Safeguard Self-Storage Kicks Off Board for Operational Reporting, Budgeting, Forecasting, and Data Consolidation

Sunday, 31 May 2020

The decision-making platform will enable the storage provider to efficiently manage data and produce reliable reports

Board International, a global leader of decision-making solutions, will be used by Safeguard Self-Storage, one of the premier providers of storage space in the United States, to provide a centralized platform for operations reporting and financial budgeting & forecasting.

The Board decision-making platform, which combines analysis, simulation, planning, and forecasting, will enable Safeguard Self-Storage to gain complete control of budgeting and forecasting processes, generate accurate reports & graphs faster, more easily present performance data to Safeguard’s board of directors.

As the business grew and technologies continued to advance, the Safeguard team felt that the tools they’d been using for reporting were outdated and at times very limited. They wanted a versatile BI/CPM product that could pull data from multiple sources to generate consolidated reports for everyone to see and allow users to easily create simple data models on their own.

“The storage industry has experienced a high growth over the years. Just like many other industries, that kind of growth attracts new investors and creates more competitors. To be able to compete against new competitors as well as existing ones, we need an extra edge, especially as we try to grow by adding more facilities ourselves. There are many data sources with abundant data, which could be cumbersome to consolidate and utilize to draw conclusions. Board will help Safeguard efficiently transfer data while increasing the reliability of reports. It will save time with the budget process each year and ultimately help decision making to better our business,” 

shares TJ Yook, Vice President of Financial Planning and Analysis, Safeguard Self-Storage

Safeguard chose Board based on its intuitive interface and how easily it empowers users to create their own reports. The ability for members of the finance team to control the budgeting and forecasting processes was also a key factor in the selection.  

Safeguard’s project recently went live, and the team is excited about Board’s potential and tremendous results it will bring.

“I greatly appreciate all the hard work that Board team put into this project. They have been great from start to end. I strongly believe we’re only as good as people we work with. They certainly delivered to make us better. Safeguard is looking forward to working with them again for any additional phases in the future,” 

TJ adds. 

“We are extremely excited to be part of Safeguard’s digital transformation and provide them with real-time reliable decision making. Board’s platform will provide Safeguard with the ability to have the answers at the fingertips of their staff and will give them the extra edge TJ and the team are striving for! We look forward to this great partnership,"

says Aaron Rozansky, Managing Director, North America, Board International


Safeguard Self-Storage

Founded in 1989, Safeguard Self Storage is one of the premier providers of storage space in six states with over 70 facilities.  The company’s mission is to lead the self-storage industry in product quality, service and value.  Safeguard’s industry-leading brand hinges on high-quality, conveniently located facilities, featuring innovative design and plentiful amenities.  These property features, combined with company’s commitment to delivering a positive and memorable customer experience, have been the cornerstone of Safeguard’s brand over three decades.


About Board

Board is the #1 decision-making platform. Founded in 1994, Board enables people to have a transformative impact on their business, helping them to intuitively play and create with data in a flexible, all-in-one decision-making platform. By unifying Business Intelligence, Corporate Performance Management, and Predictive Analytics, the Board platform allows companies to produce a single, accurate, and complete view of business information, gain actionable insights, and achieve full control of performance across the entire organization. Thanks to Board, global enterprises such as Coca-Cola, Ricoh, KPMG, Puma, Siemens, and ZF Group have deployed end-to end decision-making applications at a fraction of the time and cost associated with traditional solutions.