Have you ever tried to get a car over the phone with all lines busy, or in a noisy environment where speaking is difficult, or vice versa, somewhere you must be quiet? Isn’t it a difficult chore at times? Modern life is hectic and fast-paced. It’s no surprise that people want to get their hands on anything that can make things go faster and easier. The advancement of automobile rental software greatly streamlines the entire process of booking a car. It also helps car rental companies to compete on a more level playing field.

Sixt in Germany and Hertz in the United States, for example, have been renting automobiles for nearly a century. After their clients were given the option to reserve automobiles online, these companies’ websites became the primary source of information on vehicle availability and rental rates.

Following the success of companies like Sixt and Hertz, numerous car rental companies have emerged and a lot more are in their developmental stages and they are all in need of proficient car rental software. RentCar brings you a detailed blog on how you can build car rental software for your business.

  • Research:

It takes a lot of planning to create a high-quality automobile rental system that is both smooth and effective for all consumers. The initial phase is to create a car rental website, plan the database and service structure, and create user scenarios that illustrate how the system might be utilized. A car rental system’s features are chosen to ensure that the product functions properly.

Starting with the MVP is something we often suggest. A Minimum Viable Product (MVP) is a product that may be launched with only a few features to test the market and the product. In subsequent iterations, the product can be enhanced and refined. At this point, it’s also time to prioritize the MVP features.

  • Design:

You can start designing after you’ve finished the first stage of research and planning. When it comes to vehicle rental website design, the main focus should be on UI simplicity and efficient use of company identity. The same goes for the mobile app design you create because creating an online car rental reservation system isn’t the same as creating a platform. In today’s world, no effective and convenient service system can be built without the use of mobile apps.

It’s critical to think about multiple user categories in your system and applications, and maybe offer different UIs for each user category, projecting a certain User Experience.

  • Development:

After you’ve agreed on the overall design and functionality, you can go on to development, which should be broken down into iterations. The front-end and back-end development, as well as the essential integrations, are all agreed upon at this point. You should think about API at this point. What is the purpose of API? Development for numerous platforms would become time-consuming and costly without API scaling and mobile apps.

  • Testing and QA:

The testing stage begins as soon as development is completed, whether it’s an MVP, which we generally urge our clients to start with, or a full-featured version. Depending on the project requirements and contract, we check the generated items using automated methods, manually, or both. If there is a mobile app, we assist with its submission to Google Play and App Stores, as we are familiar with all the details of how to do it correctly. We are always willing to share our knowledge and shorten the time it takes for our items to reach the market.

  • Support:

RentCar provides post-launch assistance for the solution developed and released in a large number of projects and continues to work on its improvement and optimization. Each customer determines whether or not this stage is required; nonetheless, we recommend that all customers sign post-support agreements because it entails further development, maintenance, bug fixes, stability checks, infrastructure testing, monitoring, and updates.

The out-of-the-box solutions may be as nice as gold, but they provide the same functionality to their clients. You can configure such software items, but you can’t update or add anything new to them. You may even be forced to pay for features that you never use in your organization.