Back in the late 1950’s and early 60’s there was a popular television show called Have Gun Will Travel. It was a western where—as the title indicates—having a gun was pretty important. In the real world that is not the case, especially not in the business world. However, replace ‘gun’ with software’ and in this day and age you just might have a story.
Computers are our friends; even when they break down on us and frustrate us to no end. They play a role in so many different parts of our lives it can be a little scary (if you take the Terminator movies too seriously). Computers would not be nearly as beneficial to our every day lives were it not for one thing—the right software.
The right software can make doing many things much, much easier and efficient for many businesses—including the self storage industry. Companies like Sitelink have helped make the day to day operations of self storage facilities all over the United States.
Sitelink has been in operation since 1996 and has grown to include over 11,000 facilities worldwide. There is enough interest in the United States that the company holds a user conference; one is coming up later this year in March. In it the company will get a chance to talk about the future of the product as well as help users better understand how to utilize it.
“Speakers include operators who will cover topics such as PCI compliance, online rentals, revenue management and CRM. We will also provide demonstrations of new features released in updates during the past 12 months,” said Markus Hecker, SiteLink’s COO.
The company’s influence has expanded outside the border’s of the United States and in to other countries. Last year it sponsored the first self storage industry expo in Asia and it will do so again this year.
“Amid Asia’s ever-increasing property prices and unstoppable consumerism, more and more of Asia’s 4 billion inhabitants move towards the middle-income class,” show organizers said via selfstorageexpoasia.com. “With it comes a transition to modern living, and self-storage is a proven and necessary part of this modernization.”
With the way the self storage industry has been growing in Asia over the last few years sponsoring the Expo should give it a pretty substantial boost in getting picked up by more and more facilities.
So as the industry in Asia expands it looks like Sitelink’s self storage management software will indeed by doing a lot of travelling.
“SiteLink Leads the 2014 Self-Storage Expo Asia.” PRWeb; 28 January 2014.
“Early Registration Kicks SiteLink User Conference Off To A Fast Start.” PRWeb; 27 January 2014.