Update 3/14/18 – Adding to its list of industry partnerships, StoreLocal has teamed up with E-SoftSys LLC to offer Self Storage Manager (SSM) software to its members. The SSM API (application program interface) will allow StoreLocal members to facilitate customer relationship management (CRM), lead conversions, online reservations and move-ins through their own business websites, according to a press release.
"We are excited about the partnership with StoreLocal. Our development team has worked very closely with the StoreLocal team for more than a year in developing a tight integration between our management software and StoreLocal's platform of products and services,” said Kat Shenoy, president and CEO of E-SoftSys. “Since then, we have successfully transitioned several Self Storage Manager clients to the StoreLocal platform. Our joint offering helps self-storage operators maximize occupancy while increasing revenue and customer-lifetime yield. We expect this partnership to be a win-win for both companies, and we will continue to promote the benefits of StoreLocal membership to our clients."
"By partnering with E-SoftSys, we are able to provide affordable enterprise-class technology services to our members," added Watkins. "Our goal is to provide a scalable platform of products and services, and ensure that our products meet and exceed the expectations of today's storage customer. Self Storage Manager's advanced API offers a tight integration between the management software and StoreLocal's Web platform."
E-SoftSys, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and ISO 9001:2008 certified company, provides software products for the self-storage industry, including Self Storage Manager, e-CRM and SSM Text Messenger. The company also offers add-on modules such as the INSOMNIAC kiosk interface, online payments, online reservations and rentals, the QlikView Business Intelligence and Analytics interface, and the Android-based Site Walkthrough and Work Order Management module.
11/20/17 – StoreLocal, a cooperative created by independent self-storage operators to offer member benefits with economies of scale, has partnered with storEDGE to offer management software to its members. The storEDGE API (application program interface) will allow StoreLocal members to use the software in conjunction with the co-op’s platforms for facilitating online reservations and move-ins, billpay, and lead tracking, according to a press release.
“Although we provide overlapping services with StoreLocal, we are proud to open our technology to their members, letting mutual customers choose the best platform to run their business,” said Dan Miller, CEO of storEDGE. “We’re looking forward to working with StoreLocal members to provide better software integration and business-intelligence tools.”
StoreLocal expects more than 100 of its members to migrate to storEDGE software initially, with more than 200 making the move by the second quarter next year, according to Lance Watkins, CEO of StoreLocal. “StoreLocal believes that co-op members should have freedom of choice to make the best business decisions for their companies,” he said. “We are excited to expand this philosophy with a deep, unrestricted integration with storEDGE facility-management software.”
storEDGE is a provider of software and other technology for the self-storage industry. Its products include management software, website-creation services, online rental-center tools, business intelligence and other integrated services.
StoreLocal leverages the combined strength of its membership for services such as customer acquisition, financing, marketing and technology. The coop also owns online self-storage directories StorageFront.com and SelfStorageHounds.com. Its total membership includes more than 700 self-storage facilities through 21 founding-member companies.