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PBS Aristo Workshop Series – February 21-22, 2018

January 4, 2018 - Author: PBS

Join us at the PBS Aristo Workshop, February 21 and 22 in Mississauga,ON. Sessions will encompass Aristo Accounting, Parts, Service, and Sales; providing users with in-depth training, focusing on increasing efficiency and profits. We will work with you to get the most from your investment with PBS. Presenters will give a comprehensive overview on Aristo software with ample time to address your specific questions. 

For registration details, please click here.

 

 

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Featured Product January 2018: Business Intelligence (BI)

January 3, 2018 - Author: PBS
Business Intelligence (BI) Reporting encompasses a variety of tools that enable you to collect and extract data from your DMS. In both v10 and Aristo, you can use this feature to enhance and add context to your regular reporting, create powerful visualizations and compare multiple stores or data sources. Our team of dedicated professionals will help you to cross-reference and identify trends for your dealership so that you can produce valuable results.

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December Feature Product – v10 Job Builder

December 5, 2017 - Author: PBS

v10 Job Builder is a feature where your staff can easily look up parts and associated labour on all makes directly from your PBS system.

Here are the top 5 reasons dealers are adding Job Builder to their DMS.

1. Staff no longer have to switch from PBS to external products, and then back again, to look up Parts/Labour and then check availability.

2.  It’s VIN specific. Whether a Tech is recommending additional work from a Dispatch screen, or a Parts or Service Advisor is looking up Parts/Labour for an existing Estimate or RO…Job Builder automatically uses the VIN on the current transaction saving you time (and potentially selecting inaccurate Parts/Labour).

3.  Pricing accuracy. Once job is selected in Job Builder, the system automatically uses your default price codes, taxes, fees, shop supplies, etc. Staff will never misquote again.

4.  It’s customizable! Dealer specific associated opcodes can be added in advance on the fly. This is a great way to make sure your staff are always quoting an alignment when replacing a tie-rod.

5.  Stay competitive. Would you rather your staff quote ‘book’ time, ‘average’ time or ‘high’ time?  You choose what hours Job Builder will quote.

To learn more, feel free to call 1-800-665-6304 x 190, or register here to attend one of our Webinars, hosted every Tuesday at 10AM MST & Thursday at 2PM MST throughout the month of December.

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PBS Connect, your CRM Mobile App is here!

November 7, 2017 - Author: PBS

Did you know that PBS has developed a mobile app to help you stay in the sales loop outside of the dealership?  We understand that sales and business development can happen outside of the dealership and outside of dealership hours, which is why PBS Connect was designed to bridge the gap between the desk, the lot and everywhere else you need to be!

PBS Connect is an iOS and Android compatible CRM solution for your dealership sales team. It is designed to connect Sales staff to their CRM at any time.  Adding the functionality to conduct business on the go, means fewer interruptions to your sales flow.

Through the app you can access Leads, Quotes, To Do’s, v10 Chat Manager, Vehicle Inventory and Customers.

The best part about the Connect Mobile App? It’s FREE on the v10 version of PBS software.  Not yet on v10, why not?  The v10 software upgrade is also no charge!

For more information on how you can start using PBS Connect today, please contact a member of our Account Management team at
1.800.665.6304 x 190

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Aristo Physical Inventory Course Available

October 6, 2017 - Author: PBS

It’s that time of year again for, you guessed it: Physical Inventory.  We’d like to share the PBS online training course available to help you with your physical inventory process. Through Dealer-U (online training environment) you have access to the following course: 

Aristo Users: “316 PIM Inventory”

This will lead you through the process from creating the count sheets to posting your counts and tracking changes.  Log on to pbsu.pbsdealers.com, go to the dashboard drop down menu and choose catalog.  Then use the search field in the catalog, type in the title to find the course for you, select it and launch the content. If you do not have a log in for PBS Dealer-U, simply email your name, dealership, email address and dealership role to education@pbssystems.com and ask to be added to the PBS Dealer-U community.

We hope this will help make the inventory process easier for you and your staff in 2017!

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October’s WEBINAR: IRR & Build (v10 & Aristo)

October 2, 2017 - Author: PBS

Learn about the Deal software’s ability to load accurate and timely OEM Incentives, Rates & Residuals (IRR), monthly into your DMS. The ‘Build’ feature of IRR gives you the ability to build a vehicle from scratch, match it against current inventory, or build a vehicle (all-makes) right down to the trim level, including specs and options to find exactly what your customer is looking for.

To learn more, register through the Global Training calendar for one of the IRR & Build Webinars, hosted every Tuesdays at 10am MST and Thursdays at 2pm MST for the month of October; or, call 1-800-665-6304 x 190.

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September’s FEATURED Product, BDC Amplifier

September 7, 2017 - Author: PBS
Whether you have a BDC Department or just want to reach more customers, we can help. The BDC Amplifier Package will help you with data mining, list management, developing processes and provides the tools to make up to 300 calls a day; no joke! Increase your productivity and accountability, all with the push of a single button. BDC Amplifier’s bulletproof reporting date and time stamps each and every call and reports on effectiveness of each call out campaign. Wouldn’t it be great to drive more business into your dealership and be sure about the efforts being made?
Examples of call campaigns can include Service Reminders, Lost Soul Recapture, Recalls, Sales Events, CSI Calls and so much more! We even have a Live Call Centre to make the calls on your behalf. Call today to learn about this incredibly simple, yet effective tool!
Please call Account Management at 1-800-665-6304 x 190 for more information or click here for short video explaining how the BDC Amplifier works.

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WEBINAR: Electronic Repair Orders

August 2, 2017 - Author: PBS

Learn more about what Electronic Repair Orders are and how dealerships are using this feature.  Please join one of our many ERO Webinars, hosted every Tuesday and Thursday at 10 a.m. MST & Thursdays at 2 p.m. MST throughout the month of August.  Click Here to view sessions and register

 

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August’s FEATURED product, Electronic Repair Orders (ERO)

August 1, 2017 - Author: PBS

Increase communication and shop efficiency with Electronic Repair Orders. ERO gives your technicians the ability to clock on and off of jobs, request parts and additional work without leaving their station, as well as type the cause and corrections for completed work.

ERO is extremely flexible and can be set up the way you run your shop, by either pre-assigning work to the appropriate technician, or allowing the system to auto-dispatch jobs based on priorities and technicians’ skills. The Dispatch grid provides a live view of your shop, allowing you to monitor the progress of each job in real time, while visual alerts highlight when you are approaching promise times.

This powerful tool will ensure you fill your shop to capacity, increasing revenue and making the most effective use of available time and technicians.

To learn more, register here to attend one of our ongoing Webinars, hosted every Tuesday and Thursday at 10 a.m. MST and Thursdays at 2 p.m. MST throughout the month of August; or call 1-800-665-6304 x 190 to speak with Account Management. 

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Upcoming Webinar: Time Clock

July 5, 2017 - Author: PBS

Join this informational webinar covering the Time Clock Module.  This high level presentation of Time Clock is meant for dealerships who do not currently have this module, and would like to learn more it.  Time Clock is an electronic punch clock for hourly employees, which replaces the manual punch clock/time cards.  Electronic time cards can be printed and hours calculated automatically for accounting/payroll.

Click here to register for one of our Time Clock Webinars, hosted 3 times a week (see Tuesdays & Thursdays) throughout the month of July.

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