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inspHire’s Innovation at Executive Hire Show

Jan 31, 2019

Since its launch in 2007, the Executive Hire Show has established itself as the UK’s biggest exhibition for showcasing cutting-edge plant and tool equipment to the hire industry. The event has always been hosted at the Ricoh Arena, known as the home of Coventry City F.C., Wasps Rugby and of course, hire!

The place where passionate hirers meet innovative suppliers, this year’s EHS yet again displayed the newest products on offer. The show, the industry, the range of equipment available and our hire software have all evolved greatly; and as an exhibitor since the very start, it’s the perfect place for us to demonstrate the newest features and our latest innovations. It’s the reason why we eagerly anticipate exhibiting our hire software at Executive Hire Show year on year! In previous years, we’ve been known to save some of our biggest and best launches for EHS. With this in mind, we thought it apt to produce our very own timeline, detailing some of our highlights since the inaugural event.

Here’s a timeline of our most significant innovation at Executive Hire Show…

2007 – The Debut of Hire Software at Executive Hire Show!

The 31st of January 2007 marked the start of the Executive Hire Show. Innovative hirers from all over the UK came together at the Ricoh Arena for what would be the first of many great years.

2008 – Improving Prospect Management with the Launch of inspHire CRM

We released inspHire CRM developed specifically for the hire industry. Our brand-new CRM system was designed to improve customer communication, help businesses streamline sales and marketing processes, generate more business and close more deals. Since 2008, CRM has evolved immensely helping users provide their customers with an exceptional experience. Why not take a look at some of the newest features within inspHire CRM?

2011 – Ground-breaking Integration with Scan to PDF and SimplyPats

The introduction of two exciting integrations, Scan to PDF and SimplyPats, gave users never seen before functionality. By synchronising data from SimplyPats into inspHire, users would now be alerted when equipment is due to be PAT tested. Once tests are completed you can import the results back into inspHire, ensuring equipment is always abiding by health and safety laws. Attendees at the show were very impressed with the newly launched Scan to PDF integration. Making filing easier than ever before, by allowing users to scan key documents and store them within the inspHire system.

2012 – BI Dashboard Allowed Customers to See How Their Business was Performing at a Glance

Web-based Business Intelligence Dashboards generated a lot of interest at EHS in 2012, providing businesses with a live snapshot as to how they were performing on a weekly, monthly or annual basis. Visitors to our stand were particularly intrigued and excited by the ability to analyse vitally important information about their entire business in one easy to digest screen.

2013 – inspHire Mobile Made the Innovation Trail

Even back in 2013, inspHire Mobile was noticed as one of the most innovative products on the market and was featured on the first ever Innovation Trail! Allowing users to work on the move, Mobile was designed to drastically increase productivity by helping keep teams connected via real-time data. Since its launch, inspHire Mobile has been consistently updated to ensure it’s equipped with the latest features and functionality to help businesses tackle the ever-changing demands of the hire industry, see the latest developments within Mobile.

2014 – inspHire Mobile Continued to Lead the Way

After previously featuring on the Innovation Trail, inspHire Mobile was still in popular demand and major developments were continuing to be made, allowing teams in the workshop to better manage the service and repair of equipment. This was designed to increase the efficiency of the workshop, minimise equipment downtime and contribute to increased utilisation. Take a look at how inspHire Mobile can manage workshop jobs.

2017 – Helping the Hire Industry Provide Customers with Exceptional Service

Built to help you offer a better service, our WebPortal gave your customers the ability to self-serve and provided them with easy access to crucial information and documentation including; contracts, invoices, delivery notes and more. It also gave customers access to an online catalogue, populated with equipment, allowing them to request hire of an item when it’s convenient for them.

2018 – The Ability to View the Exact Location of Equipment with Powerful Asset Tracker and Telematics Functionality

At last year’s show, we officially launched Asset Tracker Functionality and Telematics Integrations, utilising in-built Google Maps integration and linking with telematics providers Trackunit, JCB Livelink and CanTrack. This gave users access to the exact location and status of their equipment. Data provided by telematics systems could now be easily monitored and analysed, all from within the inspHire hire system.

2019 – What Happened this Year?

This year, we demonstrated inspHire Mobile’s new NFC scanning functionality, giving users the ability to easily check in and book out equipment. Drastically increasing efficiency, NFC tags are used to wirelessly transfer data between two devices. Each NFC tag will include an inspHire item number allowing you to scan an item with your mobile device and have that automatically pop up within your inspHire system. This means you can effortlessly allocate specific items to a contract without having to input the item number as well as rapidly book equipment back into stock.

So, you’ve seen some of our most notable releases at the Executive Hire Show but that’s not all. inspHire is packed full of features and functionality, too many to mention here! Hopefully you had a chance to see our hire software at Executive Hire Show, but if you didn’t, you can get a more in-depth look at inspHire and what it can do, by booking a free demonstration.

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