Trusted Dealership Software

"Constellation’s software is affordable, easy to navigate, and is supported by people who actually listen and understand the marine industry."
– Brian Rooney, Townsend Marine

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

October 20, 2014

By ezein | Posted in IDEAL | Comments Off on Ideal and ECHO Incorporated Partner to Provide Toro EZ-Link Integration for ECHO/Shindaiwa Outdoor Power Equipment Dealer Base

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 […]

IDS Users Account for 60% of RVBusiness’s Top 50 Dealers

October 17, 2014

By ezein | Posted in IDS: Dealer Management Software, RV Success | Comments Off on IDS Users Account for 60% of RVBusiness’s Top 50 Dealers

RVBusiness, a premiere online and print publication for the RV industry, has named its Top 50 RV dealers for 2014 and nearly 60 percent of them use IDS dealer management software to manage their business.  These 28 dealerships will be honored Wednesday, November 12th during an evening reception at this year’s RVDA conference in Las […]

Ideal to Unveil Mobile Inventory App at GIE+Expo

October 14, 2014

By ezein | Posted in IDEAL | Comments Off on Ideal to Unveil Mobile Inventory App at GIE+Expo

 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 […]

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

July 15, 2014

By ezein | Posted in IDEAL | Comments Off on Automated Ariens/Gravely Product Registration Available in Ideal v8.5

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 […]

Interview with Veurinks’ RV Center on Celebrating 60 Years of Excellence and Creating Customer Delight

June 25, 2014

By ezein | Posted in IDS: Dealer Management Software, RV Success | Comments Off on Interview with Veurinks’ RV Center on Celebrating 60 Years of Excellence and Creating Customer Delight

In order to stay in business for 60 years, you need to establish core values in your dealership and know how to take care of your customers. Through Excellence, Customer Delight, Integrity, Teamwork and having Fun, Tim Veurink and his staff have worked to make Veurinks’ RV Center a Top 50 dealer. Located in Grand […]

Interview with Ketelsen RV on How Customer Service and Communication has Contributed to Dealership Growth

June 12, 2014

By ezein | Posted in IDS: Dealer Management Software | Comments Off on Interview with Ketelsen RV on How Customer Service and Communication has Contributed to Dealership Growth

Ketelsen began as small RV business in 1962 on the family farm when Johnny Ketelsen wanted a camper. In order to get one at the right price he had to buy several. Johnny turned around and sold the remaining campers to his buddies and the business was born. Now it’s one of Iowa’s largest RV […]

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

May 30, 2014

By ezein | Posted in IDEAL | Comments Off on Interview with B & B Lawn Equipment and Cycle on Business Growth and Adapting to New Technology in Your Dealership

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 […]

Integrated Dealer Systems Introduces Industry’s First Mobile Technology for Service and Parts Management

May 28, 2014

By ezein | Posted in IDS: Dealer Management Software | Comments Off on Integrated Dealer Systems Introduces Industry’s First Mobile Technology for Service and Parts Management

Integrated Dealer Systems (IDS) has added service and parts functionality in the April release of its mobile app that will significantly increase efficiency, improve communication and provide easier access to data for RV and Marine dealers. The IDS mobile app, which was originally introduced last fall to help users of Astra CRM manage leads from […]

3 Essential Characteristics of a Great Service Writer

May 19, 2014

By ezein | Posted in IDS: Dealer Management Software | Comments Off on 3 Essential Characteristics of a Great Service Writer

The Service Writer has one of the most important roles in your dealership. They are the face of your service department and no one interacts with more customers. To put it in perspective, if your Service Writer, on average, makes 20 touches per day, that’s 5,120 touches per year! In comparison, your sales rep may […]

Interview with Sun & Fun on How to Prosper as a Small, Family-Owned RV Dealership

April 4, 2014

By ezein | Posted in IDS: Dealer Management Software, RV Success | Comments Off on Interview with Sun & Fun on How to Prosper as a Small, Family-Owned RV Dealership

Sun & Fun has come a long way to develop into the thriving RV business it is today. In 1972 Don Goedken was 21 and a poor college student trying to support a family, so he began working for Hawkeye Tent and Awning in Iowa City, IA. The gentleman who owned the awning shop wanted […]