Parking Management for Property Managers

Money. Thats really what it boils down to. When Property Managers look to buy parking control equipment or upgrade their parking facilities they think about one thing money. How much is it going to cost me to upgrade my equipment? What is the ROI? How can I reduce my overhead, yet still add value to my property? With so many parking equipment companies out there, what one is the right one?
The answer is not always easy to find. There are many more questions that come up as the process moves along. Decisions about networking, running new communications wire, reducing staff, and so much more. What is the correct decision?

Many properties with existing parking facilities have archaic or obsolete parking control equipment due to budget constraints or other issues. It may seem that equipment purchases or upgrades take a lot of capital improvement monies, however, parking is a true revenue generator and an additional source of revenue for many properties. By investing in the right parking control equipment solution you may be able to cut labor costs, improve building security, & enhance your public image by demonstrating that you’re forward thinking use of new technology creates a positive “first” & “last” impression for clients and visitors frequenting your facility.

One parking control equipment company has come up with a very viable solution if you have one or multiple facilities. With the first truly web-based application available in the industry today, Amano Cincinnati Inc. sets the standard for all other parking facility management software solutions. Their new iParc ® Software package allows property managers to oversee all transactions in real time from any computer with Internet connectivity & Internet Explorer 5.5 or higher. Microsoft’s .NET ® platform utilizes “web services” to connect information, people, systems, devices through standard WEB protocol communication. Password logins allow for customizable user defined rights from the Owner or Property Manager to the Parking Manager and their staff. The days of waiting for your reports from the parking manager are history.

Having up to the second reports is great, but we’re talking about money here. How is this new technology going to help my bottom line? Well, several ways. The system architecture of the iParc ® solution is completely scalable. If you have multiple facilities, there is a much lower cost of implementation. Since iParc ® is web-based, using Microsoft’s .NET ® technology, one server can run an enterprise version of the software connecting multiple facilities. You no longer have to buy a central server, software, software license and other things on a “per location” basis. As your company expands and acquires new properties, you don’t have to buy another software system for each new location. If it’s an existing Amano site, (which it most likely is, since Amano is the nations number one parking equipment company) you just add a new lot onto the existing iParc ® application server and your new site is up and running.

Parking is mostly broken down into two groups; transient parkers who visit the tenants of your building and / or nearby establishments and monthly tenant parkers. The iParc ® solution addresses both of these groups. There are modules within the software that allow your tenants to use one card for everything from parking access, to building access, to integration into time and attendance.

One of the best features of the iParc software is its ease of use. Maps of your locations can be scanned into the software and from there, facility monitoring is basically a point and click scenario. You can view a computer screen and see vehicles actually entering and exiting the lot as they cross the detector loops within the lanes. Also, you can simply place your mouse cursor over lane devices and see what is happening in real time. Right click over the fee computer and up to the second information, from last transaction to how much money is in the till, is right before your eyes. It’s amazing.

The benefits of the iParc technology go on and on. But in the end it all comes down to money. If you’re thinking of buying a new parking control system or upgrading your existing facility, then don’t let cost be the hurdle. Amano offers very competitive financing and the ROI on these systems is typically less than two-years.

For more information look to their informative website, or call 1 800 526-2559.

About Amano Cincinnati, Inc.

Amano Cincinnati, Inc. is a subsidiary of Amano Corporation Japan and a member of the Amano Group. As a member, Amano Cincinnati receives the support of a worldwide organization generating in excess of $500 million in annual revenues. Amano distributes its solutions through a national network of dedicated Dealers.
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