Businesses benefit the most from digitalisation when they are able to automate their operations as efficiently as possible. The best-case scenario is when a business and its solutions can provide a clear advantage to its customers. A customer can for example monitor the utilisation rate of the equipment they are renting in real-time, and return them as soon as they are not used. Using applications that take advantage of artificial intelligence and hyper-automation lead to significant financial savings.
This was Renta’s approach, which in just five years grew into a modern rental company whose business already extends well into Northern Europe. In order to challenge the position of the market leader, it is important for Renta to have a partner that can produce turnkey solutions reliably and on time. The collaboration effort must be seamless.
As the strategic partner of Renta’s digital solutions development unit DigiOffice, WeAre has delivered the key applications for Renta’s equipment and space renting. As a part of the DigiOffice concept, WeAre Solutions goes through the development needs directly with business development managers and provides them with solutions that streamline their business processes.
Our collaboration with Renta began when they needed a simple mobile application for the sale and demonstration of their construction site units. This idea gave rise to Renta Modules for the planning of worksite barracks, which was then followed by the development of Renta Visuals, an application that utilises 3D augmented reality for the modeling and viewing of the worksite.
DigiOffice’s operating model has already produced several applications that support Renta’s service concept. The customer’s online store Renta Easy was created to ease customers’ equipment rental and fleet management, while Renta Tools is used for internal equipment maintenance and the optimization of the rental services. Renta Pro was developed for internal production control of the scaffolding business and site services. In addition, WeAre Solutions takes care of the entire cloud service as a platform. It also ensures that capacity expansion is done flexibly.
The basis of all development work is Renta’s customer-oriented business model based on digitalisation. WeAre’s artificial intelligence expertise and platform solution both support a unified application architecture and are a well-suited basis for development.
Renta Easy, a smart fleet management application that fits in your pocket, launched in the summer of 2017. For consumers, Renta Easy acts in its simplicity as a webstore or rental service, while in business use it is a fully-fledged fleet management system.
Augmented reality (AR) and Virtual reality (VR) offer interesting opportunities to present spaces, products, and environments. Developed to accompany the Renta Modules design tool, Renta Visuals leverages the 3D user experience.
The challenge in managing equipment maintenance and rentals has traditionally been the manual processes and fragmented information flow. Artificial intelligence can collect and combine information from a variety of sources and use it to guide staff in their activities.