Point-of-Rental™ Systems recently released their annual update to the Windows® based Enterprise software. Enterprise 2011 will be on display at The Rental Show in booth 4429 in the general tool/homeowner area as well as booth 2838 in the party/special event section.
Although the highly anticipated Point-of-Rental™ Corporate Dashboard received top billing, Enterprise 2011 is plush with new enhancements and features that make common processes more efficient. For example, the Corporate Dashboard keeps a real-time pulse on business performance. Using owner-defined targets, this feature mines Point-of-Rental data to provide informative visual displays. Multiple pre-defined dashboards are available for specific operational roles. Plus, custom dashboards may be defined to optimize company objectives.
Inventory Count allows the inventory process to be done in increments, storing differences between quantities in your system and counted quantities. Once finished, the system makes the changes and automatically posts the accounting entries. Of this feature, Thomas Pollard, Operations Manager of Special Event Rentals in Edmonton, Alberta, writes: “It is so simple and yet so effective. We easily saved 20% time in doing inventory over our previous system. Doing inventory is no longer a process we dread.”
Subrental requests is another feature that makes things easier. Now if an item is overbooked, the counter person can create a Subrental request. The person handling subrentals can then see the pending requests all at once. He or she can create the subrental from the request and it will update the contract accordingly.
For those tired of handling returned checks and writing off bad debt, Enterprise 2011 saves time by automating both procedures. Plus, sales tax paid will still be recaptured for those on accrual accounting.
An optional Service module has been added to handle continuing service for items out on rent. Especially useful for long-term rental items such as Port-a-Pots, which require constant onsite service, users can define the frequency service is required and even the day of the week the service is performed. When users create the service schedule, they can define the Service Truck, Trip Name, Stop Time, Service Customer, and Delivery Instructions. Point-of-Rental’s Dispatch Center optional module automatically integrates this information with routing schedules.
The award winning Wireless Alerts, added in the previous revision, has been enhanced to broaden the scope of automatic contract notifications. Additional enhancements to Enterprise 2011 include future rental analysis, sales commission reports, many other sales reports and features, and a vendor markup matrix, all of which will be on display in Las Vegas.