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Dominion VUE DMS Partners With Premier Payroll Solution

Dominion VUE DMS | March 08, 2022

On March 7th, leading dealer management solutions provider, Dominion VUE DMS, announced that it is partnering with Paychex, Paylocity, and Paycom to enable its dealership clientele to effectively manage their payroll and HR needs. Dominion VUE DMS is well-known for offering sophisticated, secure and efficient systems. It specializes in serving retail automotive dealers in the U.S. The platform is developed on Microsoft Azure and boasts years of expertise in servicing automotive dealers.

Dealers will be able to sync their VUE DMS data with Paychex, Pelocity, and Paycom without any charges. VUE DMS has tested and certified the three providers. The partnership will allow dealers to revisit their DMS relationship. They will also be able to compare the features that VUE DMS offers.

Spotlight

Introduction

Transparency in all its ramifications is the state of being transparent. It’s being open about everything you do, whether or not it’s business-related. For any industry, an organization, a CEO, or an individual to thrive in whatever they do and achieve the desired results, the issue of transparency has to be taken more seriously. It should equally be seen as one of the best and most critical aspects of an organization’s culture that everyone in business should have as a watchword. Transparency is saying NO to corruption, exploitation, embezzlement, fraud, etc., and the likes of it. According to Transparency International, corruption is defined as "the abuse of entrusted power for private gain. To counter crime and corruption, law enforcement around the world needs to be able to swiftly uncover the identities of the real owners of companies…" So, transparency is deciding to live your life up to the standard that’s expected of you and standing up for nothing but the truth at all times and in every situation. As the boss of an organization, transparency means being open and flexible enough to allow innovation and the creativity of your team members to come to the limelight without nursing the unhealthy feelings of 'what if they turn out better than me’ or ‘what if they end up leaving my company for somewhere else?'

From the point of recruiting your organization’s team members, transparency entails being as plain as the white and black colors. There should be no hidden rules of operation other than those you have already shared. Even with their roles and responsibilities, everything should be crystal clear to them. Transparency should propel you to eschew applying hidden charges to your customers. Being transparent is about you sharing the process of reaching each milestone with your team members regularly. That way, there won’t be any room for them to guess as everyone is fully carried along. See Atlassian’s values as they relate more to my point. It is also about giving honest and valuable assessments and feedback as to when due regarding issues, products, or the services you render to your workforce and/or customers as regularly as possible, and having the courage to accept the same. Being transparent means you are, to some reasonable extent, accessible to all who desire to meet with you. It means you should not give room for favoritism. It reduces bureaucracy, political or toxic work environments. It has everything to do with inclusiveness.

Challenges to the Culture of Transparency

The Good and Bad Side of Technology
In a technology-controlled world where news travels as fast as possible, whether good or bad, the power of the internet will always help you reach your target audience while being transparent. You must be cautious of whatever information you put out there or share with your workforce or audience. Ensure your team members can keep certain information to themselves, manage those that need to be managed effectively, and only spread those that are meant to be spread. So, yes, it is a huge challenge to keep certain information from trending.

Standing up for the Truth
We live in a time where business owners are willing to pay through their noses just to keep fraudulent activities, product malfunctions, bad customer service, etc., shielded. So, it’s a big challenge to the culture of transparency when and if perpetrators are not made to pay for their blunders.

Maintaining a Strong Brand with Credibility
Building a strong and credible brand is not so easy. You must get your facts right. You must frequently check to ensure that the quality of your products and services meets the needs of your customers. It takes time, effort, and having the right team to build a strong brand that’s also credible. Unfortunately, many who are in business aren’t ready to pay the price for excellent service delivery.

Admitting Your Weakness/Failure
To be truly transparent, you have to be ready to admit your weakness or failure, especially regarding that of your business initiatives or non-achievement of organizational goals. You have to be ready to face your workforce to give some explanations and not wait until they begin to ruminate about it. And yes, it takes a great effort and a challenge for many to not sugar-coat the negatives and share with your team what you’ve learned and how you plan to move forward.

Maintaining Standards
In a world where everything and anything goes, where the quality of products or services are being compromised regularly, it becomes quite difficult to maintain certain standards. Integrity is what helps you to maintain a certain level of standard in your service delivery. Excellence usually comes with a price, and it is not everyone in business that is willing to pay for it.

