Rent party redux

Perfect program for professional party planners.

Keeping track of a small business is nearly always a challenge, but those in the party rental and event planning industry face special difficulties, especially in managing large inventories of small items that must be constantly grouped and regrouped in different ways for a wide variety of clients who nevertheless have a few things in common, like big plans and high expectations for their events. If that sounds like your life (and headaches) then RentMaster is for you. It's a rental-based inventory and business management tool optimized specifically for the party, event, and special occasion trade, with a plethora of inventory items already entered, but it also makes it easy to enter your own items.

RentMaster opens with a clean and simple dialog interface, just a main window, menu bar, task bar, and sidebar. It focuses on five functions, logically laid out in the natural progression of business: Quotes, Orders, Customers, Inventory, and Reports and Statistics. Tabs expand your options in each category with selections for Inventory, Sets, Products, and Categories. Clicking on any tab calls up related Tips in a sidebar to the right of the main window. Selecting Reports and Statistics lets you easily produce and print everything from business statistics to mailing labels and rental agreements.

The fully functional trial version of RentMaster is free to use for 30 days, after which it's $995 to purchase. However, if you need it, it can pay for itself in no time, and it might be deductible as a business expense.

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