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Adverse Action Compliance
Advertising Specialties
Bonds
Buying Cooperative
Buyer's Guides, Labels, Uploads, Online Inventory
Computerized Vehicle Registration
Credit Card Processing
Credit Reporting & Compliance
Employee Benefits
Employee Recruitment
Environmental Paint & Interior Protection
Cafeteria Accounts
F & I Products
Forms
Insurance - Personal Lines

Insurance - Property & Casualty
Insurance - Credit Life & Disability
Insurance - GAP
Insurance - Health
Insurance - Long Term Disability
Laser Form Suppliers
Marketing
Office Supplies
Payment Processing
Retirement Plans
Rust - Paint - Fabric Protection
Vehicle Registration Reports
Vehicle Service Contracts
Warranty Parts Markup & Labor Rate Increase Services


Questions?  Please contact WATDA at (608) 251-5577 for more information.

Wisconsin Automobile & Truck Dealers Association
150 E. Gilman St., Suite A
Madison, WI 53703


Advertising Specialties

WATDASI Forms offers a full line of advertising specialties to meet all of your dealership needs. To receive a quote or order your dealership specialties contact John Strange at (800) 236-7672 or email at John Strange. When you support WATDA Services you support yourself.

WATDASI Products           WATDASI Forms
150 E. Gilman St., Suite A
Madison, WI 53703

Phone: (800) 236-7672
Fax: (866) 721-0001
 

Dealership Bonds

WATDA offers reasonably priced bonds to those qualified dealers obtaining or renewing their dealer license.  Our surety bonds are competitively priced and we provide prompt processing service. WATDA also offers many other commonly required bonds including Wisconsin Notary Bonds, License and Permit Bonds, Miscellaneous Bonds, Court Bonds, and Probate Bonds. As well as ERISA Bonds, Business Service Bonds, Employee Dishonestly/Fidelity, Commercial Contract and others.

We can handle your non-standard Commercial business too! Our program is administered by NFP provides bonding options for cancelable bonds up to $100,000 when Principal's credit scores do not qualify in standard markets.

To learn more about WATDA dealership bonds and to obtain a copy of the application contact Meghan Hruska by phone at (608) 251-5577, or email at mhruska@watda.org. If there are any other types of bonds you are interested in, please contact us and we will get the necessary information and application to you. 
 

WATDA BONDS
150 E. Gilman St., Suite A
Madison, WI 53703


Phone: (608) 251-5577
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Buying Cooperative

A dealer-owned cooperative plan enables dealers to purchase parts and other equipment at reduced prices compared to other sources, plus receive annual rebate checks.

WISCO CO-OP ASSOCIATION
401 South Hume Ave., P. O. Box 665
Marshfield, WI 54449-0665
(715) 387-3418, (800) 274-2319
www.wisco.com

John Hackman, johack@tznet.com

 


Buyer's Guides, Labels, Uploads, Online Inventory

WATDA Vehicle Details offers WI Buyers Guides PLUS - Print your WI Buyers Guide in perfect compliance. In addition, you may choose to print Custom Data Labels designed specifically for your dealership, Certified Labels, QR Codes and/or upload to websites daily. Franchised or independent, works for anyone.

 
For a no obligation demonstration,
call Chryste Madsen at (608) 251-4628
or email.


For repeat orders, please call (800) 236-7672
 
 
 

Electronic Vehicle Registrations


A trusted registration and title technology partner of dealers across Wisconsin since 1999 – Dealertrack is proud to be the endorsed Reg & Title solution of WATDA.
 
With more and more dealerships looking to deliver upon a simple and easy way to sell vehicles – don't let electronic registration and title processing be a difficult and time-bogging effort. The Dealertrack Wisconsin Reg & Title solution delivers a unique combination of industry-leading technology, best-in-class service and support, and an unwavering commitment to compliance that can help mitigate margin compression, maximize profitability, and help you deliver the start-to-finish experience your customers expect.
 
