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What Is the Free Parking Problem, and How Can It Be Solved?

by Anna-Kaisa Mäkinen posted on Jul 20, 2017 11:24:00 AM in All Things Parking, ParkMan News, Cities and Municipalities, Private Parking Providers

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First of all, building parking facilities costs, and so does maintaining them. In that sense, the term “free parking” is, in itself, already an oxymoron. In this post, though, we are looking at parking pricing from the perspective of city functionality. According to research, only smartly priced parking is a good idea - why? And how can that be achieved?

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5 Cool Things You Can Do with the ParkMan App (Besides the Obvious)

by Anna-Kaisa Mäkinen posted on Jul 7, 2017 10:04:00 AM in All Things Parking, ParkMan News, Cities and Municipalities, Private Parking Providers

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As a ParkMan user, you already know the basic (and awesome!) things that you can do with our parking app: see parking areas on the map, see the rates, extend or end parking whenever and pay for parking with one tap. In short, an overall improvement of the parking experience. (For a more concrete breakdown of the “traditional” parking experience, check our previous blog post).

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This Is Why You Won't Lose Your Job to Parking Technology

by Anna-Kaisa Mäkinen posted on Jun 9, 2017 3:23:19 PM in Private Parking Providers

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Now that tech is here, the one looming fear is that when some tasks will be replaced by automation, that will result in job loss. So, while digitalization is exciting, it also arises doubts and speculation. In this post, we will explain how technology affects parking operators - and why there's no reason to be afraid.

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Huge Milestone: ParkMan Has Been Launched in the U.S.

by Anna-Kaisa Mäkinen posted on May 12, 2017 10:02:55 AM in All Things Parking, ParkMan News, Cities and Municipalities, Private Parking Providers

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After successfully conquering terrain in Europe, ParkMan has made the big leap across the ocean and achieved the ultimate milestone: as of May 2017, we have our first client in the U.S.A.

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Should You Know More About Drivers Who Use Your Parking Spots?

by Anna-Kaisa Mäkinen posted on Mar 31, 2017 4:46:39 PM in Private Parking Providers

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What does it mean to manage customers in a better way? It means two things: added value for your parking company, and added value for the drivers. The key thing is to know who the customers are. Do you?

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We All Want Better Parking, but Whose Responsibility Is It?

by Anna-Kaisa Mäkinen posted on Mar 17, 2017 3:35:20 PM in Cities and Municipalities, Private Parking Providers

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I watched a panel discussion about smart parking some time ago, and while it was very interesting and insightful, it also revealed the segmentation of the industry. There was talk about silos, polarization and misunderstandings between different stakeholders. How could the dialogue be improved?

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Want to Maximize Your Parking Revenue? Learn How to Use New Technology

by Anna-Kaisa Mäkinen posted on Feb 24, 2017 11:31:46 AM in Private Parking Providers

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Every business owner would prefer it if the business was going even better. Even when it’s already good, and especially if it isn’t where you would hope. Parking is no different. Fortunately, new technology has brought about growth methods that can be introduced without risking the existing business.

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