Navigator’s RentalDesk Enjoys PLASA Debut
Wednesday, 26 September 2001
Navigator’s RentalDesk Enjoys PLASA DebutPictured (L-R) at the PLASA Show, the Navigator Systems team of David Rose, Greg Smith (Navigator USA), Emma Cresswell, Helen Ritchie and Richard Cresswell.
UK-based Navigator Systems has added a low-cost rental management software package called RentalDesk to their product range. Launched at PLASA, RentalDesk has been designed for the Small Business Enterprise which requires asset tracking but cannot justify the expense of larger and costlier systems. Commenting on RentalDesk’s debut at PLASA, Navigator’s David Rose told us: "The response to RentalDesk at PLASA was overwhelming. We had more serious enquiries on the first day than at the whole show last year."

Rose continued: "This is by no means a replacement for our larger systems, but a move to address the needs of smaller businesses which are looking to improve their operations, but don’t have the large amount of capital needed for new systems. During tougher economic times, those companies that have cut costs and become more efficient have a better chance of surviving. RentalDesk will give them a software package for less than £400.00, which contains many of the features that are in our larger systems."

RentalDesk includes equipment tracking and equipment scheduling. It allows for packaging of equipment and includes an interface to standard serial barcode readers. Other features include an interface to Microsoft Word for quote generation, and an easy to use report designer for modifying printed forms. In addition, RentalDesk will include new skinning features, which allows the user to design their own look and feel. The system will be limited to three simultaneous users.

Greg Smith, president of Navigator Systems USA, commented: "RentalDesk will be a huge new product in the entertainment rental industry by affordably serving the Small Business Enterprise including single-man operatives. This is a truly exceptional software package that everyone will be able to afford. No other software company has as much experience in the Entertainment Rental industry as Navigator Systems and we will bring this expertise to companies that are in desperate need of organisation."

RentalDesk will be shown in the USA for the first time at LDI in Orlando, Forida from 2-4 November (booth 511).

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