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  • 16 Apr 2019

5 fundamental benefits
of software demos

When coming on board with a rental management software, it can often be difficult to dedicate time to learning the ins and outs of a brand new system.

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T hat’s where online software demonstrations can really come in handy. Online demonstrations are a fantastic chance to check out the system in a more detailed way, guided by a product specialist that knows the software’s capabilities inside out.

We’ve taken a look at some of the often overlooked benefits of software demos…

1. See the software in action

There’s nothing quite like the real thing! Online demonstrations give you the opportunity to see an actual Current RMS system reacting to the daily needs of the rental industry, guided by one of our knowledgeable Product Specialists. Rather than a pre-filmed video, you get the chance to witness first hand how intuitive the software is to use and get to know some of the common processes. From creating and sending proposals to your clients, to scheduling your labor onto jobs, or exploring the types of information you can store against your inventory, demonstrations allow you to see the system in a more organic and lifelike way.

2. Work around your schedule

One of the benefits of online demos is their flexibility. Because they’re hosted online through a screen share, they only take a few minutes to set up, and you can choose from a selection of times available to book one in around your schedule. Lots of Current RMS users are located all around the world, from the UK to Australia, and the USA to South Africa. By offering our users the chance to book in a date and time that suits them, our service can reach all four corners of the globe.

3. Focus on an area of your choice

Did you know that visuals are processed 60,000 times faster in your brain than text? For some people, information presented visually helps them learn faster. So if there’s an area of the system you’d like to know more about, consider booking in a training session focused on it. Not only does it mean our Product Specialists can go into more detail in a live system in the session, but it means you’ll learn by seeing - great if that benefits your learning style. When booking in a training session on our website, you can add additional notes for our team. This is great for including system areas or processes you’d like them to run through in the session, to tailor it for you.

4. Have as many as you need

As part of the Current RMS package, all support and training is included within the cost of your system. You’re not limited to just one demonstration at the start of your free 30 day trial and you don’t have to pay extra if you’d like some more later down the line. Rather, as you get to know the system or grow your team and want to train them up, you can book in additional training systems or complete system overviews as and when you need them.

5. Talk to a real person

In the age of chatbots and AI, one of the biggest benefits of online software demonstrations is probably the most obvious - they are the perfect chance to chat to a real person in the company. If you’ve got any impromptu questions during the demo, or want to see any actions performed in the system again, an online demo is ideal. After all, demonstrations are a two-way conversation and while they’re a chance for our team to run you through the exciting areas of Current RMS, they also give you the chance to use the time to figure out if our software will be beneficial for your business.

Product demonstrations are vital in showing new rental businesses across the globe just what our software offers, and how it can help you manage your jobs.

We think they’re pretty great, and likewise have lots of additional resources to support you alongside, including our helpful guides, blog posts, and YouTube channel. Don’t forget, if you’ll be meeting us at an industry trade show and have got a spare 5 minutes, we also do software demos on our stand! A quick overview with one of our team could be just the thing to show you the ropes. Check out some of the shows we’ll be exhibiting at in the coming year.

If you want to book an online demonstration in, it couldn’t be easier! Just pick a time and date that suits you, and we’ll send you details of the online session via email.

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