AutoStar Solutions

AutoStar Solutions

AutoStar Fusion DMS spanning inventory and finance features

4.6/5 (7 reviews)

AutoStar Solutions Overview

AutoStar Solutions represents a suite of Dealership Management System (DMS) and loan servicing products for independent businesses of all sizes within the automotive trade. Encompassing key industry areas of Buy Here Pay Here (BHPH), Finance, Wholesale/Retail and Leasing, AutoStar Fusion DMS is a web-based service offering a range of customizable modules. A standard robust feature set includes inventory management and the ability to efficiently enter vehicle information, with automatic VIN decoding and population of duplicate fields. This efficiency then extends to employee management, taking and collecting payments, repossession processing and tracking receivables – calculating payments, late fees, US state and local federal taxes, logging account transactions and custom reporting.

View over 130 reporting options spanning delinquent contracts, static pool analysis, balanced aging, promise to pay results history, receivable reports and others. Export raw data out into multiple formats and go even further with an additional cloud-based Insight Reporting system for creating, customizing and scheduling advanced reports. AutoStar Fusion’s GL Distribution module add-on goes on to seamlessly integrate detailed financial reporting while providing easy data transfer to third-party accounting apps such as QuickBooks, AccountMate and Peachtree (Sage 50c). Similarly, the Credit Reporting module reports customer credit history to major credit bureaus in Metro 2 format. Related Finance Company (RFC) and Multi-Company tools enable the purchase of loans from third-party dealerships, while facilitating the setup of up to 99 individual companies with unique data requirements.

AutoStar Fusion can be accessed 24/7 from any internet-enabled computer, with all data securely stored off-site within the cloud. PCI compliant online payment, built-in security features plus automatic system updates and backup all help to inspire dealership confidence in any eventuality.

Pricing

Starting from
US$99,00/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Devices

Business size

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Markets

United States

Supported Languages

English

AutoStar Solutions Reviews

Overall rating
4.6/5
86% positive reviews
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Tina M.

A Review of Autostar from a Longtime Client

Reviewed on 2012/12/08
Review Source: Capterra

I would highly recommend Autostar software. It is our stance that without it our business would not be where it is today! Autostar is a very forward thinking company and understands the needs of not only their clients but also their clients' customers. The availability of training tools and access to technical support is near unheard of without extra costs but it is all inclusive with the product (with a few rare exceptions). It is also refreshing that when calling in to tech support you reach a very nice helpful person in their offices not in another country. And the offering of Autostar's annual conference for hands on training not just on their software but also on industry wide subjects is amazing!
Overall we are extremely satisfied with our experience with Autostar and look forward to our continuing relationship with them.

Pros

The windows based system makes use of the system nearly seamless and easy to train on
Reports load quickly
Accountmate helps to create financials quickly with the integration from Autostar
Portal Pay is a life changer! The ability for customers to manage their accounts online anytime is great as well helping with in office staffing needs
Flex reporting is a good tool as well in regards to reports that are created from scratch

Cons

Flex reporting can be a bit of a challenge but with more training it seems it would be easy to use

Rating breakdown

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Jennifer P.

AutoStar Usage

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2018/12/19
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

It is fairly easy to learn and use. Has many great functions. I like that it 'talks' to our CRM every night and gives it an update.

Cons

Just did some changes. They may have caused problems in our CRM.

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Likelihood to recommend

9.0/10
Doug C.

Smooth Transition - Excellent Support

Reviewed on 2012/12/06
Review Source: Capterra

Matt was our contact person when we decided to convert from Tracker to Autostar in September 2010. He defined the products, provided comparative analyses and then developed and implemented a transition game plan. We had a very smooth transition in September 2010. Having never used the internet for payments, portal pay was a true gift! The customers love the variety of payment capabilities and we do too! Matt and his team provided the initial education my team needed to be proficient on the Autostar system in a short time frame. They continue to provide excellent support in a timely fashion. With all this, we have been able to raise our business to a higher level. Another plus has been the fact that Autostar keeps us on track with all the legal forms and statutory regulations of the business. This alone provides great peace of mind. Matt has stayed on top of our business relationship and guided us through each step. It has been an awesome partnership. Great job guys!

Pros

Awesome product, excellent support staff.

Cons

Company is too far away to play golf with the guys on the weekend!

Rating breakdown

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Paul A.

Autostar

Reviewed on 2012/12/15
Review Source: Capterra

I would strongly recommend this software to any dealer out there in the car business. If you are not sure, attend their User's Conference put on each year in Fort Worth. Or call Matt, or one of the sales reps, and let them show you how they can make your business more efficient. They went above and beyond for Landmark Auto Sales in helping us during our decision making process. It will amaze a dealership in the difference a top notch software can make. Honestly, the best move we've made in years.

