Polaris Launches Online ATV Training Courses
School is in session and Polaris ATV dealers will be able to access the new Polaris ATV training courses online. One of the biggest challenges in running and global corporation with an extensive ATV dealer network is making sure all ATV dealers are well trained quickly in repair and maintenance techniques for new products. Hats off to Polaris for using all available means, including the internet, to make that easier. The new Polaris Online ATV Training Courses will benefit everyone, including customers. Here is a copy of the Polaris press release about ATV training courses.
Medina, Minn, December 8, 2008 – Polaris Industries Inc. has launched the first of many webcast training sessions for their dealerships focused on their newest ATV products, the Sportsman 850 and 550 XP. Through a combination of video, presentations, and interactive question answer sessions, Polaris delivered a high-quality training program allowing dealers to feel comfortable with servicing the new vehicles.
Utilizing web casting technology to deliver these training sessions resulted in a reduction of the number of infield service trainings from 36 to six, increasing efficiency and providing savings to both the company and its dealers. Technicians now can stay in the shop longer where they generate profit for the dealers and owners can save the associated travel costs.
“Polaris is committed to operational excellence by providing new and easier ways to communicate efficiently with our dealer network,” said Bill Fisher, chief information officer/vice president of Dealer Services, Polaris Industries. “This effort is defining the standard for what training can be and is a great benefit to the dealerships. It has never been more important to save time and money, and this delivery method saves Polaris and dealers significant time and money.”
To provide the webcasting, Polaris turned to industry leader StratosFour, Inc. (Cedar Rapids, IA) for the necessary tools and bandwidth. “The pre-production planning made all the difference,” said Richard Moffitt, account executive for StratosFour. “We work with the clients to thoroughly understand not only their needs, but the needs of their audience.” The training is available for12 months online, allowing for continued training for new technicians and as a refresher for anyone else within the Polaris network.
“Offering online training has improved dealer response due to both the ease of participating and decrease of travel cost,” said Laurie Rengel, manager of Polaris Service Dealer Development. “The increased response will ensure more dealers are aware of quality improvements on our new ATVs and, if needed, have the knowledge to troubleshoot and fix issues quickly.”
About Polaris With annual 2007 sales of $1.8 billion, Polaris designs, engineers, manufactures and markets all terrain vehicles (ATVs), including the Polaris RANGER™, snowmobiles and Victory motorcycles for recreational and utility use.
Polaris is a recognized leader in the snowmobile industry; and one of the largest manufacturers of ATVs in the world. Victory motorcycles, established in 1998 and representing the first all-new American made motorcycle from a major company in nearly 60 years, are rapidly making impressive in-roads into the cruiser and touring motorcycle marketplace. Polaris also enhances the riding experience with a complete line of Pure Polaris apparel, accessories and parts, available at Polaris dealerships.
Information about the complete line of Polaris products, apparel and vehicle accessories are available from authorized Polaris dealers or anytime from the Polaris homepage at polarisindustries.com.
About StratosFour, Inc. StratosFour, Inc. is a pioneer of streaming media in corporate communications and online education. StratosFour implements e-business solutions to meet our clients’ needs; with a strong commitment to delivering high quality products and exceptional customer service.
StratosFour currently offers professional services including web casting, web conferencing, application development and multi-media production. StratosFour continually reviews and enhances our services to ensure that we remain on the cutting edge of technology in our industry, and provide a simple and cost effective web-based solution for our clients. The mission is to enhance our clients’ communications by taking an integrated and innovative approach to develop cost effective web-based solutions, which are built through long-term trusted partnerships.
For Information on the StratosFour, Inc. and the services offered visit call 1-800-***-****. *UPDATE* - Feb 2018 - StratosFour has closed it's doors however Polaris is still dedicated to training the best in the industry.