1Micro is headed to Las Vegas for NIADA 2019!

COME VISIT US AT NIADA 2019, BOOTH 153!

1Micro is back on the road to Las Vegas, NV for the NIADA 2019 expo! Swing by our booth to learn about the next advancements in key management, asset tracking, and inventory control! We’re excited to continue implementing our solution into more independent dealerships across the US. 1Micro is ready to increase your bottom line and reduce your liability. We’ll see in the expo hall starting June 17th!

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Efficient solutions result in a better business!

EFFICIENCY FOR YOUR BUSINESS

Many would argue that one of the most underrated points for a business is an efficient process. While a big focus should be on sales, marketing, R&D, and others, without an efficient process built into these areas, a lot of loss can occur. Growth is slower than it would be and opportunities aren’t able to be handled as quickly.

As we tackle problems that many dealerships, fleet departments, rental car companies, and more deal with, the owners see a lot of value in creating an efficient process. When key management is out of control, or there is no control, this results in an inefficient process.

Inefficiencies result in less opportunities closed, more waste of time/money, and more burden on your employees. When it comes to your keys - this can be the customer’s time wasted, higher payrolls, or even theft if you don’t have the correct system in place. 1Micro is committed to a product built around process, and we guarantee it will improve your business over any other method!

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Come Visit Us at ISC West and Digital Dealer 26 this week!

LAS VEGAS / ORLANDO - 1Micro is back on the road and ready to help your business! ISC West begins in Las Vegas on Wednesday, where you’ll see our solution in Booth 21099. Across the nation in Orlando, 1Micro unveils a new innovation for the automotive dealership space starting Tuesday in Booth 1018. We’re excited to continue aiding in process, operations, and accountability. Trust in the KeyMaster!

1Micro's New Youtube Account and Luther Brookdale Honda's Results!

Continued Success for Dealerships!

1Micro has added a new social media account with Youtube. Over the course of time, you’ll see updates from trade shows, product demos, and more! See the first video that takes a deeper dive into Luther Brookdale Honda’s store and the successful results 1Micro has delivered. With over 1,500 vehicles, over 100 employees, and a lot of service RO’s each day - 1Micro’s solution has helped control that process. See the video below to learn more!

Tesla to close retail stores, is this the future of the automotive dealership?

As many auto dealers watch carefully on the shift of a car buying experience, Tesla made some big announcements for the future of the company yesterday. The most important, that caught our attention, was the shift from over 200 retail locations to an online purchasing experience. Perhaps Tesla is seeing the success of companies like Carvana, and understand more profits are available without expensive overhead, wages, etc.

But what about the car buyers who aren’t comfortable with making a $30,000 decision online, without test driving it first, even if there is a generous return policy? Take a look at what was noted from CNN’s live updates: https://www.cnn.com/business/live-news/elon-musk-tesla-announcement/index.html

“To make up for the new online-only purchase policy Tesla is also making it easier for people to return their cars. Buyers will have 7 days or 1,000 miles during which they can return the car for a refund.

That's an extremely generous return policy for an automaker, but then again every other manufacturer has dealers that let shoppers test drive a car before buying it."

So if the shift will continue to move online, what does this tell us a car buyer wants? We think it boils down to one word: convenience.

Online - you can shop anytime, from wherever, and you don’t have to deal with a person throughout the process. No awkward conversations, no back and forth haggling, and no wasted time. The only issue is that you don’t have the ability to test drive the car before you make your $30,000 commitment. How do you continue the online experience, but complete the process with a test drive that many buyers want? We may just have an answer.

Find out more at Digital Dealer 26, in Orlando FL! 1Micro will be speaking at the Tech Tank and located in Booth 1018. Click here for the exhibitor map.

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Visit 1Micro at NADA, Booth 4043N!

