SMD Software Inc., a developer of property-management software for self-storage and portable-storage operations, has successfully completed the SSAE 16 SOC 1 Type II Certification of internal controls for both the company and its SiteLink Web Edition.
The SOC 1 audit replaces SiteLink’s older SAS 70 Certifications. The report follows an extensive review process by an independent auditing firm accredited by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. The certification confirms SiteLink’s internal controls of its financial reporting, information technology and other processes.
“We maintain our audits and certifications to demonstrate our controls for data safety and integrity,” said Markus Hecker, SMD's chief operating officer. “Our SOC 1 audit adds confidence and peace of mind for our customers.”
Some self-storage operators are required to use management software carrying SOC 1 Certification. Others simply use it by choice.
SMD was established in 1996. With more than 5,000 installations worldwide, SiteLink Web Edition integrates with platforms such as smartphones, websites, listing services, INSOMNIAC self-storage kiosks, Lead Tracking Solutions and central mail providers. Features include revenue management and integrated customer-relationship management. Regular, automatic, live updates deliver new features and technologies such as electronic signature capture and document storage using DocuSign.