Discover the Difference

With solutions that are purpose-built and completely focused on the hire industry, MCS delivers everything you will ever need to manage, control and improve the efficiency of your business.

Indeed, at the forefront of the industry for over 25 years, and with 375 customers and 5,000 users throughout the world, this Berkshire-based company has set a new standard for companies looking to become more profitable, flexible and responsive.

Whether you are a single location or a multi-national hire company, MCS’s leading hire and rental software solution, MCS-rm, offers maximum flexibility with the broadest choice of functionality and integration options for every type of hire business. These include sales and marketing, hire, sales, service and transport, purchasing order processing, financials, reporting and business intelligence, customer web portal, e-business, mobile working, and satellite tracking.

MCS offer affordable software solutions that are simple yet fully configurable to meet clients’ specific requirements. Total Hire & Sales, for instance, a large East Midlands building and civil engineering company operating out of five depots throughout the region, had a stock control system that was finding it more and more difficult to manage and control an increasingly complex business. Consequently, the company sought a solution that would be easy to operate, useful to a wide range of staff and co-ordinate all of the business-critical financial data into one central system.

Working closely with MCS to ensure a perfect fit with the company’s operation, Total Hire & Sales implemented the core functionality of MCS-rm, including contract management, assets, invoicing, stock, depots, purchase order processing and rehire, and once the system was embedded activated MCS-fin, the MCS integrated financial package, and MCS-bi, the business intelligence reporting and analysing capability.

Carl Tidey, director and general manager at Total Hire & Sales, explained: “The big thing for us was having access to the live plant inventory. Our parent company is our biggest customer, so they appreciate the amount of critical information we can access at any time.” There are, of course, numerous other benefits that Tool Hire & Sales now enjoy, including important data being continuously updated in real-time and having an integrated financial package.

Whatever the challenge, MCS is completely focused on the hire market and has been since it started in 1983. Its resources and finances are never diluted into other areas of business, and the company’s unbeatable industry knowledge and experience of best practice across the hire market, combined with its software development expertise, ensure that MCS applications are purpose-built for the rental market. This is in stark contrast to a larger software provider, whose software is often developed with a wider market appeal.

To find out how you can take advantage of the ‘MCS difference’, call 01628 828000 or email Alternatively, visit the company’s informative website at

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