Relationship Management

Managing relationships with customers can be difficult based on sales personnel turnover, attrition from moving, or any number of unforeseen circumstances. What is your dealership doing to help mitigate these obstacles?

Product Road Map 2016

An insight into the delvings behind the scenes at shapemetrics and the path to a unified marketing platform.

VIN Validation - Improved

After publishing the orignal VIN validation algorithm, we realized a need for more information about why the VIN failed validation. Below we improved on the orignal boolean (true/false) algorithm to provide various status messages to help you identify the errors within your data. 

VIN Validation - Part III

In previous articles, we published the C# source code to validate VIN & how the algorithm works. In this blog, I am going to cover an adapted algorithm to over come the weakness in some of the VIN algorithm. This algorithm assumes that the VIN has already been validated. It returns a keying value that can be used to find the correct VIN.

VIN Validation - Part I

Validating VIN's is just as important as validating any other peice of data in a program. You will find a routine that is derived from the widely known algorithm, which the details are published on Wikipedia

Avoid Becoming Reactionary in Your Marketing

Force your competition to focus on your marketing campaigns and take their eye off the ball, T-Mobile has done just that to AT&T. Now AT&T is playing catch-up as T-Mobile continues to grow their market share.

Kaprekar's Constant

As a fan of numbers and programming, we thought it would be nice to provide an example of Kaprekar's constant. It is a rather interesting algorithm and thought you might enjoy.