There’s a relatively new term related to dealership management systems that you’ll quickly become familiar with: PDS. Powersports Data Standards (PDS) will enable much needed data standardization and integration between powersports dealers and manufacturers.
PDS enables advanced integration that will provide dealers with more efficient dealership management systems, creating an enhanced experience for both dealers and their customers. Dealers and OEMs will be able to efficiently share and access data, simplifying processes and saving valuable time.
Leading powersports manufacturers along with Motive Retail, a well known provider of systems integration solutions, led the formation of Powersports Data Standards (PDS) and the 2016 rollout of the first data standards.
David Yeargin, Director of Strategic Initiatives for DX1 commented further, saying how "PDS is long overdue and will provide great benefits for dealers and consumers. Data integration has always been a challenge, and we have been working with the OEMs since 2012 to define standards by which all data will be structured." (Motive Retail, 2016)
Read the full Motive Retail press release.