Point of Rental Software

Cloud-based rental store/inventory management software

About Point of Rental Software

Rental Essentials from Point of Rental is a scalable, cloud-based rental inventory management software for fixed and mobile rental businesses of all types and sizes. With tools such as inventory tracking, barcode scanning, POS, credit card processing, invoicing, delivery and return tracking, maintenance reminders, ROI reporting and more, Rental Essentials aims to provide an all-in-one rental management portal.

In order to enhance the customer experience, Rental Essentials provides the tools to create a fully customized and branded online self-service storefront. Vendors can upload products to the online store with photographs and details, and when a customer makes a reservation, data is automatically synchronized to the Rental Essentials calendar and the inventory levels are automatically updated. From the Rental Essentials vendor dashboard, users can track rental and inventory using the calendar tool, and gain an overview of recent transactions, new reservations, as well as outgoing and incoming rentals.

For added organization, Rental Essentials provides a color-coded calendar tool which displays the rental periods for each piece of equipment in the catalog, meaning vendors have a clear view of availability and can avoid overbooking. Once a booking is made by a client from the online store, vendors can accept the reservation and send a confirmation via email with just the click of a button. Rental Essentials also acts as a point of sale system by processing payments and credit card transactions, and sending invoices once bookings are confirmed.

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  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Key benefits of Point of Rental Software

  • Use Rental Essentials’ workbench tools to manage rentals, access quotes, and see details of bookings including payment total, special requests, start and due date, invoices, and any outstanding payments from previous rentals.

  • Reconcile the cash drawer, process credit card payments, view tax rates, and manage accounting from the admin menu. From there, users can also configure both the back-end system and the customer storefront with customized settings.

  • Use Rental Essentials' barcode scanning tool to check items in and out of the warehouse for rentals. Barcodes can also be scanned from a mobile device using the mobile app and phone camera.

  • Track deliveries and pick-ups using the iOS and android apps. Customers can fill in and electronically sign confirmation forms upon delivery as proof of receipt. The mobile apps can also be used to send out contracts remotely, and add or remove items.

  • Generate powerful and actionable reports from a range of options from the reporting library including future revenue, best sellers, ROI, and maintenance.
  • Devices

    Business size

    S M L

    Markets

    Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Germany, Ecuador, Falkland Islands, United Kingdom, French Guiana, Guyana, Ireland, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Paraguay, Suriname, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela, South Africa

    Supported Languages

    English, German, Spanish

    Pricing starting from:

    N/A

    • Free Version
    • Free Trial
    • Subscription

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    Point of Rental Software Software - Essentials' customizable, self-service customer storefront showcases your rental inventory.
    Point of Rental Software Software - Avoid overbookings and view availability with the calendar tool.
    Point of Rental Software Software - Elite's Dashboards show every employee the data that's important to them, quickly and easily.
    Point of Rental Software Software - Syrinx's Driver Scheduler helps manage your deliveries and collections (much like Dispatch Center for Expert or Elite).
    Point of Rental Software Software - Expert's Day at a Glance feature shows your team what's on tap for the day.
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    Point of Rental Software Software - Essentials' customizable, self-service customer storefront showcases your rental inventory.
    Point of Rental Software Software - Avoid overbookings and view availability with the calendar tool.
    Point of Rental Software Software - Elite's Dashboards show every employee the data that's important to them, quickly and easily.
    Point of Rental Software Software - Syrinx's Driver Scheduler helps manage your deliveries and collections (much like Dispatch Center for Expert or Elite).
    Point of Rental Software Software - Expert's Day at a Glance feature shows your team what's on tap for the day.

    Features

    Total features of Point of Rental Software: 66

    • API
    • Accounting
    • Accounting Integration
    • Activity Dashboard
    • Activity Tracking
    • Alerts/Notifications
    • Asset Lifecycle Management
    • Asset Tracking
    • Auto / Boat Rental
    • Availability Indicator
    • Availability Management
    • Barcode / Ticket Scanning
    • Barcode Recognition
    • Barcoding/RFID
    • Billing & Invoicing
    • Booking Management
    • CRM
    • Calendar Management
    • Contract/License Management
    • Credit Card Processing
    • Customer Database
    • Customer History
    • Customer Management
    • Customizable Reports
    • Data Import/Export
    • Delivery Management
    • Digital Signature
    • Discount Management
    • Dispatch Management
    • Document Management
    • Document Storage
    • Electronic Payments
    • Electronic Signature
    • Email Templates
    • Equipment Maintenance
    • Equipment Rental Software
    • Equipment Tracking
    • Inspection Management
    • Inventory Management
    • Inventory Tracking
    • Invoice Management
    • Late Fee Calculation
    • Maintenance Management
    • Maintenance Scheduling
    • Medical Equipment Rental
    • Multi-Location
    • Online Booking
    • Order Management
    • Purchase Order Management
    • QuickBooks Integration
    • Quotes/Estimates
    • Rate Management
    • Recurring Rentals
    • Reminders
    • Reporting & Statistics
    • Reporting/Analytics
    • Reservations Management
    • Retail Inventory Management
    • Scheduling
    • Search/Filter
    • Short / Long Term Rental
    • Third Party Integrations
    • Transaction History
    • Utilization Reporting
    • Website Integration
    • Work Order Management

