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Constellation Software Adds c-Systems to Its Dealership Software Group

Posted by c-Systems Software

Jul 9, 2018 2:24:06 PM

TORONTO, ON, July 9, 2018 – Constellation Software Inc. (TSX: CSU) announced today that it has purchased 100% of c-Systems Software Inc.’s shares through its Perseus division. The acquisition further expands Constellation’s presence in the dealership management software market.

Headquartered in Arlington, Texas, with customers across the United States and Canada, c-Systems is a leading provider of business system software to outdoor power equipment (OPE) dealers in North America.

“c-Systems will join Constellation’s Dealership Software Group, which is comprised of several leading software products designed specifically for dealerships,” said Daniel Zinman, the Vice President of Constellation’s Dealership Software Group. “With its addition, over 5,000 dealerships across North America and the United Kingdom will be able to use one or more of our software products to run their business. We welcome the employees, customers and products of c-Systems to the Constellation family.”

As part of the acquisition, founding partners Steven Stinson and Jim Phelan will be retiring from the business.

c-Systems and Constellation’s Ideal Software are the two leading software brands for OPE dealers,” said Ajay Thakur, Ideal Software’s General Manager. “Together these software brands represent, by far, the largest and most capable dealer network in the industry. Through our combined efforts, we are excited to provide innovation, new capabilities and operational efficiencies to these dealers, so they can continue to successfully differentiate themselves from big-box retailers.”

About Perseus division

The Perseus division is a provider of software solutions to a number of vertical markets. As an operating group of Constellation Software Inc., Perseus acquires, manages, and builds software businesses which provide specialized, mission-critical software solutions. Perseus companies seek to become leaders in their markets by improving their operations, growing through organic initiatives, and seeking acquisitions that can strengthen their market position. https://csiperseus.com/

About Constellation Software Inc.

Constellation’s common shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol “CSU”. Constellation Software is an international provider of market leading software and services to a number of industries across both the public and private sectors. The Company acquires, manages and builds vertical market software businesses that provide mission-critical software solutions. Further information about Constellation may be obtained from its website at www.csisoftware.com

For further information, contact:

Constellation Dealership Software

Sean Raynor – Portfolio Manager


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Infinity Testimonial - Big Red's Equipment

Posted by c-Systems Software

Nov 1, 2017 1:10:23 PM

We recently visited with Tim Berman out at Big Red's Equipment in Granbury, TX. Hear what he has to say about c-Systems' Infinity, learn more about their dealership and the advice he has for dealers without a system!

Click here or on the video above to watch! 

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Topics: Infinity News

Adverse Weather Conditions Guidelines

Posted by Gary Dodson

Sep 8, 2017 7:54:57 AM


Attention c-Systems customers in the path of Hurricane Irma: 

Please view the linked video above to learn what precautionary measures you can take during severe weather, or click here.

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Topics: weather, safety

SMS Text Messaging Enhanced in Infinity

Posted by Gary Dodson

Jul 31, 2017 10:00:00 AM


c-Systems Software, Inc. is excited to announce the addition of two-way Text Messaging to the Infinity Dealer Management System. Our enhanced Text Messaging capability promotes a new method of communication between dealers and their customers.

Dealers can utilize the texting feature in multiple ways:

  • Eliminate unnecessary phone calls
  • Improve communications
  • Notify customers of backorders
  • Provide up-to-date details about orders or repairs.
  • Provide maintenance reminders
  • and Much More!

For more than 33 years, c-Systems Software, Inc. has been a leader in the Outdoor Power Equipment, Agricultural and Powersports industries by supplying extensive solutions that have an undeniable impact on improving our customers’ business processes. c-Systems Software, Inc. seeks to present compelling tools that allow our customers to be more efficient and profitable.

