Archive for the ‘IDEAL’ Category

Oct. 15 2015

Ideal Celebrates 30 Years

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This October marks a special milestone at Ideal. It was in October of 1985 that Dennis Haefner teamed with OPE dealer Jon Herman to develop a business management software system that would forever change the way outdoor power equipment dealers conduct their daily business. Today, Ideal is proud to celebrate 30 years of service to […]

Oct. 20 2014

Ideal and ECHO Incorporated Partner to Provide Toro EZ-Link Integration for ECHO/Shindaiwa Outdoor Power Equipment Dealer Base

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Ideal Computer Systems, the leading provider of business management software for Outdoor Power Equipment dealers, and ECHO Incorporated, a leading manufacturer of professional-grade, hand-held equipment, have teamed to provide dealers with The Toro Company’s EZ-Link product registration system for those who carry ECHO and Shindaiwa equipment lines. “EZ-Link integration through Ideal has been a true […]

Oct. 14 2014

Ideal to Unveil Mobile Inventory App at GIE+Expo

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 Ideal Computer Systems, a leading provider of business management software for Outdoor Power Equipment dealers, is unveiling new service and parts features that have been added to its mobile app at this month’s GIE+Expo in Louisville, KY. The app, which runs on most Apple and Android mobile devices, serves to help dealers check-in a unit […]

Jul. 15 2014

Automated Ariens/Gravely Product Registration Available in Ideal v8.5

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Ideal Computer Systems, a leading provider of business management software for Outdoor Power Equipment dealers, has announced automated Ariens/Gravely Product Registration in its newest release of software, Ideal v8.5. The new integration enables dealers to register all of their Ariens and Gravely products through Ideal, which allows for quick and easy warranty claims submissions. “Ariens […]

May. 30 2014

Interview with B & B Lawn Equipment and Cycle on Business Growth and Adapting to New Technology in Your Dealership

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Tim Boone and his brother Marty started B & B Lawn Equipment and Cycle from the ground up in 1993 and it has now grown into one of the largest multi-line dealers in the Geneseo, IL area. Tim and Marty began the business in a small location and focused on stability and growth for the […]

Mar. 31 2014

7 Ways to for OPE Dealers to Create the Best Customer Experience and “Wow” Them into Doing Business with You

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As a dealer who has to compete with big box stores and the Internet, creating the best possible experience has never been more important. Here are 7 proven ways to create the best customer experience and breed customer loyalty into your dealership.   1. Maintain a clean and organized dealership We all know that first […]

Mar. 04 2014

Interview with Arbor Tech Reveals How Having the Right Tools in Place can Quickly Build a Business from the Ground Up

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As a 30-year veteran in arboriculture, Michael Wintermyer began Arbor Tech Supply in 2008 with the goal of providing professional arborist equipment to both the general public and professionals. The Remington, VA, business started small and has grown significantly over the last six years thanks in large part to carrying some of the industry’s top […]

Feb. 14 2014

Canadian OPE Dealer Revamps Inventory Counting Process with Ideal’s New Mobile Inventory App

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Inventory control can literally make or break the profitability of an OPE dealership. For General Manager John Engelsman of Thornhill Lawn Equipment, inventory control was an area of the business that needed some added attention. Making the switch from non-industry specific software to Ideal in March of 2013 already had a positive impact. The Thornhill, […]

Feb. 04 2014

NEW Feature in Ideal Provides Instant Profitability

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If you’re like many dealers, the backbone of your operation relies heavily on your service department. We all know that the efficiency of your technicians greatly impacts your bottom line. Any time spent away from turning wrenches greatly affects your profitability. Here’s an example: Think about a customer that comes in asking for some of […]

Dec. 17 2013

Ideal Training Seminar Attendees Come Away Eager to Implement Best Practices

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Ideal users from all over the country gathered together, November 18-20 in Kansas City, to learn how to better their usage of the Ideal system. Ideal’s Lead Trainer Dave Baumgarten took time from his busy traveling schedule to provide a sold-out audience with some refresher courses on the core uses of the Ideal system, as […]

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