15 Feb
Best Practices for Effective Inventory Counting

If you’re reading this, there’s a good chance you view your inventory as a love-hate relationship. You love the fact that the merchandise you carry makes you money, but hate the fact it’s something you constantly have to monitor. Let’s face it, you have other things in your business to focus on, and quite frankly would rather spend time on. So it tends to be one of the first things […]

15 Feb
How to Establish Inventory Goals That Work
How to Establish Inventory Goals That Work

My inventory is organized and counted. What now? Once you’ve accurately counted and organized your inventory, it’s essential to set inventory goals to make sure it never ends up in poor state again. Jeff Sheets, who has provided dealership consulting as a member of Bob Clements International, explains how to do just that in this guide. Download Full Guide >>  Put your Parts Manager in charge We’ve mentioned before that keeping […]

15 Feb
Get Rid of Dead Inventory and Organize for Profitability

Your inventory count is done…Now what? Once you’ve conquered the daunting task of counting inventory, it’s time to decide how to make your merchandise more profitable. With help from Jon Schreibfeder, president of Effective Inventory Management, Inc., and Jeff Sheets, independent dealership consultant, we’ll show you how to get rid of obsolete items, add new stock and organize your inventory in a way that will improve your cash flow. Download […]

06 Jan
Interview with OPE Magazine

1) What is trending when it comes to business management software systems for the OPE industry, and what factors are driving these trends? Mobile Technology I’d say mobile technology continues to become more and more a part of our everyday world and we’ve spent a lot of time incorporating this technology into our product. Service and parts personnel can now perform key tasks from anywhere in the dealership. Dealers are […]

19 Sep
Attention Mobile Users: Important Information About Updating Your App

We strongly advise you to hold off on updating your Android and iOS devices to Android 7 – Nougat and iOS 10 respectively. Both Android 7 and iOS 10 are currently available as a Beta version and are not supported by the Ideal Mobile App. We plan to update the Ideal Mobile App to support the new Android and iOS platforms soon and we will send out a communication an […]

04 Aug
5 Reasons Why You Should Attend the Ideal Training Seminar

If you haven’t signed up yet for the 2016 Ideal Fall Training Seminar, here’s 5 reasons why you should consider attending: #1 – You will learn something new about Ideal Whether you’re a new customer, a new employee, or a long-time veteran, you will come away from this seminar with new knowledge on the system. Every year attendees are amazed at what they learned about the system and are excited […]

28 Apr
Who is My Ideal Account Manager?

We’re pleased to announce that Ideal now has two account managers in place to handle any questions you may have about new products including our rental module and mobile app, upgrades to your current system, and provide advice on ways to improve your system. Brit Connor has been promoted from his previous role as a Business Development Representative and will join Brian Mohr as an Account Manager. Each will work with […]

27 Apr
Don’t Leave Money on the Table from Outdated Price Lists
Updating your manufacturers' price lists

One of the biggest mistakes you can make in your dealership is not updating your price lists.  Ideal has updated many major manufacturer lists and added additional lists. These lists can significantly increase your profitability during your busiest times, so it’s essential you update your lists each time a new one becomes available.  We’ve had dealers lose as much as $400 on a single item by simply not updating their […]

11 Mar
Please Note: New Link for Ideal Remote Support

The Ideal Support Department would like to make you aware that the support.idealcomputers.net link used to connect and share your desktop with a member of our team is no longer functional. When asked to connect with one of our technicians, please use this new link: support.constellationdealer.com This link can also be utilized in the upper right hand corner of the Welcome Page.                 […]

02 Mar
Attention Ideal Mobile App Users: Sign up for an In-depth Training Webinar!

Now that you have implemented Ideal’s mobile app, would you like some additional training on how to use some of the app’s key service features to help streamline operations through your busiest season? Join us for an in-depth training session that will take you through the ins and outs of the app’s service features. We will show you how to: – Clock in and out of work orders. – Add […]