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Buying Rental Software Isn't Only About The Money

Posted by Arleen on Oct 10, 2012 5:58:08 PM

More than any other industry, rental companies rely heavily on technology to help them manage their businesses. The rental business is just not as straightforward as a retail or distribution operation. After all, your customers aren't just buying product; they are walking out the door with your assets - your inventory! You need to be sure that what went out is what comes back, not only in quantity but also in the same condition. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
When a company starts to review rental software, they often create a document of requirements or a list of Pros vs. Cons. But there's one point that we never see listed and it is one of the most significant factors: Time. Time that is being wasted on tedious tasks or unnecessary duplication of efforts. Time that you or your staff will gain with the use of the right software.

In a recent article entitled "Put Technology To Work For You" which appeared in the latest issue of Rental Product News and also on http://www.forconstructionpros.com, the writer, Dick Detmer, give an excellent, balanced viewpoint: "As with any investment in technology, don’t take the plunge without adequate research. Then again, don’t put off making the decision so long that you miss the extra profit that enhanced technology can produce. As you try to explain to your employees, it’s not totally about how much money your company takes in, it’s what is left after all of the expenses. So, take advantage of what technology has to offer and keep more of what you and your employees have worked so hard to bring in". Certainly well said. So how would you go about evaluating the time that you'll gain if you changed your current method of operations?

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Software Selection: So Many Options...So Little Time

Posted by Arleen on Sep 11, 2012 5:09:41 PM

One of the most important decisions you will make for your business is which software to run it on. Software selection can also be a daunting, stressful tasks. One of the most difficult questions is: “Where do I start?” Like many other important decisions, it’s important to ask someone who has already gone through the process.
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The information presented here was originally part of a study done by Deloitte & Touche. In this study, companies that were evaluating accounting systems for their businesses were asked to name the "Top 10" criteria they used to select a solution. The criteria were ranked in order of importance and those who were in the process of selecting their accounting software for the first time were ranked separately from those businesses that were selecting their second software solution. Below is a comparison of the importance of various criteria used in evaluations. Notice the change in rankings for second-time buyers who were looking to change from an existing system to a new one.

First Time Buyers - Here are the rankings for those businesses looking for their first accounting system:

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Blog? Why Bother?

Posted by Arleen on Aug 17, 2012 11:37:50 AM


According to Wikipedia (one of our favorites by the way), as of Feb. 2011 there were over 156 million of them in existence and according to CNET news, 2 new ones are born every second. What are they? Blogs. What kind of word is "blog" anyway? It's an abbreviated blend of "web log". Ever wonder why your company... any company for that matter... needs a blog? Even the word sounds boring. Blog. Blaaaaahg. Blah-Blah-Blah-g. Blogging takes a lot of thought, needs consistent effort, and... most challenging of all... needs to actually be interesting or useful. This is one case where less is definitely not more. You need to blog frequently in order to reap the benefits. Definitely not for those with commitment issues. So the question is: Why bother? Don't you have enough to do already?

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It's Time To Super-Charge Your Business.

Posted by Arleen on Jun 12, 2012 8:10:52 AM

More than ever, your success depends on running a highly-efficient company while providing your customers with the best possible service. In today's challenging business climate, you need to find ways to outperform your competition and build customer loyalty while creating and retaining the most revenue possible.

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Products to drive your success.

Posted by Arleen on Jun 12, 2012 8:10:16 AM

“Success is a science; if you have the conditions, you get the result.” Oscar Wilde


Universal Accounting Software products are designed to spearhead your business success by creating the right conditions for the optimum results. Our objective is to provide you with the right tools to effectively manage and grow your enterprise. We develop, implement and support software solutions that help you control your business, make the right decisions, increase margins and drive your business to its full potential.

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Make sure your business is "on fire"... not your rental equipment!

Posted by Arleen on Jun 12, 2012 6:19:56 AM

Each season brings its own challenges to the rental industry. Check out a recent article by ARA Insurance and reduce your liability risks before any unnecessary incidents occur.

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