The American Trailer Rental Group (ATRG), comprised of Meisler Trailer Rentals, First In Trailer Service (FITS), and Fleet Trailer Rentals, rents containers, trailers, and flatbeds to a wide range of industries. The company, with locations in Walton, KY, Evansville, IN, Memphis, TN, Louisville, KY, and Kansas City, KS, was looking to get a better overview of its multiple locations and more efficiently manage them from its head office in Walton.
The American Trailer Rental Group previously worked with Excel and QuickBooks, which became more difficult to manage as its business continued to expand. After receiving a recommendation from another company currently running on Sycor.Rental, ATRG decided to partner with Sycor to implement a more sophisticated system. On January 1, 2019 the project commenced to implement Microsoft Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations and Sycor.Rental. This would provide ATRG with an ERP system tailored to the needs of its rental operation.
Thanks to the hard work of the teams on both sides, as well as the dedication of the key users, the project went live with all locations, including 23 users, on July 1, 2019, one month ahead of schedule. In part, this was also due to shortening the sprints and the CEO John Brooks’ wish to avoid customizations entirely. The project also finished 12% below the calculated budget.
"ATRG enjoyed working with the Sycor team during our implementation. The professionalism of the Sycor team, their ability to quickly ‘get up to speed on our business’ and overall commitment to our success are exemplary based upon my experience with multiple ERP systems and implementations during my career."
John Brooks, CEO, American Trailer Rental Group
“The project with The American Trailer Rental Group was quite challenging. They had four physical locations and limited financial resources. Even still, we were able to deploy full financials, inventory, sales, and rental in under 1,700 hours. We also decreased the timeline and budget and increased scope with minimal go-live issues. Very proud of the Sycor and client team in accomplishing this,” concludes Sycor’s Larry Miller, Vice President of Business Development for the Rental & Service Industry.
The project was also a success from ATRG’s perspective, explains John Brooks, CEO of American Trailer Rental Group: “ATRG enjoyed working with the Sycor team during our implementation. The professionalism of the Sycor team, their ability to quickly ‘get up to speed on our business’ and overall commitment to our success are exemplary based upon my experience with multiple ERP systems and implementations during my career.”