Category: Software Features

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

Essentials Update: Mobile Payments + Donation Tracking

Posted on September 15, 2017
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Good news heading into the weekend for our Rental Essentials customers: Your software just got upgraded! Some of the new features you’ll enjoy: Mobile Payments Payments are now more portable, allowing you to finish contracts away from the counter. Our U.S. customers can take payments on any mobile device with Cayan Genius Mini. The Genius Mini connects to your device via Bluetooth or headphone jack and can accept Magstripe, EMV, and NFC/Digital payments. Outside of the U.S., our mobile app ...Read More

Essentials Update: More and Better!

Posted on June 2, 2017
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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

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

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

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

Essentials Update: Monthly Rentals, Searches, Colors and Sizes

Posted on February 22, 2017
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The Rental Show is coming up and we’re packing up the truck on our way to Orlando. Before we go, though, we’ve updated Rental Essentials again, making the program more robust. Here are the highlights: We’ve added a new rental duration option! Monthly rentals allow for full-month rentals instead of basing it on four weeks or 30 days – if a customer checks out an item on Valentine’s Day, it’s due March 14 on a one month rental. Just use ...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

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

Essentials Update Enhances Mobile App

Posted on November 18, 2016
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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
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