31st Annual International Alert User Association Conference

31st Annual International Alert User Association Conference


IAUA 2016 was a Huge Success


Alert Management Systems successfully completed their 31st annual International Alert Users’ Association Conference—the Power of the Cloud—on November 3-4, 2016.  This year’s conference was held at the Wyndham Grand Mining Exchange in downtown Colorado Springs and was widely attended by well over 100 Alert EasyPro rental booking software users from all across the rental industry.

This year’s conference kicked off with a presentation of the new rental inventory tracking software features available in Alert EasyPro Version 18. Additional sessions at this year’s IAUA conference included over two  dozen profitability driven and user-requested sessions such as Sign & Rent: 4 Areas it can Improve Your Business, What Can You Do With a Tablet and Alert?, Alert EasyVault, and Dispatcher Dashboard Overview. IAUA Sponsors this year included Volatile Studios, Sign & Rent, Approval Code, Fleetmatics, and Rapid Expert Resources. Additionally, Damon Holditch, President of Marquee Event Group, presented the Shameless Art of Self Promotion, his perspectives on successfully reaching customers through the power of marketing.

Additionally, the IAUA Conference is an opportunity for Alert EasyPro users to collaborate and provide feedback on desired features for upcoming versions of EasyPro's cloud based rental software. “Our clients gather every year to drive the direction of our Alert EasyPro rental software,” said Mary Crosslin, Co-President and COO at Alert Management Systems.  “Our tradition has always been to ask our users what enhancements would be the most beneficial to improve efficiency and profitability of their rental operations.  Our best rental software innovations come from collaboration with our clients.”

This year’s IAUA Conference was the first the new ownership team of Mary Crosslin and Kara Lawrence.  Alert clients praised the new owners for staging such a successful conference.  Will Holditch, President of IAUA and CFO of Marquee Event Group in Austin, TX, commented,  “I think the new ownership will set Alert up for 30 years of success and will continue to be the leader in rental management software.”

New Alert EasyPro users also found tremendous value in attending the conference. First time attendee John Green, Director of Leasing Operations at Triumph Modular, noted “After attending the IAUA Conference in Colorado Springs, my team and I brought more tools and best practices back to our workplace than I would have thought possible. The one-on-one time with Alert staff was invaluable and I was surprised to see the wide range of informative seminars, from hiring and team building to IT security and user roundtables.  I look forward to a continuing relationship with Alert and will be making plans to attend in 2017.”

Founded in 1976, Alert Management Systems is the founding leader and innovator in rental booking software. The company offers a complete software package designed to enhance their clients’ profitability. We encourage you to contact a sales manager at Alert Management Systems now in order request a demo on how the Alert Easy Pro cloud based rental software suite can enhance your rental company’s business.