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CDK Global

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Acq - P2P | Acquired



About CDK Global

CDK Global is a provider of retail technology and software as a service (SaaS) solutions that help dealers and auto manufacturers run their businesses more efficiently, drive improved profitability, and create frictionless purchasing and ownership experiences for consumers. It provides integrated technology solutions to auto, truck, motorcycle, marine, recreational vehicle, and heavy equipment dealers throughout North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, and South America. CDK Global was founded in 2014 and is based in Hoffman Estates, Illinois. In July 2022, CDK Global was acquired by Brookfield Business Partners.

Headquarters Location

1950 Hassell Road

Hoffman Estates, Illinois, 60169,

United States


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Expert Collections containing CDK Global

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CDK Global Patents

CDK Global has filed 22 patents.

The 3 most popular patent topics include:

  • Data management
  • Application programming interfaces
  • Computer network security
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Data management, Data quality, Diagrams, Web frameworks, Systems engineering


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Related Topics

Data management, Data quality, Diagrams, Web frameworks, Systems engineering



Latest CDK Global News

CDK Global Introduces New Modern Application Programming Interface Tools for Developers

Jan 24, 2023

Share CDK Global , a leading automotive retail software provider, will introduce new Modern Application Programming Interface (API) integration tools for developers at the 2023 National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Show in Dallas on Thursday, Jan. 26. The APIs provide modern ways to integrate into CDK products and include event-driven APIs powered by CDK Neuron—all delivered in a standardized offering that allows for improved and seamless workflow integrations for dealerships. “There has been a long-standing need in our industry to standardize the movement of data via modern API technology” CDK will hold demonstrations for developers at NADA in booth #2533 to showcase how these efficient and reliable integrations work with today’s most popular development tools and enable fast development of countless workflow possibilities. Officially launching in Spring 2023, developers will be able to leverage CDK’s Modern APIs on Fortellis to deliver streamlined and user-friendly capabilities that exceed current functionality in the market today. “There has been a long-standing need in our industry to standardize the movement of data via modern API technology,” said Brian MacDonald , president and chief executive officer, CDK Global. “We’re excited to be the first in automotive retail to offer this streamlined integrated service and allow developers to innovate and integrate new applications and workflows that drive efficiency and increased sales and service at the dealership.” Related Posts Dealerships will benefit from a myriad of new offerings from developers within the Fortellis Marketplace that use CDK’s standardized APIs, including integrations for service appointments, service repair orders, F&I sales and vehicle parts sales. Modern APIs will be available as standalone products or can bundled to fit dealer needs. At NADA, Fortellis will showcase: Fortellis Developer Network – Developers can locate the right API for their workflow needs and test new applications designed for efficiency and reliability built with open-source code that operates with most development tools. Fortellis APIs – Two variations of APIs will be offered within the Fortellis API Directory: RESTful APIs – Provides data integration function with equal or better capabilities compared to legacy methods. ASYC APIs – Designed to meet needs for fast data updates, record synchronization and event-triggered workflows. Fortellis Marketplace – A marketplace where developers can offer their latest APIs to retailers and dealers using cutting edge tools in just a few clicks. CDK Global is a leading provider of cloud-based software to dealerships and Original Equipment Manufacturers (“OEMs”) across automotive and related industries. The Company’s cloud-based, software as a service (“SaaS”) platform enables dealerships to manage their end-to-end business operations including the acquisition, sale, financing, insuring, repair, and maintenance of vehicles. By automating and streamlining critical workflows, the integrated platform of modern solutions enables dealers to sell and service more vehicles by creating simple and convenient experiences for customers and improves their financial and operational performance.

CDK Global Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • When was CDK Global founded?

    CDK Global was founded in 2014.

  • Where is CDK Global's headquarters?

    CDK Global's headquarters is located at 1950 Hassell Road, Hoffman Estates.

  • What is CDK Global's latest funding round?

    CDK Global's latest funding round is Acq - P2P.

  • Who are the investors of CDK Global?

    Investors of CDK Global include Brookfield Business Partners, Marble Arch Investments and Automatic Data Processing.

  • Who are CDK Global's competitors?

    Competitors of CDK Global include Tekion.

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