Pros

The best software I've ever used. The customer support is out of this world. My sales rep, Matt Allen, has been the best rep a company could ask for.

Cons

None. I only wish we would have moved to them a long time ago.

Rating breakdown

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Mark P.

An excellent choice for us!

Used Weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2018/04/24
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

We absolutley loved this software. It was really easy to use and our entire team was able to utilize it almost immediatley. The reporting was great nad it was easy to track our inventory.

Cons

Altough the inventory was easy to track, it took a while to get everything in order, but otherwise no other issues!

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AutoStar Solutions Pricing

Starting from
US$99,00/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

AUTOSTAR FUSION:
Ignite: $99 per month*
Starter: $199 per month*
Impact: $299 per month*
Power: Contact for quote
Ultimate: Contact for quote

*Setup fees, additional user, conversion or training charges apply

AutoStar Solutions Features

  • Customer Database
  • Data Import/Export
  • Electronic Payments

  • API
  • Accounting Integration
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Automatic Notifications
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Calendar Management
  • Client Portal
  • Customizable Reporting
  • Document Management
  • Inventory Management
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Invoice Management
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Search Functionality
  • Third Party Integration

Additional information for AutoStar Solutions

Key features of AutoStar Solutions

  • Add car and vehicle inventories with automatic VIN decoding
  • Automatic data backups and application of system updates
  • Compile, view and edit general ledger accounting data
  • Data input tools plus reporting exports to multiple formats
  • Manage and log the servicing and maintenance of vehicles
  • Manage dealership accounting and loan financing options
  • Multi-company module allows setup of 99 unique businesses
  • Off-site, secure cloud-based data storage
  • Over 130 standard report options plus additional modules
  • Process PCI-compliant online payments
  • Store customer details for servicing and repossesions

Benefits

  • AutoStar Fusion is a cloud-based software solution providing 24/7 secure DMS access with all data stored and backed up off-site.
  • Designed specifically to cater for industry cornerstones of Buy Here Pay Here (BHPH), Finance, Wholesale/Retail and Leasing.
  • Manage inventories and enter vehicle information more quickly and accurately with VIN decoding for automatically populating car data.
  • Calculate and accept payments, late fees or taxes while processing repossessions and account transactions.
  • Add more specialized modules or leverage 130+ standard reporting options and export the raw data in popular formats.
  • Additional modules include GL Distribution for financial reporting and Credit Reporting for submitting customer credit information to bureaus.
  • RFC and Multi-Company modules add third-party loan purchasing facilities and the ability to register up to 99 unique companies or dealerships.
  • AutoStar Solutions FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for AutoStar Solutions.

    Q. What type of pricing plans does AutoStar Solutions offer?

    AutoStar Solutions offers the following pricing plans:

    Starting from: US$99,00/month

    Pricing model: Subscription

    Free Trial: Not Available

    AUTOSTAR FUSION:
    Ignite: $99 per month*
    Starter: $199 per month*
    Impact: $299 per month*
    Power: Contact for quote
    Ultimate: Contact for quote

    *Setup fees, additional user, conversion or training charges apply

    Q. What are the main features of AutoStar Solutions?

    AutoStar Solutions offers the following features:

    • Add car and vehicle inventories with automatic VIN decoding
    • Automatic data backups and application of system updates
    • Compile, view and edit general ledger accounting data
    • Data input tools plus reporting exports to multiple formats
    • Manage and log the servicing and maintenance of vehicles
    • Manage dealership accounting and loan financing options
    • Multi-company module allows setup of 99 unique businesses
    • Off-site, secure cloud-based data storage
    • Over 130 standard report options plus additional modules
    • Process PCI-compliant online payments
    • Store customer details for servicing and repossesions

    Q. Who are the typical users of AutoStar Solutions?

    AutoStar Solutions has the following typical customers:

    Mid Size Business, Small Business

    Q. What languages does AutoStar Solutions support?

    AutoStar Solutions supports the following languages:

    English

    Q. What type of pricing plans does AutoStar Solutions offer?

    AutoStar Solutions has the following pricing plans:

    Subscription

    Q. Does AutoStar Solutions support mobile devices?

    We do not have any information about what devices AutoStar Solutions supports

    Q. What other apps does AutoStar Solutions integrate with?

    AutoStar Solutions integrates with the following applications:

    BirdEye

    Q. What level of support does AutoStar Solutions offer?

    AutoStar Solutions offers the following support options:

    Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials