 is released on 11/04/2010.

  • SECURITY ENHANCEMENTS: database server moved to a separate server, firewalls added on all servers, strong user passwords are now enforced, autocomplete is disabled, SSL mode enabled, security scans and policies.
  • Online leads report: Craigslist and website views, emails generated from inventory listings.
  • Automatic inventory feeds to carsforsale.com released as beta.
  • Consumer loan term field added for payment plan analysis with participation calculations.
  • Consumer loan payments can now be saved in Carsinia for tracking participation and commisions.
  • It is now possible to set which lenders can be used for consumer financing at different dealer locations.
  • New York Vehicle and Boat Registration forms are added to the available forms.
  • Second address line is added in locations, customers, vendors and lenders.
  • Lender code, contact information and notes fields are added.
  • Minor bug fixes and enhancements in reports, add vehicle, sell vehicle, delete vehicle, unsell vehicle, Craigslist postings, online marketing settings, online leads report.

Carsinia v1.22 is released on 10/24/2010.

  • Craigslist generate images functionality for manual image template posts. Also bug fixes and enhancements in posting process.
  • Car finder form is now available in Carsinia websites.
  • Vehicle comments new line bug fix for Craigslist posts and website listings.
  • It is now possible to disable directory mode that is used during a website setup for better SEO. This is called domain live mode.
  • Minor bug fix in website content editor.
  • Carsinia no longer offers a 30 day trial

Carsinia v1.21 is released on 10/10/2010.

  • CRM: You can record your lead/customer calls and visits in Carsinia now. It is also possible to send emails to your leads/customers through Carsinia to keep track of the email communications. Users have email and email signature fields that will be used in such emails.
  • Sales staff: You can enter the sales person of a vehicle. This can be used in commision calculations.
  • Reporting: CRM reports and sales performance reports. There is also an operational report for daily communications.
  • Minor bug fixes and enhancements.

Carsinia v1.20 is released on 10/03/2010.

  • CRM: You can record your lead/customer calls and visits in Carsinia now. It is also possible to send emails to your leads/customers through Carsinia to keep track of the email communications. Users have email and email signature fields that will be used in such emails.
  • Sales staff: You can enter the sales person of a vehicle. This can be used in commision calculations.
  • Reporting: CRM reports and sales performance reports. There is also an operational report for daily communications.
  • Minor bug fixes and enhancements.

Carsinia v1.19 is released on 09/21/2010.

  • CREDIT REPORTS can now be pulled from CredCo (beta) in PDF format.
  • View/edit customer details from vehicle purchase/sale screens
  • Searching customers and vehicles can now include multiple words. All matches are going to be retrieved. Search includes new customer fields.
  • Show/hide customer details ability to improve readability in customer screens
  • Sold/unsold filter in vehicles list
  • Quick purchase check in new window when updating price of a vehicle
  • Conservative/extended setting for VIN decoder specifications

Carsinia v1.18 is released on 09/10/2010.

  • CUSTOMER MANAGEMENT: It is now possible to manage customers: list, filter, search, sort customers or leads, add or delete leads, view and edit customer vehicles, purchase or sell from existing customers. A lot of new fields are also added to the customers for employment, housing and credit report related information. This is the foundation for our CRM and credit reports.
  • FEATURED VEHICLES: Clients can now setup featured vehicle tokens in their websites. When you mark a vehicle as featured, they will be listed in the featured vehicles. For example about how this is used, see carsiniademo.com Demo Dealer Website.

Carsinia v1.17 is released on 08/20/2010.

  • EMAIL HOSTING: Carsinia DMS is now integrated with the email accounts of our clients. Clients can create mailboxes or forwarding email accounts easily in multiple domains. They can set the passwords and access via POP or IMAP protocols with a computer or smart phone like Blackberry, iPhone or Android. TLS security is supported for incoming and outgoing emails. It is possible to rename an email account, set quota for it and setup out of office autoresponders. Clients can manage their spam settings such as protection level, black lists and white lists. Carsinia webmail enables web access to mailboxes as well as providing SPAM reporting functionality and online address book and calendar. Our SPAM protection gets smarter with time.
  • New contact form: schedule appointment page for service departments of car dealers.

