Current RMS Features List

Current RMS

RMS for AV, production, broadcast & event rental companies

4.64/5 (44 reviews)

Current RMS Feature Summary

  • Inventory management
  • Document creation
  • Equipment status tracking
  • Barcode label generation
  • Stock level tracking
  • Accessory & add-on management
  • Shortage alerts
  • Job planning
  • Custom quotes & proposals
  • Document templates
  • Drag-and-drop quote generation
  • Accounting integrations
  • Resource planner
  • Availability management
  • Resource tracking
  • CRM functionality
  • Activity timelines & calendars
  • Custom fields
  • Client histories
  • Search functionality
  • Tag clouds
  • User action tracking
  • Data import & export
  • Barcode scanning

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Current RMS Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about Current RMS's features:

Ketan Patel

Best Rental Management System on the Market at the Moment

2017-04-21

We now have a system that allows us to quote, book orders, manage and report stock availability, check out and in orders and manage losses.

Pros

We love the design of the product with it's modern interface.

Cons

There is not much that we don't like. If I had to pick something, it would be to improve the speed at which we can enter order lines.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering Current RMS

The application is very easy to set up and the Current RMS team are at hand if you need help. Once set up, it needs very little training in order to get up and running.

Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Current RMS


Wow thanks Ketan, this is such a lovely review. You'll be pleased to know a new "quick add" feature is going to be released very soon, allowing you to add line items onto quotes and orders without going into the picker. Keep your eyes peeled for the update message on this one. Thanks

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Sean Lathan

The most modern, flexible solution by far.

2017-02-08

If you are in the market for a new hire system, I strongly recommend checking out Current RMS. Drop them a line and get a personal demonstration of the system.

Pros

- Flexibility - Powerful - Ease of use - API Integration - Accounting Integration

Cons

- null

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Current RMS


Wow, thanks so much for taking the time to write this brilliant review, Sean! You're an absolute pleasure to have on board!

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James Milner-Smyth

SImple setup and easy to implement with no upfront cost

2016-09-14

Easy to use, links into our Xero accounts system easily and now with an API so we can start integrating with our website.

Pros

Ease of implementation and use.

Cons

Availability calendar not currently possible to embed in client facing website but new API may now allow customisation.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering Current RMS

You can import your inventory from a spreadsheet easily and the team will help you do that to get going.

Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Current RMS


Thanks for your great feedback James. You can indeed access product availability information in client facing websites using our new API. We¿ve dropped you a quick message about how to do this. If you do have any more questions, please don't hesitate to contact the support team. They are more than happy to help :)

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Paul Muller

Solid foundation but needs to mature

2018-02-01

Pros

Solid Xero integration - minus recurring invoices.

Cons

Lacking in features we needed, namely; - doesn't support recurring rentals - especially the billing aspect - no web store for customer self-service - no iOS/Android app (don't let the screen shots fool you, this is not designed for an iPad experience) - not terribly sophisticated when it comes to managing services, utilisation and margins (it's core strength seems to be as a great resource tracker) None of this is their fault - they don't claim to do any of this - we needed to spend more time evaluating them vs. the competition.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Current RMS


Hi Paul, Thanks for providing us with your feedback.

We appreciate that the features you have mentioned are important to your business, and we work extremely hard to ensure we're building features that the industry wants and needs. Since we launched in 2014, we've implemented almost 100 updates from our wishlist into all users' systems and are continuing to work hard to add more throughout 2018.

With over 1,400 companies now on board, all with their own requests for features, the wishlist is the best way for us manage these requests in a fair way. The ideas that receive the most votes get built first, so we're responding to the industry's needs.

As you mentioned, we are very open and transparent about what Current can do now and in future. We update ideas on our wishlist, so users can see when ideas are in different development stages.

I can see our Product Specialist, Michael, is in contact with you, so we look forward to discussing your feedback further. Many Thanks.

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Jonathan Clough

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

2018-07-18

Pros

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

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

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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Aaron Chesham

Great product. we had got to a point where our growth had paced our systems. Current has sorted this

2017-07-10

Pros

It integrates seamlessly with xero. The inventory tracking is great. and the portability of the software being in the cloud is just awesome.

Cons

Some sort of PAT testing module which tracks when things need to be retested would be very handy.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Current RMS


Thanks for your brilliant review Aaron and great to hear how Current is managing the growth of your business. A PAT testing module is certainly in the pipeline, as it's gaining more and more votes. We have an array of new features we're looking to implement soon, so I can't give you an exact date for when we'll start building the testing and maintenance feature, however I'll make a note to contact you as soon as we know more. In the meantime, we do have an open API, so you can look into integrating this with a PAT testing system if it's something you need sooner rather than later. Thanks again

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Rupert de Renzy-Martin

Massive leap forward in rental management but some flaws still taking a long time to iron out

2018-02-07

It works well, and whilst not being 100% intuitive, is way easier to pick up than any of the alternatives we looked at.

Pros

Great features and clean interface, online chat support and feature request function.

Cons

Some sections could still be a lot more advanced (I'm thinking of the costings and reports sections) and there are some small but constant niggles that could be really easy to iron out (like having to click onto another page from the Opportunity page to find a client's phone number).

