Business Intelligence

Intempo Introduces New Mobile App to Manage and Monitor Rental Assets

Intempo, a rental management software company recently launched a unique mobile app that provides various options to users to help them solve their data management problems. The mobile app performs the task of transforming rental data into easily digestible, actionable information. The app has been built to make rental processes easier and flexible. Intempo has been providing its customers with remote visibility into their rental inventory assets and aims to help them unleash maximum value through data accuracy and accessibility.

“Our goal has always been to offer technology solutions that empower rental businesses to make smarter decisions and to cultivate customer loyalty,” said Matt Hopp, general manager of InTempo. “Bringing our data to mobile takes both our software and our value proposition to the next level. We’re excited to give our customers the flexibility to access crucial KPIs and find profit, whether they’re in the yard, at a jobsite or at home.”

The app has been designed by Rental BI, a leader in the rental business, and is integrated with InTempo’s Enterprise software solution. The app offers various ways to help customers determine the true value of their inventory assets. It features a dashboard that shows details of items such as equipment status, utilization, revenue, A/R aging, and a daily feed to better prepare customers with inventory reporting.

Intempo’s unveiling of the new mobile app is a step towards achieving greater data insights for retail businesses. Using the dashboard, users can collect important data related to inventory management and make more informed decisions. The app also enables salespeople to check equipment rates and availability; view upcoming reservations, contracts and pickups; and easily access customer information.

“As an owner of an equipment rental company, I know firsthand how important it is to keep a pulse on my business and to be able to make important decisions without being tethered to a computer,” said Hernán del Aguila of Rental BI. “This mobile app takes the incredibly rich data captured in InTempo Enterprise and turns it into a major competitive advantage for independent rental businesses, allowing us to compete even with big-box stores.”


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