Dollar Rent a Car of Jackson Hole Simplifies
Operations with Software as a Service (SaaS) from
Bluebird Auto Rental Systems and Progress
Business Fit: Jackson Dollar eliminated the need to maintain a server and simplified operations
by selecting a software as a service solution for managing its automobile rental business.
Business Results: Management can focus on the company's core competency of renting,
buying, and selling automobiles without the demands of building and managing an internal
Operational Results: Jackson Dollar makes pricing decisions based on easy access to real-time
information so the company can drive profit growth.
IT Results: The company has reduced the cost of managing, upgrading, and securing a server and
a server operating system and avoided the cost of purchasing a Frame Relay router and paying for
a Frame Relay connection.
Gaining Access to Centralized Infrastructure
More companies are turning to the concept of software as a service (SaaS) based on the premise
that customers should regard software not as a product, but as a service, with the focus being
on the value derived from the software service by the customer. Dollar Rent a Car of Jackson
Hole, Wyoming (Jackson Dollar) relies on a SaaS solution from Bluebird Auto Rental Systems—
a Progress® Application Partner—to run its business. Jackson Dollar has streamlined operations and
reduced its IT costs by relying on Web-based access to Bluebird's NetRent vehicle rental software.
Jackson Dollar started as an independent car rental firm named Aspen Rent a Car, and licensed the
RentWorks vehicle software from Bluebird, which is packed with features such as reservation sales,
fleet utilization, rate management, and accounting interfaces. RentWorks captures all rental and
vehicle information in a Progress OpenEdge® 10 business platform, and it is written and updated
using Progress development tools.
RentWorks is a comprehensive application for managing rental fleets, processing cus