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Why Branding Your Price is a Great Idea!

Why Branding Your Price is a Great Idea!

If you’ve been reading my pieces for the last few months, you’ve probably noticed how passionate I am about branding. By branding every aspect of your …

Interview With Ken Kupchik, Sales Humor Creator

Interview With Ken Kupchik, Sales Humor Creator

Last month, the was our top blog. So we decided to interview Sales Humor creator Ken Kupchik to get learn more about his successful social media platforms,…

Is Your VDP Your MVP?

Is Your VDP Your MVP?

The vehicle display page (VDP) is often the last page a customer sees before contacting a dealer. By the time they’ve arrived there, they’ve li…

Where Should You Spend Your Time at NADA 100?

Where Should You Spend Your Time at NADA 100?

You’re taking time away from your busy service or parts department, all on the company dime, to attend NADA 100 in New Orleans. You’d better ha…

What Does It Mean To Have A Vehicle Recall

What Does It Mean To Have A Vehicle Recall

  Your Turn To Drive's panel of experts discuss What Does It Mean To Have A Vehicle Recall.  In this video, Jim Dykstra of www.vinadvi…

Most web based software stores data that you supply with them for your to manipulate inside of their systems. It makes life easier for the users of the software. But whose data is it? It belongs to to the individual that caused the data to be input. Web based CRM and ILM tools are the biggest ones used in our industry. While some are client based, you have to install software on your computer to interface with their system, most of the data is stored on someone's system that you do not control. In the event of software managed locally on your corporate mainframe you control you still need to make sure that your data is protected. We have all heard the stories of credit card processing companies, the Veteran's Administration and others having internal and external data compromises. Not only do you need to have trusted people managing this information you must make sure that you maintain physical back ups of all of your proprietary data. Back it up and store it somewhere besides on your local machines. There are many online data storage companies that can help with this in addition to having physical hard copies on tools such as cds, usb drives and external hard drives. Don't think there is much risk in not doing it? Finding out the hard way will be more devastating than learning to set up the process for the tools that you use...

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