Amano McGann, North America’s largest provider of Parking Access and Revenue Control Systems (PARCS) and parking automation systems, and Smarking, the parking industry’s leader in business intelligence and yield management software, announced today a formal partnership to provide Amano’s 7,000+ client sites and future sites with Smarking’s cutting edge Business Intelligence and Yield Management Enterprise Software-as-a-Service solution.
“At Amano, we believe in investing in our clients and investing in innovation,” said Tom Benton, President & CEO of Amano McGann. “Over the last four years, we’ve seen a tremendous amount of interest from our clients in business intelligence and yield management software solutions, and rapidly emerging business success cases from parking operators, municipalities, and commercial landlords by leveraging those solutions. By partnering with Smarking, we will be able to provide our entire client base the best solution on the market, supported by our robust and secure PARCS and parking automation platforms.”
The Smarking and Amano integration will provide seamless connectivity and real-time data transfer capability in a secure and reliable fashion. The Amano and Smarking customer success and support teams across the country will be mutually trained on the intricacies of each platform to ensure clients are receiving the highest level of service.
“Successfully turning parking data into actionable insights, data-driven business decisions, and parking policies takes true expertise and dedication in both software technologies and parking operations. The Smarking team has done a great job demonstrating that in the past few years at over 2,000 parking sites across North America,” said Jeff Becker, Vice President at Amano McGann. “We are excited to equip our business development team of over 150 professionals nationally with Smarking’s market leading solutions, and empower our valued clients with industry leading solutions.”
The partnership, which formally starts on Monday, October 21st, 2019 will begin with the deployment the Smarking Business Intelligence & Yield Management Enterprise SaaS at Amano’s premier sites with clients in five regions across the U.S. The partners will look to expand to the entire client base of more than 7,000 sites in the following months.
“Since 2014, the Smarking team has focused on building best in class business intelligence and yield management software and services for parking professionals. We’ve long admired Amano McGann for their market leadership and depth of client relations. Now, with this new partnership in place, we will be able to work closely with the Amano team at a national level to provide parking professionals a superior level of service and support from the combined efforts of Amano’s extensive field support teams and Smarking’s data and software expertise,” said Wen Sang, CEO of Smarking.
In the future, Amano and Smarking plan to integrate Amano’s PARCS systems with Smarking’s groundbreaking dynamic pricing engine - Automated Yield Management, or AYM. This will enable Amano PARCS to offer dynamic parking rates algorithmically optimized by AYM to the drive-up parking market. By leveraging the terabytes of data generated by Amano PARCS and the latest in data science and machine learning technologies, the partners plan to substantially increase the billions of dollars in revenue processed by Amano systems every year and grow the parking market more broadly.
About Amano McGann
Amano McGann, Inc. is a member of the Amano Group, a worldwide organization with annual revenues in excess of $1 billion. As world leaders in the manufacturing and distribution of hardware and software solutions for the parking industry, Amano McGann distributes nationally through branch offices and an authorized distribution network and provides a level of service and experience unmatched in the industry. For more information about Amano McGann’s integrated solutions visit www.amanomcgann.com.
Smarking is a San Francisco based technology company serving commercial real estate owners, parking operators, municipalities, and others to maximize parking asset returns. Consisting of a team of MIT data scientists, urban real estate and mobility experts, software engineers, and business professionals, Smarking’s market leading business intelligence and yield management software currently empowers over 2,000 parking locations across North America, maximizing asset income, tenant satisfaction, and cost savings.