Benefits from Having a Culture of Transparency

  • Being transparent will give you a like-minded workforce, who will eventually become strong pillars, key partners, and stakeholders for your organization.
  • It will lead to brand credibility.
  • Your loyal customers will increase tremendously, alongside sales.
  • When you can share your losses, wins, and challenges with your workforce, they’ll trust you and will go the extra mile for your organization.
  • Transparency leads to teamwork, which will transcend to unprecedented growth of your organization, and the desired results are easily achieved.

In conclusion, transparency allows every individual in your company to do meaningful work, make a difference, and be a part of your success story.

Spotlight

Introduction

Transparency in all its ramifications is the state of being transparent. It’s being open about everything you do, whether or not it’s business-related. For any industry, an organization, a CEO, or an individual to thrive in whatever they do and achieve the desired results, the issue of transparency has to be taken more seriously. It should equally be seen as one of the best and most critical aspects of an organization’s culture that everyone in business should have as a watchword. Transparency is saying NO to corruption, exploitation, embezzlement, fraud, etc., and the likes of it. According to Transparency International, corruption is defined as "the abuse of entrusted power for private gain. To counter crime and corruption, law enforcement around the world needs to be able to swiftly uncover the identities of the real owners of companies…" So, transparency is deciding to live your life up to the standard that’s expected of you and standing up for nothing but the truth at all times and in every situation. As the boss of an organization, transparency means being open and flexible enough to allow innovation and the creativity of your team members to come to the limelight without nursing the unhealthy feelings of 'what if they turn out better than me’ or ‘what if they end up leaving my company for somewhere else?'

From the point of recruiting your organization’s team members, transparency entails being as plain as the white and black colors. There should be no hidden rules of operation other than those you have already shared. Even with their roles and responsibilities, everything should be crystal clear to them. Transparency should propel you to eschew applying hidden charges to your customers. Being transparent is about you sharing the process of reaching each milestone with your team members regularly. That way, there won’t be any room for them to guess as everyone is fully carried along. See Atlassian’s values as they relate more to my point. It is also about giving honest and valuable assessments and feedback as to when due regarding issues, products, or the services you render to your workforce and/or customers as regularly as possible, and having the courage to accept the same. Being transparent means you are, to some reasonable extent, accessible to all who desire to meet with you. It means you should not give room for favoritism. It reduces bureaucracy, political or toxic work environments. It has everything to do with inclusiveness.

Challenges to the Culture of Transparency

The Good and Bad Side of Technology
In a technology-controlled world where news travels as fast as possible, whether good or bad, the power of the internet will always help you reach your target audience while being transparent. You must be cautious of whatever information you put out there or share with your workforce or audience. Ensure your team members can keep certain information to themselves, manage those that need to be managed effectively, and only spread those that are meant to be spread. So, yes, it is a huge challenge to keep certain information from trending.

Standing up for the Truth
We live in a time where business owners are willing to pay through their noses just to keep fraudulent activities, product malfunctions, bad customer service, etc., shielded. So, it’s a big challenge to the culture of transparency when and if perpetrators are not made to pay for their blunders.

Maintaining a Strong Brand with Credibility
Building a strong and credible brand is not so easy. You must get your facts right. You must frequently check to ensure that the quality of your products and services meets the needs of your customers. It takes time, effort, and having the right team to build a strong brand that’s also credible. Unfortunately, many who are in business aren’t ready to pay the price for excellent service delivery.

Admitting Your Weakness/Failure
To be truly transparent, you have to be ready to admit your weakness or failure, especially regarding that of your business initiatives or non-achievement of organizational goals. You have to be ready to face your workforce to give some explanations and not wait until they begin to ruminate about it. And yes, it takes a great effort and a challenge for many to not sugar-coat the negatives and share with your team what you’ve learned and how you plan to move forward.

Maintaining Standards
In a world where everything and anything goes, where the quality of products or services are being compromised regularly, it becomes quite difficult to maintain certain standards. Integrity is what helps you to maintain a certain level of standard in your service delivery. Excellence usually comes with a price, and it is not everyone in business that is willing to pay for it.

Benefits from Having a Culture of Transparency

  • Being transparent will give you a like-minded workforce, who will eventually become strong pillars, key partners, and stakeholders for your organization.
  • It will lead to brand credibility.
  • Your loyal customers will increase tremendously, alongside sales.
  • When you can share your losses, wins, and challenges with your workforce, they’ll trust you and will go the extra mile for your organization.
  • Transparency leads to teamwork, which will transcend to unprecedented growth of your organization, and the desired results are easily achieved.

In conclusion, transparency allows every individual in your company to do meaningful work, make a difference, and be a part of your success story.

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