CDK Global announced that it now offers a marketplace of 300 partner application providers as part of its rapidly expanding CDK Global Partner Program. The CDK Partner Program provides data and workflow integration to a wide range of approved partners, third parties, OEMs and automotive dealers. CDK reached this milestone with the recent addition of 42 new partners and 55 new applications.
“As the CDK Partner Program continues to grow, the end result is more choices for our customers,” said Howard Gardner, vice president and general manager, CDK Data Services. “Our focus is on building a secure and reliable way for dealerships to use applications that help run their business.”
With the growth of the program, CDK continues to expand the breadth of software applications that are available to automotive dealers across a number of business areas. CDK has increased the number of applications available for dealers in the areas of customer management, deal management, parts, service, and dealership analytics/reporting. Additionally, the program’s newest area, application integration for dealers using CDK Websites, has added 11 new digital partners with solutions ranging from vehicle valuation to chat/messaging to online vehicle reviews.
Partners like RevolutionParts, which works with dealers to maximize online OEM parts sales through its e-commerce solutions, believe that the CDK Partner Program provides a streamlined way to reach more customers.
“Being a CDK-approved partner means our customers will have reliable integration with the CDK DMS,” said Andreas Ronneseth, co-founder and chief technology officer. “RevolutionParts now has greater exposure to CDK customers, and we believe this will help us demonstrate the value of our platform to more and more dealers.”
With the addition of these new partners, the CDK Partner Program now numbers 300 partner companies that together offer more than 380 unique applications auto dealers can use to run their businesses. New vendors join the program every month.
For a complete list of the companies and applications now part of the CDK Partner Program, visit the website here.