Self Storage Manager: A Boutique Solution for Self-Storage Management

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Rohan Shenoy, President
In a quest to scale and grow its self-storage operations, SpareBox Storage, a self-storage company, needed help to rapidly develop and deploy kiosk and web based, contactless, transactions for remote management across its unmanned facilities. They were also looking for advanced business intelligence systems for efficient portfolio management and monitoring. Their hunt was brought to fruition by a technology leader in the self-storage sector, Self Storage Manager, Inc., with its seamless, high-performance, and enterprise management software. Self Storage Manager (SSM), with its open API architecture, enabled the client to build their in-house solutions, including online rentals and kiosks, and successfully assisted them in growing to 130+ storage facilities.

“With a development team having over 200 years of cumulative self-storage domain experience, we are capable of meeting the unique requirements of any large operator through our cloud-based management software program and extended API capabilities,” says Rohan K. Shenoy, President, of Self Storage Manager, Inc. SSM is a comprehensive cloud-based management software for multi-facility operators with electronic signature & digital storage of leases, and includes a fully integrated CRM module with interfaces to leading phone systems, automated follow-up campaigns, text messaging, call tracking to capture lead to rental conversion metrics, online interfaces, Android-based Site Walkthrough & Work Order Management Module, Business Intelligence Interface, and 24/7 Customer Support.

SSM, a Gold certified member of the Microsoft Partner Network, has adopted the latest Microsoft tools for development, and database hosting and querying. SSM is leveraging the latest Azure monitoring tools to track the performance of hosted resources and the response times of middleware APIs, and has been utilizing those findings to identify code optimization opportunities. SSM has internal controls to assure 99.99-percent system uptime and data loss prevention, alleviating client concerns that stem from cloud provider downtimes. The team achieves this by running disaster recovery or business continuity tests using Azure’s periodic backup and failover technology.

To keep up to date with software security, SSM uses Azure Security Monitoring services and Active Directory solution to provide security permissions within its APIs to distinguish between data points that are accessed/retained. For data privacy specifically, the SSM software is built so that it can accommodate a customer’s request for their data to be anonymized in the system.
SSM stands out for its well defined data conversion process that ensures a seamless migration from a client’s legacy system to the SSM software. The company sets up dedicated teams for large operator implementations, including project managers, implementation specialists, data conversion specialists, and quality analysts. They ensure that data from client’s legacy system is converted in a timely and qualitative manner so that the client is up and running on SSM without any downtime.

In adopting agile methodologies, SSM has an advisory committee of multi-facility operators that work with the SSM product team to develop the roadmap for new releases, so that SSM delivers product enhancements and integrations to the clients in a timely manner. The company takes pride in its open API architecture to allow its clients to choose which vendors they want to collaborate with (e.g., insurance providers, call centers, website platforms, etc.).

With our extended API capabilities, we have enabled the integration of various third-party services, enabling self storage providers to have an integrated technology stack. These third parties include but are not limited to Kiosks for unmanned facilities, Call Center providers, Lead Aggregation, Revenue/ Pricing Management, and Automated Alerts via Drip Campaign

Providing exceptional customer service for the efficient functioning of storage facilities is not just a decisive factor for SSM; it is the essence of their success. They have an online help desk system that gives customers access to ticket status and knowledge-based articles.

By leveraging the modern Microsoft technology, SSM has grown significantly in recent years, and intends to further improve its application suite and make it more secure and scalable for large operators and Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) with up to 1,000 sites.

Self Storage Manager

Blue Bell, PA

Rohan Shenoy, President

Self Storage Manager delivers innovative, value-added services that help self-storage operators carry out their operations more efficiently. The company provides a comprehensive cloud-based management software for multi-facility operators with electronic signature and digital storage of leases, and includes a fully integrated CRM module with interfaces to leading phone systems and 24/7 Customer Support.

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