To sign up or for more information, please contact our Support Team at 817-649-3100 or visit our website at www.csystemssoftware.com. If interested in an upgrade to Infinity please contact Sales at 1-800-334-3114.

c-Systems Infinity Messaging is powered by Infinity and Twilio.  Text and data rates may apply. Account with Twilio SMS Service is required. Support fees may be required for this additional module.

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Topics: Texting, SMS

Protect Yourself from Malware and Ransomware

Posted by Gary Dodson

Jun 1, 2017 9:50:38 AM


Every day presents new challenges in the battle for digital security.  New viruses, worms, adware, malware, ransomware and other nasty files are released daily that compromise the safety and integrity of your computer. 

In an effort to combat these malicious efforts, c-Systems Software wanted to share with you a few routine maintenance procedures.

  1. Update your Operating System
    Malicious developers relentlessly search for vulnerabilities within software to exploit in order to steal data or render your computer useless.  It is imperative that you keep your Operating System (Windows) up-to-date.  By doing so, you are limiting any previously known attack/entry points into your system.  Once updated, make sure you have enabled Automatic Windows Updates to continue to limit these vulnerabilities.

  2. Obtain Anti-Virus and Anti-Malware software
    Every computer on your network should have a copy of anti-virus and anti-malware software.  This provides preventive protection as well as the necessary tools to quarantine and/or remove an infection if one occurs on your computer.   C-Systems software recommends that users keep the Windows Defender software up-to-date to receive maximum protection.  Please check with c-Systems Support prior to installing any 3rd party software on your business system network to avoid software conflicts and potential issues. 

  3. Backup, Backup, Backup!
    One of the most important procedures you can make into a routine is the process of backing up your data.  Backup hard drives have become reasonable in price and with options ranging from 500MB’s to 5+ terabytes, you can be sure there is something that will house your data.  If you are looking for an off-site option, there is a multitude of cloud storage options available.  As an added layer of protection, c-Systems Software offers a fee-based automated daily backup service that provides peace of mind for our customers. To sign up or for more information, please contact Sales (800-334-3114) or Support (817-649-3100).

    By having a backup of your data, you provide your insurance that your data will be available when you need it the most.  Nobody plans for hard drive failure, viruses, ransomware or other issues, so it pays to be prepared.

  4. Email Precautions
    In many cases, malicious content originates from shared emails.  This is why it is advised to avoid opening suspicious emails or clicking links you don’t know.  If the sender is unknown or the subject line information does not make sense, it is possible that the email is SPAM or potentially malicious.  Also, avoid downloading attachments if you are not expecting one.  This is a good discussion to have with employees that have access to computers on your network.

While no plan is guaranteed, these steps will help avoid catastrophic data loss in the instance an issue is experienced.  By establishing preventative maintenance routines, backups and avoiding unknown files and emails you will be avoiding some of the more common causes of data loss.  

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Topics: Data Security

Texas Hydro Sports Testimonial

Posted by c-Systems Software

Apr 11, 2017 10:08:04 AM


"I am the Administrator at Texas Hydro Sports. I just wanted to send you a note and tell you how fabulous Trevor is to work with.  We have a very busy service business and he had the patience of a saint! He was so easy to work with and walked me through the system at my pace and convenience. He made the process clear and allowed me to ask as many questions as I wanted and revisit information as I felt I needed. I know this is part of his job but not all trainers are as easy to work with or as pleasant. I hope that you will recognize him for the outstanding employee he is. 


Not to be forgotten, David is just as wonderful to work with and since he did all the initial download work he took a lot off my shoulders.  It is nice to have a company that employees emphasize 'we are here for you' and follow that up with positive, tangible results."

Beth Estenson, Texas Hydro Sports


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Inside c-Systems - Meet Teresa Scherrer

Posted by c-Systems Software

Mar 15, 2017 11:55:00 AM


“I have been at c-Systems for close to a year now. I really enjoy the amount of teamwork that is present within the company, and assisting customers with their needs as efficiently as possible. c-Systems has multiple teams of incredibly specialized technicians, and a lot of customers appreciate the fact that they can send emails or call in and speak to a live person during business hours instead of pressing buttons for an automated program.

