Top 20 Automotive Tech Solution Companies - 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.