Current RMS

Rental management for the AV, Events and Production industry

About Current RMS

Current RMS is a cloud-based rental management software designed to help businesses in the AV, broadcast, lighting, production & event sectors to manage the full rental lifecycle, from initial inquiries through to invoicing, with tools for inventory management, quote generation, customer relationship management, online quote approval, and more.

Current RMS enables users to track the availability and status of all their equipment in a single location, plan and schedule jobs, manage sub rents, trace lost equipment, and quarantine damaged stock. Users can define up to 4 levels of mandatory and optional accessories to be supplied with equipment, which can be used to ensure that required components are included with equipment when planning jobs. Barcode labels can be created and printed, enabling equipment to be checked in and out of the warehouse using a barcode scanner. Stock levels can be viewed across all products, and users can drill-down to resolve shortfalls, with shortage alerts to notify users of insufficient stock when planning jobs. Other bookable resources and services, such as rooms, venues, transport, and crew can be added to jobs, and charged for based on the hours, days, or distance required.

Custom quotes, proposals, rental agreements, and invoices can be generated in Current RMS, using built-in document templates and a drag-and-drop editor. Quotes can be sent out online for approval, with a unique URL allowing the client to view, download, accept or decline, and comment on the document. Integration with QuickBooks Online and Xero allows users to post invoices to their accounting system and view payments in real time. Current RMS also offers CRM capabilities, enabling users to store client contact details, orders, and job histories, with custom data fields, search functionality, and user action tracking.

Pricing starting from:

US$50,00/month

  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Key benefits of Current RMS

  • Jobs can be scheduled weeks or months in advance on the built-in calendar, with automated reminders for upcoming scheduled tasks, and a full audit trail of all activities is generated automatically.

  • Barcode labels can be created to streamline the process of checking equipment in and out, and users can track the status and availability of each piece of equipment from any location or device.

  • Accessories can be created to link additional items to equipment, to ensure that mandatory components are included when planning jobs, and that sufficient accessory stock is available for each piece of equipment.

  • Services linked to jobs can also be managed, including venues, transport, and crew, with flexible charging options by duration or distance, availability management, and drag-and-drop resource allocation.

  • Custom proposals and quotes can be generated using built-in document templates, with drag-and-drop editing and the option to share documents online with clients, who can download, view, comment on, and accept or decline the quotation through a unique URL.

  • Devices

    Business size

    S M L

    Markets

    Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany and 5 others, United Kingdom, India, Japan, Mexico, United States

    Supported Languages

    English, French, German, Spanish

    Pricing starting from:

    US$50,00/month

    • Free Trial
    • Subscription

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    With Current RMS, users can track the status and availability of all of their equipment across multiple locations
    Additional bookable resources or services, such as transport, venues, or crew, can also be managed in Current RMS
    Flexible charging options allow users to charge by the hour, day, distance, and more
    Discounts can also be managed in Current RMS
    Color-coded statuses allow users to see at-a-glance which items are reserved, allocated, or booked out
    Users can edit the details of orders, set up open-ended rentals, add tags, and more
    Current RMS enables users to create custom quotes, proposals, and invoices with document templates and a drag-and-drop editor
    The dashboard gives users an overview of the day's deliveries, collections, and returns, overdue items, upcoming shortages, and more
    Users can search for equipment and accessories in Current RMS
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    Current RMS screenshot: With Current RMS, users can track the status and availability of all of their equipment across multiple locations Current RMS screenshot: Additional bookable resources or services, such as transport, venues, or crew, can also be managed in Current RMS Current RMS screenshot: Flexible charging options allow users to charge by the hour, day, distance, and more Current RMS screenshot: Discounts can also be managed in Current RMS Current RMS screenshot: Color-coded statuses allow users to see at-a-glance which items are reserved, allocated, or booked out Current RMS screenshot: Users can edit the details of orders, set up open-ended rentals, add tags, and more Current RMS screenshot: Current RMS enables users to create custom quotes, proposals, and invoices with document templates and a drag-and-drop editor Current RMS screenshot: The dashboard gives users an overview of the day's deliveries, collections, and returns, overdue items, upcoming shortages, and more Current RMS screenshot: Users can search for equipment and accessories in Current RMS

