In the U.S. and Canada, the demand for boats is particularly high during the warmer months as families plan their activities for the summer season. There are many factors that drive recreational boating, including personal income and consumer confidence. Heading out onto blue waters is a dream for many—especially with today’s boats offering all the comforts one would find in a traditional home. GAO RFID is deeply familiar with the boat dealership business and have been helping the industry improve efficiency in all aspects of the business.
Using GAO RFID Systems in the Boat Dealership Industry
Today’s advances in RFID are making operations exponentially easier for this multi-billion dollar industry. Our company is committing to customizing these advances to meet your dealership’s needs. We’ve gathered a list of commonly asked questions from our dealership clients that may get you thinking about your own operations.
Question: We see that your company offers the Car Dealership RFID System. Can this system be re-purposed for boat dealerships?
Absolutely. GAO’s Car Dealership RFID System was designed with all motor vehicle dealerships in mind. Whether you’re selling cars, motorcycles or recreational boats, our RFID Systems can be tailored for you. Our system puts you in control of all areas, including asset tracking and access control. Here are just some of its features:
- Expertly monitors all inventory in real-time using RFID Tags and Readers via our Asset Tracking System
- Electronically captures data pertaining to all assets, allowing users to quickly find information and analyze accordingly
- Through the RFID Access Control System, implements heightened control over the security of doors and zones to notify managers when access patterns are suspicious
The most important physical asset at your dealership is your inventory of boats and recreational vehicles. By using our Asset Tracking System, you will have 100% visibility where each asset is, increasing your ability to prevent loss. Many boat dealerships also sell accompanying motors, trailers and replacement parts. Monitoring this vast inventory has never been easier with GAO RFID.
Question: Our boat dealership also offers financing, insurance and brokerage services. But these areas contain a lot of paperwork, which is why we’d like to go digital. Can GAO RFID help us move to an electronic workflow?
Yes, of course. Document management is a critical component of our RFID offerings. Many boat dealerships are embedding their paperwork with RFID Tags, so they can be easily located and inventoried. By assigning these documents an RFID Tag, a digital footprint is created and the documents can be tracked using the RFID Asset Tracking System. Managers can then use our web-enabled software to locate documents within seconds.
Question: We have a difficult time keeping track of employees at our facility, especially during the busy summer months. How can your company help us monitor our workers?
A solution to this issue is GAO RFID’s Personnel Tracking System. By assigning RFID Badges to your employees, these badges do not only serve as identification; with each badge embed with an RFID chip, you are able to monitor their whereabouts and movements throughout the dealership. Identify workflow issues and determine productivity rates by knowing how much time each employee spends at particular workstations. You can then reorganize your human capital based on hard data, as opposed to guessing which departments need an extra hand. Meanwhile, managers can also use this system to improve visibility in remote areas of the dealership — creating a safer environment for all employees.
Integrating our RFID Systems with your Existing Management Software
GAO RFID’s Systems can be deployed as a standalone solution or can be integrated with other software solutions, according to your needs.
At the core of our solution is GAO RFID’s AUTO-ID Engine which incorporates middleware and essential RFID functions that perform RFID data collection and information processing. Our AUTO-ID Engine seamlessly integrates with a wide variety of dealership management systems so that you can access the data it collects directly via the system or systems you currently have in place.
Our team of seasoned professionals will smoothly integrate the appropriate GAO RFID Solution with your IT architecture. The result is an RFID solution that is seamlessly unified with your dealership management system.
Contact us for more information on how our RFID Systems can be configured for your organization.