Leasing broker Gateway2Lease has fully integrated Ebbon Automotive’s e-procurement platform Leaselink with its back-office system.

The broker, which supplies around 4,500 new cars a year, is now using the platform to handle and process all new vehicle orders and deliveries.

Director Rob Marshall said: “One of the main manufacturers we work with mandated the use of Leaselink for all new vehicle orders. We then decided to take that a step further and extend it across all makes that we work with, covering all new vehicles.

“We wanted to fully capitalise upon its benefits, continuing to automate as much of our business as possible, and fully integrating Leaselink with our back-office system gave us the best option to achieve that.”

Ebbon says more than 100 leasing brokers have signed up to Leaselink since the start of this year. It says this has been largely fuelled by several vehicle manufacturers, including BMW, Toyota GB, and Volvo Car UK, mandating the use of Leaselink for all leasing brokers they work with.

Ebbon Automotive head of commercial partnerships Claire Hughes said: “Gateway2Lease has implemented a fully integrated process with Leaselink to maximise the benefits the system delivers and support them in delivering an excellent service to their customers. Their IT team has delivered the integration with testing in a really quick time and have been very easy to work alongside resulting in a smooth go-live.

“Leaselink delivers a number of benefits to brokers, including greater visibility of the whereabouts of new vehicles within the supply pipeline thanks to a direct feed from the OEM’s, allowing brokers to provide accurate information to their end customers.

“Delivery is also paperless as the overwhelming majority of supplying dealers using Leaselink also utilise our market-leading collection and delivery solution, moDel, which increases transparency and removes all paper out of the system.

“We are happy to talk to any leasing brokers who want to join the Leaselink community and integrate their back-office system in order to benefit from the efficiencies that the system delivers.”