Astra G2

Payrol functionality

IDS has launched its July 2013 software release and just a few of its highlights include: Payroll Functionality: Astra G2 is now equipped with the main functions of payroll which includes running a payroll cycle, payroll reports and maintenance routines.   Added Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for More Visibility in Your Dealership: Astra G2 now […]

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Greg Dewalt

I was visiting with an old friend of mine the other day when the topic of bonuses and incentive pay came up.  The team he works with was not being motivated by the incentive pay plan the company has for them.   So I asked him a few questions about the system they have in place, […]

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Now that you’re in the heart of your busy season, do you feel confident that you know all of the customers who have come through your door and that your sales staff is following up with them properly? IDS CRM can eliminate the guesswork by helping you track all of your customer traffic and has a […]

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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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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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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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Did you know that all the Grids in IDS Astra G2 can be exported and/or printed? This quick and easy feature can prove to be a very valuable asset to your RV or Marine Dealership. Using it is simple… in your IDS Astra G2 dealer management software, open the Grid.  In this example, the Work Order Manager, load your […]

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By Marilyn Melkus – IDS Software Consultant During a recent onsite visit, I was able to show the dealership how to setup their Parts & Warranty departments to use the IDS EDI (Electronic Data Interface) in order to submit Parts Purchase Orders and Service Warranty Claims via the IDS Astra G2 RV and Marine dealer software […]

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Everybody wants it, everybody has tried it… so is your Daily Sales Traffic Log accurate? The Daily Sales Traffic Log is an integral part of analyzing the effectiveness of your salespeople.  An accurate Daily Sales Traffic Log should include: –  Customer information –  Salesperson –  Marketing source (how did the customer learn about us) –  […]

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