Local Car Hire Operator
Many car rental operations begin small, surviving with manual processes or using different software packages to manage (separately):
- Fleet planning
- Vehicle records
- Rates and accounts
Often the use of standard office applications (MS Word, Excel, Sage, etc) is sufficient - up to a point!
That point is often the expansion of the business. This expansion is likely to be a factor of:
- Fleet growth - either in terms of volume of vehicles, or a more complex mix of vehicles
- Reservation volume growth - often as a result of new contracts won, new partnerships and successful sales and marketing activity
- Additional locations opening
In order to grow the business without adding human resource at the same rate, automation and integrated systems are a necessity.
How Thermeon can support your business
Eliminate manual processing - integrate rates, fleet, reservations and counter operations
- cars+ is a single system to manage fleet, rates, reservations, counter operations and accounting
- Eliminate the need for rental staff to complete Rental Agreements with information from rate cards, reservation information, fleet lists, etc. When all rental data is held in one system, there is no need to key in a single piece of data twice.
- Eliminate manual processing and you reduce errors (and the time wasted correcting those errors!)
Increase exposure of your business and your rates
Through the internet: webRES
- webRES provides a Google-friendly, hosted website for your business
- Rates and fleet availability are read in real time from cars+
- Reservation confirmations are sent instantly to customers
- Pre-payment and credit card integration
Through brokers: webXML
- Most of the biggest broker brands already connect with cars+
- Avoid the pain of creating and (the costly) maintenance of your own links to brokers
Quickly and easily improve your rental offerings without adding complexity
- An unlimited number of extras can be added (ski racks, GPS, winter tyres, refreshment packs) at time of reservation or rental
- Sell a variety of coverages
- Add different classes of vehicles, vans, trucks, motorcycles, trailers to your offering
- Make everything you sell available for reservation on the web
Improve control of your business
- Literally hundreds of standard rental reports are available in cars+
- Run sales incentive schemes for your staff at location, regional and / or national levels
- Use data export facilities to integrate with your preferred Accounting package (or use cars+ accounting functions)
- Invoicing of account customers made easy
Prepare for the next stage of growth and keep your IT costs in line with the “rhythm” of your business.
If you believe your business will grow, don’t wait until your current systems start holding you back.
Thermeon pricing models are based on transaction numbers: a Closed RA being that transaction. Therefore application usage costs vary with your seasons and the decline / growth in your business.
Our experience supporting businesses like yours
Thermeon has decades of experience of supporting businesses like yours. All our staff are ex-rental operators with experience ranging from local operations to multi-national corporations. Allowing Thermeon to support your business gives you access to this experience. With a pricing model that reflects your business’ volume, our staff have a direct interest in your success.