Miller Marine dealer story

The Miller name has been recognized for generations in the St. Cloud, MN, area for their car business.  Since deciding to expand their business and incorporate boat sales and service in the late 90s, the name continues to grow and now has the same quality sales and service reputation in the marine industry. Discover what […]

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Grant Farrer

Have you ever wondered about the people that help keep IDS running smooth day in and day out?  It takes an exceptional team of talented individuals and we’re so proud to have each one of them.  So proud, that we’ve decided it’s time to feature each one of them.  This also gives our customers a […]

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During a recent on-site training engagement, I discovered that the dealership did not have their point of sale scanners or bar code printers hooked up to their IDS Astra dealer management system. We discussed why and they told me they just never had the time to mess with them.  So we immediately made it a priority […]

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By Jenn Varela – IDS Contributor Twitter, Tweeting, Followers, and the pound sign, or better known these days as the Hashtag.  What does it all mean and what does it mean for your IDS RV, Marine or Trailer business?  In this social media blog, we’ll go over what exactly is Twitter and why it may be a […]

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IDS is pleased to welcome Marc Hertert as its new Inside Account Manager. Marc’s responsibilities are to assist IDS customers with new products and to work with them to determine the best solutions for their businesses. Marc’s area of expertise is focused around Astra CRM, IDS Astra G2, and associated IT requirements. Prior to working at IDS, […]

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By Jenn Varela – IDS Contributor Everywhere we turn we’re surrounded by businesses asking us to “Like” them on Facebook.  Our friends and family are using Facebook to keep up on the latest news and information.  It seems that Facebook has become the sort of one-stop-shop for all information.  You get whatever you want delivered […]

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Conducting a parts count in the IDS Astra G2 RV and Marine Dealer Management Software is easy when you follow these steps… To access the parts count application to go Parts>Utilities>Conduct a Parts Count from the G2 Navigator. In the IDS Astra G2 parts count application, the steps in which to process the parts inventory are […]

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The latest release of IDS Astra G2 introduces a NEW Remote Assistance Tool designed to connect your workstation to the IDS Support Department quicker and easier. Previously you were required to log into a site, download, give us control numbers, etc. before IDS could remotely access your machine.  Now it is a simple process directly from the IDS […]

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The IDS Astra CRM product includes several powerful features designed to help RV and Marine dealers maintain continuous contact with their customer base. One of the key elements in utilizing IDS Astra CRM properly is making sure you have your RV and Marine sales staff set up in your system correctly. Here are the steps that will assist you with setting […]

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By Karla Homberg Did you know that you can remove a batch from a deposit in IDS Astra G2’s RV and Marine dealer management software? When updating a bank deposit in IDS Astra G2’s dealer software, all outstanding batches will be listed. To remove a batch from this deposit, simply right-click on the batch number you wish to remove […]

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