Suppliers of hire management software exhibiting at the recent Executive Hire Show report that the event has proved a huge success in terms of interest and orders from visitors.
inspHire says that enquiries for its software were up 60% year on year, and that it sold an installation of its inspHire Express software to a customer who took full advantage of a voucher in the Killer Deals booklet distributed to pre-registered visitors. MD Graham Dobbs said: The level of enquiries was excellent and there was a fantastic amount of interest from existing customers in our newly launched inspHire-iX, our Apple device application for users on the move.”
Also offering a Killer Deal incentive was Higher Concept Software, which gave two free Tsurumi LB480 pumps from Obart to customers ordering its Syrinx software at the Show. “The initiative proved to be hugely successful,” said Sales and Marketing Director, Katy Williams. “This was our fifth consecutive year at the Show and, yet again, it proved to be the perfect hire-focused platform for us to prove to prospective customers how effective Syrinx can be, in addition to demonstrating the latest software developments.”
Similarly, MCS’ Sales Manager, Nick Thomson, said: “We had the busiest first day for years and the second day didn’t disappoint either. Both the quality and the number of enquiries were extremely promising. There was particular interest in demonstrations of our electronic Proof of Delivery module, enabling hirers to easily scan and store delivery and collection paperwork and other documents with a contract, and then retrieve them quickly. We showed how a hire company can make these documents available to customers through a Web Portal, further enhancing service and pre-empting calls to the hire desk.”
Also demonstrating a Proof of Delivery application was JPoint, which said that it generated much attention, even to the extent that some visitors had been referred to the stand by others who had seen it on the stand earlier. “The application runs on a SmartPhone,” said MD Mel Cawley. “As well as capturing a signature, it will allow you to attach photographs (perhaps of damaged equipment or the person who signed) and the GPS co-ordinates of the delivery or collection. The signed document, with images embedded, is then emailed to the customer eliminating the need for paperwork on site. The mobile application complements the document scanning integration which JPoint demonstrated last year for its Easi-Hire software.
A full review of the Show will be included in the March issue of EHN.