Founded in 1974, Pentana Solutions, is a leading Information Technology company that specialises in the development of software solutions and services for the automotive and associated industries. Utilising the latest technology, it provides an innovative range of solutions and services that helps its customers to achieve a level of peak performance in their businesses.
Pentana Solutions employs over 570 staff throughout 17 locations globally, with its corporate headquarters in Melbourne, Australia. Pentana Solutions’ products and services are used by more than 50,000 users in 87 countries.
Pentana Solutions has achieved its position as a leading Dealership Management System supplier by listening to customers and meeting their exact needs in the delivery of products and services. Each year, it invests more than 15% of its revenue on innovation activities, reflecting its ongoing commitment to providing customers with the latest cutting-edge software and technology needed to drive their businesses.
Pentana Solutions provides a number of Dealer Management Systems (DMS) to retail dealerships globally. Over 40 years of experience have provided a successful blueprint for Pentana Solutions’ DMS, eraPower, which was introduced to the Australian and New Zealand market in 2015. eraPower was developed with the highest attention to detail in mind – delivering an extensive range of functionality for every area of the business. It combines intelligence and integration to deliver a comprehensive DMS that links and streamlines every area of a dealership in real-time. The eraPower DMS delivers mobility in dealerships, increases productivity through its ease of use, and creates efficiencies through its workflow process. In Pentana Solutions’ most recent annual Customer Engagement Survey, 94% of the eraPower DMS users stated that they would recommend Pentana Solutions. Recently, Pentana Solutions was endorsed by BMW Australia and 61% of new BMW vehicles are now sold in Australia through the eraPower DMS.
Pentana Solutions also works closely with vehicle manufacturers across the world to provide dealers with integrations that support competitive advantage, efficiencies and contribute to overall profitability. Pentana Solutions has developed over 1,400 franchise interfaces including third party products that are fully integrated to the eraPower DMS. This means that they are able to better support the need for efficient communications between manufacturers with dealers, while ensuring that data is always compliant with franchise requirements through these trusted and reliable interfaces.
Pentana Solutions empowers its people to be the best they can be through its guiding principles; Respect, Integrity, Trust, Communication and Honesty (R.I.T.C.H.), created by its employees in 1994. Its CEO Steve Kloss believes these principles provide a way of life for their people, both in and outside of Pentana Solutions.