About Alert

Alert Rental is a retail management system designed to help rental businesses manage inventory, order dispatching, work orders and other administrative processes on a unified interface. Managers can utilize the drag-and-drop functionality to create routes and track staff or fleet locations in real-time using GPS. The white-label platform enables teams to capture digital signatures across contracts, share invoices via emails, generate triggers for preventive maintenance and manage customer relationships in a centralized dashboard. Administrators can design websites, allowing clients to create and modify orders, receive payments through credit cards and schedule delivery. It also helps employees track and manage job costing, commissions, revenue, remote assets and more. Alert Rental lets businesses integrate the system with several third-party applications such as Zoho CRM, QuickBooks and more. Pricing is based on monthly subscriptions and one-time license and support is extended via forums, knowledge base, FAQs and other online measures.
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Alert pricing

Alert does not have a free version but does offer a free trial.

Starting Price:
Not provided by vendor
Pricing Details:
Contact Alert Management Systems for pricing details.
Free Version:
No
Free trial:
Yes

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Alert Reviews

Feature rating

Value for Money
4.5
Functionality
4.5
Ease of Use
4.5
Customer Support
5
5 reviews of 44 View all reviews
Tim M.
  • Industry: Construction
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
5
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
5

5
Reviewed on 19/02/2021

Good Customer Service, Strong Ownership

Alert has helped us improve our purchasing process with their PO module including serial# tracking, job costing, automatic price increases.

In general the wide variety of reports available and massive capability of their software has helped us improve our business in almost all areas.

Pros

Customer Service Oriented.

Technology experts who are able to explain tech issues in simple terms without going over your head.

Customer service experts who are able understand your problems and come up with unique solutions.

You get the feeling that the owners care about their clients, and it trickles down to the staff at all levels. You can call and speak to people who want to help you fix your problem and they constantly improving and taking feedback.

Cons

Special projects and general responsiveness seems to be somewhat hit or miss depending on the individual you speak to. You may have to follow up for status opposed to waiting to hear an update.

Way more hits than misses through, especially lately.

Response from Alert Management Systems

Thanks for the great feedback, Tim! It's been our pleasure working with you. - Kara

Replied 25/02/2021
Stacey W.
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
3
Features
5
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
5

5
Reviewed on 21/02/2017

SUPER EASY!

Alert has been great to work with from start to finish. They spent a great deal of time with us during setting up to make sure our system operated the way we operate our business. Very patient! Our installer was quite patient and took care in addressing every detail.
We are very pleased with our system and all the information it provides, from ROI info to maintenance of equipment to utilization of equipment to employee time cards. This system does it all!
We can train new counter employees to be quite proficient in just a few days. The operating system is intuitive to use and most people catch on quickly. It gives you lots of chances to alter every field, which is handy when training new hires. :-)
Customer support is relentless. They won't quit until your problem is solved. They are polite and responsive.
I cannot tell you how many times I have need an answer to a management decision and I can find the answer in Alert. It just stores SO MUCH info!
That being said, it's only as good as the information you put in and maintain. The initial set up is crucial and maintaining your records is the other piece.
Alert was not the first operating system we tried. Unfortunately it was not the second system we tried either. The third time was the charm! It was apparent when we talked to the staff at Alert at an ARA show that they had done their due diligence on the rental industry. They had tailored an operating system to meet our needs. It will calculate portions of hours beyond minimum rentals as well as figure rates on a "per event" basis. It keeps track of when equipment needs scheduled maintenance. It does so much. I could go on and on.
Alert Rocks!

Pros

Ease of use.

Cons

Expensive.

Ashleigh S.
  • Industry: Construction
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
4
Features
3
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
3

4
Reviewed on 14/08/2019

Easy to Use

Pros

It is very user friendly and easy to navigate around.

Cons

I feel like I am limited to what I can do within the software.

Response from Alert Management Systems

Hi Ashleigh - thanks for the review! I'll personally follow up with you to see what else I can show you about Alert.

Kara

Replied 16/08/2019
Jennifer R.
  • Industry: Events Services
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
4
Ease of Use
4
Customer Support
4

5
Reviewed on 08/12/2016

Alert Software Review

Alert has been by our side supporting our company and our needs since we started on the software over 25 years ago! As our business grows and changes the software and those that run the company are always there to help us adapt and adjust to the chances. The user's group that they have created is a valuable tool in our industry to find another avenue to solving problems or learning new ways to do things. The leadership team is always willing to listen and help find solutions to our unique needs. Having such a responsive software company is almost unheard of in our ever growing technology world. We have a confidence in our software that allows us to focus on other things. This kind of dependability is crucial in our success.

Pros

The way that it can be customized and changed to fit our needs at any time with no extra cost to us. There are always new modules and expanding and upgrading their features.

Cons

There are times that it is slow to work. There modules that do not work well together but work good independently. This is something that they need to work out.

Response from Alert Management Systems

Jennifer - thank you for the kind words! It has been a privilege to work along side you. Your suggestions at our User Group have been invaluable.
- Kara Lawrence, Co-President/CEO

Replied 21/02/2017
Kenny P.
  • Industry: Machinery
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
4
Ease of Use
4
Customer Support
5

4
Reviewed on 08/12/2016

Alert Review!

Alert Management Systems does a lot of great things beyond writing a contract. Features are mostly profit based.

The downside Alert is still very very soft on documentation, instruction, and examples of how the feature works or came be used.

When you get an upgrade or purchase optional program it's just gets installed, that's sometimes you might get a quick overview but for the most part, you are on your own to figure it out and use.

Sometimes they are that quick and easy - other times we do struggle.

The Alert "shorts" are good but they have a limited number of them.

Pros

Adaptable to my way of doing business.
Support is very strong and responsive.
Custom Programming ability.

Cons

Not a fast system to learn.
Documentation and instructions are week.
Limited options: spell check, cut and paste option just not work on all parts of the system

Response from Alert Management Systems

Kenny - thanks for the candid feedback! We know that documentation is lacking so we're certainly working towards improvement.
- Kara Lawrence, Co-President/CEO

Replied 21/02/2017

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