National Automobile Dealers Association 2019

1Micro, a leader in the automotive industry for key control, is poised to bring effective solutions to the 2019 NADA Show, located in San Francisco, California. With the two hottest products in the automotive market, KeyMaster and iLot, 1Micro adds another cost-effective solution: KeyMaster Lite. With the same advanced technology as other products that 1Micro currently offers, the KeyMaster Lite brings even more control for the areas that a dealer will need for an efficient operation. Stop by Booth 4043N to learn more!

Click here to learn more about the KeyMaster Lite: http://www.1micro.com/keymaster-lite/

Click here to schedule a demo in our booth: http://www.1micro.com/nada-2019-demo-scheduler

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Happy Holidays from 1Micro!

Happy Holidays!

As your solution for key tracking across automotive, fleet, and more… 1Micro wants to say thank you for a fantastic year in 2018. We’ve received many kind words, positive results, and most importantly happy customers over the year. We will continue to innovate on our solutions to bring even more time and money savings across the world. We’re poised for another great year as 2019 starts soon! Happy Holidays!

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Come Visit Us At NADA in Booth 4043N!

National Automobile Dealers Association Show

1Micro is back at one of the hottest events in automotive, the NADA Show 2019 in San Fransisco, CA on January 25th - 27th. Looking back on a successful year in 2018 with new innovations, success, and extreme growth, 1Micro is poised to bring even more solutions and money-savings to dealerships across the world. The popularity of the KeyMaster and iLot has proven effective results for the automotive market in efficient key control. Get ready for continued improvements, new tools, and a booth that you won’t forget! Come by Booth 4043N to grab a drink, have a chat, and most importantly learn about the #1 key tracking system on Planet Earth: The KeyMaster. See you in San Fransisco!

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Mobility as a Service (MaaS) and your key tracking

MaaS is the next popular service model

With new tools and benefits regarding transportation such as Uber™, Lyft™, and many more, the automotive market wonders what will be next. One of the main aspects to Mobility as a Service, or MaaS, is transportation without the ownership of a car. Obviously for years we’ve had trains, buses, taxis, and planes as a means to travel. Today, the access and authentication to these new ways of ride sharing, subscription based services, etc is through your mobile device. As ownership dwindles for some, those who already have ownership see a business opportunity with their own fleet of vehicles or using their vehicle for trips. At some point, the question is brought up, “how do you manage your keys in this new process?”

Take a relatively new company, Fair™ for example, that has over 3,000 dealers using their tool for customers who don’t necessarily want to own a vehicle, but would rather have a “pool of vehicles” to choose from. There is less liability for the customer without contracts or a long lease, and more variety with vehicles to choose from. At some point, the keys to all of these vehicles need some type of management amongst moving vehicles or drivers of the vehicles. Take a look at Fair’s website to learn more: https://www.fair.com

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Accountability Starts With Your Key Management

KEEP YOUR TEAM ACCOUNTABLE

We understand for every dealership or automotive space, daily tasks become increasingly more demanding. With many moving parts to your operations, managing keys can become a serious headache for you and your staff. Without an employee image, an audit trail, or a secure access method to your keys, it’s easy for things to get out of hand. At 1Micro, we view key control and key tracking through accountability, security, and efficiency.

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ACCOUNTABILITY - when you aren’t able to hold an employee accountable by an image, video, or an audit trail, it’s difficult for any manager to have ground to stand on. The KeyMaster will give your manager this solid ground with 4K definition of every user accessing your keys. No questions or excuses!

SECURITY - There are plenty of key control systems available today, but how can you determine what’s best? Take note of engineering that will last for years and years of use. The focus on the KeyMaster has the engineering you’re looking for with aircraft-grade aluminum, vehicle key design, and extreme-strength locking mechanisms. There’s no way around it.

Efficiency - One of the most important parts to your operations is increasing efficiency through your business units. iLot has brought the KeyMaster from an efficient system to an extremely efficient solution between your keys and vehicles. The faster 1Micro can bring your team through the process, the more money you save, and the happier the customer is!

