RVIA Economic Impact Study

The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association commissioned an Economic Impact Study on the RV industry, released on June 7, 2016. The study found that the RV industry contributes about $49.7 billion in economic output or 0.28 percent of the Gross Domestic Product. Through its production and distribution linkages, the industry impacts firms in 426 of the 440 sectors of the United States economy.

Nationwide, the industry is responsible for 216,170 jobs, both directly and inderectly, creating an economic impact of $37.5 billion. The full study results, along with each individual state and congressional district's economic impact is available on the website by clicking here .

Quantech Announces New Version of Software

Thu Jan 26, 2017

Quantech Software Inc has dropped the word "Online" from its flagship products Q-F&I (Online) and Q-Menus (Online) and announced a new version of its software called Q-DMS.

"For a few years there was a certain cache around being able to say your software was web-based, so when we migrated our Windows based menu and F&I products to the Web we added the word Online to them," Quantech General Manager Mike Martin says. "Now that most everything is web based, we have dropped the word 'Online.'"

The entire Quantech software suite of products, Q-F&I, Q-Menus and Q-GPS are now web-based. Quantech offers continued support for its Windows versions.

In addition to dropping the word Online, Quantech has added a new brand, "Q-DMS" to its line-up.

"We are seeing more and more customers using our software to manage their dealership; essentially, it is their DMS (dealer management system) so we have decided to call it that," Martin says.

Q-DMS includes inventory, deal, and contact management as well as accounting and inventory exportability. Through its integration partnerships with Blue Skies Business Solutions (Peartree), DealerSocket and others, Quantech now provides dealerships fully integrated solutions with accounting, parts & service, purchasing, payroll and ILM/CRM.

Dealerships using F&I tools only will continue using the Q-F&I branded product.

"A significant number of our customers have elected to use our F&I tools over the ones in their DMS systems," Martin says. "They like how easy Q-F&I is to use, our support and our many integrations."