Running a church involves much more than bringing people closer to God. It takes time and effort to help each person, and there are administrative duties—including church inventory management—that need to be seen. The good news is that with the right church inventory management software, you can quickly and efficiently get the job done, which…

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Whether you’re in the hospitality industry, manage a healthcare clinic, or run a distribution center, you probably have a wide range of equipment that’s vital to keeping your organization running smoothly. Unfortunately, managing that equipment on your own can be difficult and time-consuming. You may struggle to keep spreadsheets and clipboard systems organized, or you…

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If you’re not using cloud-based software to store data and manage your equipment, it’s safe to say you’re behind the times. Today, everything seems to be stored in the cloud—and for good reason. Benefits of Cloud-Based Rental Software Cloud-based storage is more secure and more convenient than on-site storage, allowing you to access data from…

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In October, Flex Rental Solutions released version 0.27.26 of Flex5 Desktop. This release includes important Flex5 inventory management software feature updates as well as some bug fixes. Here are some exciting new updates in this new release, you can also view the previous release blog. Implemented User Management in Flex5 Inventory Management Software Release With…

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Robert Huskey, Evolve Media Group He got into the industry by mistake in 1986. After completing school for electronics repair, Robert Huskey went to his first interview. He accidentally walked into the rental department instead of the service department, and the rest is history. “I’m still a show guy at heart” Robert said. He’s never…

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For many of our customers, December is scheduled inventory counts month. We wanted to highlight resources available for you in our Flex User Manual to support your counts: www.flexrentalsolutions.com/manual/popular-topics/inventory/scheduled-inventory-counts.html Also, we put together a webinar last week that provided an overview of the entire inventory count process in Flex: https://youtu.be/6fRvBzk45mo If you run into any…

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There’s no point in hiding it – we’re in the throes of growing pains and trying to simultaneously handle ongoing feature development and modify Flex to work efficiently under scale. Right now we’re putting the finishing touches on the next release of Flex, which takes into account some lessons learned upgrading Hibernate and performance tuning…

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Flex is slow, much slower than it should be or could be.  We’ve known this for a while and we’ve also known the solution is ramping up the use of a second level cache.  The reason we’ve held off on implementing a solution is that we planned to move to a distributed cache when we…

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After the release of 4.5 and the first maintenance release (4.5.4), we started on the long delayed and much needed project of upgrading our internal build and management tools.  We upgraded the version of Ubuntu we use for the development server and a whole host of tools we depend on, including Jira, Nexus, Bamboo, Confluence…

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All in all, the release of 4.5 last week went pretty smooth.  As much QA as we do — which is not much for software in general, but quite a bit for the rental software industry — we always worry that our testing will miss a serious show stopping issue and we’ll have to slam…

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