Dealertrack is a leading provider of digital solutions to the automotive retail industry, helping dealers transform the way they sell cars – both efficiently and profitably. Our integrated and intuitive approach to products and services makes your workflows more simple, transparent, and profitable. From Digital Retailing tools that bridge the gap between the online and in-store experience to the largest lender network in North America, we help enable the transformation of auto retailing through a comprehensive solution set spanning DMS, Fixed Operations, Sales and F&I, and Registration and Titling.
  

Schedule your personalized demo at go.dealertrack.com/WATDA
or contact Jerrod Wertz, Regional Sales Manager, at 262.239.9078

 


Credit Card Processing

 Members Save on Payment Processing
With this exclusive, members-only program
 
Take full advantage of your membership benefits.
Serving merchants for over 30 years TSYS Merchant Solutions offers a payment processing program tailored to your business needs.
At TSYS we believe payments should revolve around people — not the other way around. We call this belief "People-Centered Payments(SM)." By putting people at the center of every decision we make, with unmatched customer service and industry insight, TSYS Merchant Solutions is able to support businesses, financial institutions and governments in more than 80 countries. Offering merchant payment-acceptance solutions as well as services in credit, debit, prepaid, mobile, chip, healthcare and more, we make it possible for those in the global marketplace to conduct safe and secure electronic transactions with trust and convenience.
 
Wisconsin Automobile and Truck Dealers Association Member Benefits
  • Business and Social Media analysis tools to help your business grow
  • Negotiated member-only rates
  • Full line of products customized to your specific business needs
  • Qualified service representatives available 24 hours a day
  • An account management team
  • Free online reporting
Our Customer Covenant
We will take 100% responsibility for every customer experience through collaboration, innovation and unparalleled service delivered by caring team members. We will treat our customers the way we want to be treated - building lasting relationships, trust and integrity.
 
TSYS Merchant Solutions Resource Center
http://www.tsysmerchantsolutions.com/resource-center/webcasts/index.html
 
Carrie Daniels

Relationship Manager

Commercial Services

Office: (615) 648-3660
Fax: (303) 482-8301
Learn More >>  Call (888) 749-7860 or visit  http://tsysmerchantsolutions.com/assoc

Credit Reporting and Compliance


700 Credit, provides dealers with the fastest most reliable credit score, OFAC and adverse action compliance system in the marketplace. Besides providing credit reports in literally seconds and at a lower cost than their competitors, the 700 Credit system allows for seamless integration with your current DMS, F&I and CRM systems. With no long term contracts to sign, dealers pay for what they use and the 700 Credit program keeps all of the necessary records, so you don't have to.

Click Here to receive more information about WATDA's 700 Credit program.

 

Ann Carson
Account Director/Business Development 

acarson@700credit.com
Phone: (614) 310-8218 ext. 7224
Cell: (202) 422.2351


www.700credit.com
 

Employee Benefits - Cafeteria Plans

Section 125/Flexible Spending Account Administration and Health Care Reform by American Fidelity
As an endorsed WATDA plan provider, American Fidelity has established a quality reputation when it comes to our Section 125 administrative services. Whether you currently have a Section 125 program and are simply looking to enhance it, or are interested in setting up a new program, we can help. We provide our expertise in setting up your Section 125 Plan as a premium only plan or coupled with tax savings accounts such as Flexible Spending Accounts. The cornerstone of any benefit program is a Section 125 Plan that helps you and your employees maximize your tax saving opportunities. By participating in a Section 125 Plan you can reduce your payroll-related costs, and your employees can increase their take-home pay at the same time.
 