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    Reviews

    Overall rating

    4,4 /5
    (82)
    Value for Money
    4,1/5
    Features
    4,2/5
    Ease of Use
    4,3/5
    Customer Support
    4,4/5

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    Nazli R.
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    • Industry: Events Services
    • Company size: 51-200 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    My Point of Rental Software story

    Reviewed on 2018/11/05

    I’ve been using Point of Rental Software since 2013 and I have absolutely using the software. The...

    I’ve been using Point of Rental Software since 2013 and I have absolutely using the software. The support staff is always there to help if you need them. I also really like the her help feature that allows you to read up on how to use the software.

    Pros

    Windows based
    Support team
    Ease of use
    Integrated website

    Cons

    Still working out the French translation

    Response from Point of Rental Software

    Thanks, Nazli! We're glad you're enjoying the software and our support staff. As you might have heard, we're making a push to get more French-friendly, having added a few French-speaking support team members and a French Canadian salesperson! We look forward to when we're able to be as magnifique in French as we are in English. =)

    Daryl S.
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    • Industry: Events Services
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Great software, even better support

    Reviewed on 2019/11/12

    Overall, we enjoy using POR. We have moved to POR six years ago and we wouldn't go anywhere else if...

    Overall, we enjoy using POR. We have moved to POR six years ago and we wouldn't go anywhere else if we had to make the decision again.

    Pros

    This is the gold standard of rental software.
    Their support is legendary.
    They have many years of experience in the industry.
    Most of their staff come from the rental industry
    Their software is very feature rich (more than anything else I've ever seen.
    They have a wonderful system to manage availability of rental items
    They are very responsive to requested features from their users.
    New features are being added to allow customers pay and ask for quotes online.
    Data can be pulled into other software for analysis and reporting.

    Cons

    Their support quality has suffered as they have grown very quickly in the past few years.
    It is legacy software which makes it a bit less user friendly and difficult to learn.
    It is required to be run on a Remote Desktop server. So, the full functionality is not available easily on mobile devices.

    Response from Point of Rental Software

    Thanks, Daryl!

    We're glad to have you as a part of the Point of Rental family and we think you'll be excited about the direction we're taking the software in the future as we increase accessibility and focus on ease of use. We're also excited to see our new Pointers become the trusted experts that you love to talk to in the future because they're so knowledgeable. =)

    Jimmy F.
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    • Industry: Retail
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 0.0 /10

    Too Many Limitations for Any Serious Business to Consider for Online Bookings

    Reviewed on 2021/04/21

    It's one thing to have issues. Software is buggy. It's always evolving. But to have to pay...

    It's one thing to have issues. Software is buggy. It's always evolving. But to have to pay $75/month for the right to call them and get help? Just awful. That would maybe be tolerable if they had a chat option. Nope. Or if they responded to emails swiftly. Nope. If you have a critical issue, you are on your own. Good luck. Your customers pay the price and you lose the business.

    Pros

    The back end is fine. Not great. It gets the job done, but the interface and UI for online is antiquated. There are so many platforms out there with slick functionality and workflow that they're getting left behind without some SERIOUS upgrades.

    Cons

    I can't say it all in 1,500 characters. Let's start with customer service. You actually have to pay $75 for phone customer service with most plans. Huh? That means either 1) you're likely to have so many issues that it's worth $75 to get help fixing them, or 2) They don't want to assist their customers unless they can extort an extra $75 for the honor. Absurd. We work with dozens of SaS companies, and nobody else does this.

    Now to online bookings:

    If you take bookings online you need to look elsewhere. Don't even consider Point of Rental. The online functionality is absolutely terrible. Scary bad.

    Cart abandonment is the #1 issue facing web businesses these days, and creating redundant and unnecessary steps in the checkout process just can't happen.This is Ecommerce 101, don't stand between your customers and payment. As it sits right now, the POR checkout needs an overhaul.

