20 Most Promising Automotive Tech Solution Providers - 2015

20 Most Promising Automotive Tech Solution Providers - 2015

From internal combustion engines to cutting edge motor parts, advances in the automotive industry have come a long way. This headway cannot be isolated from IT, and its impact in the automotive industry has so far been profound. This ranges from ERP systems that track real-time data and facilitate inventory optimization to back end IT for shop floors that ensure high production quality. Dealership Management System (DMS) is another such technology that cannot be isolated from the automotive industry. But all said, in the century ahead, it is data that will hog all the limelight by helping carmakers and dealers understand their customers.

The key focus in the automotive industry today stands as the need to manage the entire lifecycle of customer management and integrate it with CRM to enable up-selling opportunities. The sector has recognized that it needs to build relationships with customers beyond the average four-year upgrade cycle. In addition, shifts in consumer demand, and the increased availability of data and information are vehemently influencing the auto industry. Picking from the recession phase, automakers are acting wisely and it is also worth noting that in 2014, autoworkers churned out cars faster than any year since 2005.

Amidst these developments, to help CIOs find the right Automotive Technology Solution Provider for their enterprises, a distinguished panel comprising CEOs, CIOs, CMOs, VCs, analysts and the CIO Review editorial board has selected top players from over three hundred Automotive Technology Solution Providers. The companies listed here demonstrate an ability to develop innovative technologies, methodologies, and outstanding customer service, while helping CIOs realign their IT strategy directly with that of the business.

In our selection, we looked at the vendor’s capability to fulfill the burning need for cost-effective and flexible solutions that add value to the complex automotive landscape. We present to you CIO Review’s 20 Most Promising Automotive Technology Solution Providers 2015.

Company Name

Company Description

Actify Provides Product Data Intelligence solutions for automotive, aerospace, and industrial machinery industries.
Agnik A provider of Big Data Vehicle Analytics software with wide range of telematics products for consumer, fleet, insurance, vehicle-repair-services and automotive OEM markets.
Aras Corporation A global provider of Product Lifecycle Management software with complex products and processes for scalable, flexible and secure functionality for companies of all sizes.
ASI DATAMYTE A company that provides integrated software, hardware and services for driving best-in-class quality in manufacturing.
Autostar Solutions Offers customized tools that help keep track of costs, inventory, streamline collections, and daily operations to manage and integrate key business functions.
CloudMade Builds blocks for the connected car that enable OEMs create stunning connected car experiences.
CoreLogic Provides the information, analytics and data-enabled services that drive the automotive, mortgage, real estate, finance, insurance and capital markets globally.
DealerBuilt A provider of highly scalable multi-store Dealer Management System.
Dealertrack Technologies Provides web-based software solutions and services that enhance efficiency and profitability for all major segments of the automotive retail industry, including dealers, lenders, OEMs, third-party retailers, and aftermarket providers.
Electric Cloud Helps Organizations making mobile, embedded and enterprise wed/IT applications to deliver better software faster, increase their pace of innovation and maximize competitiveness
Highjump A provider of supply chain management software and trading partner network technology that streamlines the flow of inventory and information from supplier to store shelf.
JDA Software Provides end-to-end, integrated retail and supply chain planning and execution solutions for customers worldwide.
MaximTrak Technologies A provider of F&I systems solutions for retail automotive and powersports dealerships and manufacturers.
MSC Software Helps companies improve quality, save time and reduce costs associated with design and test of manufactured products.
OEConnection An innovator of original equipment replacement parts solutions for all automakers and serves over 60,000 dealership and repair shop customers.
Pega Systems The company's BPM and CRM applications streamline critical business operations, connect enterprises to their customers in real-time across channels, and adapt to meet rapidly changing requirements.
Plex Systems Provides Plex Manufacturing Cloud that connects suppliers, materials, machines and people to help you innovate, improve productivity, and achieve new levels of quality and efficiency.
ProfitKey A provider of manufacturing ERP software for small to mid sized companies in the areas of shop floor scheduling, communications, inventory management, labor reporting, and cost tracking.
Spireon Connects firms to their mobile assets and workforce through leading information platforms giving them the power to manage actionable BI.
The Reynolds and Reynolds Company Provides automobile dealership software, services, and forms to help dealerships deliver better business results and transform the customer experience.