DDS joins PBS!

Dubuque Data Services is now a part of PBS Systems!

PBS is pleased to announce the acquisition of Dubuque Data Services (DDS).

‘This presents significant strategic growth opportunities for both DDS and parent company PBS’
— Shelly Scott, VP Business Communications

DDS is a systems provider based in Dubuque, Iowa with an expansive customer base across the United States. DDS is an expert in supplying Dealer Management Software to heavy truck and agriculture dealers since the late 1980s and an active competitor in the automotive DMS market since the mid-1990s.  Automotive certifications include Ford, Chrysler, Volkswagen, General Motors, Kia and Hyundai. Heavy truck and agricultural certifications include Navistar and Case / New Holland.

‘Through this acquisition, PBS and DDS will continue to support the Advantage product to automotive, agriculture and heavy truck dealers. Automotive dealers will have the choice to transition to PBS’ Aristo product, while the Advantage product will continue to grow with the agriculture and heavy truck dealers in both the USA and Canada’
— Shelly Scott, VP Business Communications

A privately held company, PBS continues to be the premier supplier of Dealer Management Systems to dealerships in North America.  PBS is excited to add DDS products, customers and staff to the organization.

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If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Shelly Scott at 800-665-6304 or email

Software Conference Registration Deadline is May 13th!

Register for the 2016 Software Conference HERE or see the class schedule HERE!

There are less than 2 days left to get registered for the 2016 Software Conference, so don’t miss your chance to attend on June 23rd and 24th! This is a great opportunity to learn how the Advantage DMS can improve your dealership’s efficiency, while increasing profits.

There is a wide variety of classes scheduled to cover all the major aspects of your dealership. Check out the list of classes HERE. Looking for something else? There will be personalized training available on the second day. There will also be a demo of the PBS’s Aristo software for any dealers who would like to see what they have to offer.

The conference package includes 2 nights at the Holiday Inn, meals at the conference as well as a dinner cruise on the Mississippi River. For your convenience, the conference will also be held at the Holiday Inn. The beautiful Dubuque area has plenty to see and do, and we can help arrange something for the weekend if you would like to stay longer.

Again, the software conference will be held June 23rd and 24th and the deadline to register is May 13th. If you have any questions or need help with travel arrangements (including shuttle to and from local airports), please contact us at 800.382.3733. This is a great opportunity for your dealership and we look forward to seeing you there!

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Make 2016 Monumental …

Register HERE or see the class schedule HERE!

The May 13th deadline to sign up for the 2016 Software Conference is fast approaching, so don’t miss your opportunity to have a great time while learning how to save your dealership time and money. Not only will you see how our DMS Advantage can work for you, but auto dealers can view a demo of the PBS Aristo software too.

There will be training classes in all the major areas of your dealership; accounting, parts, and service. The topics covered will help you and your employees be more efficient with time and resources, resulting in an improved bottom line. There will also be time for personalized training if you have something in particular in mind. Check out the classes HERE!

The conference package included 2 nights at the Holiday Inn, meals at the conference as well as a cruise on the Mississippi River. While in the scenic Dubuque area, why not enjoy the sights and sounds. There are plenty of things to see and do like the Field of Dreams movie site and National Farm Toy Museum in Dyersville, great golfing in Galena, or a relaxing spa visit at Potosa Spa in Dubuque. We are happy to help with travel or entertainment arrangements, just let us know.

The software conference will be held June 23rd and 24th. If you have any questions, please contact us at 800.382.3733, so we can help get you signed up. This is a great opportunity for your dealership and we look forward to seeing you there!

DDS visits Eagle Power and Equipment; a Friend and Business Partner!

Eagle Power and Equipment has been a wonderful business partner and friend with DDS since 1995.  Theresa was able to visit Eagle to consult on some new processes that Eagle would like to implement.  For any consulting you might require to identify new processes to make your dealership more efficient please contact
Eagle’s Case Heavy Equipment business has 3 sites and continued to grow and prosper for over 40 years.  President Jerry McDonald is one of the original employees of the former Case Power!  When you need support for your Case Construction Equipment or other related lines of machinery, check out Eagle Power and Equipment:
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Dubuque Data Services welcomes Hope at Fitzpatrick and Lambert!