Carsinia v1.16 is released on 07/16/2010.

  • Link content type in dealer website menus: It is now possible to integrate your other websites with Carsinia sites smoothly. Or you can simply open them in a new browser window from your dealer website menus.
  • New menu addition: neon green menu.
  • Minor bug fixes and user interface improvements.

Carsinia v1.15 is released on 07/14/2010.

  • DEALER WEBSITE FILE MANAGER: Managing your website content is so easy with file manager. You can easily create new directories, upload files/images, copy, move, rename, delete files, view images and edit text files. Adding an image to your web page is as easy as dragging and dropping the image to your page and saving it. With a simple mouse click, you can move the images around in the pages.
  • SEO IMPROVEMENTS: Vehicle listing images alternative texts, automatic generation of sitemap and breadcrumbs navigation.
  • New menu additions: blue and orange menus.
  • Clients can now request a re-send of an invoice from Carsinia.
  • A lot of bug fixes and user interface enhancements in menus, billing, invoices, website content editing.

Carsinia v1.14 is released on 07/05/2010.

  • DEALER WEBSITE FORMS: Carsinia now supports form content in dealer websites. At this time we have three forms (more will be added): apply for credit, contact us and sell us your vehicle. Apply for credit form can be linked from vehicle inventory listing detail pages.
  • DNS Hosting: clients can now point their domain names to Carsinia name servers and have any subdomains they would like.
  • SSL and secure domains: clients can now have secure URLs that can be used for secure form submissions like credit applications.
  • Redirect URLs: clients can now define short URLs that can be used for marketing purposes or legacy URLs for SEO and have them redirect to another page. It is also possible to have entire domain redirects.
  • New menu addition: CSS Metallic menu style.
  • Minor bug fixes and enhancements.

Carsinia v1.13 is released on 07/01/2010.

  • DEALER DOCUMENT GENERATION: Clients can now generate legal forms like bill of sale for their vehicles where available. More documents will be added continuously.

Carsinia v1.12 is released on 06/25/2010.

  • DEALERSHIP WEBSITES: Clients can now have full-fledged websites where they can add and change their static pages as well as full/custom filtered inventory listings.
  • It is now possible to have multiple websites on different domains for clients.
  • Banner management: users can upload their banners to our banner repository and activate banners as needed. It is possible to customize the banner with custom HTML.
  • Menu settings: added contents will automatically update menus in all contents with 3 different automatic menu styles to choose from. It is possible to customize the menu in every way.

Carsinia v1.11 is released on 06/14/2010.

  • FTP permissions for users and automatic FTP account creation. Using this feature, dealers can create accounts for their website designers and give access easily.
  • Custom listings: dealers can now create custom listings like new/used vehicles, price/year range listings, one owner vehicles, etc. and set various parameters for them.
  • Our clients can now update the default order and page size of inventory listings.
  • SEO enhancements: It is now possible to update SEO tokens for inventory listing and vehicle detail pages. We also support canonical tag for vehicle detail pages.
  • Online view tracking for vehicles from Craigslist posts and website visitors. Dealers can see the IP address and query the location of the visitor externally.
  • Marketing only and new vehicles improvements in inventory listings
  • Performance enhancements in listings with thin client proxy

Carsinia v1.10 is released on 06/06/2010.

  • CRAIGSLIST POSTS: You can now post your vehicles automatically from Carsinia to Craigslist using totally customizable templates.
    • Single vehicle manual posts (copy and paste) - can be used from HTTP proxies
    • Single/bulk automatic posts (no copy and paste) - can convert text automatically to images to avoid ghosting in Craigslist - can be used with SOCKS5 proxies
    • Track views of your Craigslist ads
  • Comment templates that can be used for all online posts
  • New navigation design for improved usability
  • Quick Carfax check link from Carsinia back end
  • Minor bug fixes and improvements

Carsinia v1.9 is released on 05/15/2010.

