How to introduce a parking reservation app 

You have heard about a parking booking system, but are not sure whether such a solution will prove itself as useful in your company? Do you want to make parking space reservations easy and effortless for your staff, but you fear that its introduction will be complicated and costly? Read our article to see what you should know before introducing a parking reservation app.

Why do I need a parking reservation system?

Over the years, car parks have become places that are full of sophisticated and advanced technology that boost their performance and make them more approachable to users. CCTV, plate recognition systems, parking metres, free space indicators as well as electric chargers are nothing shocking, and they can be found in the majority of modern car parks. As technology advances, we all look for ways in which we can make our daily life easier, and parking reservation apps are yet another element of convenient commuting. They can be used in all places where multiple users share a common parking area such as companies, HOAs and campus car parks.

Where to start?

If you also want to benefit from an easy parking reservation system for your company or any other parking area,  you need to find a service provider that will meet your needs. The competition in the parking app market is stiff, but there are still many systems which are rather restrictive and don’t offer much.

While choosing a system, check whether it enables you to freely configure your remote parking area and if there is a possibility to set priorities for selected parking users. Carefully check how many users will be able to use the software and whether the company you have chosen provides technical support. What is more, opt for a system which is based in a cloud and doesn’t require you to have your own hardware.  All these functions can be found in Parkalot – our unique parking space reservation system which comes in 4 different packages for small, medium, large and ultra-large companies.

I want to use Parkalot. What should I do?

You’ve made a decision to introduce a parking management system to your car park, but don’t know where to start? Don’t worry! Parkalot offers a 30-day free trial period during which you can discover the possibilities of the system without any obligations. What is more, you can also participate in a quick onboarding session to learn what the most essential features of the system are and receive the necessary help and support. The Parkalot experts will help you configure your account and suggest what features and functions are worth checking out.

System set-up – is it difficult?

The configuration of the system is easy and intuitive. Parkalot has prepared a detailed guide on how to start with their parking booking system. You can also book an onboarding session here to discuss your implementation during the call. The guide for parking administrators contains practical information necessary to launch the application. From the guide, you can learn how to create your virtual car park, add parking places, invite users, assign or auto-assign spots, create reservation rules, and create user groups. You can also find information there on how to manage parking spaces, monitor usage details, force spot release and resolve incidents.

We hope that you now feel more confident about introducing a parking space booking app in your car park. Should you have any questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. We will be very happy to help!

If you’d like to introduce Parkalot – our car park management app – in your company, please contact us at contact-us@parkalot.io or book an onboarding call.Start using Parkalot in an hour. Allow your colleagues to commute by car, and park on the parking spaces assigned to those who are working from home.