March 10, 2009

The Impact Group Debuts Latest Version of F&I Menu

Continuing the success of its flagship Ignition™ F&I presentation software application, The Impact Group has unveiled its latest Web-based selling system, FUSION™.  Mark Thorpe, the company's President & CEO, cited major technological innovations, new partnership affiliations, and the ease of use within the F&I office as the primary motivators for the release of the new application.

"Since we started back in 1988, we have continually evolved as necessary to meet the dealer's needs and remain on the cutting-edge of F&I technologies.  Our newest program, FUSION™, further simplifies our presentation process, incorporates customized vehicle and cost of ownership information, and allows for a consistent approach to F&I that is captivating and meaningful to today’s finance customers."

With a greater level of flexibility, FUSION™ boasts enhanced presentation tools and a more intuitive set of options.  Throughout the presentation process, customized data from allows for new, more influential VSC and GAP interfaces and risk assessment tools, and new VSC rating partners such as CNA and GE Auto Warranty Services have allowed Impact to further expand the available services for its client base.

New payment structure options such as a payment rollback feature, a more extensive biweekly payment presentation, and a newly improved paper and interactive menu option developed through extensive collaboration with F&I Trainer Ron Reahard, all work together to boost the value of the FUSION™ program.  Still, Impact has expanded on the most popular aspects of prior versions of the application, such as a certified interface with all major DMS providers, the program’s most in-depth reporting system ever, enhanced compliance features, and documentation that reduces potential dealership liability.  Impact’s latest additions, coupled with the fundamentals of prior applications, add up to make FUSION™ the most sophisticated, forward-thinking F&I marketing system available today.

About The Impact Group

Founded in 1988, The Impact Group, Inc. is a nationally recognized automotive software development firm that services the finance & insurance industry. Impact specializes in increasing profitability and customer satisfaction through cutting-edge web technologies and a unique approach to the F&I department.  Impact's programs include a robust, qualitative reporting module, certified DMS interface, electronic submission to administrators, real time vehicle values information, and service contract rating. Impact provides custom development services for OEM's, third party administrators, and general agents.