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How To Run A Dealership
Industry veterans share insights on how to better run a dealership business.
The Powersports Dealership Scholarship Is Live!
The scholarship program is open to students who are currently enrolled in or have been accepted to an accredited college or university; are an employee or the child of an employee of a powersports dealership.
Dealership Management Software: The Key to an Improved Customer Experience
Dealership management software has been in use for decades but is it keeping up with the demand of today’s shoppers? The traditional dealership management system
How To Get The Team Using New Software: 7 Tips and Tricks
Technology is a huge part of today’s workplace. Many dealerships are now using various types of technologies from dealership management software to CRMs and cloud-based
New Feature Release 2.63 Blackpurl
In release 2.63 Shopify users have access to additional line items and settings while the display of the PO numbers in the customer orders has been modified.
The Importance of Usability and Product Design: Dealer Management Software Edition￼
At your dealership, the products your customers love are packed with functionality, offered at a fair price, and most importantly are easy to use. The
Become a Digital First Dealer With Blackpurl’s Shopify Integration
Does your DMS have an ecommerce integration? We dive into how to create a digital storefront for your dealership using Blackpurl’s DMS Shopify integration.
What’s Better? An Accounting Cloud-Based Integration Or A DMS Module?
In this blog post, we discuss the pros and cons of using QuickBooks online / Xero integration vs. a DMS accounting module for your dealership.
Debunking the Myths Around Accounting Software and Your Dealership
In this mythbusters post, we debunk common misconceptions about accounting best practices in your dealership.
New Feature Release 2.62 Blackpurl
In Feature Release 2.62 we’ve enhanced the service document format, updated the parts movement report with more functionalilty, added more apprvoed dymo label printers for our dealers to choose from, and updated how Undeposited Funds General Ledger is synced with Undeposited Cash payment method.
Why Are Dealers So Frustrated With Their DMS?
“I Hate DMS.” “I can’t Stand My DMS.” “I never want to use a DMS again.” Regardless of how you say it, one thing is clear: dealers are tired of dealership management systems (DMS) and you can’t blame them – here’s why.
Should You Move Your Old Data to Your New DMS?
After talking with dealers, we dive in and answer a couple popular questions they have about moving over their old data to their new DMS.
Are Tablets Worth the Investment at Your Dealership?
Over the past decade, many dealers have opted to implement tablets in their dealerships to streamline day-to-day operations. Read to learn more about the costs and benefits of investing in tablets for your dealership.
How Does a Cloud-Based DMS Even Work?
A cloud-based dealership management solution allows you to perform all of your dealerships day-to-day functions more quickly, easily, and securely. Find out if it’s the right fit for your shop.
New Feature Release 2.61 Blackpurl
This past February the Blackpurl crew was working overtime to push out some new releases. From customer order updates to accounting integration enhancements, keep reading to check out what’s new.
The 3 Reasons Why Every Dealership Needs Cloud Data Storage.
Nowadays cloud storage is one of the most efficient methods of data storage for dealerships. In recent years, many dealers have opted to import their data into the cloud. Find out why.
The 21 Questions To Ask Any Dealership Management Software Provider
To help kick off 2022 right, we’ve put together a detailed list of questions to guide you in your search for the perfect management solution for your dealership.
How to Balance your Dealership’s Balance Sheet
Last week we talked about the importance of the balance sheet (you can catch up here). This week we’re talking about how to keep your balance sheet balanced by following 6 priceless accounting disciplines that I’ve used in my dealerships for over four decades.
The True Function of a Balance Sheet
The “Balance Sheet” is every business’s absolute reason for existence. Without profitable activity you will not survive and without a clean and healthy balance sheet you will not be certain of what your profitability is. This is why I argue that it should be an ongoing goal to “prove” the accuracy of your balance sheet monthly.
5 Strategies to Attract and Hire More Women At Your Dealership
A dealership is nothing without its employees. If you want to be successful in today’s business world, your dealership needs an equal representation of male and female employees
New Feature Release 2.60 Blackpurl
Release 2.60 is packed with new functionality and capabilities. From modifying a dealer after it’s been submitted to new reports in the sales tracker. Let’s jump right in.