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Current RMS


Hey Rupert, thanks for taking the time to leave us a review.

We understand that there may still be some features in Current that you would like to see, and our developers are working hard to constantly implement ideas that the industry want. Every business is different, so we find that our Wishlist is the best way to see what each of our customers want the most and implement the ideas with the highest votes. I appreciate that there are some areas of the system that you think could be more advanced and easier to manoeuvre your way around, so I will certainly pass these on to our development team.

Updating a phone app is very different to updating an entire rental management system, often the changes within phone apps are bug fixes, or minor changes to the system. We prefer quality of updates over quantity, and this means that sometimes some of the updates can take a little bit longer to push out.

We look forward to adding more features throughout 2018 to help your business.

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Bryan Skipsey

A simple to use and effective piece of software, it has helped transform & streamline our operations

2017-07-14

Having the ability to access easily makes remote working a lot easier, no need for VPN connections back to the office.

Pros

Easy to set up from scratch and easy to adapt as you go Ability to easily customise and set up your own fields in any area of the system Easy to use & quick to learn Pictorial layout makes sense & looks great CRM & Project integration (Invoicing too but we don't use that feature...yet) Speedy response from technical support Crewing and logistics workflow Ability to access anywhere, anytime from any device Responsive to new ideas and no user hassle to download/update as it is all done for you Linking calendars to mobile devices/other computers/Outlook Ability to download custom views as a csv file Ability to hand on heart recommend it to other people/companies Overall a great product in fairly early stages of life and is improved upon regularly.

Cons

A few well thought out ideas and well supported items on the wishlist that have been on for a long time with no sign of implementation - e.g. moving oustanding items to an existing Opportunity - email templates - choosing optional accessories - Do a deal button Better Outlook integration would be nice No option to choose who can see custom views - only ability to do this at User Role level, not individual User level No way of customising the main Dashboard No real stock check routine

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Current RMS


Hey Bryan,

Thanks for the review and feedback for other companies looking at a new rental management solution.

Pleased to say that all the features you've mentioned on the Wishlist are high up on our development roadmap. We are continuously working hard to ensure we are delivering the most popular, requested for features but to excellent standard and look forward to releasing these to all of our customer base in due course.

Many thanks
Current RMS

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Neil Penno

Great software to keep your business going and going and going!

2017-11-17

Pros

It's great fro scheduling our team and also keeping track of equipment in multiple locations.

Cons

There are some limitations with formatting of the emails and also some limitations with reporting. This doesn't outweigh the benefits by any stretch though.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Current RMS


Thanks very much for your review Neil, we really appreciate it. A member of the team is getting in contact to help you overcome the limitations you're experiencing with email formatting and reporting. Speak soon :-)

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Ben McCarthy

We have been using Current for the last 12 months now and it has revolutionised the way that we work

2015-10-30

From the initial quote all the way through the process including the confirmations, invoices, prep, dispatch and return of equipment.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Customer support
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Current RMS


Thanks for the fantastic feedback Ben, it's great to have such a forward thinking rental company onboard. We look forward to delivering other exciting new features to you all over the next 12 months.

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Ross Goldman

A Modern, Delightful Rental Management System

2017-01-18

Plus, Current's responsive layout automatically adjusts to the size of your screen.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Current RMS


It's safe to say, all the team at Event Wave Productions are an absolute pleasure to work with! Thanks for a great review, Ross :-)

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Chris McGuire

Good system works well for our business day to day needs

2017-07-10

Solved our core need for a rental system

Pros

Flexible and customisable, the system is relatively easy to use .

Cons

Lacking in clear instructions on some of the features, integration with 3rd party crm non existent.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Current RMS


Hi Chris, thanks for your feedback on the different areas of Current. In regards to instructions on new features, someone will be in touch shortly to find out whether you're referring to the update messages we send out, or our guides. If it's our guides, we're currently updating these throughout the system. The Discussion template feature is going to be released very shortly. Although we send automated email reminders regarding invoices, we are also looking at the option for customers to reactivate their own system if this cancels due to, for example expiring cards. Lastly, we are also working on the timescale of our free document layout customisation service by putting better processes in place and growing the team so that we can look to increase our turn around time but still ensure the customised layouts we complete are to good standard. However, in busy periods, the turn around time may increase but we try to set expectations upon receiving the first request. Thanks

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Lindsay Jernegan

Best Rental Software

2015-11-04

My company has been using Current since they were in Beta, and I've been incredibly pleased with the product and service since the beginning. The interface is modern and functional, the customer service is prompt and supportive, and they're continually integrating improvements along the way which have helped make a good product even better.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Customer support
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Current RMS


Hey Lindsay,

Thanks for the continued support and feedback, it's been great having you onboard since the very beginning of Current RMS. We look forward to providing you with more integrations and improvements to the system in the near future.

Many thanks

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Natasha Lee-Walsh

Seamless!

2018-02-06

Pros

The CRM means that project managers can easily transfer parts or or entire projects to better suit work patterns or account for staff illness.

Cons

The organisations import is simpler, but so far removed from the export that our current software will do, that I'm having to go through our current database one entry at a time in order to import it...

