When looking for software to manage your self-storage facility, you want to ensure the program fits your needs and enables you to accomplish future goals. This article describes the three platforms available (standalone, Web-enabled and Web-based), and outlines the benefits of Web-based programs.


Standalone, or PC-based, software is a traditional platform with which many of you are probably familiar. With this type of program, you download it to your main computer, and it stores all of its data there. The biggest drawback is it can’t facilitate online payments, reservations or real-time reports. It can meet many of your operational needs; however, it lacks flexibility and key features that make it much easier to manage a storage facility in today’s technology-centric environment.

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