Rentman

Rentman

Cloud rental software for AV, event & production industry

4.4/5 (43 reviews)

Rentman Overview

Rentman is a cloud-based rental software that offers SMBs in the AV, event and production industry a single platform to manage equipment, planning and invoicing. Incorporating a visual dashboard, an online calendar and a drag-and-drop interface. Rentman aims to deliver a comprehensive yet user-friendly rental solution.

In order to manage rentals effectively, Rentman equips users with the tools to organize inventory, schedule workforce, and generate quotes and invoices easily. It enables users to keep track of their equipment availability and manage sub-rentals. With integrated support for QR codes inventory statuses can be accurately tracked and updated.

Rentman makes smart planning possible with a drag-and-drop scheduling calendar. It simplifies event organization by presenting users with a clear overview of crew member’s agendas. Using the mobile app, (freelance) workers can easily check work schedules and register their hours.

Quotes and invoices can be easily generated in the software, using your own document structure and layout. With automatic backups and bank-level security standards, Rentman ensures that all documents and data are stored securely.

Rentman’s services include high quality support and help getting started.

Pricing

Starting from
€29,00/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Devices

Business size

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Markets

Asia, Australia, Canada, Europe, Germany and 4 others, Latin America, Middle-East and Africa, United Kingdom, United States

Supported Languages

Dutch, English, French, German, Italian

Rentman Reviews

Overall rating
4.4/5
93% positive reviews
22
Excellent
18
Very good
1
Average
2
Poor
0
Terrible
Jouni R.

Your number one tool for AV-rental and Project Management business

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2019/08/16
Review Source: Capterra

Rentman helps me make things more efficient by saving time on resource planning, equipment management and sales. A real "multitool" for an Event production company.

Pros

Overall logic on the software is very fluent and easy to follow. I never read much of the tips and tricks section, but after couple of hours use I was able to figure out the key functions. I like the amount of time it saves me in quotations and planning for resources.

Especially I like the Crew Planner.. That helps a lot when booking people to gigs. Our freelancers are also happy with the Rentman App for phone.

Web based service is also a very good thing for smaller business when the need for own server base and maintenance is eliminated.

Cons

I tried to think this quite a lot, actually. The only thing that really bugs me is the section of documents which takes in data from tabs (customer name, location, project number..)

For me, and probably many other, who do not understand that much about coding,(think the section is using css?) that there would be a simpler way to edit the general data of the document.
I also happen to know that what I just wrote, corrupts the very idea for the software to fetch the data on the section automatically.

Document templates are a bit annoying to get "just right", but well worth it in the long run.

One does need a specialist within the organization who is very "into" the software and wants to learn more, and train others, in order to make things run smoothly. It is not that simple, for most of the users.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Lachlan Y.

Rentman Review

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2019/08/13
Review Source: Capterra

We have been able to integrate all projects automatically into one calendar for all our crew to view, so that there isn't a constant string of calls and texts confirming times for the following day.
They are able to look ahead and plan their weeks, as well as repair any equipment with urgency that is going out again soon.
We have also had only brilliant experiences with the Rentman support team, with quick responses to questions, and ideas for future updates being passed onto developers, with actual reasons for use.

Pros

Rentman is an ideal choice for Crew, Project and Equipment management software. We implemented it over the space of approximately two months, and all staff were able to easily jump on board an start using it daily. We are able to track all our projects and clients, where our equipment is, as well as logging our crew's timesheets. We implemented this coming from no other software, simply all manual, which resulted in the reliance of 3rd party calendar apps, that didn't sync easily.
Now that we have started using Rentman, we couldn't imagine doing business without it.

Cons

There really aren't many negatives about Rentman. The only negative I have is the UI on mobile devices, but that's fairly prevalent in most management softwares, as there is a lot of data needing to be displayed on the screen at one time.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Christoph K.