DDS wants to welcome Hope to our DDS Family!  Hope joined the Fitzpatrick and Lambert Ford New Holland team in March as their office manager.  Theresa was able to work one-on-one with Hope to do some extensive Accounting training to help her transition into her new role.  For any continued training you might need on the Advantage system, contact

Leo Lambert and his team have won numerous awards from Ford for the excellent customer service they provide to the community and we have witnessed it first hand over the past 4 years.  Check out their website:  
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Dubuque Data Services completes Live Healthy Iowa 2016!

Dubuque Data Services is on the move for 2016!  We joined the Live Healthy Iowa challenge to eat healthier and get more active.  The active part has been mostly indoors thanks to Mother Nature this year!  We like to eat at work…a lot, so we changed our potlucks to some better choices like veggie trays, fruit boats and low carb wraps.  The best part is that we worked together as a team, just like we appreciate that you are on our team!

DDS 2016 Software Conference Classes!

The Software Conference is Coming!

Register HERE and see the class schedule HERE!

Have you signed up for the 2016 Software Conference being held in Dubuque, IA on June 23rd and 24th? If not, what are you waiting for? The conference is a great way to learn how Advantage can help you increase your profits and be more efficient at your dealership. You will have the opportunity to see familiar faces while meeting many new ones, including fellow dealership members.

We have a great class agenda lined up which covers everything from parts to service to accounting, with extras in between. If there is a specific topic you would like covered, there are times for personalized training too. Check out the classes HERE!

The conference registration includes two nights at the Holiday Inn, same location as the conference, as well as a dinner boat cruise on the Mississippi River. Meals for the conference as well as the cruise are included. There are also options for those who only want to attend one day or do not need a hotel.

We are excited to show you how our DMS Advantage can work for you and show our Auto dealers a demo of the new PBS Aristo software We hope to see you there! To sign up for the conference click HERE! If you have any other questions, you can check out our earlier blog post HERE, or give us a call at 800.382.3733. Time is running out, so get registered and we will see you at the conference!

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Annual Employee Appreciation Breakfast At DDS

Every year the leadership team at  Dubuque Data Services take the time to show the team how much they appreciate their hard work and dedication by serving them breakfast. This year was no exception as employees enjoyed a hearty breakfast of waffles, bacon, sausage, egg casserole, yogurt, and fresh fruit. DDS would not be able to offer such a great DMS with the superb customer service if it were not for the employees of DDS. Thanks for being  ICCIE and OCD, Acting as If and Playing as One. Our Employees Rock because we Val You!

Dubuque Data Services Welcomes Huss

Dubuque Data Services Welcomes Huss Implement!

Dubuque Data Services would like to welcome Huss Implement, our newest business partner and family member!

Huss Implement has been serving farmers since 1940, Check out what they have to offer at

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2016 Software Conference – Time is running out!

Register HERE and see the class schedule HERE!

Dubuque Data Service will hold the 2016 Software Conference in scenic Dubuque, Iowa on June 23rd and 24th. We will show you how the Advantage dealer management system can improve efficiency at your dealership, save time, and increase profits. Not only will you learn from the friendly, knowledgeable DDS staff, but you will be able to network with your fellow dealership members, gaining tips and tricks that they know.

The software conference will be covering all the main areas of your dealership, including accounting, parts, and service. Each segment will be led by experienced members of our DDS team, showing you ways to ensure your day to day business runs smoothly while improving profits when using the Advantage DMS. Just in case we did not cover a particular topic for you, there will be time for personalized training on the second day.

Registration for the software conference includes 2 nights at the Holiday Inn, the same location as the conference. Your meals during the conference will be included, as well as the Thursday evening dinner cruise on the Mississippi River. Can’t come for 2 days of the conference? Don’t need a hotel? There are options available for these situations.

There are plenty of things to do in Dubuque and the surrounding area, so why not make a weekend of it? You can even bring a guest to enjoy the weekend with you. We are happy to help with plans for extra entertainment, and have some ideas listed on the registration form. If you don’t see something, let us know by suggesting your own idea.

We want the 2016 Software Conference to be a enjoyable learning experience that you will be wanting to attend again and again. To help ensure a stress free event, we are offering assistance with travel plans and as well as a shuttle service to and from local airports. Just check on the form for these items.

Registration for the Software Conference is now open and you can sign up until the 13th of May. If you have any questions about the conference, please contact DDS at 800.382.3733. We are excited about this year’s software conference and can’t wait to see you there! REGISTER HERE!

Check out the class schedule HERE!