By partnering with American Fidelity and moving toward using their Section 125 Plan/FSA Administration, you and your employees will continue to receive:
  • Section 125 administrative services, including plan document support and compliance hotline;
  • Complete program education and enrollment through group meetings, along with one-on-one benefit enrollments with a Wisconsin-based, salaried, career account manager;
  • Upfront funding of Health FSA plans, with reimbursements beginning on the first day of the plan year, regardless if funds have been received – just like you have experienced with WATDA;
  • Year-round support for new hires, benefit fairs, and Wisconsin-based, salaried, career account managers to assist with questions;
  • FSA Administration with complimentary debit card(s);
  • Timely reimbursements of submitted claims;
  • Direct Deposit or paper check options; and
  • Full benefit enrollment, including core and supplemental insurance products, to streamline your employees’ enrollment experience. A WATDA Benefit Specialist is available to partner with American Fidelity throughout the entire communication process.
  • Online claims submission by simply uploading receipts for reimbursement;
PLUS… Additional Support Now Available To You!
  • On-site counsel to assist with your Section 125 or Health Care Reform questions and needs;
  • Daily claims processing;
  • Insuring the “risk” associated with the Health FSA;
  • AFA MobileTM, AFA’s Mobile App;
  • Educational materials, tools, and resources including online tax-savings calculators, expense worksheets, and more;
  • VIP email updates on important Health Care Reform developments;
  • One-on-one strategy sessions to discuss long-term plan options and implementation steps;
  • Discounted Health Care Reform Webinars; and
  • Health Savings Account (HSA) and Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA) administration;
  • Much more.
To learn more, please visit americanfidelity.com/WATDA.
 
For more information about implementing a Section 125 plan, please contact Michael Schroka, District Manager, at
(800) 654-8489, ext. 2541. 

To reach our Customer Care Team,
please contact (800) 437-1011.
 
 

Employee Recruitment

Hireology helps hundreds of dealerships across the country turn the disjointed task of hiring new employees into a disciplined process. Hireology understands the unique challenges dealerships face to find and retain the best employees. They work with dealerships of all sizes to transform hiring from a challenging, inconsistent process into a data-driven framework everyone in the dealership can follow.


Hireology's Platform Includes:

  • Custom Career Site

  • Integrated Job Boards

  • Pre-Hire Assessments

  • Interview Guides Tailored for Retail Automotive

  • Background Checks

  • Onboarding

  • Payroll

  • Talent Coaches and Customer Support

 

For exclusive WATDA rates:
Contact Mike McSherry at 312-283-3590
or mmcsherry@hireology.com.

www.Hireology.com

 



F & I Products

Protective Asset Protection offers vehicle protection plans, GAP, credit insurance, limited warranty products, dealer participation programs and F&I training. Protective Asset Protection has been serving dealers for more than 50 years and currently provides products and services to over 8,000 dealers.
Protective Asset Protection Jill Dowty, Senior Account Executive:
(715) 551-3969 or (800) 794-5491
Email: jill.dowty@protective.com


Click here for more information (pdf)


Insurance, Employee Benefits & Retirement Plans

M3 Insurance serves as the endorsed insurance advisor for the Wisconsin Automobile & Truck Dealers Association. WATDA members have access to the best products, service, resources and specialized expertise in the areas of property & casualty, employee benefits, employer-sponsored retirement plans, and personal lines insurance.
 
About M3:

  • Largest privately owned insurance agency in Wisconsin
  • Five offices serving clients domiciled throughout Wisconsin
  • Team of 15 professionals dedicated exclusively to small business
  • Vast experience and expertise in transportation and dealership industries
  • Solid carrier partner relationships providing an array of market options
  • Best-in-class risk management resources deployed locally, including:
    • Legal & Compliance
    • Data Analytics & Benchmarking
    • HR Technology Consulting
    • Employee Wellness Programs
    • Employee Communications & Engagement
    • Loss Control & Prevention
  • Learn more about the WATDA-M3 partnership HERE.
 
Offices in Madison, Milwaukee, Wausau, Eau Claire and Green Bay

(800) 272-2443
www.m3ins.com
  

Environmental Paint & Interior Protection 

Featuring Appearance Protection Programs. Fully insured warranties.  ECP has been endorsed by WATDA since 1980. ECP offers a diversified line of products and programs which include: Appearance Protection/Protective Coatings, Optional Protection Products and Customer Appreciation Programs for new, pre-driven and leased vehicles as well as a complete line of Detailing, Prep, Service, Facility Chemicals and Supplies. Over 14,000 dealers use ECP products, programs, and services.