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1Micro To Announce Exciting Key Management Innovations!

KEY MANAGEMENT INNOVATIONS

Just when you thought 1Micro’s key control methods couldn’t get any better, we’re excited to unveil our next product as we continue to innovate on our solutions. After sitting down with our customers and listening to their further needs and ideas with the KeyMaster, we saw an opportunity to make things even better. With iLot and the KeyMaster currently dominating the automotive space, we’re excited to bring even more efficient tools to the table.

Stay tuned in these next coming weeks for updates on our website, blog, Facebook, and Linkedin page!

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Visit 1Micro for the NPA Convention October 22-25th!

VALET/PARKING KEY CONTROL

With many other trade shows in our mix, 1Micro will also be attending the NPA Convention for the Parking and Valet industry. Come to Caesar's Palace to learn more about how our solution will control your process and efficiency! We want your key management to be simple, easy, and cost effective. Stop by Booth #109 and we'll help with your key control needs!

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Visit 1Micro at GSX in Las Vegas, September 23rd to 27th!

SECURE KEY CONTROL

The most advanced key machine is back in Las Vegas to help over 22,000 attendees with their problems related to key control! Come stop by 1Micro's booth #3135 to learn more about our products, see the KeyMaster in action and possibly a new product that's been highly requested by many customers. Control your keys at your dealership, fleet, rentals, and much more with our solutions. See you at the show!

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Visit 1Micro at Mopar Vendor Expo on October 9th-12th 2018!

AUTOMOTIVE PARTS AND SERVICE CONTROL

Located in Orlando, FL, come visit 1Micro in Booth 525 to learn more about creating efficiency within your service customer keys, PDI keys, parts control, and tool control. We're excited to showcase our new products which will result in serious time and money savings for your dealership. With over 900 attendees at the Mopar Orlando Service & Parts Conference, 1Micro is dedicated to bringing every dealership a solution to control money/time loss, increase accountability, and automate your processes. 

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iLot Overview: Inventory Audit Module

AUTOMOTIVE INVENTORY AUDIT

PROBLEM: IT TAKES TOO LONG TO AUDIT MY VEHICLES

There are plenty of dealerships who stick to the "old-fashioned way" of doing things. Unfortunately, the old-fashioned way takes too much time and isn't always accurate. A piece of paper and a pen results in illegible handwriting, higher probability for errors, and inefficiencies for touching every vehicle. This process can take hours, even days to perform an audit on your vehicles. That's wasted time a dealership employee may not have in his or her operations.

SOLUTION: ILOT INVENTORY AUDIT MODULE

One of 1Micro's hottest products has increased in popularity for dealerships across the country. The iLot Inventory Audit module has tremendously increased efficiency amongst automotive operations. From the iLot app on iOS or Android, any user can perform the audit that you give access to. You can have as many employees partake in the audit by scanning the vehicle label to verify that it's on your lot. As each vehicle is scanned, the GPS location of that vehicle is automatically updated in real-time. The many hours it once took to perform an audit now takes an hour or less. 

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ILOT OVERVIEW: ASSET TRACKING MODULE

AUTOMOTIVE VEHICLE TRACKING

PROBLEM: I'VE GOT THE KEY, NOW WHERE'S THE CAR?

We've heard many times how our clients enjoy the KeyMaster with controlling the keys, but they still run into the issue of finding the vehicle on parking lot. This can waste valuable time for any employee at the dealership and slows down operations. More importantly, the customer is the person waiting to go on a test drive.

SOLUTION: ILOT ASSET TRACKING MODULE

Now you have an automated solution to locate your vehicles, with the convenience of any mobile phone or tablet. First, begin with Geofencing your lot in any aspect you would like such as a Remote Lot, Front Row, Delivery Area, New Car Lot, Used Car Lot, etc. There are no limitations to the locations or the number of Geofences you would like to place. Either by scanning the iLot vehicle label or updating the location on the KeyMaster, your entire team will know which Geofence the vehicle is placed in from their phone/tablet or from the key machine. It's that simple! Grab the key, find the vehicle, and start your test drive as quickly as possible. 

