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 in today’s uncertain times. 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 […]
Did DIS Help Mason Machinery Avert a Disaster? Check Out Farm Equipment’s “Our Dealer Story” Podcast!
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. Lessiter sat down to chat with Eric Mason, the General Manager and Vice President of this […]
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 […]
Managing employees and teams can be a rewarding but difficult task. When employees are performing well, business is smooth sailing. But when employee satisfaction, work ethic and engagement start to slip, your business suffers. Unhappy employees alone can cost a business thousands of dollars a year in lost revenue and a bad reputation. No industry […]
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 […]
Join us for our two-day User Group event this fall, for the first time in a decade, and discover new ways to improve your daily operations and increase profitability. November 12th-14th, 2018 Marriott Mission Valley, San Diego, California At this conference, you’ll be able to: – Connect with other dealers and learn their best practices […]
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.
We've welcomed 7 new staff to our DIS team. Check out their responses to our burning questions.
We love staying connected to our customers and sharing in your successes, acquisitions and milestones. We're constantly impressed by what you do and want to give you the recognition you deserve. Check out what's happening with our customers this month!
If you think about how important the internet is to your business and the possible impact of “over using” your internet connection with non-business activities, maybe you should ask... What is my internet doing behind my back?
Wind, snow, ice and power outages - oh my. Take these proactive steps today, and your business will be ready for come what may!
Chances are, your dealership uses Interface Manager. Although this program is fairly easy to use, questions arise from time to time. Did you know we provide online documentation to help you in your time of need?
Keystone EasyFile is a great tool, but some customers who have stored a lot of documents have experienced some slowness. If you are experiencing performance issues with EasyFile, what can you do?
Antivirus is meant to protect you from threats, spies, and bad mojo. But what happens when it turns on YOU?
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.
We use the internet for just about everything these days and consider it to be an integral part of our business practices. But, have you given much thought to what browser you use? Does it even matter?
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.
Lately it seems that everything and everyone is going wireless. But deciding HOW to go wireless is just as important as the decision to GO wireless. Here are some things to consider...
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.
If you buy a new PC in a retail store, it is most likely going to come with Windows 8. But what Microsoft is not telling you is that Windows 7 is still the preferred PC operating system of choice for the market as a whole. How does this happen?
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!
'End of Life' sounds quite ominous, especially when it comes to our PCs. April 8th, 2014 marks Microsoft’s official End-of-Life for the Windows XP operating system. Before you start to panic, read on…
It really doesn’t matter what business you are in, ongoing training is essential! Consider these three ways that training can actually save your dealership money in the long run.
As of Keystone Version 14, we’ve added new functions in Reconfigure Parts to make working with parts a little easier. Moving a single class of parts from one vendor to another Previously, you could not change vendor codes through the application unless you specified ALL classes. You now can specify a SINGLE class to change vendors. In […]
Not just a simple update, Windows 8 is radically different from previous versions. This article is the first in a series to provide assistance and helpful hints for using Windows 8 Pro within the DIS environment.
Browser upgrades and new releases are endless. At some point software developers have to draw a line in the sand of supported versions. Find out what this means to you and your customers.
Coming this month with the October Keystone update is a new icon that provides a convenient link to Spectrum...
No more waiting on CD's to arrive... just check your WebLocker for the latest and greatest! Find out more.