How Distributors Can Add Equipment Rentals

Accolent ERP offers Cloud-based equipment rental software for Distributors, Building Materials and Industrial Equipment suppliers

Why should Distributors offer Equipment Rentals?

An increasing number of distributors, particularly building materials suppliers, are now offering equipment rentals. Renting equipment is a business that works well with distribution businesses, particularly in industries like construction, building materials, large-scale irrigation, and the like. Your customers already come to you to purchase building materials, so by offering construction equipment rentals you can create a new revenue stream and build closer relationships with your customers at the same time.

What You Need to Offer Equipment Rentals

To offer equipment rentals alongside an existing distribution business, you will require specific equipment rental software capabilities. Distribution accounting and accounting for rentals are different and, in addition to distribution functionality, you will need many specific rentals capabilities in your software. Ideally, you want an ERP solution that offers both distribution and equipment rental software capabilities out-of-the-box.

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Accolent ERP is designed for the building materials, industrial equipment and construction industries and delivers all the functionality your business needs.


Accolent ERP runs completely in the AWS Public Cloud and is much more secure than any on-premise solution. Easily add or reduce users as needed. Avoid big upfront expenditures with SaaS pricing so you can invest in and grow your business.

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Accolent ERP is optimized for Building Materials and Industrial Equipment Suppliers

Distributors of building materials and industrial equipment need ERP software that is specifically designed to meet their specific needs.

  • Accolent ERP offers extensive functionality for Building Materials and Industrial Equipment distributors
  • Use product accessories to provide optional hardware for things like doors and windows
  • Use Kits to specify required hardware and assembly required for certain products
  • Use extensive Bill of materials, kitting, and assembly capabilities to pre-build items
  • Manage your inventory in unlimited units of measure
  • Use catch weighting for construction materials that are sold by weight or lineal feet
  • Create orders for a whole project, manage and schedule partial shipments of specific items for delivery to the job site to conform to the construction plan
  • Support for Lot Billing that allows building materials suppliers to manage quoting, tracking, delivery, and billing for both the customer and vendor sides of a Lot Billed Order
  • Seamless management of multiple ship-to's, job sites, and project accounts
  • Create linked special orders and POs that can be drop-shipped from the manufacturer to the job site
  • Access comprehensive data analytics and business intelligence capabilities

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