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Current RMS


Hey Natasha, thanks so much for the great review.

There is often a bit of a learning curve when moving from one system to another, especially when data is stored in different ways in both systems. We're always on hand to give you any support you need, so let us know if there's anything you need help with :-)

Great to have you on board!

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James Leonard

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

2016-11-04

Imagine you take three phones from potential new customers who want relatively simple quotes for a 3-5 items and a technician.

Pros

Better than a whiteboard. Maybe.

Cons

Want to search current quotes, think 5 per page and clicking very slowly through each page.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

0/10

Recommendations to others considering Current RMS

Don't do it, I warned you.

Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

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

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Gerard Hook

Excellent bang for buck.

2017-02-09

Having moved to current, I can now maintain my assets much better, and with the new API I have been able to create custom tools to further improve my workflow.

Pros

Flexibility, constant updating and improvements.

Cons

Lacking a couple of core feature sets (overall job pricing, test and tag) that most other platforms support.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Current RMS


Hey Gerard, thanks so much for taking the time to review Current. In terms of the "overall job pricing" - I wonder whether you're referring to the following idea on our Wishlist: https://goo.gl/zXXQXB ...If so, this idea is currently in planning stages, and is in the pipeline to be released in the not so distant future. Also, in terms of testing (which I assume is PAT testing), we will be more than happy to share a document on how to use custom fields to store the info. We'll send you over an email shortly with a bit more information.

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Roger Schneider

Worth every penny

2017-01-18

Working with current has greatly improved our workflow, eliminated all spreadsheets creating a tool our staff is connected too and up to date on every instance.

Pros

1. Its an online software where I don't need to worry about updates and I have access from any machine: phone tablet or desktop 2. The support is Awesome! Always available and ready to help and personal, I know the staff and they remember me. Its obvious that the tech support are very knowledgeable and part of a small team not outsourced!

Cons

We work in Hebrew, (right to left) I would be nice if there was more flexibility for right to left languages like Hebrew ( or Arabic) That being said I was able to set up all the documents I need for my customers in Hebrew, so dealing with an English interface is not a problem.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Current RMS


You really can use Current from anywhere in the world, hey ;-). Thanks for your kind words, Roger! We look forward to having more Hebrew and Arabic companies on board and increasing the flexibility for you.

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James Fickling

Great software with great flexibility.

2015-11-25

It really has streamlined our stock and quoting processes.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Customer support
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Current RMS


Thanks for the review James.

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Noel Anthony

Best Customer Support

2017-02-17

Just send all invoices from RMS and statements from XERO and it soon looks like one program.

Pros

You can see the week or month at a glance. Posting to XERO is painless.

Cons

I would like see the sales pipeline for each month available so you can see confirmed orders at a glance for the month

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Current RMS


Hey Noel, Thanks for the great review,it's massively appreciated. So glad to see how streamlined you're finding the integration between Current and Xero. In terms of having the sales pipeline for each month readily available in order to see confirmed orders, you can do this via custom views and set it to show orders within a certain month. It would just look slightly different to how it's set out in the dashboard. I hope this help, thanks.

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Stephen Lucas

Brilliant user-friendly cloud software

2015-11-02

You can quickly manage equipment, pull of equipment preparation lists, assign staff to jobs, send invoices to clients and prepare quotations.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Customer support
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Current RMS


Hey Steve,

Thanks for the review and your support since launch, it's fantastic to have you onboard - we look forward to releasing more features from the Wishlist shortly.

Speak soon.
Current RMS

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Martyn Gale

Not sure how we coped with our old software!

2017-01-18

Tech support is almost instant via a chat icon that's on your dashboard, they have a wishlist so new features are discussed and voted on by the users, allowing for the developers to keep their fingers on the pulse.

Pros

Tech support is top notch. With my old software, even with a service contract they made me think I was wasting their time. Also the iCal feeds are amazing

Cons

Can't think of anything. In all honesty.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering Current RMS

Buy it!

Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Current RMS


It's a pleasure having Profile Productions on board with Current. Thanks so much for your great review, Martyn!

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Brad Holder

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

2016-07-19

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

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.

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!

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering Current RMS

If you're not sold just trial it, shortly after doing so YOU WILL BE SOLD.

Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

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

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Will Harrison

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

2017-07-12

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

Pros

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).

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

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.

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Lez Barker

Everything you want

2016-07-19

Where ever we are - from New York to London, Current RMS helps us keep track of our equipment and projects perfectly

Pros

Customer service, this is a huge Pro. From help to software changes, nothing is ever a problem.

Cons

...don't think I have found any yet...

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering Current RMS

Give it a try, you won't look back.

Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Current RMS


Hi Lez,

Thanks for the continued support and brilliant feedback. We love having you on board!

Best wishes

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Ben Bowles

Excellent Rental Software

2015-10-31

Fantastic rental software, specifically designed for the AV industry and comes with excellent customer service.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Customer support
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Current RMS


Hey Ben,

Many thanks for the Current RMS review. Your feedback is vital to our product development so keep the brilliant suggestions coming.

Speak soon.
Current RMS

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