Tennessee-based equipment appraisal expert Iron Solutions, Inc. has launched a mobile application for its popular IronGuides system that extends its equipment valuation tools to convenient field and other locations to better serve its Ag and Outdoor Power Equipment dealers.
In a collaborative effort with The Activate Company, makers of a mobile equipment inspection application already popular with equipment dealers, Iron Solutions has expanded its functionality by putting valuation data in the smartphone, when and where dealers, sales, parts and service staff need it.
“Machine inspections and appraisals are a normal part of every ag equipment dealer’s day-to-day operation. It only made sense to pair these functions and put them into an easy-to-use, connected mobile app to streamline information flow across a dealer’s organization,” said Linda Rader, general manager at Iron Solutions Inc.
Parts, Service, Sales and Finance departments each have a vested interest in timely access to accurate information from the inspection and the valuation components on every piece of used equipment. The mobile app allows someone to perform an inspection, take pictures and video, provide comments or instructions, and get an industry-standard appraisal value, all while in the field, on the lot, shop, or job site. The finished inspection and appraisal are immediately available to the rest of the organization as long as the device has a cellular or wifi connection.
Brian Giamo, co-founder at the Activate Company said, “The app features unlimited photos, videos, descriptions, dealer-specific customization, and an intuitive user interface that will make it a valuable part of the dealer’s workflow. By eliminating redundancy and centralizing information in the cloud, we believe dealers will find the app an important tool for sharing information throughout the organization, reducing errors, and creating efficiency. IronGuides Mobile also pairs easily with The Activate Company’s service solution, Activate Customers. Activate Customers allows dealers to effectively follow-up on and win the parts and service opportunities that arise from trade-in evaluations, service inspections, lease returns and other important interactions between equipment dealers and their customers.
The values returned in the application are the same as those used in the IronGuides desktop application widely used by dealers, OEMs and lenders. Those values are based on actual sales reports from dealers and auctions across North America.
The app, IronGuides Mobile, can be found on the Apple’s App Store and Google Play.