Every company (and every fleet of equipment within that company) has its own way of doing business — systems and processes in place that support their daily operations. For many, this all ties together into your Point of Rental Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system, which centralizes all your critical business data and intelligence for more effective business management.
As it relates to the construction industry, the evolution of business technology and constant process improvement is vital in this age of digitization. SmartEquip Procurement is a parts purchasing and inventory platform that can help your systems work even more intelligently. The single log-in platform integrates with Point of Rental to eliminate order errors, increase efficiency, save money and improve technician wrench time.
Why Integrate SmartEquip into Point of Rental?
It’s often the practical and incremental improvements in business operations that drive the greatest efficiencies over time. By integrating SmartEquip with your POR system, there are many practical benefits you’ll see right away:
Greater visibility into existing parts inventory within your business.
An example: you input a parts search to place an order and can see that you actually have that part at another shop. Instead of placing the order, you just send a parts runner over to the other shop, and you’re back up and running faster.
Reduced data entry.
When you place an order through SmartEquip, it will send that data — part number, description, work order, pricing — over to your POR ERP system and prevent you from duplicating administrative efforts, reducing order errors.
Automatic master record setup.
Whenever a part is ordered for the first time, it often requires a master record to be set up your ERP system. Integration SmartEquip into your POR platform automates that setup, issues the purchase order, and preps everything needed to send that order on to the supplier for fulfillment.
Get to correct parts manuals faster.
When adding a new piece of equipment to a fleet, the information about the asset is sent to SmartEquip and mapped to the manufacturer parts catalog. This allows the user to enter just the asset number in SmartEquip and we open the manufacturers parts catalog for that unit. When time is of the essence and a part is needed for a repair, this makes the process even faster and easier.
Altogether, integrating SmartEquip into your Point of Rental ERP system will help you manage your business more centrally. No more worrying about multiple logins or separate systems. Cut down on paperwork, redundancy, and errors. Connect the dots between the operational and administrative sides of your business that will drive real cost savings in time and resources with SmartEquip Procurement.
And as a bonus to the customers of Point of Rental – fleets can integrate SmartEquip into your existing workflows with minimal to no development time as that work has already been done. Ready to add SmartEquip to your POR tech stack? Contact a SmartEquip sales professional today to learn more or come see us at the Point of Rental International Conference this fall.