Rental Essentials Features

Rental Essentials

Cloud-based rental store/inventory management software

4.37/5 (41 reviews)

Rental Essentials Feature Summary

  • Kit tracking
  • Equipment rental
  • Late fee calculation
  • Maintenance management
  • Marketing integration
  • Online booking
  • Sales history
  • Scheduling
  • Short / long term rental
  • Recurring rentals
  • Customer specific fields
  • Inventory control
  • Inventory forecasting
  • Inventory tracking
  • Retail inventory management
  • Credit card integration
  • Electronic signature capture
  • Electronic payments
  • Automated expense input
  • Customizable branding
  • Custom landing pages
  • Custom online databases
  • Self service portal
  • Maintenance scheduling
  • Task scheduling
  • Accounting management
  • Data import/export
  • Labor cost reporting
  • Social media integration
  • Chat functionality
  • Invoice management
  • Invoice processing
  • Customer accounts
  • Customer history
  • Client database
  • Client portal
  • Calendar management
  • Event calendar
  • Equipment maintenance
  • Barcode scanning
  • Barcode support
  • ROI analytics
  • Delivery tracking
  • CRM integration
  • Billing rate management
  • Real time notifications
  • Booking management

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Rental Essentials Feature Reviews

24 reviewers had the following to say about Rental Essentials's features:

Andre Carriere

Extremely happy with PoR. Excellent support from both the IT department and the support staff

2017-11-06

Inventory sharing is great.

Pros

We like the inventory sharing as well.

Cons

The administration of users is really hard for us as we have over 500 employees. Not easy to find the user as you need to scroll down until you find the proper user.

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 Point of Rental Software


Thank you for that feedback, Andre! We appreciate your input, as it helps us guide the future of our software - we look forward to working with you to overcome the obstacles you're facing now and make the benefits even better!

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Dustin Jones

Point of Rental has increased our workflow 10X.

2017-08-08

Pros

We like the inventory feature the best as it will notify us if we don't have any rentals items avail or enough of an item that specific day.

Cons

We wish it had a better yearly and monthly calendar view to see more events instead of just weekly view.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Point of Rental Software


Thanks, Dustin!

We're glad you're enjoying Rental Essentials. With our next update, you should be able to see your reservations using Google Calendar (hopefully that helps!), and we're developing long-term calendars within the software in a way that would work for all of our customers.

We're glad to have you with us and we look forward to helping Venue Services further as we continue to add features!

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E Shantz

BEST rental management software

2015-11-19

Best rental management software and a great team in sales and support!

Rating breakdown

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Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Michelle Winton

POR Conference

2014-10-16

- Great product the facilitates easy rentals and inventory tracking - Friendly staff that are knowledgable about the product and the trade - Many features are not obvious during use, but staff has been highlighting many of them during the conference

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
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Source: Capterra
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Christina Pearson

Great experience, always something new to learn.

2017-11-06

The enhanced technologies allows us to better track our inventory and communicate easier in and around the organization.

Pros

I love how the company is continuously updating their programs and new technology is always being introduced to us consumers.

Cons

There is an additional cost to every facet of the system, but in the long run well worth the investment.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Point of Rental Software


Thanks for your feedback, Christina! We're glad to have you as part of the POR family!

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Arden Steffen

New to POR

2014-10-15

I am very happy with the system this far, it has helped us to better track inventory and to provide our customers with up to date contracts and services.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Kevin Echoff

Point-of-Rental review

2016-02-21

Pros

Would like to see some improvements to the maintenance screen and reports.

Rating breakdown

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

POR Conference 2014

2014-10-16

-Quick response to technical inquiries made to 1-800 number -Staff very knowledgable regarding Enterprise 2014 -Updates to software reflect customer suggestion submissions -Easy to use -Good inventory controls

Rating breakdown

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Source: Capterra
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Tina Olalde

Takes 3 times as long to do a transaction as necessary

2018-03-30

None

Pros

I like the credit hold feature under customer account, that's it!

Cons

Too many steps to do anything, constantly need to re-enter credentials every time you switch menus.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

0/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Point of Rental Software


Hi Tina!

We¿re sorry to hear that you¿re frustrated! Rental Expert, by default, is configured to require logins for each alteration in the system, which allows for more accurate tracking and logging of changes made. Computers (especially those at the counter) are often shared in rental stores, in our experience ¿ we want our customers to have accuracy in reporting without requiring users to log completely out of (and then back into) the system. For employees that have their own dedicated computers, there is an option that dramatically reduces the number of times you need to log in, however. We'll be reaching out to you today to show you how to do this.

We look forward to working with you to resolve this issue.

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Nazli Rahman

Using POR for over 4 years, use it on a daily basis.

2017-11-06

Pros

Very user friendly, net help feature has tons of useful information.

Cons

Somewhat challenging when it comes to having the layout compatible in the French language. We need that for the market we are in.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Point of Rental Software


Merci, Nazli! We're glad you're enjoying Point of Rental and we look forward to working to make the software more friendly for our POR Francophone family.

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Stephanie Layson

Class Options at the International Conference

2014-10-16

Perhaps have the class specific to the industry; party, equipment, etc...

Rating breakdown

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Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Bruce Adkins

Rental stores

2017-04-04

The sales part needs work as far as when it converts to an invoice. I didn't pay for the support but they have the FYI section and a chat with reps.

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Source: Capterra
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Response from Point of Rental Software


We're glad to hear you're enjoying our software, Bruce! We're happy to see the Did You Know section is helpful; our training staff has put lots of time into it.

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David Nelson

This software is massively over priced and is not cut out for fence rentals.

2018-05-18

There were no benefits whatsoever

Pros

The only positive of this system was the dispatch integration. This was a good system that functioned well with routing our trucks for their daily installations.

Cons

We were told that this would integrate with Quickbooks which it barely does.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

0/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Point of Rental Software


David,

I apologize for taking so long to respond; I just got the email notification for this review from Capterra a little while ago.

We're sorry to hear you feel that way. When Tina posted her review, our support team sent emails to try to explain how to fix the issues she was having; since we didn't get a response and you're citing some of the same issues, perhaps those messages didn't get through?

We're committed to fixing the issues in the relationship between POR and Driven Fence as quickly as possible. One of our managers will be calling you this afternoon to try to help you get the most out of your software, advise on some best practices, and hopefully address your grievances.

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Jason Horsley

POR customer for 6+ years

2014-07-02

Overall a great software for equipment and party rental.

Rating breakdown

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Source: Capterra
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Cary Gordon

Top notch Service!

2015-07-24

Point Of Rental has been there 100 percent, every step of the way as our company began the journey of getting our rental equipment online and finding a place to inventory our products online.

Rating breakdown

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Source: Capterra
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Kyle Roberts

Make the investment in your company with POR!

2016-02-16

Their staff is very knowledgeable with how the rental industry works and how their software applies to each scenario. The third attribute is their dedication to the software itself.

Rating breakdown

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Source: Capterra
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Charles Burnette

Great Rental Software

2016-02-21

Pros

I've used other rental software and longed for POR the entire time. They know what they're doing in the rental business and continue to innovate and grow with customer needs.

Rating breakdown

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

Been using it a few years, really helped us to modernize

2017-11-06

Pros

Ease of use and ability to understand it is fairly easy. The set up is very user friendly, even our oldest employee has found it easy to use.

Cons

Communication bewteen multiple stores can be improved. Sometimes when calling in for support I feel they aren't as trained as they could be.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
Features
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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Point of Rental Software


Thank you for providing that feedback, Arden. We'll get the new support staff spun up quickly on the software and get you back to the level of knowledgeable service you expect from Point of Rental. Thanks for being a part of the POR family!

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vona adams

point of rental review

2016-02-21

Pros

easy to use, easy to train new employees. what more do I have to say; when you have a new and better idea to make something work smoother, they fix it.

Rating breakdown

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Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Brooke Gotwals

Great Sessions!

2014-10-15

The sessions are well organized and easy to follow.

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Source: Capterra
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Libby Magee

Great Product

2014-10-16

The program is very easy to use.

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Source: Capterra
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peter bonish

good product great service

2016-02-21

Pros

Point-of-Rental is easy to work with always good for feedback and help great product and integrated into our website

Rating breakdown

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Source: Capterra
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Greg Goke

Point of Rental is fantastic!

2014-10-15

The day at a glance and ease of use is amazing. Easy to train forl new employees, and overall flow of the system is just great.

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Source: Capterra
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Aaron Nebelsick

Point of rental is tops!

2016-02-21

Pros

POR is intuitive and easy to use, and they peovide great support.

Rating breakdown

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Source: Capterra
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