Point-of-Rental™ Systems, Grand Prairie, Texas, is observing its 30th anniversary in 2013.
The company was founded in 1983 as a division of Overland Rentals Inc., an equipment rental store opened a year earlier by former NASA software engineers. Shortly after opening the store, it became clear that rental management software would dramatically improve productivity. Noting that many of the computer languages used at NASA could be used for writing rental software, Point-of-Rental Software became a reality.
“The first edition of Point-of-Rental Software printed rental/sale contracts, controlled inventory, stored reservations and maintained accounts receivable,” says Bob Shaffer, a company founder who is now retired. “It was a huge improvement over doing everything manually. But, it was nothing compared to the current version which is a 100 percent Microsoft Windows® server product with features and options such as dispatching using GPS, integrated credit card processing, dashboards, purchase orders and integrated web site hosting.”
Point-of-Rental Systems makes available yearly updates and enhancements to help businesses function more efficiently.