Software for Equipment Rental Companies: What’s the Cloud Hype?

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Faced with rising competition, equipment utilization, and new customer demands, equipment rental companies are looking for a way to keep up with change while growing their business.  Like most industries, many rental companies have traditionally relied on standalone systems and on-premise infrastructure to run their business. After investing in the software, hardware, maintenance, and often costly upgrades associated with them, they end up experiencing the headaches that come with … Continued

Cloud Solution Specialist Open Door Achieves New Microsoft Advanced Specialization

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Summary: Open Door Technology attains new advanced Microsoft cloud specialization.   ALBERTA, CANADA — Adding to their Gold and Silver Microsoft Competencies list, Open Door Technology announces today that they have achieved the Small and Midsized Business Management Advanced Specialization.   By achieving this Advanced Specialization for the SMB market, Open Door demonstrates its ongoing commitment to … Continued

EDI and Web Services for the Equipment Rental Industry: Tech Trends Spotlight

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To operate effectively, most rental companies require a way to communicate electronically and exchange data quickly with vendors and customers. Obtaining or providing critical information from and to customers—such as current or obsolete part numbers, pricing, and warranty claim information—can often be the factor that puts some rental organizations ahead of their competitors.  Traditional Data Exchange Processes Cost More Time and Money Traditionally, this information was communicated on paper, usually in the form of purchase orders and invoices. The buyer … Continued

What’s New in the 2021 Business Central Release Wave 1

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Dynamics 365 Business Central continues to evolve into a solid and impressive modern ERP cloud-based solution. With each new release, we’ve seen how Microsoft prioritizes and improves the client experience and end-user productivity. The Business Central 2021 Wave 1 release includes some helpful functionality improvements that further strengthen Microsoft’s foundation in integration, administration, performance, and reliability. … Continued

Equipment Rental Trends: State of the North American Industry

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The global pandemic has had a major impact on the equipment rental and event industry. While 2020 was a challenging year for everyone, rental companies are starting to see signs of recovery and improvement as COVID-19 restrictions lift. After recently attending a rental analytics webinar from the American Rental Association (ARA), we learned a lot … Continued

Key Considerations When Evaluating Equipment Rental Accounting Software

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When it comes to choosing your accounting software, the decision may not always be clear-cut. How do you know what will be a good fit for your business with so many options on the market?   There are many factors to consider—and not all equipment rental software companies will be forthcoming with the information you need … Continued

Dynamics NAV to BC: What You Should Know About a Navision Upgrade to Business Central

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Do you feel it’s time to upgrade your outdated Microsoft Dynamics NAV system to something that serves your business better? As one of the most popular ERP solutions in the world, Dynamics NAV (Navision) has built a reputation on its universal functionality and flexibility to fit many types of organizations and industries. Although you have relied on your Dynamics … Continued

Top 6 Things to Know About Microsoft Office Becoming Microsoft 365

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While Microsoft is known for product name changes that sometimes leave us scratching our heads, the reality is that they are continuously innovating and optimizing how we use their products.   One of the more recent targets is Microsoft’s industry-leading productivity suite: Office 365. As of April 21st, 2020, Office 365 has officially rebranded as Microsoft 365. Reflective of the company’s “complete productivity … Continued

Why You Need to Ditch Excel Equipment Rental Spreadsheets to Boost Profits

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If your business rents equipment, whether heavy construction, trucks or vans, tools, or other equipment, it’s time to face the fact that you need a much better way to track it than an Excel spreadsheet. Sure, spreadsheets are great tools for managing certain data pieces, but they fall significantly short when it comes to rental equipment. Read on to find out why and what you should … Continued