CSE498, Collaborative Design, Fall 2013
Computer Science and Engineering
Michigan State University

Urban Science is a business-solutions company focused on supporting the sales and marketing needs of the automotive industry. They leverage a scientific methodology to help their client partners sell more vehicles, improve profitability, and increase customer loyalty.

Urban Science consultants work with individual dealerships to improve their performance. Consultants collect and analyze dealership specific data along with regional data. Using this information, consultants travel to dealerships and meet with their clients to review performance data and make recommendations for improvements.

Working with Urban Science, we have developed a mobile app for use by consultants before, during and after meetings with dealerships called Dealership Assistant.

Our app provides consultants with instant and easy access to all of the dealership performance data during their client meetings. Graphs and charts provide helpful visualizations of the data to identify areas needing improvement.

Consultants then use our app to record the results of the meeting along with agreed upon action items for the dealership, which are then uploaded to a central database for further analysis by Urban Science.

Our Dealership Consultant Mobile App supports both iPads and Android tablets.

Our software is written in XCode and Java. SQL is used for the back-end database.