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Rental Expert Solves More in 2017

Posted on November 15, 2017
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Rental Expert solves more in version 2017, which was released this past week.
As you’ve seen so far this year, our team has been working hard at building industry-leading technology such as Rental eSign and the Inspection App. The best innovations, however, are often found in the details that make our software more efficient and easier to use. As our customers make suggestions to enhance their day-to-day operations, we build the Point of Rental experience into something better each year. Here are a few of the things that we’ve enhanced in v2017: First ...Read More

Point of Rental Announces Innovation Award Finalists

Posted on October 20, 2017
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Point of Rental's International Innovation Award Finalists have been named.
After two weeks of judging and some incredibly difficult decisions, the shortlist for the 2017 Point of Rental International Innovation Awards has been determined. A record number of submissions were received this year, and the finalists represent a wide array of innovative uses of rental software throughout the world. “Thank you to all the companies and each person who sent in entries,” said Global Marketing Strategist Lauren Harris. “It was exciting to see the many different ways people are using ...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

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

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

Essentials Update: Same Day Rentals, Scheduled Maintenance Due

Posted on January 26, 2017
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Rental Essentials Update Day graphic
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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  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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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
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