A step-by-step guide for choosing business management software. Whether your current system isn’t meeting your needs or you’re selecting a tool for the first time, this guide will walk you through all the aspects to consider when selecting a software package. Including: Which manufacturer & supplier integrations you need Your business’ special needs Processes or… Read more »
Charter Software President Anne Salemo offers industry insights. In the last several weeks, we’ve heard from companies whose dealership management system (DMS) vendor changed their pricing structure resulting in their monthly fees being doubled (in some cases more). These dealerships said their current system wasn’t “worth” that much. It got me thinking, should it really… Read more »
In most dealerships, employees tend to focus on their usual daily business transactions, neglecting the management, marketing or communications capabilities included in your dealership management software. Used effectively, these features can help you grow your business with minimal additional investment. In this white paper you’ll learn: The top Reasons that software users tend to use… Read more »
Last week, Farm Equipment Magazine held a virtual event that included panels of dealers, farmers and manufacturers, and presentations by editors Dave Kanicki and Jack Zemlicka. I was able to attend, and wanted to share a few of my takeaways. 2019: The year in review From the dealers’ perspective, 2019 was a mixed bag. While pre-sales helped dealerships start 2019 strong, most saw business slow considerably with… Read more »
A Successful Dealer Management System Implementation makes all the difference in the world in helping your business flourish. The majority of our customers would agree…but the million-dollar question is, “What are the key differentiators that impact an implementation?”
If you’re in the equipment rental business, you know business is on the upswing. Industry revenues in the US are growing three times faster than the general economy over the past few years according to the American Rental Association (ARA). This kind of market opportunity also comes with increased competition. That’s why smart business owners… Read more »
According to a report published by Transparency Market Research, the next decade is incredibly promising for telematics. From reaching new markets all over the world to leading the way in safety for high-risk industries, these technology trends in telematics are proving revolutionary in every new application.
Bob Clements spoke at the Joint Annual Meeting in Charleston a few weeks ago. He talked about the three keys to a high performing dealership/distributorship: well-defined processes, a plan for growth, and high capacity employees. In my last two articles, I discussed how using technology in well-defined processes and a risk-attentive growth plan has a positive impact on your business. Let’s talk… Read more »
Bob Clements spoke at the Joint South Equipment Dealers Association Annual Meeting in Charleston a few weeks ago. He talked about the three dealership tips and best practices: set up well-defined processes, outline a plan for growth, and promote high capacity employees. In my last article, I discussed well-defined processes and how technology is involved… Read more »
Precision farming dealers have a lot more to offer their customers than they might realize. Farmers are enthusiastic about adopting this new technology, but they’re encountering new challenges and roadblocks. Now that they have access to data and analytics they’ve never seen before, they’re wondering what exactly they should do with it all.