After successfully migrating all customers to the flagship StoreTM Enterprise and Store Advantage platforms, Centershift announced today that the legacy STORE 3.1 application has been officially de-commissioned. This marks the end of life for the cutting-edge product that set the standard for Internet-based management applications in the self-storage industry nearly 13 years ago.
In speaking of the STORE 3.1 product’s end of life, Centershift’s President and CEO, James Hafen, stated, “Introduced in 2001, STORE 3.1 was the industry’s very first fully Internet-based management application. STORE 3.1 was revolutionary with many innovations and industry firsts, including yield management, web services for integration, centralized database and centralized mailing. We took the chores of backup, security and software updates from the desktop, freeing operators from the burden of being their own IT specialists.
Handling over 550 million transactions for nearly 9 million rentals and processing more than $11 billion in payments during its 13 year life span, STORE 3.1 had an unprecedented run as the software of choice for the industry’s largest players. But, like all technology, the time came for it to yield to an even bigger and more powerful platform to carry the industry into the future. That platform is the Store Enterprise application, which has clearly taken the baton and is marching our industry forward.”
With thousands of self-storage operators already onboard, Centershift is prepared for continued growth and advancement of its award winning Store Enterprise and Store Advantage “software as a service” applications.
Centershift, Inc. is a complete software solution provider for the self-storage industry. Based in Salt Lake City, Utah, Centershift is the fastest growing Internet-based rental management software platform in the self-storage industry. Created to help self-storage operators increase revenue, improve efficiencies and reduce costs, Centershift’s Store™ Enterprise and Store Advantage applications are designed specifically for seamless integration with websites, call centers, corporate offices and other business systems. Centershift boasts more than 100 years of combined industry experience and their client base includes two of the four largest self-storage REITs, as well as many large ownership and management organizations and smaller owner/operators. For more information, please visit https://www.centershift.com or call (877) 927-4438.