Since its inception in 2010, Rapid Recon has been the #1 Time-To-Line (T2L) reconditioning software for new and used car dealerships and dealer groups. The company’s benchmarks and best practices help Fixed Ops Directors, GMs, Used Car Managers, and Service Managers fine-tune their reconditioning processes to achieve faster inventory cycle times. Rapid Recon is a win-win for all dealership departments; not only does it reduce a dealer’s Time-to-Line (T2L) resulting in more inventory turn, more sales and more gross profit, but it also creates efficiencies in the dealer’s fixed operations resulting in more labor hours and parts sales.
This easy-to-use cloud-based workflow platform is 100% customized for each dealer to automate measurement, management, and communication across workflow processes. In today’s competitive and volatile market, time is precious, margins are compressed, and there’s little room for error or waste. Rapid Recon provides the data-driven metrics that allow dealers to identify inefficiencies, bottlenecks, and always know where their cars are in the recon process. It also provides through instant digital communication via SMS, email & its mobile application the transparency and accountability to reduce friction between departments and personnel and create a culture of continuous improvement.
Based on the results from over 1,000 Dealerships, Dealer Groups and 5 million vehicles through recon, Rapid Recon maintains that a dealers T2L should stay under 5-days, and without a Rapid Recon system, most dealers are between 10 to 12 days. Today there are over 10,000 recon personnel managing T2L on their mobile devices. With so many Dealerships and Groups using its recon workflow software, Rapid Recon has a treasure trove of best practices to share for a wide range of dealerships structure, existing processes and management styles.
From the very first day, one of Its Process or Group Performance Managers works with dealer and/or dealer group management and staff, including vendors and subs, to make sure the system design and user interface meet the dealer’s specific requirements. Rapid Recon provides training and feedback in weekly, monthly, and quarterly meetings to help dealers and groups respond to the dynamics of a constantly changing retail automotive business and still work closer to their target T2L.
We sell over 700 used cars a month. Tracking these vehicles through the reconditioning process has always been a task that is very difficult to deal with. With a dealership our size, Rapid Recon helped us manage the process. With the software that Rapid Recon has provided for us, we can find out where cars are at and at which step of the process. Finding out how fast their getting to the frontline has been terrific because in today's age of used car sales it's about speed to the frontline.
We have been using Rapid Recon for quite a while and it has been a game changer for us. We use it at about 80% of its capacity and it is instrumental in coordinating 200 plus cars a month, for two stores, from multiple sources, in multiple locations at all times. We can track total days in recon, see where items get stuck, and quickly fix the problem. It works with our DMS and across multiple computer and table/smartphone platforms.