Charter Software Inc., a leading provider of business management system software for outdoor power, agricultural, and construction equipment dealers, announced the availability of the ASPEN EZ-Link Interface for Toro, Exmark and Lawnboy dealers.

The EZ-Link integration with the ASPEN business management system allows dealers to register customer purchases directly at the point of sale, saving them time and reducing duplication of effort. Dealers also may quickly register customer purchases directly from the ASPEN Unit or Customer record at a later point if needed.  

According to Dave Francis, Senior Manager, Research/Strategy at The Toro Company, "Many dealers, either through mistake or oversight, are not taking advantage of promotional rebates due to them. The ability to immediately and electronically register products through EZ-Link's integration with ASPEN will help to ensure that dealers meet promotion claim deadlines for rebates on specified models."

EZ-Link integration is the newest of many features built into ASPEN that help equipment dealers save time and effort in their daily routines. Dealers who use an industry-specific business system not only have the ability to manage their dealership across all departments and locations, but also recognize the benefit of manufacturer-specific integration.

 "ASPEN's tight integration with leading suppliers' back-end systems not only helps dealers to reduce errors and save keystrokes, but also helps them maintain close communication with the manufacturers they work with on a daily basis-without needing to leave their business system," says Charter Software president Anne Salemo. "We continually work with these suppliers to implement tools in our business system that will aid in streamlining dealer transactions," she says.

About ASPEN:  ASPEN is a scalable business system that meets the growing needs of progressive multi-location and single store dealerships. Fully-integrated modules, built-in CRM functionality, an open schema and mobile access to applications provide dealers with effective tools to manage Parts, Service, Units, Rental, Customers, Accounting and more.

About Charter Software:  Headquartered in Littleton, Colorado and founded in 1978, Charter Software continues to provide equipment dealers with affordable, Windows-based business management software designed to increase their efficiency and profitability. Charter Software works closely with major manufacturers to develop integration with their dealer systems. Charter Software is the only business management software provider endorsed by five regional equipment dealer associations.