Kennards Hire

“Baseplan continue to provide a tightly integrated product supporting the critical functions of our business. The value lies in the partnership, where we work closely with Baseplan on solutions tailored to meet our requirements.” Stuart Dean, Group IT Manager.

It’s part of hire group Kennards’ corporate history that the business began with a simple response from a store owner – “I’m sorry, I can’t loan it, but I’ll hire it to you.”

So began Kennards Hire, which has grown into one of Australia’s largest and most respected hire companies, with over 120 branches in NSW, ACT, QLD, SA, VIC, WA, NT and TAS.

Today, Kennards’ growth also relies on another great idea – Baseplan Software, a fully integrated ERP business management solution tailored for the hire, rental fleet and dealer management industries.

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“We introduced Baseplan for our back office functions in 2008,” Daniel Haskins, Kennards’ IT Change Manager. “Two years later we rolled it out across our branches.”

“Other alternatives had been identified for our back office requirements, but we went with Baseplan because it could also deal with our front counter software requirements. Instead of having two systems which needed to talk to one another, we just have the one integrated software application to handle the lot.”

“As well as meeting all our current front counter requirements, Baseplan gives branch managers easy access to vital information such as return on investment.

A lot of reporting which previously the branches had to request from the back office is now readily accessible to branch staff. They are more empowered by Baseplan.”

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