Facility managers and operators at Shopping centers have many responsibilities in terms of profitability, operations efficiency and safety when it comes to the parking asset. So how can they save time and work more productively, without headaches?
By leveraging the latest digital technologies, the parking facility becomes stable and easy to handle: counting on a combination of reliable software and hardware solutions is the first step to get complete control of the car park environment.
The first crucial element is a dependable Parking Management System. A flexible software solution allows you to control and optimize the operations of a parking location. Since it usually caters to different groups of employees, it necessarily has to feature an intuitive user interface to grant the smoothest experience and minimal learning curve.
HUB’s software solution JMS comes as a key support to simplify system management and business processes, while offering an intuitive interface, thus optimizing resources.
What if the Parking Management System is also on cloud? Great! Cloud solutions offer an even more stress-free service since they encompass server backup, maintenance, and regular updates – relying on the uptime and redundancy of AWS.
Westfield London, the largest shopping center in Europe, adopted HUB’s management solution for the car park: “We see HUB Parking as one of our technology partners. The flexibility of the system has allowed further innovative progression in offering totally ticketless solutions to our customers, creating effortless interaction. Enabling us to improve efficiency and reduce costs.” says Joe Katona, Car Park and Estate Manager, Unibail-Rodamco Westfield.
In terms of hardware possibilities, the industry trend is to adopt modular, scalable and widely configurable solutions. Choose robust equipment that requires low-level maintenance for long-term performance, and a wise layout that integrates parking guidance for users. But remember: focus on the shopping center’s demographics! There is no absolute perfect solution, there is the perfect solution for (your) specific requirements and user groups.
At HUB, we developed JUPITER product range with the purpose of providing a clever and modular design, full operational reliability, rationalized components, and scalability – looking ahead at the future.
Last but not least… What about service maintenance? Choosing a partner that grants fast service in case of issues is essential to remove worries from the facility management. As obvious as it may sound, the right choice for long-term collaboration is to trust a partner with a proven, and solid working history in the field. If that is flexible, and grants you the most apt pricing scheme, then that’s even better!
Learn how to turn the parking asset at Shopping Centers into an efficient and profitable system.