Tekion expands cloud hosting options with Microsoft Azure

Tekioninnovator of the first and fastest cloud-native automotive retail SaaS platform, today announced a collaboration with Microsoft to deliver new capabilities to automakers using Microsoft Azure.

Over the next year, Tekion’s cloud-based platform will integrate with Azure for Tekion’s enterprise customers. This is the first of several programs planned by Tekion that integrate various Azure services.

“We are excited to partner with Microsoft to extend our cloud-native technology to the Azure platform for our enterprise customers,” said Guru Sankararaman, CFO and SVP of Operations at Tekion. “We are committed to delivering innovative solutions on a secure and scalable platform for our enterprise customers and partner ecosystems.”

Tekion’s cloud-based platform modernizes the end-to-end automotive retail journey and transforms sales and service experiences to meet the needs of today’s tech-savvy customers. It enables seamless customer engagement and the highest level of operational efficiency through its state-of-the-art platform built with IoT, AI, and machine learning at its core.

“Transforming the automotive customer experience is critical for the industry,” said Sanjay Ravi, general manager of automotive, mobility and transportation at Microsoft. “We are working with Tekion to help accelerate the development of next-generation capabilities for its automotive retail platform and bring these innovations to market quickly.”

About Tekion

Disrupting a 50-year reliance on aging dealer management system platforms, Tekion challenged the paradigm with the cloud-native automotive retail platform, Automotive Retail Cloud (ARC). This transformative dealership software platform uses advanced technology, big data, machine learning and AI to seamlessly bring OEMs, retailers/dealers and consumers together. With its highly configurable integration and enhanced customer engagement capabilities, ARC simplifies the relationship and the reseller/consumer journey. Founded in Silicon Valley, Tekion employs more than 1,000 innovators worldwide. For more information, visit www.tekion.com.