Read why Cardinal Carryor moved off of their legacy system

Material handling distributor Cardinal Carryor is reaping the benefits of its EquipSoft enterprise resource planning (ERP) system for its equipment rental needs. So is sister company, Cardinal Integrated Systems, which handles warehouse planning, systems design, project management, PM, repair and all industrial engineering services.

Both companies switched from a Unix-based software system they’d used for decades, to EquipSoft which is built on the powerful Microsoft Dynamics platform, the fastest growing ERP in the world. What that technology backing means to Cardinal is “full assurance that our investment can be leveraged for as many years as we need it,” says Brad Baker, CEO, Cardinal Integrated Systems; VP, Cardinal Carryor, Louisville, KY. Benefits resulting from the EquipSoft rental software system include:

  • Enough productivity improvements to reduce labor costs in the parts and accounting departments – processing more orders using fewer staff.
  • Reporting available within EquipSoft has given the company visibility into business information and KPIs that they never had before.
  • Their service vans are treated as “warehouses” within the ERP system, so tracking of inventory in the vans is greatly improved over previous manual processes.
  • The availability tree within the Rentals module makes it easy for non-rental employees, such as sales people, to easily see what equipment is available or not.
  • Integration of EquipSoft with other Microsoft products used by the company, such as Excel and Outlook, allows for ease of use by employees.
  • Ability to further extend functionality to the company’s field service technicians via integration with MobileFrame technology.

“We’ve been able to achieve significant cost reductions in the parts and accounting departments by using EquipSoft… we’re processing more orders with the same number of staff.”

-Brad Baker, CEO Cardinal Integrated Systems; VP Cardinal Carryor

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