    1) Customers need the option to check out as a guest. Quick checkout. Every online business in the world offers this option. To make matters worse, the customer has to navigate back to their email after signing up for an account to confirm their email, and then navigate back to the site. Only to be hit with a Recaptca verification. After they've already verified their email. So they have to prove that they are who they are twice. Why can't they just pay and get their stuff? That's not to even mention all of the bugs with the checkout process. I don't know why they make it so difficult.

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    Reasons for Switching to Point of Rental Software

    Because I'm an idiot.

    Response from Point of Rental Software

    Hey Jimmy, thanks for the feedback. Our support team will be reaching out shortly to help with any issues you're currently having. They'll also be able to show you how to access our support team via chat.

    Beverly S.
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    • Industry: Retail
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Best Decision Ever Made

    Reviewed on 2019/03/25

    When we started with POR, I was posting all of our invoices to a general journal by hand! There...

    When we started with POR, I was posting all of our invoices to a general journal by hand! There was not enough hours in the day! POR gave me back a quality to my life. As a business, we have grown to two stores in 2009. POR helped us with that expansion. Thank God! Now both stores run smoothly through this system. When there is a problem, I pay for the yearly support and they are just a phone call away. I can usually get someone to remote in and walk me through a mistake or make me understand why the computer's accounting system did what it did. I have neither a degree in accounting or computer science but there are times when this program makes me feel like I'm a genius! It really is well thought out. The original owners always tested the new stuff in their rental store. The current owner grew up in a rental store. It is a program for the rental industry by people who new the rental industry, inside and out.

    Pros

    User friendly, very helpful support staff, constantly innovating to keep up with the times. Our business has grown volumes since we first purchased POR software in 2005. I cannot imagine what a nightmare my bookwork would be without this program! I l agonized with my husband in 2005 over what software to go with as it is an invstment, not one that you would throw away every two years and jump to a different software. We are so happy we chose POR!!! Great program, great people, will stay with this company forever!!!

    Cons

    I don't really have any complaints about the software. If I could change one thing it would be that some of the support staff from all of these years we have been with POR would not get older and retire!! We miss [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN] and all of the oldies but goodies! [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN] don't ever leave! You are the anchor in every storm! You are what every member on your support team should aspire to be!!

    Response from Point of Rental Software

    Hi Beverly! Thank you for all your kind words and we're sorry we didn't get to see this review until today! We're glad you're a part of the Point of Rental family and we're definitely working to keep Earl around as long as he continues to enjoy being here. =)

    Verified Reviewer
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    • Industry: Machinery
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

    Equipment Rental Store Owner

    Reviewed on 2019/03/20

    Point of Rental is the central hub for our business, and is where we do nearly 100% of our...

    Point of Rental is the central hub for our business, and is where we do nearly 100% of our day-to-day tasks. There is no better dedicated product on the market for a rental business, but be aware that not all of the additional features are worth the price of admission.

    Pros

    Point of Rental is basically handling every facet of a rental business, from time clock to inventory to depreciation to reservations and missed rental tracking.

    Cons

    The software has clearly been added to and modified over time, and the UI is uneven and inconsistent in many places. Many of the modules have only very basic functionality or are overly complicated to use.

    Response from Point of Rental Software

    We're glad you're continuing to enjoy the software - we feel that one of the advantages to having so many additional features is that it allows you to only add the features that will be worth it for your business (with thousands of businesses using the software, there are going to be a lot of differing requirements).

    That said, if you have recommendations for improvements in any modules, you can either submit them via uInnovate (link found in your software) or contact us directly at [email protected] and we'll see what we can do!

    Thanks for being a part of the Point of Rental family and for providing solid feedback!

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    Point of Rental Software offers the following pricing plans:

    • Starting from:
    • Pricing model: Subscription
    • Free Trial: Available

    From cloud-based, easy rental inventory & maintenance tracking to full-suite ERP systems, mobile apps, and different modules, you only pay for what you need with Point of Rental software. Please contact our support team to figure out what solution (and pricing) would best fit your company.

    Point of Rental Software has the following typical customers:

    Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1 000, 1 001-5 000

    Point of Rental Software supports the following languages:

    English, German, Spanish

    Point of Rental Software supports the following devices:

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

    Point of Rental Software integrates with the following applications:

    Access Dimensions, Google Calendar, MYOB Business, QuickBooks, QuickBooks Online Advanced, Quickbooks Online, Sage 200, Sage 50cloud Accounting, Sage Intacct, Salesforce Sales Cloud, Stripe, Xero, Zapier

    Point of Rental Software offers the following support options:

    Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, 24/7 (Live rep), Chat

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