We use "Rentman" for Material Planning, Personal planning, Dry Hire Organisation, Invoices, Offers

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2017/08/01
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

For us "Rentman" is the Swiss-Knife of Event Software. It allows us to plan and schedule Material, Personal, Logistics and to create offers, invoices and reminders on one online Plattform. We can use "Rentman" from every Point of the world and any System because it´s a browser based online tool. We use it since two years and it´s running completely stabil and secure. It´s easy to use and you can give difeerent roles to every employee depending on his role in your Company. From our Point of view "Rentman" is the most powerful and flexible Software for Event-Companies which is available in the Moment. We tried also Easy-Job before but it´s too expensive, too complicated and also too unflexible because there´s no Cloud-Online-Solution. One of the main profits of Rentman is the Support they give to you along the whole time. We got an complete "StartUp-Workshop" via Online teaching for our complete Team, so afterwords everyone knew the main functions and advantages of rentman. If there should be a Problem you can call them anytime and they will fix it professionell and fast.

Cons

The Rentman App is nice to have but it´s not really complete funktional at the Moment, it should have more of the Features which is included in Rentman-Online.

Response from Rentman

Hey Christoph, thanks for the great review! We really like the Swiss Army Knife comparison! We see our software as an all-in-one solution for event rental companies like yours and knowing that all the tools are working out for you is the feedback we like to get.

We were also happy to hear that our support team could minimize the set-up costs for you. We know that switching to a new rental management software is often the hardest part. Therefore, we want to make the transfer and training as effective and simple as possible.

Keep your eyes open for updates to the Rentman browser version and Rentman App. New functionalities are added every month so new app features might be available sooner than you think ¿

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Hendrik B.

It ist an application, that makes your workflow much easier. It saves time and money

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2017/07/31
Review Source: Capterra

Especially the online availability is extremely attractive. This facilitates much. It is always up-to-date and can be viewed from anywhere and possibly changed. The staff are always well informed about material and personnel. The program does what it is supposed to do well, quickly and clearly. There are hardly any wishes about it without which it is too crowded. Around a successful software which is always developing.

Pros

The clarity and clear procedures. Also the quick overview and online availability. The planning of material personnel and vehicle fleet becomes child's play. The organization of the material is simple and clear, as is the overall appearance of the software. Everything runs very reliably. Also the hiring of material is easy to do. The workshop module is clear and practical. This program is packed with knowledge and passion. The support is very fast and effective.

Cons

Little things in the mobile app. For example, you can not simply create a project quickly, with name and date and info. You can work out later in the office. That would be very helpful if you get orders on the way. Otherwise completely satisfied.

Response from Rentman

Hendrik, thanks a lot for taking the time to review Rentman. Our team really appreciates your feedback. It is great to hear that our rental software seems to have simplified so many of your daily processes. We know how specific the requirements of Pro AV companies can be, which is why we have developed Rentman to be an all-in-solution for this industry.

You mentioned that our software is always developing and of course this also applies for our Rentman App. Stay put for new updates that will add even more functionalities to our Android and iOS application.

We believe that rental management shouldn¿t stop when you leave the office!

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

9.0/10
Lauri W.

Rentall software that grows with Your needs

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2016/12/15
Review Source: Capterra

We have been using rentman now in two companies, pretty much for a Year. We are coming in with third company during the first quarter of 2017. Usage and bases of these business are different in each company, and still, this software can serve them all.
We started with one company basically first only controlling projects existing and equipment we have in our own warehouse. Now we have pretty much all the functions of the software in use. and it is making our work a lot of fasters.
Due to its simplest CSV data transfer possibilities, it is very easy to integrate it with other software and also bring information from one software to another.
Also when we are busy we can add more users for a month, if we need top purchase production services from outside.
All in all, we are happy with the product. There is always something that could be better, but the support and development are answering quickly and reacting to our inquiries and ideas off software improvement.

Pros

- CSV export and import
- Clear and logical way to handle a project
- It is easy expandability by your short time extra needs
- No need to have some internal server systems for this in the company

Cons

This software is made for project and equipment controlling, time to time I would like to have some more options to control this through economical information. But as I have been told this will get some new possibilities in the next versions, that will help us out in most cases.

Response from Rentman

Hey Lauri, thanks a lot for leaving a review. Our developers and support engineers were thrilled to hear such good feedback and we are proud that Rentman is already being used in two of your companies.