Outside of work I enjoy a lot of creative pursuits like crafting, cooking and music, and playing video games.”

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Inside c-Systems - Meet Krystal Green

Posted by c-Systems Software

Feb 22, 2017 11:55:00 AM


I have been in the OPE industry for about 10 years. My favorite part about my job is interacting with customers, helping them solve their problems, and forming relationships as a result of that. c-Systems has A++ Customer Support, and always goes above and beyond the call of duty to help customers.

Outside of work, my hobbies and interests are my children. Anything and everything they want to do is what makes my heart flutter. They keep me on my toes and on the go every single day of the week.
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Inside c-Systems - Meet Jim Phelan

Posted by c-Systems Software

Feb 15, 2017 11:55:00 AM


I started my career in the OPE industry in the early 1980s. After graduating Michigan State with a computer science degree, I moved to Texas to find more job opportunities due to the deep recession. I got a job installing computer equipment for NAPA auto parts dealers across the state.

My favorite part about my job at c-Systems is the people I work with. We’re a great team. We have great chemistry. We read each other’s minds. Our software is the best out there because it is engineered from the ground up specifically for this industry. It takes a narrow focus to be the best in that one area.

Outside of work my interest can be found in ultramarathons. My best so far is walking 90 miles in 24 hours. My goal is to walk 100 miles in 24 hours and have my name at the U.S. Track and Field office as being a centurion.
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c-Systems Software Announces Launch of New Website

Posted by c-Systems Software

Nov 28, 2016 1:23:22 PM

c-Systems Software is pleased to announce the launch of our new website!  Along with an intuitive and easy-to-use layout, our website will provide an expanded content library and more information than ever before!  We invite our current customers and potential future customers to visit and give us your feedback!  Thank you for helping us improve and provide a better experience.

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Topics: c-Systems General

About c-Systems Software

c-Systems' business management packages feature programs to handle every aspect of your operation, including:

  • Point of Sale/Order Entry
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Inventory Control
  • Purchasing
  • Shop Management
  • Warranty Tracking
  • Easy User Interface

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What our customer's have to say about us:

"I like how Infinity fits our business and I feel that it was designed for what we do in our business, which is OPE.  I also liked that it was full of features and had in-house employee training as well.  Your system was designed with OPE in mind and wasn’t just a simple, generic solution for our company."

Phelp’s Outdoor Power Equipment, Fritz Holzer – General Manager

“If another dealer were to ask me about business management systems, I would absolutely recommend c-Systems.  I’d tell them, ‘Buy it.  It’s money well spent.’  Actually we’ve already promoted c-Systems and helped someone buy your system.”

Burleson Outdoor Power Equipment, Wayne Shamblin – Owner

"Ten years ago, my accountant unexpectedly passed away on Memorial Day weekend.  He was a main user of the system at our business and I felt lost without him.  But for two weeks straight after the incident, I received outstanding help from your support.  They helped me complete all of my daily tasks and answered any questions I had.  I felt that they were very understanding and patient, as well as knowledgeable and nice. c-Systems support is Bar-None the best support I’ve seen."

Chad Little Outdoor Power Equipment, Bruce Weeks

"Not having a separate accounting software and business system has helped a lot and made it easier to manage my business.  Having my system all in one place has helped with entry errors, managing my wholegoods, and overall has made my life a lot easier.

The Automated Warranty Claims feature saves a lot of time and keeps us from having to enter the information twice.  Learning about new lines coming out for this feature is great to hear and makes me excited!

I love the Product Registrations feature."

Bossier Power Equipment, Charlie Williamson – Owner 

"I did research before I started looking for a new business system partner, and saw that most of the best dealers in the country, were using c-Systems Infinity.  After talking to a lot of them, I knew that for me to grow my business to another level, I would need a system and partner like c-Systems."

Clay’s Power Equipment, Jerry Clay – Owner

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