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North Andover, MA, United States, 2007/09/20 - Upgrades to TSD RENTAL.NET rental car software speed up open agreement process, help avoid fuel charge frustrations, and provide additional quality checks for vehicle cleanliness.
TSD, the #1 provider of car rental and loaner management software for more than 20 years, has just released version 2.9 of the TSD RENTAL.NET Management Software. The enhancements to TSD RENTAL.NET include a new link to the Unit Availability table directly from the Quote, Reservation or Open Agreement screens. A new method of pricing and managing pre-paid fuel costs and a location-specific setting, which will automatically place vehicles in the “needs cleaning” status during the return process, add to the functionality of this web-based car rental software.
The Unit Availability table provides a dashboard look at the status of all units. This table is now easily accessible during any stage of the rental process. A question mark icon has been added to the Quote, Reservation, and Open Agreement screens and directly links to this table. On the table, the counter agent can quickly see the status of every vehicle in their fleet. At the top, a box indicates the number of units available to rent. This will help users forecast their availability at the time the rental is quoted, and since availability is linked to the rate management table, the rental can be priced according to demand. The table also highlights those vehicles committed to reservations as well as those on rent.
Recent news indicates new standards are being set by rental car companies as to what really constitutes a full tank of gas at return. Although the gauge may read full, in reality the tank could contain 3-4 gallons below full. To avoid the frustration of renters being charged to top off the tank, prepaid fuel can be offered at a competitive rate. The software also takes into account vehicle exchanges. Although the renter will only see fuel charges on the original unit, a running calculator is keeping track of prepaid fuel on all units in the background. In addition, the software calculates fuel taxes for accurate accounting.
A default check box on the Location Table, allows users to automatically set vehicles as needing cleaning. This default ensures that the counter agent must clear the “Needs Cleaning” flag in order to rent the vehicle. This default also allows the cleaning status to show up on the Unit Look Up Page. A “Y” indicates the vehicle has in fact be cleaned and is ready to rent.
For a complete listing of all the enhancements to TSD RENTAL.NET Management Software or to request an online demonstration, contact TSD Sales at 800-743-1200 or email.
TSD (tsd-inc.com) is the #1 provider of rental and loaner management software and solutions, with thousands of installations and over 20 years of experience. Since 1983, TSD has specialized in dealership and local market car rental and loaner technology. TSD has remained committed to bringing innovation, technology, and quality to the car rental industry. TSD delivers the optimum products and services to increase accuracy and controls, improve customer service, and maximize profits by giving dealerships and rental companies the tools they need to manage their businesses. Call 800-743-1200 for more information.