    Features

    Total features of Current RMS: 74

    • API
    • Accounting Integration
    • Activity Dashboard
    • Activity Management
    • Activity Tracking
    • Alerts/Notifications
    • Asset Tracking
    • Audit Management
    • Audit Trail
    • Automatic Backup
    • Availability Indicator
    • Availability Management
    • Barcode / Ticket Scanning
    • Barcode Printing
    • Barcode Recognition
    • Barcoding/RFID
    • Billing & Invoicing
    • Billing Rate Management
    • Booking Management
    • Calendar Management
    • Commenting / Notes
    • Contract Drafting
    • Contract/License Management
    • Cost Tracking
    • Customer Database
    • Customer History
    • Customer Management
    • Customizable Fields
    • Customizable Forms
    • Customizable Templates
    • Data Import/Export
    • Design Management
    • Document Generation
    • Document Management
    • Document Templates
    • Drag & Drop
    • Email Templates
    • Equipment Maintenance
    • Equipment Rental Software
    • Equipment Tracking
    • Event Calendar
    • Event Scheduling
    • Inspection Management
    • Inventory Management
    • Inventory Tracking
    • Invoice Management
    • Job Costing
    • Job Management
    • Label Printing
    • Labeling
    • Maintenance Management
    • Maintenance Scheduling
    • Multi-Location
    • Order Management
    • Project Management
    • Proposal Generation
    • QuickBooks Integration
    • Quotes/Estimates
    • Rate Management
    • Real Time Notifications
    • Reporting/Analytics
    • Reservations Management
    • Resource Allocation & Planning
    • Resource Management
    • Scheduling
    • Search/Filter
    • Short / Long Term Rental
    • Status Tracking
    • Stock Management
    • Tagging
    • Task Management
    • Template Management
    • Third Party Integrations
    • Warehouse Management

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    Reviews

    Overall rating

    4,6 /5
    (46)
    Value for Money
    4,7/5
    Features
    4,4/5
    Ease of Use
    4,6/5
    Customer Support
    4,8/5

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    Brad H.
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    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
    • Review Source

    Overall rating

    • Value for Money
    • Ease of Use
    • Customer Support
    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Current is the extra person we can actually afford...

    Reviewed on 2016/07/19

    Current has totally revolutionised our business and been with us right from starting as a one man...

    Current has totally revolutionised our business and been with us right from starting as a one man business all the way to where we are now. I always get asked, is this software just for big businesses OR is this business just for small businesses. Truth is Current RMS is both, and everything in between.

    I strongly believe that Current has enabled us to grow from a small business to a larger business because Current has taken the place of the extra office employee we could never afford. Whether it's on the road, at the gig, in the warehouse or in the office. Current always has everything organised and looks absolutely beautiful both from our end, and more importantly from the customer's end.

    Current's customer service has been second to none. The Current team even sent us a Christmas present last year - that's how you can know that you're dealing with REAL people on the other end.

    Pros

    This software is absolutely sensational. It looks good, it operates even better, it's cloud based, integrates straight with our accounting package, AND the creators are forever after your feedback to improve the package. Unlike most provider's they actually listen to what the consumer wants and then they deliver it.

    Never have I found a software package that makes me actually enjoy managing a business, until now.

    Cons

    Every time I find a con, shortly after Current RMS brings out an update that fixes the con. So I'm going to leave this box blank, because If I fill it, chances are by next week it will be irrelevant!

    Response from Current RMS

    Hi Brad,

    We love having you and the whole team at PCC Productions on board. Thanks so much for taking the time to review Current RMS.

