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Self-Storage Software Storage Commander Partners With First American Payment Systems


Empower Software Technologies Inc., the provider of Storage Commander self-storage management software, has partnered with First American Payment Systems L.P. to deliver payment solutions within the Storage Commander platform. Payment options including credit, debit and EMV (Europay, MasterCard and Visa), as well as online and recurring transactions, will be backed by First American’s security technology and service, according to a press release.

“We are excited to introduce First American Payment Systems to our users as a new option for payment processing,” said Tom Smith, president of Empower. “We’ve chosen them to join us as our latest partner not only because of their expertise with payments and use of technology within the industry, but also their strong commitment toward their customers while providing a well-rounded solution.”

"First American is dedicated to providing self-storage businesses the most advanced and secure payment tools available via our partnership with Storage Commander,” added Bill Lodes, executive vice president of business development and strategy for First American. “Running a self-storage business can be complex, and our goal is to make the payments portion of the business easy so that employees can focus on core business activities. We are excited to partner with Storage Commander and provide our payments expertise to their customers.”

Based in Fort Worth, Texas, First American has 25 years of experience in electronic-transaction processing, serving more than 140,000 merchants throughout Canada and the United States. In addition to credit, debit and EBT (electronic benefit transfer) processing, the company offers proprietary business solutions.

Storage Commander cloud-based and standalone management software features online reservations and payments; built-in debit, credit and electronic-check (ACH) processing; customized billing; a reports suite; and more. Based in Murrieta, Calif., Empower has provided management-software solutions to the self-storage industry for 18 years.


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