Release | Carrot, TradePending, Zip Codes, Etc.


It seems we are starting a Tuesday trend.  Put new stuff and fixes out and then grab some tacos.  It helps when you have a Mexican restaurant next door.  But that's us, what does this mean for you?


What are the carrots you are chasing?  Might those be:

  • what does my customer want for the trade?  
  • what do they want to pay for this car?
  • do I even have a customer???!!!!

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These are the most pertinent questions illumiQUOTE answers and we are working to make those answers more apparent to you.  Step 1 is to actually put a carrot in front of those items on the stats page.  Step 2 (coming soon) is to get those carrots into your CRM and Step 3 (also near) is to put them in your SMS and/or email inbox.  We needed to show them in illumiQUOTE better for technical auditing purposes on steps 2 & 3.

On top of that, some of these illuminations have more useful data points exposed on them.

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TradePending can now drill into applicable trim levels within illumiQUOTE.  It was some work that was way overdue for us to finish.

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Zip codes control tax rates and rebates for some OEMs.  If a zip code that doesn't exist is entered the tax rate is 0% because the computer doesn't know what to do.  We made the computer smarter by denying zip codes that are not real.  No longer can someone enter 99999 as a zip.  Of course, this doesn't limit a customer from entering his or her own zip code, but it does help to limit "fat-fingering" things.

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Lastly, we got rid of the super-annoying (and ugly) empty program boxes.  When a lease isn't available on the 1985 Delorean the customer will not be presented with anything to click on that even mentions a lease.

If a 300,000 mile 1962 Mustang is on your lot, then the customer should only see the contract details for a cash deal.