Since 2008, Houston Direct Auto has been happily providing wonderful cars to the great people of Houston. They buy the right vehicles at the right prices making sure that everyone always gets a quality ride, at a quality price.
Houston Direct Auto is a rapidly growing company that was utilizing QuickBooks, a legacy dealership management system as well as several other disparate lines of business systems. They had completely manual processes, minimal communication between systems, and limited visibility into vehicle expenses. They were also having challenges tracking expenses related to their pre-owned inventory and were unable to accurately calculate profitability per vehicle.
Having a fully automated financial system integrated with their dealership management system enabled Houston Direct Auto to sell 50% more vehicles without increasing headcount, effectively increasing their overall profit margin.
By implementing Sage Intacct, Houston Direct Auto was able to set each vehicle up as a project to track all expenses associated with each step of the process from acquisition all the way through the sale of the vehicle. Houston Direct Auto leveraged Sage Intacct’s open API architecture to integrate with DealerSocket – a best of breed dealership management system. This eliminated extensive and error-prone manual processes allowing Houston Direct Auto to pass data back and forth automatically between each system automatically and error-free.
The long-term plan for this project is to integrate all business systems and provide an automated system for purchasing a vehicle, tracking all expenses, all the way through the sale of the vehicle.