It's good to hear that your transfer to Rentman worked flawlessly. Making sure that you can get started with Rentman easily has always been one of our highest priorities.

The ability to see more economical information like equipment and customer history will be introduced next month so stay put for our next big update!

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

9.0/10

Rentman Pricing

Starting from
€29,00/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Rentman offers 3 pricing tiers.

Lite: €29/month
Classic: €59/month
Pro: €69/month

Rentman also provides a number of extensions.

Additional poweruser Classic: €19/month
Additional poweruser Pro: €29/month
Webshop: €29/month
10GB additional storage: €9/month

Rentman Features

  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Automatic Notifications
  • Calendar Management
  • Customer Database
  • Data Import/Export
  • Document Management
  • Inventory Management
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Invoice Management
  • Search Functionality
  • Third Party Integration

  • API
  • Accounting Integration
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Client Portal
  • Customizable Reporting
  • Electronic Payments
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics

Additional information for Rentman

Key features of Rentman

  • Activity dashboard
  • Activity management
  • Activity tracking
  • Automated scheduling
  • Automatic backup
  • Automatic notifications
  • Availability indicator
  • Availability management
  • CRM
  • Calendar management
  • Calendar sync with Google
  • Contact management
  • Contract drafting
  • Custom forms
  • Document management
  • Drag & drop interface
  • Email notifications
  • Equipment costs
  • Equipment maintenance
  • Equipment tracking
  • Event scheduling
  • Inventory control
  • Inventory management
  • Inventory tracking
  • Invoice management
  • Invoices
  • Maintenance management
  • Online booking
  • Project management
  • QR codes
  • Quotation management
  • Quote management
  • Rate management
  • Reservations management
  • Status tracking
  • Stock management
  • Task management
  • Template management
  • Time tracking registration
  • Tracking features

Benefits

  • Easily generate quotes and invoices using your own layout.

  • Visual drag-and-drop scheduling for crew and transport.

  • Faster handling with built-in support for QR- and barcode scanning.

  • Email and push notifications to directly communicate with crew members and customers.

  • Rentman FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for Rentman.

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Rentman offer?

    Rentman offers the following pricing plans:

    Starting from: €29,00/month

    Pricing model: Subscription

    Free Trial: Available

    Rentman offers 3 pricing tiers.

    Lite: €29/month
    Classic: €59/month
    Pro: €69/month

    Rentman also provides a number of extensions.

    Additional poweruser Classic: €19/month
    Additional poweruser Pro: €29/month
    Webshop: €29/month
    10GB additional storage: €9/month

    Q. What are the main features of Rentman?

    Rentman offers the following features:

    • Activity dashboard
    • Activity management
    • Activity tracking
    • Automated scheduling
    • Automatic backup
    • Automatic notifications
    • Availability indicator
    • Availability management
    • CRM
    • Calendar management
    • Calendar sync with Google
    • Contact management
    • Contract drafting
    • Custom forms
    • Document management
    • Drag & drop interface
    • Email notifications
    • Equipment costs
    • Equipment maintenance
    • Equipment tracking
    • Event scheduling
    • Inventory control
    • Inventory management
    • Inventory tracking
    • Invoice management
    • Invoices
    • Maintenance management
    • Online booking
    • Project management
    • QR codes
    • Quotation management
    • Quote management
    • Rate management
    • Reservations management
    • Status tracking
    • Stock management
    • Task management
    • Template management
    • Time tracking registration
    • Tracking features

    Q. Who are the typical users of Rentman?

    Rentman has the following typical customers:

    Mid Size Business, Small Business

    Q. What languages does Rentman support?

    Rentman supports the following languages:

    Dutch, English, French, German, Italian

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Rentman offer?

    Rentman has the following pricing plans:

    Subscription

    Q. Does Rentman support mobile devices?

    Rentman supports the following devices:

    Android, iPhone, iPad

    Q. What other apps does Rentman integrate with?

    Rentman integrates with the following applications:

    Google Calendar, QuickBooks Online, Xero

    Q. What level of support does Rentman offer?

    Rentman offers the following support options:

    FAQs, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials

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