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May Featured Product: Electronic Purchase Orders (PO’s)

May 1, 2018 - Author: PBS

Link all your PO’s directly to Accounting for easy posting and eliminate the paper PO booklet with electronic PO’s! With electronic PO’s, you’ll have the ability to:

  • Generate all PO’s from one central place in your DMS.
  • Customize PO user permissions, such as user limits, which vendors’ users can create PO’s for and credit limits for both users and vendors.
  • Enforce managerial overrides for purchase requests that are over your preset allowable limit.

To learn more, feel free to call 1.800.665.6304 x 190 or register here to attend one of our Electronic Purchase Orders (PO’s) webinars.

Webinars will take place every Tuesday at 10 a.m. MST and every Thursday at 2:00 p.m. MST throughout the month of May.

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April 2018 FEATURED Product: Aristo & v10 PBS CRM

April 2, 2018 - Author: PBS

Do you know about the fully integrated CRM options PBS has to offer? Features include:

PBS Connect – Mobile Extension (v10 only)

  • Designed to connect Sales staff to their CRM at any time, from anywhere.
  • Allows Sales staff to stop the clock on any incoming leads.

Lead Source Tracking

  • Manage all incoming leads from both online and on the Sales floor.
  • Know exactly where your leads are coming from so that you can make the best decisions as to where to spend your advertising dollars.

Customizable Follow-up Processes

  • Create your ideal set of tasks, calls, emails and text messages based on your dealership’s Service and Sales (purchase) follow-up procedures.

Quoting Ability

  • Give your Sales reps the ability to quote on potential deals, which can include monthly programs and incentives from OEMs.
  • Easily transition Sales leads into customers from the deal screen.
  • Find all Sales history in one place in your DMS.

Check out the Global Training Calendar and our Blog to learn when the next Information Webinar is being hosted for these featured products. This month, we’ll be holding two separate webinars, one for v10 and one for Aristo:

v10 CRM Webinar will be held every Tuesday in April at 10:00 a.m. MT and Thursday at 1:00 p.m. MT.

Aristo CRM Webinar will be held every Tuesday in April at 11:00 a.m. MT and Thursday at 2:00 p.m. MT.

You can register by choosing the ‘Help’ button on your Aristo screen, then ‘Global Training.’ In v10, simply click on the Global Training link pinned to the left-hand side menu. Choose which session(s) you’d like to attend and register through the link, or access the calendar directly:

Can’t make the webinar? No problem, simply contact a member of our Account Management team to schedule a product review at 800-665-6304 x 190.


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July SALE – Service Marketing, expires July 31, 2016

July 6, 2016 - Author: PBS

Create targeted Service Marketing campaigns to generate communications to a specific customer demographic. For the month of July, this product is half off the upfront price to purchase! Please contact for more information.

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June 2016 SALE – Aristo e-Signature

June 1, 2016 - Author: PBS

Have you considered going paperless in your Service departments? With the PBS e-Signature (eSig) system, you can electronically capture signatures on service invoices, loaner agreements and warranty copies, then simply email a copy to your customers.


For the month of June, purchase the e-Signature software and receive up to 3 eSig pads at no additional charge (a $1,023 value).


For more information, please contact your Account Management team at or 1-800-665-6304 x 190.

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Now Available: TRAPPIST 9.13.0 Software Release

May 12, 2016 - Author: PBS

Below are the release notes for TRAPPIST 9.13.0.  Click on each image to open the image in a new window and click again to zoom in.  To view the PDF version, click here.

Aristo Accounting

  • For quick reference of cheques at divisional dealerships, the division name now prints on the archive copy.


Aristo Deal

  • To handle the different residual calculations on low to high mileage leases, a residual adjustment field has been added to the Lease Mileage Maintenance screen.











Aristo Parts

  • For dealers that use the exchange field for specific pricing at their dealership, an option to exclude the exchange field has been added to Source Maintenance.







  • To quickly tag held parts on the SOP shelf, the ability to print hold labels from the SOP label function in Aristo Parts Management has been added.


Aristo Service

  • For contacts that are always internal billing types, a Default Internal flag has been added to Fixed Ops Maintenance.


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Required Software Update

May 11, 2016 - Author: PBS

Your DMS requires a mandatory update (v9.13.0). This update contains critical changes to the database and background services that your DMS requires. Your dealership has been scheduled to automatically receive this update on the morning of Monday, May 16.


To schedule the update of your software sooner, click on the Help button from the Aristo Menu bar and select Support; this will open your dealership’s PBS Support Website. From the website, click on the Software Updates tab, and select the Update link from the right-hand list. For more details on updating your software, click here.

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2016 PBS Dealer Conference Early Bird Registration Now Available

May 10, 2016 - Author: PBS

Early Bird Registration is now available for the 2016 PBS Dealer Conference. This year’s conference will take place on Sept. 21-23, 2016 at the New York New York Hotel in Las Vegas. For more information and to register, click here.


Early Bird pricing is available until July 15, 2016. Registration closes on August 30, 2016.

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Set Up and Process EFTs

January 27, 2016 - Author: PBS

Learn how to set up and process electronic funds transfers (EFTs) by taking the course in Dealer University.

If you don’t have a log in and password to Dealer University, please email

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2016 Required Software Updates

January 15, 2016 - Author: PBS

To accommodate 2016 OEM financial statements, all dealerships must be transitioned to v9.10 or greater by the end of day on January 31, 2016.

Aristo v9.10.0 is now available. Please update your dealership on a date that is convenient for you by following the steps below.

If you have not updated your software, or contacted PBS to update your software, by January 27, 2016, PBS will automatically update your system to the latest version between January 27-30, 2016. Updates will occur in the evening once all users have logged out of the software.

For instructions on how to update your software, click here.

If you have any questions, contact Client Services at 1-800-665-6304.

If you would like to view the 9.10.0 Release Notes, click here or look under the Aristo Broadcast in the News menu.

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PBS Dealer University

November 5, 2015 - Author: PBS

Did you know… PBS offers quick tips and short videos in our Dealer University to help make your job easier and more efficient.

If you would like to learn more, please email to request enrollment.

There is no cost to use PBS Dealer University because PBS believes better understanding and knowledge benefits everyone.


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