As Harran’s hire business grew, the unique complexities of the offshore operation began to put pressure on its previous hire management system based on ad hoc spreadsheets and Word documents.
After looking at several offerings, they opted for MCS-rm as it is easy to use and offered functionality that could be tailored to suit their individual requirements. With MCS-rm also being Windows-based, it also meant that there is scalability for future expansion.
Tailored Standard Forms
The offshore business has a lot of statutory documentation such as dangerous goods certificates and offshore cargo summaries that must accompany each delivery. One of the key benefits of MCS-rm is the ability to tailor standard forms within the system to include additional information in different formats that meet these documentation requirements.
With all our tanks and spare parts individually itemised and identified on the system, we are achieving much better management of our assets with MCS-rm and our accounting procedures are much more convenient and efficient.
Consistent Business Processes
With our manual system, we had a situation where tanks that were thought to be on hire were charged to a customer when they should have been taken off hire long before. We had to credit the customer thousands of pounds as a result, which was unprofessional and bad for customer relations. With MCS-rm, mistakes like that can no longer happen.
The support of MCS and our relationship with its people has been excellent and we look forward to a productive future with them.
Since using MCS-rm, Harran has been able to:
- Access all hire information in one, cohesive, company-wide systems.
- Automate the quotation, contract and invoicing processes without having to re-key information.
- Manage single and monthly batch invoicing using MCS-rm as well as producing pro forma invoices and daily 'due' invoices with just a few clicks of the mouse.
- Get a better picture of stock movement and utilisation using the utilisation reports in MCS-rm.