              

ECP Incorporated
Appearance Protection Programs for New, Used & Lease Vehicles
11210 Katherine’s Crossing Suite 100
Woodridge, IL 60517
 
(800) 323.3521 Ext. 4243
Mike Feely, mfeely@ecpinc.net

www.ecpinc.net


Marketing Services  

Dealer121 will let you understand who your customers are, better than anyone in the marketplace. When you have proper data points and know exactly who your customers are, you also know who your customers aren’t.  Dealer121 will find this information, build a marketing plan tailored to your sales, service and F&I, and measure the results.  You will engage the right customers with personalized messages in a sequenced manner.  The result is a one-to-one marketing management system.  Engaged customers are more valuable and provide a stronger ROI. We don’t care if we target 5 or 5,000 customers.  Our motto is, if you market to the right customer with the right message at the right time, you'll produce the right ROI!
 
Dealer 121 Logo www.dealer121.com

2179 4th Street, Suite 2A
White Bear Lake, MN 55110

info@dealer121.com 
Phone: (612) 719-9838, Derc Teschler

 

Office Supplies

Staples Advantage is proud to be Wisconsin Automobile & Truck Dealers Association’s endorsed provider for all your office supply, janitorial, furniture & technology needs. As a member of WATDA your dealership is eligible to participate in this purchasing program at highly discounted rates.
 
To take part of this program, please sign-up and register at: http://register.staplesadvantage.com/c/s?RegFormId=EFosbm. You’ll be contacted by Staples Advantage to set-up an account and can then begin to order online as needed.
 
In addition to the great pricing available to all WATDA members, Staples Advantage offers:
  • Free next business day delivery to all zip codes in Wisconsin
  • Net 30 billing, one consolidated invoice
  • Online ordering through www.staplesadvantage.com
  • In-store purchasing options
  • Vendor consolidation through offerings in office supplies, janitorial products, breakroom supplies, technology and furniture
  • Dedicated account management
 
 
If you have questions or would like to learn more about the program, please contact Staples Advantage representative:
Randy Wegner
(414) 322-7748

 
 

Vehicle Registration Reports 

NEW VEHICLE REPORTS
Monthly reports include cars and trucks in selected markets, indicate "pump ins", and "pump outs", and provide summary sales analysis. Also available is a unique market analysis report which shows market share by dealer and make.

USED VEHICLE REPORTS
Available on a quarterly basis, you get makes, years and types of used vehicles sold by dealers and the private market. 

We also have the capability to produce specialized reports customized to your needs.  Have an idea for something you would like to see?  Let us know, and we can put together a registration report to meet your needs.

Reg-Trak Reg-Trak, Inc.
790 Lexington Way
Waterloo, WI 53594
(920) 478-2909 or Call WATDA at (608) 251-5577
scott@reg-trak.com
 

Warranty Parts Markup and Labor Rate Increase Service 

Armatus Dealer Uplift provides the industry’s only fully outsourced Retail Warranty Parts & Labor Reimbursement Submission Service, and is by far the largest provider of these services in the U.S., with over 4,000 successful submissions in 45 states.
 
Armatus’ many advantages include: Proprietary software to identify your optimal parts mark up and labor rate increase; extensive knowledge of state laws and factory protocols; a staff dedicated solely to Retail Warranty Reimbursement, with over 600 years of combined automotive industry experience.

Our average client gains $168,000 annually per store and our fees are fully contingent on your manufacturer approving your submission; meaning we walk in your shoes, and are incentivized to get you the best result as quickly as possible. Dealers have virtually no administrative burden and are assured of optimal results that are delivered with unparalleled speed and accuracy.
 
Armatus Dealer Uplift
217 International Circle, Suite 150
Hunt Valley, Maryland 21030
 

Visit Armatus' Website: www.dealeruplift.com
 


Approved Laser Forms Suppliers 

The following suppliers have worked with WATDA to develop WATDA copyrighted forms for laser printed applications and are currently producing laser forms for dealerships.