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Self Storage Software Helps—No Matter What Side of the Pond You Are On!

by Tony Gonzalez June 17, 2014 10:31 PM
At one time when the word ‘software’ was used in movies it involved a cliff-hanger moment when the good guys realized that the bad guys were trying to steal/alter/corrupt it in order to hurt the good guys. Now everything is computerized, computers can be carried around with ease, and there is an app that can do just about anything—including find you a self storage facility. [More]

Self Storage Industry Software is For More Than the Facilities

by Winnie Hsiu May 16, 2014 11:18 PM
Technology has made so many things so much easier. The right software can make a big difference in the management of a self storage facility. Receipts to inventory to customer interaction and even acquisition is not nearly as difficult and time consuming as it once was. With the right software efficiency can be greatly increased—not just in self storage facilities! [More]

Self Storage Industry is All For Keeping it Easy

by Kim Kilpatrick April 29, 2014 11:24 PM
No one likes to work hard if they don’t have to. If doing A, B, and C can get the job done right over doing A, B, C, D, and E people will go with the former rather than the latter. It’s only logical and holds true in the business world—self storage and otherwise—as well as in social settings and daily life. [More]

Technology Can Give a Self Storage Facility a Leg Up on the Competition

by Tony Gonzalez April 18, 2014 11:35 PM
Computers are our friends. They are the wave of the future; heck—they are the future. When used properly they can be a tremendous benefit to any project. In one way, shape, or form they are going to be involved with just about everything. Yes, everything—even the self storage industry. [More]

The Right Software Can Really Benefit Your Self Storage Facility

by John Stevens October 8, 2013 1:00 AM
There are things that can make our lives a lot easier if we use them. Instead of using a traditional push lawnmower for your grass you can use a self-propelling one (or a riding mower). Rather type a report on a typewriter we can use word processing programs on computers. The same concept can apply to the business world, self storage and otherwise. [More]

American Self Storage Converts to a New Management Software

by Winnie Hsiu March 15, 2013 5:38 PM
Businesses face many challenges when they convert from their existing software system to a completely different one. When the business has different facilities in different cities, the challenge becomes even greater.

American Self Storage recently faced – and overcame – those challenges. They have converted their legacy management software to the Self Storage Manager. That software system is now live in all of their facilities, which are located in California, Nevada, and Arizona. [More]

Self Storage Company Continues Rebranding Efforts

by Holly Robinson March 7, 2013 8:30 PM
Have you ever seen the movie Can’t Buy Me Love (1987) starring a very young Patrick Dempsey? The concept is one that has been done a lot in Hollywood—geek is transformed into ultra-cool, ultra-sexy stud through a massive makeover. The same idea is often undertaken in the business world, but is referred to as re-branding. [More]

E-SoftSys Releases New Version of Self Storage Manager Program

by Holly Robinson September 7, 2012 6:06 PM
E-SoftSys provides products and services for the self storage industry. They have a software program, Self Storage Manager, that helps owners and managers of self storage facilities to efficiently run their business. Recently, they released version 3.2 of their Self Storage Manager software program and their e-CRM module (customer relationship management).

They aggressively seek feedback from their customers. They use this information to improve their product and have incorporated many of the suggestions into their updated software program. Because of all of the input, this version contains over 70 new features. [More]

New Technology Could Improve Marketing Efforts for Self Storage Industry

by Kim Kilpatrick April 3, 2012 4:23 PM
There are many things that likely bother owners in the self storage industry. One of those things has to be how to figure out what marketing efforts are successful or not, and if so are they worth the money that is being paid for them. A new software package by a leading self storage software provider could go a long way to helping facilities figure that out. [More]

Storage West (R) Self Storage Chooses Management Software System

by Winnie Hsiu November 7, 2011 10:34 AM
Technology assists businesses to run smoother and to increase their financial revenues -- especially when a business has more than one business site to manage. Storage West® Self Storage, based in Los Angeles, has selected a management software that they will be using at all 45 of their business sites located throughout California, Nevada, and Arizona. [More]
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