PHOENIX Arizona – June 29th, 2012 – OpenTech Alliance Inc, industry leader in self storage automation, has released their INSOMNIAC™ Online Demonstration utility. The free and interactive presentation offers both property owners and self storage managers a functional view of the latest self service solution designed to rent storage units on personal computers & mobile devices. INSOMNIAC Online, a Self Storage Cloud service, was created as a solution to align storage operators with the online consumer sector and target the demands of new buyer behaviors. The demonstration actually rents storage units for a virtual storage facility called INSOMNIAC Self Storage. By design, the application performs in the same way on storage facility websites and mobile sites. INSOMNIAC Online uses the same proven technology used to rent storage units every day through self service kiosks and the application integrates seamlessly with the leading property management systems.
Several self storage operators are already using the INSOMNIAC Online service and the feedback has been extraordinary. “We captured our first online rental in less than 24 hours after going live on our website,” said Rex A. Jennings. Jennings owns Ten Oaks Storage, a dual facility operation located in the heart of Texas. “The first self service rental from our website was an exciting development for Ten Oaks. INSOMNIAC Online will likely be a game changer for independent self storage facilities like us,” stated Rex. The value of the first rental covered the cost of the INSOMNIAC Online service for a year.
Infinite Self Storage was the first company to implement the new service for their entire portfolio of 23 properties. Steve Lavery, Vice President of Property Management for Herman & Kittle Properties, Inc. said “We have been very pleased with the INSOMINAC Online rental service and use it in conjunction with on-site managers and self service kiosks at all of our properties. We have rented over 40 units online since implementing the new service earlier this year.” Lavery stated, “One more rental option is now available to today’s busy consumer by renting online. The convenience and ease of renting when the customer desires, or when an immediate need arises, and from the comfort of their home, is enormous.”
“INSOMNIAC Online is not a revolutionary concept, we have been offering consumers self service rental conveniences for many years, only now they do not have to be at the property to rent,” exclaimed Robert A. Chiti, President and CEO at OpenTech. “While over 40% of storage customers still choose to visit a facility to rent a unit, completing the rental online prior to showing up at move-in may be a preferred option for other consumers. Our demonstration was launched to allow storage owners to explore this new self service alternative, much like renting at a kiosk, the consumer can get done what they want, when they want, without talking to a salesperson. That’s what self service is all about! Our self service solutions are totally integrated and work to ensure every consumer is serviced no matter what channel they chose; on-site, online, or over the phone.” said Chiti.
Rent a Unit thru the INSOMNIAC Online Web or Mobile service and get $225 off INSOMNIAC Online.
STORAGE GENERAL WARNING: INSOMNIAC™ Online customers may see a reduction in exhausting duties associated with renting units. Common side effects may include; less phone tag, emails and appointment follow-up required to complete the rental of storage units. Owners may see an elevation in facility upkeep, collection efforts, market prospecting and overall sales output.
About OpenTech Alliance, Inc.
A pioneer in self storage automation, OpenTech Alliance is the leading developer of innovative self service solutions for the self storage industry. Their trail was blazed by offering facilities 24 hour self service solutions through a complete line of INSOMNIAC™ Kiosks. Today, the innovation continues with a full range of self service rental solutions that include; Self Storage Cloud Services, INSOMNIAC Live! Call Center and INSOMNIAC Online web & mobile applications. OpenTech’s products and services increase revenues, reduce operating costs and improve customer convenience for self storage businesses.
NOTE TO EDITORS: OpenTech Alliance, the OpenTech logo and INSOMNIAC are trademarks of OpenTech Alliance, Inc. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners. INSOMNIAC is protected by U.S. patent number 5,946,660.