KPM's first guest blog post comes to us this week from Joe Miller, the Marketing Director at c-Systems Software, Inc. Joe is an outdoor power equipment industry leader in software, and works closely with KPM on a host of dealer-focused enhancements to c-Systems’ BMS. Click here to read more about Joe.
According to various industry surveys, at least 50 percent of outdoor power equipment dealers still do not utilize a computerized business management system (BMS). This is not to say that these same businesses do not have any type of computer system, as many dealers do have computers to access the Internet, conduct parts look-up, submit and receive email or generate office documents. These same surveys indicate that the most successful dealers (by dollars and size) utilize “industry-specific” BMS at their dealerships.
Does this mean you must have an industry-specific business management system to be successful in the outdoor power equipment industry? No, but it does indicate that a BMS could factor heavily into the successful operation of your business.
Here are some reasons why you should consider adding a computerized business management system to your business: