Rental Software expert, MCS, develops multiple new technologies and developments to help hire companies improve sustainability. As demand for more responsible and sustainable ways of working increases in the rental industry, MCS has innovated its solutions to empower hirers to reduce carbon emissions, go paperless, and increase asset utilisation.
To reduce CO2 emissions in the rental industry, hire companies can now optimise driver routes and schedules on the fly, helping to be more reactive and be as efficient as possible. With the latest version of the Transport Mobile app from MCS Rental Software, rental businesses can automatically plan and optimise driver routes. Drivers can also be viewed on a map using advanced telematics data so that adhoc jobs can be allocated and new schedules can be made with ease, updating the route instantly on the drivers’ mobile app.
Nick Thomson, Sales Director at MCS, explains: “The Transport Mobile and Resource Planner tools work together to create the perfect synergy between staff in the back office and the team on the road. Creating the most efficient route helps save fuel consumption and reduce CO2 emissions. The ability to change routes on the fly gives rental companies the power to do more business without adding extra journeys or forcing drivers to go back on themselves. Drivers and mobile engineers can also capture electronic proof of delivery, signatures and even photographic evidence, reducing paper and improving cash flow.”
The latest revamp to the MCS Online Shop functionality has enabled rental companies to use its functionality on the web, meaning hirers can make rental bookings online, view their own pricing, and check equipment availability, all from a mobile device.
Chris Clarke, Development Manager at MCS, continues: “Making our Online Shop available on the web and on mobile has transformed the way our customers can do business. It has helped them improve customer service whilst also ensuring hirers are selecting the right assets for rent, saving on wasted deliveries fulfilling incorrect orders. The new responsive solution shows customers what equipment is available, user guides and specifications, as well as up-to-date pricing, helping to reduce time spent by the hire team on manual data entry, updates and reliance on telephone orders.”
Working on mobile now reaches every area of the rental business with the power of mobile apps and web solutions. Previously laborious, paper-heavy processes are now replaced with instant live information on mobile apps connected with the main MCS Rental Software solution, so that businesses can work seamlessly no matter where their teams are located.
Nick Thomson concludes: “Mobile and paperless are two terms that often go hand in hand, and as a business, we’ve got more mobile apps and web solutions than ever. MCS Rental Software can now be used on mobile by hire teams throughout a rental business including sales, warehouse staff, drivers and mobile engineers, operators using digital timesheets, and by the management teams to get an overview of the entire business. Mobile is now successfully removing paper from the rental operation and helping the industry become a lot more sustainable.”
MCS Rental Software will be showcasing its rental management solutions at the Executive Hire Show 2022. Visit its stand on i20 to find out more about its new functionality driving sustainability in the hire industry.