When Reckitt Benckiser recently had the size of its staff car park reduced, its management team was concerned that they would have to remove parking access from some employees, or find another car park to lease. Prior to the reduction, each member of staff had their own allocated parking bay, but the reduction left Reckitt Benckiser with more employees than parking spots.
However, after reviewing the data, Reckitt Benckiser discovered that when annual leave, sick leave, and out of office work were taken into account, their car park still had enough parking bays to accommodate all of their staff. To make it work, all they needed was a management tool that would allow people to share their bays with colleagues when they were away from the office.
Parkable's parking management software empowers people to share their allocated bay easily, and has allowed Reckitt Benckiser to retain their current car park with no one missing out on parking, and no additional lease costs.
“I am very pleased that we have achieved a solution to our problem that means all staff members can maintain their parking access, while avoiding the extra cost of leasing more parking spaces in another location. The staff generally seem happy with the solution and are looking forward to using the app.”
- Keith Johnston, NZ Finance Manager
Keith noted that another benefit of using Parkable is that whenever there are more staff in the office than available bays, employees can easily use the Parkable app to find other parking options nearby. Plus, staff can have the parking cost charged directly to Reckitt Benckiser, rather than paying for the parking themselves or going through the rigmarole of making an expense claim.
One of the best features of Parkable's parking management software is that it allows companies to make the most efficient use of all of their parking bays - even those assigned to individuals.
Solving workplace parking problems is vital to an effective facility management program, but it's also a complicated proposition. Managing parking lots at scale will quickly become more complex than you may have bargained for.