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Guidelines for Service Advisor

Service advisors should be more than just managers of the technician’s time and communications between the dealership and the customer.  They should be your Service sales people.  For many dealerships, this requires a change in how they manage customers.  I find most Service Advisors take appointments by what tech time is available and schedule accordingly.  […]

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It’s no secret that 2013 saw a major upswing in economic growth for both the RV and Marine industries. Dealerships across the country are coming off their best season in years, and the future looks bright. With the recession in our rearview mirror and growth on the horizon, now’s the time for you to consider […]

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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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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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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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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 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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