Brasher’s Auto Auctions have introduced a new tool to help make finding and keeping track of vehicles easier than ever before. Called Auction e-vita, it is based on Palm OS technology, and allows dealers to search, sort, value, and analyze the vehicles available at the auction on a given day using a hand-held PDA device. With Auction e-vita, auction buyers can quickly identify auction inventory matches, calculate guidebook valuations, and save each vehicle record for later recall. The buyer can even call up a single vehicle instantly by its run number to review information. Auction e-vita provides prospective buyers with important vehicle information and functionality that is not available with typical auction run lists.
Key features of Auction e-vita:Search and sort vehicle inventory by single or combined data fields: year, make, model, mileage, average miles per year, transmission, engine, lane number, keyword.
Search for specific vehicle records by VIN or run/lot number.
Pre-program up to six different Fast Find search combinations.
Categorize by auction lanes and view vehicles by ascending run/lot numbers.
Save full search results or select single records.
Integrate vehicle searches with Black Book, NADA, or Kelley Blue Book valuations.
Run VIN checks through CARFAX for Palm PDA’s that have wireless capability (Wi-Fi or a Palm Smartphone).
Brasher’s has launched a 90-day free demo of Auction e-vita, for its customers. After a 90-day evaluation, customers will pay a subscription fee to continue using the product. Auction e-vita is available at all Brasher’s auctions and will soon be available at other ServNet auctions. Southern Auto Auction in East Windsor, Connecticut has been using the Auction e-vita application since August of last year as part of its CarLos “To-Go” application.