Announcing ASPEN Advancement Regional Training Cities & Dates

ASPEN University is now ASPEN Advancement! Attend ASPEN training in a city near you: Dubuque, IA – November 4th thru 9th Allentown, PA – November 18th thru 22nd Minneapolis, MN – December 2nd thru 7th ASPEN Advancement focuses on core training, including the basic functions needed for each department: Parts, Service, Accounting, Sales and Rental…. Read more »

Visit with Jeff and Aaron at the Ariens Gravely Dealer Summit

If you are attending the Ariens Gravely Dealer Summit, stop by booth 12 to visit with Sales Account Managers, Jeff Widick and Aaron Barnett. If you bring a friend who is actively looking for dealership management software to the booth both you and your friend will get a $25 restaurant gift card!

Do you like ASPEN? Do you like lunch?

Did you know, if you recommend ASPEN to another dealership and they schedule a demo, we will buy lunch for your dealership?! To make sure you get credit for your referral, send an email to or call us at 303.932.6875.

Notice of end-of-support dates for Microsoft products

To provide the best possible experience with ASPEN, we conduct periodic reviews of the technologies upon which ASPEN runs. Over the past year, Charter has sent a number of communications to notify customers of several end-of-support dates for these key Microsoft products: ASPEN Installed Customers: Microsoft has ended mainstream support of SQL Server 2008, 2008… Read more »

Charter Software Inc. releases Kubota Invoice Download integration

Charter Software Inc. releases Kubota Invoice Download integration for the ASPEN Dealer Management System For Immediate Release LITTLETON, CO – June 5, 2019 Charter Software Inc., maker of ASPEN Dealer Management Software announced today that the most recent product release included additional integration with Kubota Tractor Corporation. Dealers will save hours in manual entry by… Read more »

Charter Software makes donation to the Equipment Dealer’s Disaster Relief Fund

Charter Software Inc.’s philanthropy, Charter4Charity, donates $1,000 to Equipment Dealer’s Disaster Relief Fund For Immediate release Littleton, CO – May 6, 2019 Charter Software Inc. announced today they would donate $1,000 to the Equipment Dealers Foundation’s Disaster Relief Fund as part of a matching fund campaign started by the Iowa-Nebraska Equipment Dealer’s Association (INEDA). INEDA… Read more »

Visit with Anne and James at the MHEDA Convention

Anne and James will be attending and exhibiting at the 2019 Annual MHEDA Convention May 4-8th at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort in Phoenix, AZ.  If you are attending, be sure to stop by our exhibit #100.

ASPEN Hosted is now ASPEN Cloud

Please be advised, we are in the process of making a name change from ASPEN Hosted to ASPEN Cloud. This is only a name change – no action is required on your part and there is no change to the product. The reason for the change is because “cloud” is more current terminology and a… Read more »

Meet with Anne at the UEDA Annual Convention

Are you attending the 2019 UEDA Annual Convention February 12th? Be sure to say hello to Anne Salemo – she always looks forward to seeing customers at these meetings!

Making a List and Checking it Twice

Ten Actions to Prepare for a Healthy New Year Garry Bartecki, financial advisor to the equipment industry and founder of Dealer-Rental Success LLC, shared with dealers his go-to assessment checklist of assets, people and data to take the guesswork out of planning for the coming year. By keeping regular track of all the items on… Read more »