Scottsdale, Ariz. – The Automotive Dealership Institute has added a new training tool to its service advisor program. Through a partnership with Alberta, Canada-based PBS Financial Systems, students now have access to the largest dealership management system designed on a Windows platform.

ADI’s students are using the program to manage key dealership areas, including parts, service and appointment scheduling. Because thousands of dealerships in North America are currently using this software with additional growth expected in the near future, giving students the proper training and exposure will make them more versatile in their retail automotive careers, said ADI Dean of Education Arzu Algan.

PBS has a license agreement with San Pedro, Calif.-based Advent Resources to exclusively distribute PBS software, which fully integrates with Advent’s software solutions, in California. The PBS dealer management system is the third largest DMS available in the United States and is used in dealerships in more than 40 states.

“This dealership management system is extremely user friendly and its aggressive push into the U.S. market makes it a critical tool for our students,” said Algan. “We’re very hands on in our classes and we want to show our students what they’ll use in the real world.”

The Windows platform makes the DMS easy to navigate and intuitive for users. This is one of the biggest differences between the software PBS has developed and what its competitors offer, and it is also one of the best features cited by users.

“Our partnership with ADI complements our growth goals in the United States,” said Michael Mungiello, director of marketing for Advent Resources/PBS. “If students can become familiar with our software while they are at ADI, it will make their transition into a dealership that much easier.”