When planning to build a new SaaS application to bring to the market, DealerVu turned to Invero to help them modernize from their traditional legacy on-premises applications to use new modern cloud-native techniques.
Harley-Davidson, BRP, Honda, Suzuki, Yamaha … you may have heard of these names before. Operating dealerships that work with these companies all have a business need for software to connect their internal departments together. DealerVu created the Dealership Management System (DMS) that these companies depend on. They promise to provide their customers with innovative and integrated technology solutions that deliver a distinct competitive advantage. The company is always looking for ways to more effectively capture, analyze and use data to drive the day-to-day operations of a modern dealership.
Headquarters:  Vancouver, BC, Canada


Need for a modern cloud-based inventory management product to bring to market

They knew that a software product like this should be built in the public cloud, but also that their cloud development experience was limited. This didn’t mean they couldn’t do it, only that finding the right partner would allow them to deliver faster, learn quicker and leverage both the successes and mistakes of others during the process. They approached Invero because they had heard great things about the success of some of our past cloud projects and were intrigued.

DealerVu had some specific requirements:

  • The product would need to be scalable and robust
  • The team would need to fit with the demanding business culture of DealerVu
  • Protection of their intellectual property had to be a priority
  • They would only consider working with a partner that provided a clear plan for knowledge transfer
  • Future support and enhancements of the product would be done in-house


Implement a Cloud Native Approach

During initial discovery, one of the first things we did was compare different public cloud offerings to ensure that they were selecting the right platform. Even though we specialize in building Azure solutions, we pride ourselves on our client-centric approach to strategic planning and believe this is an important step in the process.

Our Approach
  • Work with DealerVu to define requirements
  • Acceptance criteria was jointly established for completing each phase of the project
  • APIs were built by Invero for data ingestion from DealerVu DMS around the globe
  • Business logic was added into Azure Functions as standalone APIs/applications
  • Built a scalable data solution for the new product that leverages Azure and PaaS
  • Training and documentation were created for the DealerVu DevOps team
  • The core governance and cost containment were implemented
Technologies Used
  • Azure API Management
  • Azure App Service
  • Azure Application Insights
  • Azure Automation
  • Azure Data Factory
  • Azure Key vault
  • SendGrid
  • Azure SQL database
  • Azure Traffic Manager


A happy, ongoing partnership

A Happy Client

DealerVu could not be happier with the partnership that has developed with Invero. They are so happy in fact, that although the plan is still to take future development in house, Invero consultants are still invaluable resources to the DealerVu product team.

A Solid Platform

Super SOM is the name of one new product. It has been released to production with Harley-Davidson and BRP. DealerVu has big plans for its future in the DMS industry and industry heavyweights are taking notice!