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ABC at 50: Rentals Come and Go, but Relationships Endure at South St. Paul’s ABC Rentals

Posted on June 7, 2017
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Today, the Twin Cities is full of family-run rental stores: The Pedersons run Highway 55 Rental. The Fitzgeralds are in charge at Hiawatha Ready Rents. The Hejny brothers own Hejny Rental, and brothers Rob and Tim Kellner continue to help ABC Rentals thrive nearly 50 years after their father, Joe, founded the company. It wasn’t always that way, however. Joe Kellner was 41 in 1967, and he was tired of working for local TV stations, doing camera and sound work. ...Read More

Point of Rental Customers Rise in RER 100

Posted on June 5, 2017
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Posted in Rental Industry
Star Rentals earned its way to No. 47 on the RER 100 for 2016.
The RER 100 list for 2016 is out and, according to the numbers, it was a great year to be a Point of Rental customer (although we hope that’s always the case). Eleven companies on the list use our software, and each one of them rose in their ranking from where they were in 2015. Without further ado, here are the Point of Rental customers that earned their way onto the list: 39. Art's Rental Equipment – Art's serves Ohio, Kentucky, and ...Read More

Essentials Update: More and Better!

Posted on June 2, 2017
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Posted in Software Features
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June: It’s a great month for cookouts, championship series, and another Rental Essentials update. So what’s new? More integration! Your customers can now log in to the customer storefront via Facebook as well, eliminating the need to create a username and password (and try to remember it). You’ll be able to map out addresses with Google Maps directly in the software. Just click on the icon next to the address. More app functionality! You can now mark damage, maintenance, and ...Read More

RER’s Top 100 Companies’ Secret: Top Rental Software

Posted on May 24, 2017
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Posted in Rental Industry
RER Top 100 Companies use Rental Elite to help run their businesses efficiently.
Congratulations to this year’s RER Top 100 companies! It’s not easy to build and maintain a high level of success. That’s why RER Top 100 companies are partnering with Rental Elite, Point of Rental’s customized ERP software solution and a 2016 RER Innovative Product Award winner, keeping them efficient and growing. Because their infrastructures are so unique, Elite users need end-to-end integration. They need seamless, consistent updates to keep their business streamlined and innovative. They need fully integrated accounting features ...Read More

Why Use Rental Software on the Construction Site?

Posted on May 18, 2017
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Posted in Rental Industry
CEO Wayne Harris appeared on ConExpo-Con/Agg Radio recently to talk construction.
Point of Rental CEO Wayne Harris talked with Peggy Smedley of ConExpo-Con/AGG radio about rental software’s impact on the construction industry on May 2. The full interview can be found on their website, but here are some highlights (and some answers that didn’t make it in to the interview): On construction industry happenings and Point of Rental’s work since his last appearance on the podcast: Everybody’s pretty excited in the construction industry - everywhere around here seems to be building. ...Read More

Rental Essentials Adds Maintenance User Role

Posted on April 28, 2017
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Posted in Software Features
Have an employee who’s responsible for managing the maintenance of your store’s equipment? Now there’s a new user role called Maintenance to help make their job easier and reduce confusion among other staff. An employee in the Maintenance user role will see a list of inventory currently in maintenance, be able to add items to maintenance, and return them back into the availability listing. Adding an Item to Maintenance From the maintenance tab, search for a serialized item and click ...Read More

Essentials Update: (Limited) Time Travel!

Posted on April 27, 2017
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Today was a big day for Rental Essentials, as we continue to add features to enhance your rental experience. In fact, there are so many in this edition that we’re breaking the biggest three down in separate blog posts (we'll add those soon). Here are the other significant upgrades to the software: We added virtual items, which help when you’re using Rental Essentials as a point of sale system. The availability for these items will show an infinity symbol next to the ...Read More

Rental Expert Shortlisted for HAE Award

Posted on April 25, 2017
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Point of Rental Expert earned its way onto the HAE Awards shortlist for the Events Industry Product of the Year.
After being introduced to Europe in 2016, Point of Rental Expert earned its way onto the shortlist for a 2017 Hire Award of Excellence as an Events Industry Product of the Year. It earned its way onto the HAE shortlist with its Customer Rewards feature, a first of its kind within the rental industry, and its double-blind scanning feature, both of which were a part of the v2016 update. Customer Rewards allows store managers to offer rewards for sales, hires, ...Read More

Essentials Update: Contracts Made Easier

Posted on March 22, 2017
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Our programmers have been working hard to make our customers’ wishes their commands this month. They’re basically genies dressed in business clothes. Good thing we found that lamp! This month’s fulfilled wishes: Subrental abilities. When you overbook an item, you’ll still receive an overbooked warning. But if the transaction is a reservation or an order, you’ll now have the option to subrent. When you click on the Subrent button, you can complete fields for the vendor you’re renting from, change ...Read More

10 Reasons to Attend Point of Rental’s International Conference in 2017

Posted on February 25, 2017
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2017's International Conference will take place November 6-8, 2017
Why should you plan to attend the 2017 Point of Rental International Conference? We asked our staff and dozens of people that attended last year to come up with 10 reasons you should show up in 2017. Here's what we came up with: Hundreds of wise and talented rental store owners and employees take the time to visit DFW each year for the International Conference. Shouldn’t you be one of them? You have questions? We have answers. Reserve 25-minute blocks of ...Read More
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