ERA-IGNITE vs. vAuto Provision

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
ERA-IGNITE
Score 7.0 out of 10
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Reynolds and Reynolds, headquartered in Dayton, offers the Windows-based ERA-IGNITE dealer management system (DMS).N/A
vAuto Provision
Score 9.8 out of 10
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vAuto, a Cox Automotive company, offers Provision, a dealer management system supporting used car dealerships.N/A
Pricing
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Offerings
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Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
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Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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User Ratings
ERA-IGNITEvAuto Provision
Likelihood to Recommend
7.0
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9.0
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Support Rating
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10.0
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User Testimonials
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Likelihood to Recommend
The Reynolds and Reynolds Company
ERA-IGNITE works well for day to day operations at Car Dealerships. It will maintain your customer records. It is lacking a little in mainlining employee records, as you have to switch back and forth between ERA "blue screen" (older version) and IGNITE "point and click" (newer version). Overall, though it will get the job done.
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Cox Enterprises
Honestly, there is very little that I could ask for that this program does not already offer when it comes to maintaining a proper stock of vehicles, and ensuring that the vehicle is competitively priced when compared to similar vehicles at other local dealerships.
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Pros
The Reynolds and Reynolds Company
  • I like when you are punching journal entries, checks, etc. you get the schedule balance at the bottom. That is very beneficial.
  • Payable checks are well done. You can pay by invoice or vendor.
  • There are numerous reports that you can create in RMI to help with any specific reporting that is needed.
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Cox Enterprises
  • Gives a solid base of comparison as to the pricing of inventory in the area vs. the potential vehicle you are looking at purchasing or selling.
  • Stores pictures, car fax, like comparisons, and lead info on every unit
  • Gives numerous different ways at analyzing stock units.
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Cons
The Reynolds and Reynolds Company
  • The Financial Statements can only be printed on legal and instead of scrolling through it to look at it you have to navigate it at the top with the arrows.
  • Their time clock is not user-friendly. You cannot just pull up one person and look at their time and make changes. You have to go through like you want to print, look at the time for the employee to find errors, then back out and go into a different screen to correct.
  • Giving employees access to different functions is a nightmare. It is not at all laid out the way Ignite is used, and there are numerous hidden check boxes.
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Cox Enterprises
  • Some of the icons are a little esoteric and hard to understand intuitively.
  • It would be nice if it were able to have preset pricing movements based on the age of unit, kind of like a stop-loss setup.
  • Can be cumbersome to access some programs, e.g. Carfax required 4-5 steps to access.
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Support Rating
The Reynolds and Reynolds Company
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Cox Enterprises
I have had very little need for customer support on this particular part of the X time suite, but I have dealt with them to a great extent within the fixed operations side of the dealership and they are always extremely responsive, incredibly helpful and are always there for you when needed. A great asset to their company.
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Alternatives Considered
The Reynolds and Reynolds Company
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Cox Enterprises
This is really the only product I seriously looked at in this segment. It does literally everything I want, it excludes nothing, with nothing there that is not needed. Every feature is great, it works together with the other Xtime products to cover basically every need within an automotive dealership world.
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Return on Investment
The Reynolds and Reynolds Company
  • Creating numerous reports on ERA-IGNITE is beneficial in seeing where you are getting the best ROI and where you are lagging.
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Cox Enterprises
  • Has increased ROI by enabling better pricing of vehicles, keeps in line with other dealers without underselling.
  • By carefully tracking aged inventory and enabling alerts at set age points, it has positively impacted gross by ensuring inventory turnover.
  • Other than the cost of the program itself, no negative issues with ROI.
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