Article: Ideal vs. QuickBooks
Are you using QuickBooks for your dealership?
See how it compares to a more dealer-focused system, such as Ideal.
|Small and Mid-Sized Dealers||Customer Focus||No focus… Everyone|
|Preferred Dealers||No preferred dealers due to the commitment to all types of businesses and industries.|
|Areas of Business|
|Bases the development of its new features and updates on the feedback from dealers, matching their needs as closely as possible.||Innovation & Product Development||Bases the development of its new features and updates on the feedback from a variety of businesses, neglecting specific dealer needs as a result.|
|Allows dealers to monitor and manage all their departments and processes from a single interface.|| |
Helps businesses, some of which may be dealerships, monitor and manage their accounting and point-of-sale operations.
Lets dealers easily single out the units they’ve sold, but haven’t yet paid to determine exactly how much they owe to the floor checker.
| ||Does not provide any sort of floor planning, making floor checker visits needlessly expensive.|
Price List Updates
Provides dealers with automatic manufacturer price updates due to integrations with key industry suppliers like Stihl, Suzuki and many others.
Does not allow automatic manufacturer price list updates, leading to manual entry and errors.
Purchase Order Creation
Automatically generates complete part information for purchase order forms, helping dealers save time.
Does not automatically generate complete part information for purchase order forms, leading to manual entry and errors.
|Allows dealers to automatically reconcile warranty claims.||Does not provide any sort of automatic warranty reconciliation, leading to additional time spent on hunting down each claim.|
|Lets dealers check how efficient and profitable their techs are individually or as a unit.||Does not provide dealers with an effective way to track tech efficiency, leading to lost profits.|
|Gives dealers the opportunity to voice their feedback and then have it implemented through future updates.||Does not provide updates based on dealer feedback.|
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