It’s no secret that 2013 saw a major upswing in economic growth for both the RV and Marine industries. Dealerships across the country are coming off their best season in years, and the future looks bright. With the recession in our rearview mirror and growth on the horizon, now’s the time for you to consider […]

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Integrated Dealer Systems

The end of the year is quickly approaching which means many of you are getting ready to close out your fiscal year. In doing so, we’d like to remind you that there are certain functions that you need to perform on your software to close out the year. To guide you with this, we have […]

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Introduction This tech note provides the step by step process to setting up a new Epson LQ 2090 or LQ 2180 printer to print forms from Astra. Problem Description Forms printer needs to be setup on a computer. Solution 1.  Unbox the printer and plug it in. Auto feed the paper into the top roller. […]

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IDS is pleased to announce some welcomed additions to both its product development and marketing staff.  Mario Britz joined the IDS team in the early fall as Director of Product Management and Kseniya began her role as Marketing Director this past spring. Director of Product Management Mario Britz Based in Toronto, Mario comes to IDS […]

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Several IDS customers were recognized as outstanding dealerships on November 21st at Boating Industry’s annual black-tie gala in Orlando.  In the unveiling of the industry’s Top 100 dealers, 8 IDS customers were ranked in the top 20, including the top dealership, Legendary Marine of Destin, FL.  This is the second year in a row the […]

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Maintaining proper control of part and accessory inventories, while providing for adequate turnover and margins, is an important part of operating a successful dealership. Many systems out there can track your inventory, but can they handle the industry-specific needs of your dealership such as: –        Inventory Valuation and Gross Profit reports –        Transfers from one […]

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The way in which your products and services are distributed to your customers is an important part of your dealership’s cost structure.  Ideally, your solution should provide the information you need to sell your products and services as quickly and efficiently as possible. This section can help you quantify the performance of your dealership’s sales […]

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Dealer management system determines winners

Do your key personnel in your dealership know what the score is, or even what it takes to win?  What I mean is, does your service salesperson or parts salesperson know what level of sales they need to make each month, week, or day?  Do they have a goal for average ticket sale, average labor […]

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