    Take care

    Mark K.
    Overall rating
    • Industry: Events Services
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
    • Review Source

    Overall rating

    • Value for Money
    • Ease of Use
    • Customer Support
    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Ever evolving software solution.

    Reviewed on 2017/04/04

    Current is a great product that has been working really well for us. Since we started with Current...

    Current is a great product that has been working really well for us. Since we started with Current over 2 years ago we have seen it evolve. As a result of this when a new feature is released it needs to be managed within your organisation as some will use it in a different way than you might. Any process you may have developed before any new feature release that carries out the same function may need to have its migration managed. It is a moving feast and as such needs to be managed for this reason only I give it 4 for ease of use.

    Pros

    Cloud based and evolving. Excellent Support.

    Cons

    Because it evolves your processes need to as well. Sometimes there is just not the time to do this and it can lead to different work practices within the organisation.

    Response from Current RMS

    Hi Mark,

    Thanks for your review and advice - we love the title, Current is indeed ever evolving.

    A lot has been added into Current since launch back in September 2014, which is close to when you came onboard. However all new features added into Current are carefully considered so that they don't disrupt existing processes if companies are not ready to take advantage of new updates. As we appreciate every business experiences different demands.

    I hope we were able to provide you with some useful guidance on the telephone today regarding further streamlining processes across the team, ensuring everyone is working in the same manner.

    Using Recent Actions and Recent Documents within Current is really beneficial as you can check to ensure everyone is working in the same way. Also, please remember all support and training is part of the package so if you decide to change a process or need to provide training on new features, we're here to help with that.

    Many thanks

    James L.
    Overall rating
    • Industry: Events Services
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 6-12 months
    • Review Source

    Overall rating

    • Value for Money
    • Ease of Use
    • Customer Support
    • Likelihood to recommend 0.0 /10

    Slow interface and drawn out procedures for simple tasks - 8 months in, looking for alternative

    Reviewed on 2016/11/04

    I can't believe the other people posting here are talking about the same product.
    The interface...

    I can't believe the other people posting here are talking about the same product.
    The interface and everything about the operation of the software is slow.
    Imagine you take three phones from potential new customers who want relatively simple quotes for a 3-5 items and a technician.
    Think they're getting them quickly?
    No way.
    You can't fill in a quote form with new details adding to client contact, organisation and venue lists.
    No you're going to spend hours on these quotes navigating around the site adding all three to the separate lists, then link them.
    It's so slow, and this is how every part of the system works, everything is separate and you constantly have to move around the clunky interface to do everything before you can do your initial task.
    Saving commonly used requests as templates, nah not really, you can hack your own ways to do it by 'cloning' old 'opportunities' but when yu get busy it's real easy to miss out changing some details to the venue remains the old venue or some other mistake.
    If I wasn't the co-owner I'd have been fired long ago as if people show up to pick up gear it's so clunking booking it out I mostly don't get around to it, and remember to allocate, prepare and bookout and check it in again, no you can't skip steps, why would anyone do that?
    The developers seem more interested in forcing you to use every new tool they create, it honestly seems like they measure usage of components and issue bonuses accordingly. It really seems badly designed on purpose.
    Maybe if you move from using a whiteboard based rental system this could seem revolutionary but it's just not.
    Yes venting, yes hate it, yes looking around for other options, any feedback other than gushing praise for Current is appreciated.
    Cheers
    James

    Pros

    Better than a whiteboard. Maybe.

    Cons

    I hate that lists can only have a handful of entries (like 5) because for each entry Current like to have big icons that take up space that could be used to add two more entries. Want to search current quotes, think 5 per page and clicking very slowly through each page.

    Response from Current RMS

    Hi James,

    Sorry to hear how frustrated you are with Current RMS right now, we have contacted you personally to go through your feedback.

    Many of the points you have raised regarding functionality are achievable and we would love the opportunity to show you this. All training is part of the package.

