Shane Waldemar, General Manager at DIS, appeared on the WEDA Connect podcast to talk about how DIS is meeting—and setting—trends in the market with technology. In the interview, Shane and host Mike Kraemer discuss: The biggest problems dealers are facing right now Technology DIS is developing to address those problems How dealers can use data […]
“Why am I paying so much for this? It doesn’t look like much work.” — how many times have customers said this to you, forcing you to reassess your initial quote? A proper technician work order documentation process can help you avoid such a situation. Service or work order documentation includes all the information about […]
Your dealership technicians might seem busy but the real question you should be asking is: are they productive and efficient in their work? It doesn’t matter if your technicians clock in long hours. What matters is if their efforts contribute to the profitability of your dealership. The two key elements you need to focus on […]
At this year’s Kubota Connect event, a big focus is being put on their K-Commerce DMS integration. They’re not alone in this—dealership e-commerce has been a hot topic in the industry for the past few years. The pandemic only added fuel to that fire. According to Statista, e-retail sales accounted for 18% of all retail […]
Despite the challenges dealers have faced over the last two years—from technician shortages to supply chain backlogs—the equipment dealer industry is still trucking forward. What’s more, many of the challenges dealers faced in 2020 and 2021 have led to some exciting changes in the industry. More dealers are adopting technology to improve service efficiency, enhance […]
Dealers are experiencing a technician shortage. That isn’t news – labor shortages are one of the biggest construction industry trends this year. But it’s an issue that dealers across virtually all industries have been facing for the last few years. There are a number of reasons why the shortage is happening, which have all been […]
6 Construction Industry Trends Equipment Dealers Should Follow in 2021 (According to Industry Experts)
The last year has been challenging for dealers across virtually every industry—and the construction industry was no different. But despite supply chain challenges and social distancing guidelines, the construction industry has still entered 2021 on a high. No doubt, this is an exciting time for construction equipment dealers. Increased investments in development, consumer habits, and […]
We’re pleased to let you know that 2020 marks our 40th anniversary. In celebration, here’s a detailed look at our long and proud history: DIS Through the Years DIS was born as a result of a tractor lost by Brim Tractor Dealership. Bob Brim decided to write a software to automate business processes and […]
You know what isn’t easy? Retaining consistent productivity within a dealership service department, especially with today’s technician shortage. According to Gallup, 70% of workers feel disengaged from their workday, which costs the US between $450 billion and $550 billion annually. It seems many employers have their work cut out for them, yet consistent productivity is […]
It’s no secret to anyone that the COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on every aspect of our lives, including business. Though many states have reopened, the novel coronavirus is still at large, which means that you need to readjust the way you conduct your business (if you haven’t already) to stay safe and […]
We are pleased to announce that Kevin Book, the Vice President and General Manager at Jacobi Sales, has given DIS a shoutout in his recent interview with the Rural Lifestyle Dealer magazine. Founded in 1928, Jacobi Sales is an agricultural equipment dealership with seven locations in the Louisville, Kentucky, area. In 2019, it had the […]
Managing and running a dealership at one location is hard enough. What about creating a cohesive atmosphere, uplifting environment and unifying employees, all while driving sales across multiple dealership locations? Whether you are a dealership with several locations, or a dealership thinking about expanding and opening new ones, we want to focus today on ways […]
Keeping up with technology at your dealership can seem like a daunting task. But with technology constantly improving, rest assured that there are easy ways to manage your dealership that will save you time and money, help convert more customers, sell your products and services and strengthen customer relations. CRM, or customer relationship management, is […]
We are proud to let you know that DIS’ dealership management software has played a role in helping Mason Machinery avert a disaster – according to Farm Equipment’s “Our Dealer Story” podcast brought by HBS Systems’ Editor/Publisher Mike Lessiter. An interview with Mason Machinery Lessiter sat down to chat with Eric Mason, the General Manager […]
Dealership management software is the core and backbone for nearly every agricultural, lift truck, construction and truck refrigeration dealership in today’s world. Systems like this constantly evolve to make dealerships more productive and profitable. If you haven’t given your system much thought lately, that’s a good thing. It probably works! But for those of you […]
Do you have full control over your equipment dealership’s inventory? “Control” in this scenario refers to managing all aspects of your dealership’s inventory – from purchasing, shipping, receiving and tracking, to storage, turnover and reorders. And in order to have complete control, you must know how to conduct a proper inventory count, which – as […]
Your dealerships success comes down to two factors: productivity and efficiency. The two go hand in hand, but while productivity deals with time, efficiency relies on resources. What resources do you rely on to make your employees most efficient? How can you increase employee efficiency across your dealership or company? According to dealership operations expert […]
Through the years of managing a dealership, I compiled a list of items to perform each week that I thought you might find useful. The list would then be strategically placed on my calendar. This list is in no way complete and your own specific requirements may alter it. Week1: Review sales monthly goals with […]
Are you looking to expand your dealership by opening a new location? We have put together a checklist of what you need to consider in order to open a new location successfully – based on the tips from our multi-location customers. Mismanaging a new location can easily lead to lot of unnecessary expenses, which is […]
Special Thanks to Everyone Who Joined Our 2018 User Group Conference: See All the Photos, Contest Winners and More!
We would like to thank everyone who attended our User Group conference in San Diego this year. We’ve had 104 customers join us from across Canada and the US, and it’s been a lot of fun having you all here. Check Out Our Photos of the Event: DIS UG 2018 Photo Album from constellationdealer Special […]
Did you know that industry-specific dealership management systems have been around for more than 35 years? In that time, they’ve advanced quite a bit. So, it’s strange then to see so many equipment and machine dealerships go for the more “generic” systems on the market. If your dealership system covers only a handful of areas […]
Sonny Rianda, Coastal Tractor founder/owner and Bob Brim, DIS founder/owner, chatted with DIS Media Coordinator Tanya Storm to talk about how their chance meeting on a crowded bus led to 30 years of successfully doing business together.
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Wind, snow, ice and power outages - oh my. Take these proactive steps today, and your business will be ready for come what may!
You use third party software every day... in fact, if you are viewing this - you are using it right now! In this article, find out more about what it is, how it interacts with your business system, and how to avoid trouble.
April 8th, the Windows XP End of Life date, has come and gone. Maybe you still have a few XP machines running at your dealership. Or maybe you've upgraded your existing Windows XP machines to Windows 7. If either of those scenarios apply to you, there are a few things you should keep in mind.
Networks are complicated things, and can intimidate even tech-savvy people. In this article we cover the main components of your network, and where things most often go wrong.
When it comes to your PC at work, it is good to keep in mind that the primary purpose of the PC is business, not personal. Why is this important?
Internet Explorer 11 opens web pages fairly well, but some sites fail to load correctly due to compatibility problems. Read on to find out what to do should this happen to you!
How fast is your internet, REALLY? Are you getting the most bits for your buck? Find out all about internet speeds, types of connections, and more!
What is an IP address? What is a public IP address? How does changing your public IP affect your dealership? Why should you care? Read on!