Group 1 Automotive Achieves 98% Compliance Level in a Matter of Days Using Compli’s Pre-loaded “Red Flags” Legal Content

One of the nation’s top five dealership groups saves time and money using Compli’s DCMS to automate compliance with the FTC’s Red Flags Rules for their 100 stores
 
Portland, OR — (March 30, 2009) CompliR, the leading provider of on-demand dealership compliance management software for U.S. auto dealers, today announced that the use of their Dealership Compliance Management System (DCMS) by Group 1 Automotive in Houston, Texas, has helped the dealership group adopt and automate their Red Flags compliance, leading to a measureable 98% Red Flags compliance level over a period of less than two weeks. Cost-effective, efficient, and equipped with comprehensive reporting features, the Compli DCMS has proven to be the best solution for reducing the cost of paper-based compliance and business processes; a capability not only important during an economic slowdown but one that can be leveraged when vehicle sales return.
 
Group 1 Automotive, a Fortune 500 automotive retailer and one of the top five dealership groups in the country, is faced with the challenge of managing best practices, risk and liabilities across 100 locations throughout the United States. Historically, each new legal requirement resulted in an extensive and time consuming effort to manage. With the most recent Red Flags requirements, Group 1 Automotive leveraged its investment in the Compli system to rapidly distribute its Red Flags Program, Policies, Trainings, and Incident Report Forms and centrally monitored compliance across their entire dealership in real-time, with clear dashboard reports.
 
"Within two weeks of the program rollout, we obtained 98% compliance with all mandatory Red Flags compliance material and were able to print a detailed report summarizing this activity for our Board of Director’s Meeting," said Brooks O’Hara, VP Human Resources, Group 1 Automotive. "That is a level of efficiency and clarity we had never been able to accomplish with paper based processes."
 
Compli’s DCMS is an automated compliance solution that protects automotive dealers from claims, fines and litigation, while lowering overhead costs. The system combines automotive legal content from subject matter experts
like Hudson Cook, LLP (sales and F&I) and Fisher & Phillips, LLP (Employment Practices), with automated best practices, to create turn-key "Good Faith" compliance programs that reduce liabilities and keep an individual’s bad acts from harming the dealership. The Compli Red Flags Toolkit, prepared in conjunction with Michael Benoit of Hudson Cook, LLP, is simply one of many compliance Programs included in the comprehensive Compli content library.
 
"Though critically important, Red Flags compliance simply signifies adherence to one more piece of a very expansive compliance puzzle. You don’t want to have to attack each regulation with separate systems, processes, paper and manual approaches. Compli clients use one platform and our extensive content library to address compliance and business requirements across their entire organization. Group 1 Automotive is a great example. They have completed their Red Flags requirements, and now they will leverage the Compli system to address other high-priority compliance and business process areas by employing different content over the same efficient platform," said Lon Leneve, President of Compli. "Our DCMS allows companies to demonstrate a ‘Good Faith’ compliance effort, that is they can cover compliance needs across their entire organization with one process, and can document and report on their results at any point in time," Leneve concluded
 
About Compli
Compli is headquartered in Portland, Ore., with regional offices covering the Midwest, Northeast, Southeast, Southern and Western territories. With over 1000 dealerships in 45 states and serving more than 46,000 dealership
employees, Compli is the leading provider of on-demand compliance management software for the U.S. automotive retail industry. The Compli Dealership Compliance Management System (DCMS), allows you to control, track and
automate regulatory compliance and other business operations within and across dealerships. Compli’s DCMS provides an organized method for efficiently implementing policies, educating your employees, tracking results and demonstrating compliance. Dealerships interested in their level of regulatory compliance may receive a free, online Dealership Compliance Assessment (DCA) at http://www.compli.com/rf .
 
For more information on the Compli DCMS or to arrange a product demonstration, visit www.compli.com, email info@compli.com or call 1-866-294-5545 toll free.
 
Compli is a registered trademark of Compli.  All other legal marks are the property of their respective owners. Media Contacts: Laurie Halter Charisma! Communications 503.245.3140 laurie@charismacommunications.com Jonica Smith Compli 503.294.2020, ext.116 jonica.smith@compli.com
 
 
 
 

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