    Look forward to speaking to you soon.
    Current RMS

    Will H.
    Overall rating
    • Industry: Events Services
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 6-12 months
    • Review Source

    Overall rating

    • Value for Money
    • Ease of Use
    • Customer Support
    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    After months of researching and trailing different products RMS ticks EVERY BOX!

    Reviewed on 2017/07/12

    Better customer service, Staff time savings, More efficient use of staff time,

    Better customer service, Staff time savings, More efficient use of staff time,

    Pros

    I love the ease of use of Current RMS, I was worried that cloud based software and rural Yorkshire internet just wouldn't mix but the responsiveness is as if the software is hosted on the machine I'm using. Every time a new update is released it ticks boxes that I didn't even have. The discussions feature is great, I'd happily pay £35/month for a email client that shows when recipients have read my emails and that is included with RMS!

    Cons

    I'd love to have an iOS app, I appreciate that the mobile version of the standard web GUI is available but it is a bit clunky on iOS (even on a plus sized phone).
    The wish list is great but now it is to over 500 wishes it is getting a little out of hand, many repeat requests (each with maybe 20 votes but potentially 100 across the 5 requests?) Perhaps the wishlist should send out an email every week/month of 'new ideas' which may prompt users with spare votes to vote on an idea that they didn't even think was missing?

    Response from Current RMS

    Hi Will,

    Thanks for the fantastic review, delighted to hear the system is ticking all the right boxes for you.

    I'm pleased to let you know that a native app for Current RMS is on the Wishlist as we appreciate areas of the system may not be as easy to view on a mobile device, even if this is fully responsive.

    In regards to the amount of requests on the Wishlist, we frequently try to clean this up in the way of merging the same/similar ideas together but it's been very active recently so taking the time to do this again is high up on our list and hope to get round to this very soon.

    We really like the proactive idea of sending out a monthly email informing users of recent ideas added to the Wishlist. We're going to have a chat about how we can introduce this to our processes next week - great idea!

    Thanks again for your time reviewing Current, speak soon.

    Jonathan C.
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    • Industry: Events Services
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
    • Review Source

    Overall rating

    • Value for Money
    • Ease of Use
    • Customer Support
    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

    Our whole process has been greatly streamlined by this great bit of software

    Reviewed on 2018/07/18

    Pros

    SO easy to use - very little training required
    Easily customisable to suit most of our needs
    Great customer service (we had one glitch where one of the developers spent about three weeks working on something for us but then swore blind it couldn't be done - then spoke to someone else who had it fixed exactly how we needed and took him only 5 minutes!)
    New features constantly added - forever evolving for the better
    Asset tracking and management is a breeze
    They attend all the industry shows so it's always easy to meet face-to-face to discuss things - everyone is so friendly - you feel like you are dealing with people who properly understand your needs

    Cons

    These are only very minor points and should in no way detract from how great this software is:
    Some features take a lot longer to materialise than others - the reason for this is completely understandable but that doesn't make it any less annoying
    Data import/export is a bit clunky - it would be great to be able to make edits to databases without having to download them and upload them
    Access/permission levels are set by user level and not individually by login
    Outlook integration could be better

    Response from Current RMS

    Thanks for your brilliant review Jonathan and great to hear you're enjoying the new updates we've been working hard on. We look forward to catching up at Plasa London later this year :-)

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    Current RMS offers the following pricing plans:

    • Starting from: US$50,00/month
    • Pricing model: Subscription
    • Free Trial: Available

    30-day free trial, no credit card required. First user: $50 per month Additional users: $20 per user, per month

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    Current RMS has the following typical customers:

    Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1 000, 1 001+

    Current RMS supports the following languages:

    English, French, German, Spanish

    Current RMS supports the following devices:

    Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

    Current RMS integrates with the following applications:

    Mailchimp, Quickbooks Online, Xero

    Current RMS offers the following support options:

    Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, Chat

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