The car parking solutions and installation business APT Skidata has launched a new Cloud-based reporting and management information system to enable car park operators using its technology to see real time ‘Inside Intelligence’ of their entire portfolio.
While real-reporting is in itself not new, Pete Brown, Managing Director of APT Skidata, believes INS Reports is the first system allowing car park operators to view the status of all their sites from a single dashboard: “With INS Reports we are giving them the inside intelligence they need to make management easier and further improve the parking experience for the customer,” he says.
APT Skidata’s Professional Services team has developed the web-based interface to mirror data from the parking systems installed. Users can log in anywhere and at any time via a dedicated online interface/portal to see information on all their car parks, from takings and payment types to dwell time and occupancy levels.
The accuracy and timeliness of the information is such that operators can even monitor the volume and value of visitors within a car park who have not yet paid.
Since all of the data is stored in the cloud, Brown explains, it can also be retrieved at a later date to compare performance across sites and monitor trends, “The system has been designed to give operators the information they need at their fingertips,” he continues, “so that they can take immediate decisions based on real time data, or review information subsequently to set longer-term strategies to optimise their parking portfolio.”