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Auto Dealer Software for Ford Dealers Eliminates Need for Legacy Ford VPN

Auto Dealer Software for Ford Dealers Eliminates Need for Legacy Ford VPN

Auto Dealer Software | Ford | Automotive News

Automotive News – Broomfield, Colorado – Aug 11, 2014 – Oxlo Systems Inc., the owner and operator of ODIN(TM), the Open Dealer Integration Network for the automotive industry, announces the release of a new auto dealer software solution for Ford dealers. The auto dealer software includes a web based application with integrated Ford dealer communications that were previously only available over the legacy Ford VPN and batch communications system.

The project, a collaboration between Ford IT and Oxlo Systems, expands the reach of the legacy VPN replacement initiative to include Ford auto dealers that do not use an integrated Dealer Management System.

To receive Ford factory communications, Ford auto dealers login directly to ODIN™ for Auto Dealers, a secure online web app connected to the Oxlo Open Dealer Integration Network. Dealerships will be able to obtain daily files and reports using a browser rather than pulling them from the proprietary Ford batch management application that was connected to the legacy Ford VPN.

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Oxlo Launches B2B Integration for Top Canadian Auto Manufacturer

Oxlo Launches B2B Integration for Top Canadian Auto Manufacturer

B2B Integration and Data Exchange | Canada | Automotive News

Automotive News – Broomfield, Colorado – March 31, 2014 – Oxlo Systems Inc., the owner and operator of ODIN(TM), the Open Dealer Integration Network for the automotive industry, announces the release of B2B integration business process specifications and the general availability of Oxlo SSI(TM) for top Canadian auto manufacturer integrated business processes.

Auto Dealer Service Providers in Canada are now using Oxlo Insight(TM) for DSPs and Oxlo Systems patented Self Service Integration system, Oxlo SSI(TM), to implement and certify their software against business processes specifications in a Test Driven Development fashion. Oxlo SSI is available 24x7x365 giving DSP developers access to integration certification support around the clock. Development teams see real-time feedback in an online debugger that indicate data element level problems. Suites of test cases are executed by developers and certification progress is monitored in real-time. The end result of the test driven development process is an extremely high quality B2B integration between applications.

“The B2B integration goals and rollout timelines demanded that we leverage the full suite of Dealer Communication System technologies. [Oxlo ODIN, Oxlo SSI, and Oxlo Insight]” said Gene Brothers, CEO of Oxlo Systems. “We are pleased to report that the integrated business processes are rolling out in a predictable and rapid manner.” said Gene.

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Ford DCS VPN Replacement Initiative Delivers Immediate Value

Ford DCS VPN Replacement Initiative Delivers Immediate Value

Ford DCS | B2B Integration | Auto Dealer Software | Automotive News

Automotive News – Broomfield, Colorado – January 15, 2014 – Oxlo Systems Inc. announces the successful completion of the 2013 Ford DCS VPN replacement initiative. The information technology initiative included dealer service provider application integration connectivity to the Oxlo Open Dealer Integration Network (ODIN™), application integration certification using Oxlo Self Service Integration (SSI™) and auto dealer application migration to the new Ford DCS and Oxlo solution by auto dealer system providers.

As a result of the initiative, Oxlo and Ford migrated Ford auto dealers away from legacy VPN technology that required 3rd party management and support overhead. The result was a less expensive, software only, managed dealer communication system.

The following auto dealer service provider solutions successfully completed the migration:

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