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Using Technology For Self-Storage

Written by : , Category : Tech , Date : August 13, 2015 , Comments Off on Using Technology For Self-Storage

The storage in Leeds industry has been one to adjust to technology at a slower pace compared to all other businesses. This is probably because self-storage is a business that started and grew on old and recycled containers. However, looking at the present technology, mobile phones are now as powerful as computers and almost everything right now is app-based including management software.

Having this great technology means that we also have to learn how to use it to our advantage in the self-storage business. Yet, some people would still love to cling to the old way of using the hand to manage self-storage facilities. There’s nothing wrong with that. But we can always use an upgrade to better our business.

Now, there are a few tools we can use for our storage business. We can also get ideas from other operators as well. Here are a few ways we can improve our storage business using technology.

Management software

As previously mentioned, some people are hesitant to use software to manage business. They’d rather use pen, paper, and their own hands to do it. However, management software is the most important technology when it comes to any type of business. It may cost a lot of money but the long run benefits are better.

Management software allows you to access everything about your clients and customers instantaneously. Using paper and file cabinets take time to search for records, accounts, deposit documents, inventory, and rental payments. Not only that, they also take a lot of office space. On the other hand, using management software can search you what you want in just a few clicks on the keyboard. They not only provide a good record but they also have an accounting of every transaction done in the business.

You should take time to look for the software that best fits the needs and preferences of your business. Some software may cost a lot of money. But, they save a lot of time and effort for your business. And, as we know, time is money in business.

Instant communication

Landline phones are a thing of the past in terms of communicating with customers and employees because they need to be present in their homes and near enough to the telephone to actually be able to receive calls. In today’s technology, instant messaging is the streamline in terms of communication. There are a lot of software and applications that can be used for instant messaging. Not only is it cheaper than maintaining landlines but it actually enables you to reach your customers and employees wherever they are compared to landline telephones.