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August 1, 2018
Are you looking to dive into the self storage industry? Or have you already taken the plunge?
Whether you are thinking about it or have already started the process, the next question is if you should use self storage management software, or not.
The easy answer is: yes.
When searching for any type of self storage management software, it’s important to know what the benefits are and which companies are competing for your business.
Let’s explore both of these factors, so you can determine the best course of action to follow when choosing your software.
Benefits of Self-Storage Management Software
Every company that designs management software does it with the intent to help the user save valuable time and resources.
They want to make day-to-day business operations easier and improve overall workflow.
This increase in time management boosts your team’s productivity and saves you money.
Do you dread when tax season arrives each year?
Instead of worrying about putting together all of your accounting and bookkeeping documents on your own each year, let a self-storage management software take care of it.
Many providers offer full financial packages which include payroll, taxes, and other accounting tasks.
Having a high-quality CRM system in this digital world is crucial to the success of any business.
It is all about improving and maintaining your relationship with both current and potential customers.
If this option isn’t readily available on your website, there is a good possibility they might move on to the next company on the list.
The average self storage renter checks 3-4 facilities before deciding to rent from one.
When designing your website and choosing a self-storage management software provider, make sure they offer an API that allows online rentals and payment options.
At StoragePug we build modern marketing websites built to make it easy for customers to rent units on your website, while syncing with your property management software in real time.
With these benefits in mind, let’s take a look at a few of the providers who offer these important features.
With multiple awards under their belt, Sitelink boast that they are the “#1 Best Rated Self-Storage Software” available.
SiteLink offers cloud-based or standalone editions.
Their software includes real-time reports, accepts payments and reservations, and a user-friendly dashboard.
Sitelink Web Edition must be run on a Windows machine, but all the data is stored in the cloud to be accessed from anywhere.
They also offer SiteLink myHub, which lets you access your Web Edition account from any device to move tenants in/out, take payments, transfer units, execute, manage & audit electronic leases (SiteLink eSign).
StorEDGE is growing rapidly thanks to their streamlined interface and easy-to-use software.
Their management software is 100% cloud based. Which allows you to access if from any device, including your cell phone.
With phone integration features, smart reporting, and helpful online support, they are another solid option on this list.
You can read about the features that StorEDGE offers: here.
Although they put a bit more emphasis on their multi family property management software, Yardi includes self storage marketing, accounting, and payment processing features.
As long as you don’t mind going with a company who doesn’t specialize in the self storage industry, they may be a good fit.
While all of these software programs are easy to use once you have them, getting them set up with a responsive and engaging website can be another story.
We create custom websites for self storage facilities, make it easier for you to get up and ready as soon as you’re ready.
Our websites integrate all the major self storage management softwares.
We are constantly studying how people use our websites to enhance the rental process.
The less friction there is in the rental process means more units rented!
To find out about the features of a StoragePug website, click here, or reach out to us to find how we can help increase your facilities occupancy.