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It IS My Job! Building a Positive Company Culture

Posted on August 10, 2017
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Developing a Company Culture of fun, growth, and appreciation takes work.
Every day you have a business, you’re building it, whether you’re trying to or not. And like any physical structure, your finished product is going to be considerably better when you plan your build. At Point of Rental, we have the opportunity not only to run our own business, but to work with thousands of other entrepreneurs who have built their own successful cultures. These are four tips we’ve learned in our decades of experience: 1. Define your business Every ...Read More

Are You Point of Rental’s Most Innovative User in 2017?

Posted on August 4, 2017
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2017 International Innovation Award contestants can now submit their entries!
We love hearing about our customers achieving great things in the rental industry. We’re even more excited to hear that our software helped them on the way. With that in mind, we invite you to enter our 2017 International Innovation Award competition! The contest is open to all Point of Rental customers and winners will be announced at the 2017 International Conference*. Winners will start their International Conference trip with a pair of tickets to the Nov. 5 game between ...Read More

Point of Rental’s “Custom” in “Customized Reports”

Posted on July 27, 2017
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Lisa Wessinger is a new addition to Point of Rental. She'll be writing customized reports for customers.
Lisa Wessinger, Point of Rental’s new Data Analyst and Reporting Engineer, grew up wanting to work with computers, then spent her career falling in love with the rental industry. “I was very good at math, and my sister said, ‘You can be a math teacher, or you can go into computer science,” Wessinger explained. So when she went to Louisiana State University in Shreveport, she prepared for a career in computer science and information technology. While attending college, though, she ...Read More

Building a Community and a Rental Company of the Year with Swan Hill Hire

Posted on July 14, 2017
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Stuart and Raelene King at Swan Hill Hire
In November 2015, Stuart and Raelene King acquired Swan Hill Hire and Nifty’s Auto Rentals in Australia. In May 2017, they were named the Hire and Rental Industry Association’s Rental Company of the Year (under $5 million). Both Kings credit Syrinx, Point of Rental's UK/AU-centred hire software, for helping them take off so quickly. Seated in Swan Hill, a city of about 10,000 people in the north of Victoria, Swan Hill Hire and Nifty’s Auto Rentals are geographically separated from Victoria’s ...Read More

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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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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Rental Essentials' New Features Image
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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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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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 into 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. I ...Read More

Rental Essentials Adds Maintenance User Role

Posted on April 28, 2017
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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
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