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Late march 2011 DealersEdge Webinars

March 17, 2011
The Chicago Automobile Trade Association has established a partnership with DealersEdge to provide high-quality training and informational Webinars that offer the content to CATA member dealers at a significantly discounted rate.
The rate for CATA members for the weekly presentations is $149, half what is charged to users who do not subscribe to DealersEdge. Webinars premiere on a near-weekly basis.
Even for dealers who hold an annual membership with DealersEdge, the new relationship with the CATA represents a savings because DealersEdge offers its Webinars to its own members for $198. Regular annual membership fees are $397, and normal Webinar fees are $298 for non-DealersEdge members.
Once purchased, DealersEdge Webinars and accompanying PDF files can be downloaded and viewed later—and repeatedly. No matter how many people watch at your location, each connection costs a CATA member just $149. A telephone connection is not needed; and the fee includes both PowerPoint slides and audio.
To register for any of the DealersEdge Webinars, go to On the tan bar across the top of the screen, click on Education/Careers and follow the drop-down menu to CATA-DealersEdge Webinars.                 
Coming topics:
Thursday, March 24 at 12 p.m. CDT
“Parts Inventory Reconciliation Part II - The Advanced Course” In fixed operations, car dealers face a dilemma: The Service Department sells a perishable product (labor) while the Parts Department sells a more durable product (inventory). That leads to pressure on the parts manager, whom service technicians think should stock at least one of everything to make their jobs easier, even while the owner focuses on keeping inventory levels low. The pressure to serve at least two masters inevitably results in distortions that show up when the parts manager’s pad doesn’t match the controller’s general ledger.
Thursday, March 31 at 12 p.m. CDT
“How to Detect and Prevent Internal Dealership Theft” Learn how to remove temptation and stop devastating theft and embezzlements. The presenters will teach you how to detect the thief from within and how to set up controls designed to stop it before any theft gets started.