December 1, 2012

The Impact Group Announces Certified Interface for the Reynolds and Reynolds ERA® Dealership Management System

The Impact Group's Fusion™ Menu and Toyota Financial Services' FS Presentation™ now certified in the Reynolds Certified Interface (RCI) Program.

Dulles, VA - The Impact Group (Impact) is excited to announce that the Fusion™ F&I menu application, as well as the Toyota Financial Services' FS Presentation™, now are certified in the Reynolds Certified Interface (RCI) Program. Certification in the RCI Program enables safe, secure, and reliable integration between Impact's applications and the Reynolds and Reynolds ERA® dealership management system (DMS). As a result, Fusion and FS Presentation users will gain increased efficiency and accuracy in F&I, as well as enhanced support of their F&I processes.

Impact's Fusion Menu customers who use the Reynolds ERA DMS can request the RCI conversion directly through The Impact Group support team. This conversion will substantially reduce the time necessary to extract deal information into the menu, and will help virtually eliminate time-out errors, service outages, and other reliability issues.

Certified DMS integration not only greatly reduces administrative inaccuracies and wasted time, but also allows the finance manager to more seamlessly transition through the various phases of their F&I process. Fusion's e-rating, e-contracting, and reporting features, as well as the general ease of use, will be positively affected by Impact's participation in the RCI Program.

"This enhancement represents immense benefits for The Impact Group and for our dealers," stated Mark Thorpe, president of The Impact Group. "The addition of a consistently secure and reliable connection between Impact's applications and the Reynolds ERA DMS will enrich the F&I experience for dealership finance managers and their customers, as well as allow us to better support the overall needs of our dealers and agents."

About The Impact Group

Founded in 1988 as a general agency, The Impact Group is a software development team that services the retail automotive industry and supports those who do the same. Impact specializes in increasing profitability and customer satisfaction through cutting-edge web applications and an innovative approach to the F&I department. Impact's programs include a robust F&I menu and reporting tool, certified DMS integration, e-rating, e-contracting, needs-driven sales tools, and legal compliance protection. Impact also provides custom development services for dealers, OEM's, third party administrators, and general agents. For more information, please visit