Data Your Way

Build a Software Strategy
That Serves Your Unique Needs

Now Available

At CDK Global, everything we build and all the decisions we make are designed to empower dealers to run their businesses on their own terms. Change continues to define the auto industry. Keeping up with consumer expectations requires improving productivity, efficiency and security with the correct information, resources and infrastructure. That's why we're now offering a suite of two tools for enhanced and secure data imports and data export: Data Export Tool and Data Export/Import Tool.

Dealers will have the ability to sync customer, service vehicle and appointment data between their preferred third-party application and CDK solutions.


Putting Dealers in the Driver's Seat

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Two Enhanced Tools for Data Export and Data Import - CDK is taking the Data Access tools being used by thousands of dealers today and making investments to bring additional enhancements to their usability, scalability and security

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Ability to Control Data Sharing - Our enhancements to the tools are designed to ensure that you can safely extract the data that your ISV Partners need to serve you and share it directly with them with confidence

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No Fees From CDK - CDK is eliminating our license fees to dealers to use these tools, and your ISVs pay no CDK fees when you share your data with them directly

What’s in Store for Dealers

Although we believe CDK products are the gold standard in our industry, we understand that some dealerships prefer to use third-party vendors and we want to make that easier for our dealer partners.

A Suite of Tools Designed To
Meet Your Specific Needs

CDK is now offering two new enhanced and secure stand-alone tools as a free software license: Data Export Tool and Data Export/Import Tool.

Dealers can now easily export and import data from their CDK systems to their in-house data systems and share with their desired third-party vendors, with no fees from CDK.

These tools serve a range of needs, from simple to complex.

  • Need to access, query and export data from a comprehensive DMS data set ,including Service, Sales, Parts and Accounting data for multiple store locations? The Data Export Tool is for you.

  • Need to export and writeback data on demand through a variety of packages of CDK legacy APIs, including Sales/Front Office, Service, Parts, Vehicle, Customer or Accounting? The Data Export/Import Tool is for you.

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Data Export Tool

CDK offers a powerful tool for dealers to export data from CDK products to their in-house data systems via SFTP. Dealers can securely export data across all their CDK dealerships using a common UI and PGP encryption, enabling them to create customized reports and build connections. A comprehensive understanding of CDK file structure and dealership operations is required, and users must have the ability to create an in-house data warehouse to store the data they extract.

Large, comprehensive Drive data set including Service, Sales, Parts and Accounting data extracted to SFTP folder

Streamline processes with the ability to extract data across all your CDK dealerships

Securely share dealership data with chosen partners through PGP encryption and improved MFA security

Conveniently schedule daily exports of predefined data sets

Supports your dealership choice of a data warehouse and
BI tool for analytic and reporting needs

Data Export/
Import Tool

For dealers who have a need for more workflow-driven integration, our Export/Import tool will allow you to export and import data directly into the CDK Drive DMS across your dealership locations. The Data Export/Import tool is available through a variety of packages for our Legacy APIs to support operations across each desired department. This tool best serves dealers who have resources with SOAP API knowledge and a need to provide seamless integration for their in-house applications. Requires comprehensive knowledge base of CDK files structure, dealership operations, and automotive retail data types.

Legacy API integrations with on-demand extract or writeback data capabilities to power your in-house application

API packages support Dealership operations across each desired department or workflow: Service, Vehicle, Customer, Parts

Securely share dealership data with chosen partners through OAuth authentication and a secure dealer private network

Empowers dealers to leverage the data-driven solutions and applications that work best for their business

Count on Choice

The only way to stay ahead of the future is to create it and as our industry evolves, our ability to meet the demands of all our customers requires a commitment to change before it's required. We've been transforming CDK to be simpler and easier to work with. This approach is a natural evolution, bringing speed, simplicity, efficiency and security to our customers.