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Essentials Update: Same Day Rentals, Scheduled Maintenance Due

Posted on January 26, 2017
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It’s donut day in the Point of Rental office, which means that Rental Essentials just got another update! What did our developers come up with this time? Most importantly, we added the ability to set same day rentals. Need your stuff back the same day, and want to charge for the extra day if it’s not back by closing time? Now you can. Within your Admin > Configurations > Configure Tax and Payment Options menu, you can let Essentials know ...Read More

Welcome Pat Lawlor, Point of Rental’s 100th Employee

Posted on January 19, 2017
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Posted in Company News
  Pat Lawlor sits comfortably in an office chair, drinking tea as he attempts to clear the jetlag from his mind. He’s in Dallas after two days of travel: First from his home in Glasgow, Scotland to Reading, England, then to Point of Rental headquarters in Dallas. His neatly-trimmed graying beard, short hair, and Scottish accent has turned the heads of his new co-workers who ask, “Is that Sean Connery?” Lawlor, who became Point of Rental’s 100th employee on January ...Read More

Rental Essentials is a Cloud Awards Finalist (Again)

Posted on January 10, 2017
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Rental Essentials is a Cloud Awards Finalist for its Web Storefront feature.
Our Rental Essentials team started off the new year with the news that their Web Storefront (a first among SaaS-based rental software) is a finalist for The Cloud Awards, a program that rewards the best and most innovative products in the cloud computing industry. Web Storefront enables straightforward rental businesses to provide 24/7 service to their customers, connecting an online ordering system with the back-end inventory control of Rental Essentials. This allows customers to make reservations online and simplifies the ...Read More

Mobile Workforce Reaches 1,000,000 Transactions in 2016

Posted on January 1, 2017
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Posted in Company News
Mobile Workforce reached 1,000,000 transactions in 2016.
Transactions have been moving from the front office to the warehouse and onto delivery routes over the past couple of years, thanks to our Mobile Workforce app. Last year, in fact, the 200+ companies using Mobile Workforce entered more than 1,000,000 transactions, including getting contract signatures, recording deliveries and driver check-ins, and even recording item condition photos for products. That’s more than a million fewer opportunities to miscommunicate information or forget to tell your dispatcher where you are. If your business is always ...Read More

Point of Rental’s Employee of 2016: Andy Haas

Posted on December 9, 2016
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Andy Haas is Point of Rental Software's Employee of the Year in 2016.
Andy Haas was voted Point of Rental’s 2016 Employee of the Year by his co-workers. Whether it’s his willingness to take on any task, his friendly face welcoming new employees with computer setup, or his great taste in formal wear, Andy’s a pretty popular guy in the office. We caught up with him after he received his award to find out what makes him tick. Q: Why do you think you were selected to be Employee of the Year? A: I’m ...Read More

Technology and Telematics Are Changing the Way We Manage Rental

Posted on December 2, 2016
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Technology like telematics can help you manage your business better. Point of Rental works with that technology to give you the data you need, when you need it.
Note: The following article was featured in the November/December issue of Pro Contractor Rentals.  Rental companies, especially in the construction industry, are taking advantage of new technology to improve the way they manage business. Incorporating rental management software that not only provides cutting-edge features, but also integrates with many other applications (like AEMP telematics), is no longer optional; it has become a must for rental businesses that want to remain relevant in their markets. So what is this new technology ...Read More

Data Drives The Future of Rental

Posted on November 29, 2016
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Point of Rental's Mobile Workshop provides rental management wherever you are
Note: The following article was featured in the November/December issue of Pro Contractor Rentals.  Data. Sophisticated rental stores demand it, and even those who haven’t felt the need for it until recently are recognizing they need it to stay competitive. Contractors can be sitting at home at 10 p.m., preparing for their next contract, wondering: “What do I have on rent? What equipment is on this job site? How much is this costing? What’s the availability on that machine?” They ...Read More

Essentials Update Enhances Mobile App

Posted on November 18, 2016
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Posted in Software Features
Screenshots of the Essentials mobile app update show the Quick Scan Out and Quick Receive screens.
The Rental Essentials mobile app just got upgraded! Our developers have been hard at work adding functionality and continually improving all our features. If you already have Essentials, all you need to do to see the updates is refresh your browser. With last night’s update, we added two useful elements to the Essentials mobile app. Quick Receive and Quick Send Out procedures join the delivery section to make the app a truly…well…essential part of Essentials. With Quick Send Out, you can ...Read More

Recapping the 2016 International Conference

Posted on November 2, 2016
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Point of Rental 2016 International Conference Attendees watch a speech while eating dinner atop Dallas.
On October 9, more than 180 of the world’s top rental experts arrived in Dallas with one thing in mind: Getting their business positioned to get even better in 2017. By the time they left Point of Rental’s 2016 International Conference on Oct. 12, they were equipped to take on the world. “Every time I come to the International Conference, and this is the second or third one I’ve been to, I find that we probably aren’t using 25-30 percent ...Read More

Rental Essentials Adds Zapier Integration

Posted on October 18, 2016
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Rental Essentials users are receiving an upgrade this week! In a "sprint" of agile programming, our amazing team of developers adds new features every few weeks. Here are some of the features in this "sprint" that Essentials users will be able to use when the upgrade is rolled out to their company. Zapier Integration Zapier allows you to plug one software into another to perform actions. You can sign up for a free account with Zapier and create Zaps to automate ...Read More
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