dealer management software

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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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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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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Smith's RV Center

Jason Chalifoux and his team at Smith’s RV Centre are reaping the benefits of IDS Astra’s web integration with Dealership Unlimited. Since the adoption of Dealership Unlimited, Smith’s RV has seen more traffic through their website and sees unlimited potential. “The service and training from Dealership Unlimited has been exceptional thus far,” said Chalifoux. “We have […]

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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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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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An easy, and often overlooked, way to expand an email marketing program for your RV dealership is to include trigger-based email campaigns. Since these are activated by specific actions and the behaviour of your customers, your email marketing will be more relevant, more effective, and you’ll ultimately increase revenue. Defining Trigger-Based Messaging So what exactly […]

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