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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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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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Is your dealership in need of a website that’s easy for your staff to use, your customers to navigate, and built to help your business rank high in search results?  If so, then we have great news for IDS Astra Marine and RV dealer management software users… Dealership Unlimited! Designed specifically with the needs of RV and […]

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If you could reduce the time your Parts department, Accessory Store / Ship’s Store personnel spend managing inventory and spend more time selling to customers, would you be interested in how? I have listed the top 7 tasks I find waste the most time in the RV and Marine dealerships I visit, and how IDS […]

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As you know, 2020 hasn’t been an easy year, yet despite the odds, many dealers are not just surviving but actively thriving in today’s market.

So, what does 2021 hold?

Find out in our Trends Report.