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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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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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Erin Green

IDS employee, Erin Green, has extra reason to celebrate during this holiday season.  Green recently graduated from St. Petersburg College on December 15th with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and a minor in Accounting.  What makes this achievement extra special is that Green has been able to receive her degree while working full-time as an […]

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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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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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By Jenn Varela – IDS Contributor Let’s face it, there’s an awful lot of information out there about social media.  As an RV or Marine dealer, who’s already invested the time and resources in your IDS dealer management software and your website, should you also invest your time in social media or shouldn’t you?  Should you hire someone to manage […]

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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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