After four years researching hire software in Europe, USA, Japan and Australia, Pierre Boels BV chose to install a 600 user inspHire I.T. system. Boels is one of the largest rental organisation in Europe with over 190 depots in six European countries.
Having had its own I.T. system for 18 years, the company had taken over four years finding its replacement. When it came to finding a suitable replacement, the major problem was that Boels is a fast-growing, dynamic and cross-border company that needed an I.T. system not only to cope with these factors but also to handle all the different aspects of the business: plant, tools, event, catering and more. inspHire demonstrated that its software could not only cope with Boels’ requirements, but could also develop unique features solely for Boels and its specific needs.
For example, the system must not only be multi-lingual but also must be able to switch between languages in a single transaction. This facility is crucial when, for example, a Dutch company serves a German customer who has crossed the border to hire equipment: the user would wish to search the system in Dutch, then print an order in German. The inspHire system could deal with this demand, as it could with many other similar issues.
Boels spent 18 months evaluating the inspHire product, testing it against every single aspect of its business. The company also put it out as a pilot to three depots for 12 months.
Piet Donners, Chief Financial Officer, Pierre Boels BV, commented:
“We spent a great deal of time researching the market for a new system. It was evident from the first time that we saw inspHire that they had an excellent product for the market. We spent considerable time evaluating and piloting inspHire and I am confident we have made a very good business decision.”
Since implementation Boels has grown to a 1,000 user system, they regularly attended inspHire User Forums, giving them the opportunity to provide invaluable feedback and development ideas to ensure inspHire evolves and meets their business needs.