So we've rented probably 50 XLR cables, 3 dozen converters or more, special cables that don't exist we've had to get somebody to make (XLR -> Jack f.eks), cameras and other hardware from a company here.
However, they don't really have any smart way of documenting things. The bill they've sent us includes several different names for the same item, with varying detail.
One line says XLR / phono converter. Another says XLR male / phono female converter.
Some lines are also double by mistake, other things we've ordered are totally missing (BNC cables x 20 or so). So that makes it great for me to try and figure out whats what and what we're being charged for. Almost all of the equipment is rented on a per-day basis, and f.eks the 6 x SxS 16GB camera cards sitting next to me cost 250kr per day, each.
The lesson here really isn't for them though, thats their own mess. What I should have done from the start was throw together a cheap/easy website to add items to, where you could state when they were picked up by us, who they're from and their exact, proper name.
I should have also put colored tape on *everything* according to which company it came from. Having to figure out whether something is from EBH, Deel or some other company here in Denmark has been a nightmare. I've probably wasted a good 8 or 10 hours that could've been condensed to maybe 30 minutes or an hour with proper foresight.