VinSolutions Integrates Carleton’s SmartCalcs into Recently Enhanced Desking Platform

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — VinSolutions, Inc., a
marketplace leader and developer of Internet-based customer relationship
management (CRM) for the automotive industry, announced today the integration of
Carleton’s SmartCalcs consumer lending and leasing calculation engine into its
recently enhanced desking platform. Carleton provides lending compliance
software products to many of the major lending captives and lenders in the auto
industry. This new integration will enable VinSolutions dealers to stay in
compliance with auto lending regulations, which frequently change.

“At VinSolutions, we are committed to making it easier for sales people to close
deals faster and easier, and providing a comprehensive desking solution is a key
component in achieving that goal,” said Brian Skutta, vice president and general
manager of VinSolutions. “We needed a partner that understands the ever-changing
auto lending regulatory environment, and this integration of SmartCalcs will
help our dealer customers stay in compliance today and when regulatory changes
occur in the future.”

Within VinSolutions’ newly enhanced desking platform, Carleton’s SmartCalcs
software provides greater compliance and accuracy for all the lending and
leasing computations at the state, federal and lender level nationwide. Along
with handling all methods of computations in the auto industry, the robust
calculation functionality of SmartCalcs also handles the expansive tax and fee
computations for loan and lease transactions nationwide.

“Accuracy and compliance support are certainly critical to the success of
VinSolutions providing a complete desking solution to their dealers,” said
Patrick J. Ruszkowski, president and CEO of Carleton. “With more than 40 years
of experience, we are confident that our time-tested expertise in providing
compliant calculation support will be highly beneficial to VinSolutions’

This new integration is the latest in a round of enhancements that VinSolutions
has released this year for its desking platform. Other new features provides
sales people with the ability to manage multiple deals at once, render deals on
a tablet or mobile device, reduce redundant data entry, and provide for a more
transparent and improved customer buying experience.

About VinSolutions

VinSolutions® helps dealers make every customer connection count by providing
sophisticated, yet easy-to-use software solutions that span the scope of
dealership operations. With its cloud-based system, VinSolutions’ all-in-one
internal management, sales and service marketing solutions platform is
accessible from anywhere an Internet connection is available, including mobile
devices. VinSolutions is OEM certified by every major manufacturer and is ADP,
Reynolds & Reynolds and DealerTrack DMS certified. Founded in 2006 and
headquartered in Overland Park, Kansas, VinSolutions is wholly owned by
AutoTrader Group(TM), which also includes®, Kelley Blue Book®,
vAuto®, HomeNet Automotive® and Haystak(TM) Digital Marketing. AutoTrader Group
is a subsidiary of Cox Enterprises. Visit VinSolutions online at

About Carleton Inc.

Carleton Inc., based in South Bend, IN, is the leading provider of financial
lending and leasing calculation software, compliance support, and document
generation software. Founded in conjunction with the Truth-In-Lending Act in the
late 1960’s, their client list has grown to include many of the major automotive
finance companies and lenders, automotive lending software providers, loan
origination software providers, and credit insurance companies in the United
States. For more information, visit


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