Instead of relying on manual systems or leaving allocated parks empty when people are not at the office, Parkable’s app makes park sharing quick and easy
140 hours saved
By making park sharing a more seamless process, Serko saves three hours every week and 144 hours each year on car park administration
Parkable’s park sharing ensures that Serko makes the most of their leased car parks, rather than letting paid resources sit underused
Parkable has significantly improved the office experience by making free parking available to more staff than ever before
Serko is a leading SaaS technology business that provides powerful online corporate travel booking and expense management software to customers across more than 35 countries. Serko employs around 300 people worldwide, with its HQ in New Zealand and offices across Australia, the US and China.
Susie Woolley, Office Manager
Serko’s work practices changed significantly after Covid-19, with staff regularly working from home. Because Serko’s car parks are allocated to specific employees and there was no formal system for sharing allocated parks among staff, when car park ‘owners’ worked from home their parks were often left empty.
Susie Woolley, Serko’s Office Manager, called the company’s process of sharing allocated parks “manual and cumbersome”. Instead of using a system for sharing, owners of allocated car parks told colleagues that they could use their park either face to face or via private message.
Serko’s Corporate Services Manager would also get involved in sharing allocated car parks, which took four to five hours every week. In short, sharing allocated parks wasn’t as effective as it could be, and took up too much valuable time.
Parkable replaces Serko’s manual processes for sharing parks with an intuitive and easy-to-use platform built for park sharing. With Parkable, car park ‘owners’ easily share their allocated park with colleagues with a few taps in the app.
Serko employees without an allocated park then use the Parkable app to book a spot for the next day, and can check car park availability in real time. This allows people to plan their commute and drive in with the knowledge that a park is waiting for them, as well as removing cumbersome administrative work.
For Serko, the biggest benefit of using Parkable is creating a better experience for their staff. Susie Woolley says that staff appreciate being able to use the shared parks, and that knowing there’s a reserved park waiting for them at the office makes a big difference.
By making park sharing a more seamless process, Serko also saves about three hours every week on car park administration and is confident in the knowledge that they are making the most of their leased car parks.