  • AUTOTRADER INTEGRATION: Carsinia can now upload your new/pre-owned marketed vehicles automatically to Autotrader if you have an Autotrader.com dealer account. The upload time and comments can be viewed from Carsinia. The standard feature set of Autotrader can be text-matched with the online marketing features of vehicles for enhanced listings. Clients can also tack on automatic comments to all listings at the time of upload. Up to 27 images can be sent for each vehicle.
  • CARS.COM INTEGRATION: Carsinia can now upload your new/pre-owned marketed vehicles automatically to cars.com if you have a cars.com dealer account. The upload time and comments can be viewed from Carsinia. Images and youtube videos for vehicles can be uploaded as well. Clients can also tack on automatic comments to all listings at the time of upload.
  • VIN decoder is enhanced to include brief online marketing features used for automatic posts to car sales sites like Autotrader and cars.com
  • New report and vehicle fields: new/used, carfax, certified, msrp, price, posted to autotrader.com, posted to cars.com, etc.

Carsinia v1.8 is released on 04/26/2010.

  • DEALER WEBSITE INVENTORY LISTING ENHANCEMENTS:
    • Flexible layout that show dealer comments without a scrollbar
    • Brief listing comments that appear in list screen
    • Show stock pictures when no picture has been uploaded for a vehicle
    • Email page to friend
    • Printer friendly page / window sticker page
    • Youtube video integration
    • Google maps integration
    • Similar vehicles listings
    • Carfax integration in list and detail pages
    • New certified vehicle image option
  • DEALER MANAGEMENT SYSTEM BACKEND ENHANCEMENTS:
    • Bulk picture upload
    • Automatic VIN analysis when adding a new vehicle or entering a trade
    • Auto-detect year, make, model, trim when adding a new vehicle or entering a trade
    • Instant new make, model, trim creation when adding a new vehicle or entering a trade
    • Marketing only vehicles
    • Marketed vehicles report
    • Sliding pagination links in operational reports
    • Duplicate VIN check in trades and new vehicle entry
    • Minor improvements and fixes

Carsinia v1.7 is released on 04/03/2010.

  • DEALER WEBSITE SEARCH ENGINE OPTIMIZED INVENTORY LISTINGS: Carsinia now provides client programs that can be placed easily in your website to have your inventory listings integrated smoothly with your other pages. Anything in these pages can be adjusted to fit your needs. The inventory data is retrieved from Carsinia in the backend, enabling search engine optimization for your inventory screens. Vehicle screens can have any of these options: picture slide show, dealer comments, estimated payment calculator, window sticker information (technical specifications and equipment information) and various contact dealership options like schedule test drive, get quote, confirm availability, etc.
  • New marketing fields for vehicles and setting image orders
  • Minor user interface styling improvements in some list screens

Carsinia v1.6 is released on 03/20/2010.

  • VIN ANALYSIS: It is now possible to retrieve vehicle technical specifications, standard and optional equipments and copy them to the vehicle specifications. Users can then modify the specifications for any non-standard options the vehicle may have. VIN analysis also includes vehicle styles, exterior and interior color options, sample pictures, MSRP and invoice prices, warranty, recall and crash test information where available.
  • The editor used for editing vehicle specifications now includes more formatting options and allows for raw HTML view.
  • Banner change, minor bug fixes and adjustments

Carsinia v1.5 is released on 03/11/2010.

  • VEHICLE SPECIFICATIONS: It is now possible to update vehicle specifications manually
  • Bulk update of reconditioning work for multiple vehicles
  • Hide/show details in vehicle purchase tab

Carsinia v1.4 is released on 02/12/2010.

  • DOCUMENT MANAGEMENT: It is now possible upload and retrieve any documents associated with a vehicle
  • Bulk update of transportation and ready for sale flag for multiple vehicles
  • Quick vehicle search in top navigation of all screens
  • Warranty info moved to sales information area in vehicle sales tab
  • Report options error handling

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