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iLot Overview: Mobile Transaction Module

AUTOMOTIVE MOBILE KEY TRACKING

PROBLEMKEY MANAGEMENT IS TOO SLOW

We continued to hear how slow it was to get a key out of the KeyMaster, let alone any other key control system. Whether it was one key or multiple keys, there was a lot of time typing at the machine while other users were waiting to get keys out of the system. Sometimes keys are already checked out and you need to walk all the way back to the machine to get this information. There are many inefficiencies within this aspect on a daily basis. 

SOLUTION: iLOT MOBILE TRANSACTIONS

Want to get a key in 5 seconds? How about five keys in 30 seconds? No problem, iLot can handle it for you right away. Now, the most efficient and secure way to control your keys, iLot Mobile Transactions is what dealerships, fleet departments, and more industries are raving about. At any time, at any location, such as your desk, with a customer, or wherever, you can see who has which key or what KeyMaster system it's in! Real-time information right at your fingertips. Take one key or multiples keys is just as easy - simply scan a unique, one-time QR code and get your key(s). iLot is 80% faster than any other method of key control, are you ready for the KeyMaster to automate your process?

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What's The Next Step For Automotive Key Management?

INNOVATION: WHAT WE DO

Since the launch of iLot in 2017, 1Micro has made many advancements toward the phrase: "Automated Tools For The Automotive Mind". We're focused on saving your team time and money by continuing automation within your dealership. At the end of the day, it comes down to your end customer who needs to either purchase a vehicle or service their vehicle. We want your team to get through that process as quickly as possible by locating the key and locating the vehicle as quickly as possible. Take a look at what our customers have said within just months of installation...

"Before the KeyMaster and iLot, we had a big key expense and 6 cars stolen off of our lot. Since we installed with 1Micro, we've had zero cars stolen and saved roughly $2,000 each month because we haven't needed to replace a key yet! Plus, snow days are a breeze for moving the lot around. It's a game changer."

"Before the KeyMaster and iLot, we spent around $1,800 per month replacing keys. After installation, we haven't replaced a key yet. Plus, the Asset Tracking takes all of our salespeople right to the car using iLot when they are going on a test drive. It's been a great solution for us and customers have even noticed!"

"Not only has the KeyMaster paid for itself within 6 months of use, but iLot has helped us locate each vehicle's location right away. It probably saves us about 20 minutes per deal each month. That's a lot of time our entire team saves, it's pretty amazing."

These are just a few of many examples on how the 1Micro product line is greatly reducing expenses and time wasted by controlling the process of tracking the key and the vehicle's location. The individuals who use our products now see our solution starting with a key machine and ending as an overall inventory solution. As we grow, so will your efficiency at the dealership as we continue to strive in our innovation of new products, features, and benefits. 

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1Micro will be attending Digital Dealer 25!

Have you punched your ticket for Digital Dealer 25 in Las Vegas, at the Mirage? Come visit Booth #129 between October 16th - 18th and take a look at the greatest automotive key management system for any dealership, the KeyMaster. Have you heard about the high demand for iLot capabilities with the key machine? Get keys, track vehicle locations, and perform physical audits right from your phone!

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Where Are Your Second Sets of Keys?

I'm going to guess that I know where your second sets of keys are stored. Why? Because most dealerships track their second keys the same way. In fact, when your keys are there, we've seen some major issues that can cost dealerships serious money. That's why we give you the ability to use your drawers as admin access only. Now those keys are locked down, able to be tracked, and most importantly, not lost or cut. From an investment standpoint, this dealership key machine is well worth it. Not only are your keys safe, but your team stays accountable. Tracking keys never could be so easy! Fast - Secure - Accurate.

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