An updated, cloud-based dealership management system can help dealerships increase efficiency, reduce costs, reduce employee turnover, improve customer retention, and gain more insightful data.
What is Cloud-Based Software?
As opposed to software that is implemented on-site and stores data on a physical server, cloud-based software is operated via remote servers on the internet. Cloud computing offers the same computing services, including data storage and management, networking, and analytics, but because it is operated in the “cloud,” it works faster and is more flexible, secure, and efficient. It also makes your content accessible from almost anywhere.
Benefits of an Updated, Cloud-based DMS
There are a number of important reasons to upgrade your software to a cloud-based dealership management system.
Cloud-based software allows you to accept, update, and share documents on practically any device, from any location where you have internet access. This makes it significantly easier to communicate with customers, share documents, collect e-signatures on important contracts, and collaborate with team members.
Because you can easily share and update cloud-based documents, it’s much quicker and easier to get work done. Sales reps can do everything from check inventory to create a deal to process an order—all from the convenience of their cell phones. And they don’t have to be physically in the office to finish up a sale or run a report.
Cloud-based software provides real-time data, giving accurate information about sales, inventory, efficiency, and more. Information is constantly updated and saved so that all users have access to the most recent version of a document. It’s also possible to review a document’s history and restore a previous version.
With cloud-based systems, communication becomes much easier. Employees can communicate with each other through an integrated system that uses both email and SMS. It’s one simple platform that addresses all of your employees’ communication needs.
A cloud-based system is more reliable because data is continually backed up and stored in multiple versions. That means that you never lose anything, and you don’t have to worry about work disruptions because a document is missing or has been misfiled.
Cloud-based software is more secure than traditional management systems, so you can easily store and access important documents such as warranty claims, work orders, and sales closings without worrying about sensitive information being lost or stolen.
Most importantly, cloud-based systems can improve efficiency, enhance workflows, help you pinpoint strengths as well as problems that might have otherwise gone unnoticed, and revolutionize your communications and strategic planning—all leading to higher profit margins.
Additionally, enhanced communication and customer service lead to more satisfied return customers. And better tools along with higher sales numbers will make it easier to retain your best, most experienced employees.
The Dealership Advantage DMS
The DMS platform from Dealership Advantage is a premier cloud-based software system that provides tangible benefits to boat dealerships looking to streamline their workflow, enhance efficiency, access important data that will drive decisions, and boost revenue.