LiveHire adds power to merchants' fleets

Published:  28 May, 2009

UK: HSS Hire, the tool and equipment hire company, has launched LiveHire, an online hire management system. 

Livehire is a secure and personalised extranet that allows large customers to hire and off-hire in real time, control entire registers of assets by site or by account and to change any or all of the details at the touch of a button.

Users can also view and manage financial statements and KPI reports instantly, online and in real time.

With complex pricing structures and inventory lists that can run into the thousands, HSS LiveHire reflects any bespoke customer pricing and discount agreements and removes much of the time-intensive administration associated with managing large fleets of hire equipment.

LiveHire is the most significant incarnation to date of HSS's commitment to bring the hire industry in line with modern business service practices.

Chris Davies, the chief executive Officer of HSS Hire, said: "It's a complete e-commerce system that uses the same look and feel as the websites we all buy from everyday and it's free and easy to use.

"Our aim is to give our customers better management of the equipment they have on hire, driving efficiencies and helping them to bring their costs down in the process," he explained.

"We intend to stamp out some of the bad practices in the hire industry; practices that can leave customers out of pocket because they bear the costs that arise from not having complete visibility of the thousands of items on hire in their inventory or because they don't have real-time control over the hire periods."

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