Gateway2Lease fully integrates with Leaselink
Leasing broker, Gateway2Lease is the latest to fully integrate Ebbon Automotive’s market-leading e-procurement platform, Leaselink, with its back office system to handle and process all new vehicle orders and deliveries.
The top 10 Bromsgrove-based leasing broker, which supplies around 4,500 new cars a year for a variety of different manufacturers, elected to use Leaselink, the country’s leading e-procurement platform, to fully automate its business processes and give them more direct communication with supplying vehicle manufacturers.
Director Rob Marshall said: “One of the main manufacturers we work with mandated the use of Leaselink for all new vehicle orders. We then decided to take that a step further and extend it across all makes that we work with, covering all new vehicles.
“We wanted to fully capitalise upon its benefits, continuing to automate as much of our business as possible, and fully integrating Leaselink with our back office system gave us the best option to achieve that.”
Since the start of this year, more than 100 leasing brokers have signed up to use Leaselink, which is also currently utilised by around 40 of the country’s largest leasing companies, as their system of choice to electronically handle and process all new vehicle orders and deliveries.
The impetus has been largely fuelled by several vehicle manufacturers, most notably BMW, Toyota GB and Volvo Car UK, mandating the use of Leaselink for all leasing brokers they work with.
Claire Hughes, Ebbon Automotive’s Head of Commercial Partnerships, commented: “Gateway2Lease has implemented a fully integrated process with Leaselink to maximise the benefits the system delivers and support them in delivering an excellent service to their customers. Their IT team has delivered the integration with testing in a really quick time and have been very easy to work alongside resulting in a smooth go-live.
“Leaselink delivers a number of benefits to brokers, including greater visibility of the whereabouts of new vehicles within the supply pipeline thanks to a direct feed from the OEM’s, allowing brokers to provide accurate information to their end customers.
“Delivery is also paperless as the overwhelming majority of supplying dealers using Leaselink also utilise our market-leading collection and delivery solution, moDel, which increases transparency and removes all paper out of the system.
“We are happy to talk to any leasing brokers who want to join the Leaselink community and integrate their back office system in order to benefit from the efficiencies that the system delivers,” she added.
The Ebbon Automotive business area within the Ebbon Group comprises Leaselink, moDel and Stockviewer, the campaign management solution. The other business areas within the Group are Ebbon Compliance and Ebbon Intelligence.