Expert Lease Pro comes with an impressive array of new car data that is
easily accessed with the software. This data includes invoice and retail
prices from Chrome Systems, residual values from Black Book, and the
CarDeals Rebate and Incentive Report from Center for Study of Services in
Washington. Although the information comes from different companies, Chart
does a nice job of bringing it all together in the program so that it is
never more than a click or two away.
Pricing out a vehicle with Expert Lease Pro is easy. Simply click on
Select Vehicle in the Outlook-style menu bar, then browse by year, make,
style, and model to the vehicle you desire. This enters the base vehicle
description and pricing into the main screen. To configure the vehicle,
click Select Options to view a list of available options and packages.
Each item in the list had a detailed description with invoice and MSRP
prices. To select or unselect an option simply double-click on it. Also
included in the pricing module is available color combinations, detailed
lists of standard equipment, technical specifications, and warranty
information - a nice bonus feature that is not found in any competing
products in this price range. It is interesting to note that this is the
same new car data that is found in Chrome's much more expensive dealer
software package, PC Carbook.
Residual values are a key element to any lease. Expert Lease Pro comes
with Black Book Residuals for all new vehicles. This allows you to
determine how good the dealer's residual is by comparing it to Black
Book's published numbers. Looking up the Black Book residual is easy.
Simply select the vehicle with the Select Vehicle button, then click
Residuals, then Analysis from the menu bar. The residuals are provided as
percentage of MSRP for 12, 24, 36, 48, and 60 months. If your lease is for
an odd number of months, say 39 months, the software adjusts the values.
Adjustments are also made for mileage and key options.
Rebates and factory-to-dealer incentives
are provided in the CarDeals report. This publication includes all of the
current rebates and incentives and their expiration date. This information
is viewed by clicking on the Rebates button at the top of the Expert Lease
Lease Pro Lease Analysis Capabilities
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