Equip-Soft Finds Value in Associated Equipment Distributors

Equip-Soft Finds Value in Associated Equipment Distributors

Online PR News – 22-February-2011 – – Providing customers with information on availability and scheduling is a central function in equipment rental business. It is equally critical to manage the utilization of a rental fleet to maintain profitability. Equip-Soft’s rental functionality helps manage equipment rental operations more effectively.
AED is an international trade association representing companies involved in the distribution, rental and support of equipment used in construction, mining, forestry, power generation, agriculture and industrial applications. 700 distributor member companies account for over $15 billion of annual sales of construction equipment and related supplies and services in the U.S. and Canada. The average distributor member achieves over $46 million per year in revenues, and employs 90 people. Associated Equipment Distributors serves:
Independent distributors of construction equipment and related equipment/products which provide sales/rentals, parts and service
Manufacturers of construction and related equipment/products
Firms that rent construction and related equipment
Suppliers of business services, including finance, insurance, data processing and others
Related industry trade associations
AED enhances the ongoing success and profitability of our member companies and related constituencies by creating and providing high quality products, services and information, including:
Public policy advocacy
Industry education, training and career development through the AED Foundation
Research, analysis, and information on markets, economic and business trends, and performance benchmarks
Events and opportunities that enhance networking, facilitate business-to-business interaction and cooperation, and cultivate sources of capital and finance
Information and tools to facilitate electronic commerce and to improve the use of technology to enhance internal operations
Knowledge and assistance in understanding and enhancing the evolving role of distributors in our markets, and where appropriate advocating favored approaches
According to Grant Skinner, Vice-President of Equip-Soft, “Equip-Soft is a proud member of Associated Equipment Distributors. AED members are very clear in the strategic value the Associated member group brings to their business. We have been successful in leveraging the products and the extensive range of services AED provides its members as valuable business inputs.”
Equip-Soft (www.equip-soft.com) helps equipment distributors manage growth and improve efficiencies through its rentals, service, sales, parts, and fleet management software.  Equip-Soft aligns the best technology with the best business processes.  From fleets to forklifts and trucks to power generators, Equip-Soft’s  Dealer Management Systems (DMS)  allow companies to lower the price point, integrate accounting with core fundamentals, achieve cost-savings, while permitting scalability for future growth.  Customer demand requires that cost controls are implemented to strip away excess cost out of the supply chain.  Whether triggered by an acquisition or the failure of legacy systems, equipment distributors recognize that service contracts are an important element of their margins and profitability. Equipment distributors with a sales force, field technicians, providing supplies parts and short-term rentals, require better ways to monitor, manage, and maintain data.  Continuous improvement is a central principle with Equip-Soft; customers gain access to a product roadmap and upgrade path that allows them to find and make improvements in their businesses long after the initial implementation.  Partnering with Microsoft Dynamics means that all the benefits of working with an Industry specific software provider, with the backing of the largest provider of business software in the world.

Michelene Maguire