Dealer Management Software
Designed by Golf Car Dealers
With 30 years of experience in the dealership management software industry, we’ve incorporated dealer best practices to ensure that Ideal works like a Golf Car business operates on a day-to-day basis.
Why Ideal ?
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Automate Your Golf Car Dealership
Click the icons to see the most comprehensive set of tools for every department in your dealership:
Provide your sales, service, and parts employees with easy and instant access to pertinent areas of the software in order to perform key daily tasks from anywhere in your dealership:
- Expedite unit check-ins by using a mobile app for unit walk-ins and capture all customer feedback.
- Enable technicians to clock in and out, add labor and comments, take pictures, and complete jobs.
- Conduct year-end and cycle inventory counts.
- Take pictures and instantly attach the images to specific work orders, units, and customers.
- Access wholegoods inventory and pricing on-the-go.
- Speed up the delivery process by taking credit card payments on a work order using a mobile device.
- Know what’s on your shelves by tracking your inventory in real-time.
- Keep inventory quantities lean by setting up seasonal MIN and MAX ordering levels and getting automatic order recommendations.
- Analyze profit margins that indicate where you are making and losing money.
- Track your special orders to ensure nothing falls through the cracks.
- Quickly set price levels and rules on your entire parts stock.
- Keep complete work orders in one place that everyone in your dealership has access to.
- Access detailed information about serviced equipment in seconds.
- Send text or email notifications when their unit is ready for pickup.
- Boost shop profitability with easy-to-use Service Scheduler, Technician Time Clock and service flat rates.
- Track warranty claims to ensure you always collect money in a timely manner.
Sales and Invoicing
- Sell more and reduce transaction time with a robust Point of Sale software.
- Personalize your customer interactions and upsell effectively by seeing all of a customer’s sales history on one screen.
- Keep deals profitable by viewing profit margins.
- Easily handle larger deals and utilize menu-selling options to add more products to each deal with integrated Finance & Insurance.
- Manage all of your stores from one location.
- Track all customer information in one place and on one screen.
- Collect personalized information on your customers and market towards your most profitable segments.
- Utilize mail merge tools to communicate with your customers and track communication history.
- Send data-relevant emails to specific customer segments.
- Use Ideal’s fully-integrated Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, and General Ledger, or interface with QuickBooks or Peachtree.
- Stay on top of all assets and liabilities by having all transactions from each department flow into your General Ledger.
- Optimize cash flow by instantly seeing profits and losses in your dealership and reallocating dollars where appropriate.
- Get a clear picture of your dealership performance by tracking each department’s profitability.
- Accurately track financing information for all of your serialized units with Ideal’s robust floor plan management capabilities.
- See the overall picture of your dealership by accessing all data from one system.
- Measure key metrics and track performance of your dealership in real-time.
- Get a clear picture of how sales impacts service, how service impacts finance, and everything in between.
- Generate custom reports to accommodate your dealership’s operations.
- Manage your rental inventory from a single or multi-location, and adjust your fleet on-the-fly based off customer demand.
- Eliminate double-entry by creating quotes, booking reservations, and tracking returns from one, easy-to-use interface that fully integrates with Ideal.
- Quickly and easily create quotes and convert them into reservations.
- Get an at-a-glance overview of your rental operations, access lost opportunities, forecast future demand, and analyze unit performance.
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Outstanding Customer Service in the Golf Car Industry
"The support I get really is fantastic. They're always there. I never have to wait. They respond quickly and tolerate me! The people are super to deal with and always resolve my issues. We're happy with the software and couldn't function without it. I love the functionality of the program, and the data is wonderful."
David Ryan, LaSalle Lawn Equipment WindsorLearn more about Ideal customer care
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Working with Industry Experts
Having the right software is only part of your overall business success. That’s why Ideal has developed several mutually-beneficial partnerships with highly-regarded leaders in the golf cars industry to provide you with the best products, service, and training needed to achieve maximum results.
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Ideal and TCF have joined forces to help streamline financing on your floor planned products. With our integration, you can now automatically import make, models, and serial numbers for easier receiving of TCF financed products. Sales notifications will also be sent to TCF once a unit is sold which results in fewer floor checks.
At Ideal, we have long-standing relationships with key manufacturers and suppliers, and we are committed to enhancing the dealer to manufacturer connectivity to try and drive down costs and improve overall efficiency at your dealership.
We've been able add functionality to the Ideal system that lets you automate warranty claims, product registrations, and parts ordering with industry-leading OEMs and distributors.
Website shopping cart
Import shopping cart order to the Ideal POS and upload part product information automatically to the website.
Automated Price Lists Updates
With Ideal, OPE dealers can automatically update price lists from the top manufacturers and suppliers to keep your pricing accurate and your inventory up-to-date.
These price lists allow you to update all your product numbers, prices, and descriptions in the Ideal software in just a few minutes!
|Club Car||Red Hawk, LLC|
|EZGO (Dixie Sales)||Schauer Battery Charger Company|
|M & M Vehicle, Corp||Stenten's Golf Car Accessories|
|MadJax Golf Cart Acc||Stretch Plastics|
|Nivel Parts & Mfr Co,LLC|
What Golf Car Dealers are Saying
I've seen one of your competitor's software and there's just no comparison. A friend of mine uses that program at his business. I asked him why he went with that company and his answer was, 'well, Ideal was too expensive, so we went with them, but Ideal is a more superior program. 'I'm thinking this is something you're going to be married to for the next how many years, and you're going for price?’ I just love that everything is integrated. It saves man hours being able to have everything in one spot. The service, the database, the accounting are all linked together. Dareck Makowski, Golf Cars of Arizona – Tucson, AZ
Ideal has reduced my workload by 50% compared to the old system. It’s allowed me to get a lot more work done without adding another employee. Todd Gabrielson, Pokegama Lawn and Sport – Grand Rapids, MN
Many times over Ideal has paid for itself both in money and time. If we didn't have the system, we would need to hire more people to get everything done. It takes the place of at least two employees. Dave Wanderscheid, Country Cat – Sauk Centre, MN
We love the software. Out of the three software programs we've tried, it's the best one out there. Greg Elyard, TPC Power Center, Inc. – Bloomsburg, PA
I love the fact that I can go to the financials dashboard and see how everything is doing on a second's notice. I don't have to log in to three separate stores and see what the numbers are for the day. It's really easy to transfer the inventory from one store to the other, which is great because we move stuff around all the time. Dareck Makowski, Golf Cars of Arizona – Tucson, AZ
The support people I talk to are always really good. They're helpful and have a positive attitude. Ron Vanderheyden, Full Throttle Powersports Inc. – Lena, IL
With our previous system, it was difficult for me to have a snapshot of where my business currently stood as far as profitability and inventory control was concerned. With Ideal, it's so easy for me to constantly be aware of the profitability of the store and all the other aspects, especially through the dashboard. It's really easy for me to see where we are at any second of the day. Todd Gabrielson, Pokegama Lawn and Sport - Grand Rapids, MN
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